Happy New Year readers! I’m so thrilled to be back here with you, ringing in 2014 and ready to roll up my sleeves for a year full of new projects and exciting decorating adventures.
We’ve had a lovely Christmas holiday our little clan of three, and hope you’ve had a nice rest too. I spent a little time in the shop today by myself putting away Christmas things and planning for the next season. Can’t wait to bring them to fruition to share with all of you!
With this fresh new year comes fresh new drama and inspiration from the new season of Downton Abbey which Sara and I watched last night. A two hour premier was just what we needed. I love the story lines and characters, but most of all I love the Abbey itself! Glorious reception rooms like the one above are scene stealers of course (just can’t get over that dowdy yet daring colour combo) but I have a soft spot for Downton Abbey’s putty painted and copper festooned kitchen. It sets my imagination soaring each and every time. You might even notice my growing copper collection in the kitchen at Penney & Co – coincidence?
I just love the time-worn utilitarian nature of this space and the earthy, humble objects (check out the Downton-style items from Design Sponge above). It’s everything I could ask for in a kitchen and more and I can’t wait to watch the whole season and revisit my favourite kitchen again and again.
So here’s to a new year – let’s dust off the cobwebs and get inspired!