New Year tonic

It’s the time we all like to hibernate when the evenings are still dark and cold so a bit of feel good television is the perfect companion, alongside the last few remaning cheeky chocolates!
Not so much the box sets for me but an hour at the end of the evening is perfect time for a TV catch up especially now The Great Interior Challenge is back on our screens. Showing different warm English Summer locations some fun upcycling challenges and the usual great makeovers – what’s not to love… I always get the decorating bug when the last of the Christmas decs are put away.
We all love Daniel’s usual sidekick Sophie Robinson – she spent this Summer with her young family so we welcome Kelly Hoppen to join the delightful Daniel Hopwood and they make a seriously dynamic design duo, putting the amateur designers through their paces.
I’ve been thrilled by the use of wallpaper this season, covering ceilings and furniture too.
Here are my favourites so far…
Programme 1:
Regency Cheltenham – Photographer Daniela’s LA Palm Springs inspired Girls bedroom.
I loved the use of the Splatter wallpaper on the ceiling really unusual, fun and really sophisticated too.
Splatter wallpaper by Emma Bridgewater
Programme 6:
Streatham Art Deco Flats – Hairdresser Oliver’s Deco Luxe guest room.
Oliver really delivered on this project with both his rooms but I loved the super stylish
bedside tables covered in mock snakeskin wallpaper. They looked so effective,
masculine and chic.
Programme 6:
Streatham Art Deco Flats – Freelance Make up artist Shaida (storage Queen)
Shaida treated her homeowners to an amazing wall of much needed storage in their guest room.
The newly fitted chest of drawers was covered in textured Anaglypta wallpaper with geometric Deco shapes.
A very clever and striking use of wallpaper in keeping with the design of the building.
 Anaglypta – Deco paradiso This wallpaper looks great too if painted, with gloss depending how brave you are!
To be continued …more of my GIDC favourites next week.

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