Lynn O’Rourke: My husband will no doubt be horrified when he reads this, but having seen the pictures of textile and wallpaper designer Louise Body’s beautiful home, I have completely fallen in love with the idea of wallpaper.
AND when something catches your attention in that way, you can’t help thinking how it might work in your own home.
Which is what will horrify my other half, because just when he thought it was safe to come home of an evening, that the renovations and upheaval were over, I’m going to start wanting to change things again.
It also struck me that we have never really done wallpaper. I’ve always liked the idea, particularly of a bold feature wall, but as we tend to carry out most of our home renovations ourselves, we’ve always stuck to what seemed the easier option – paint. (I am actually shuddering at the thought of wallpapering anything myself – the memories of the last painting fiasco are still all too raw.)
Now that I’ve started thinking about it, I can come up with lots of options where wallpaper would work in our place (clearly something that will please my other half no end). But as with all decorating decisions, introducing wallpaper will require some thought, forward-planning and decisive decision-making – a combination of skills that frequently desert me when it comes to my own home. I mean, how on earth am I going to narrow the choice down to just one paper? Guess we’ll just have to do the whole place.
Louise has transformed the neglected property she and her partner Jonny bought into a family home and studio space. We also get the story behind the renovation of Lee Marshall’s stunning mews home, which was not all plain sailing. And on BoConcept manager Lisa Davis can look back and laugh at the trials of extending her family home in Lochwinnoch.
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