Will we have rainbows/ Day after day…
People ask what style we’ll do the house in when it’s no longer falling down and I say it will depend on what the house’s personality reveals itself to be. That can lead to some pitying looks, but houses do have different personalities. I’m talking about that slug of feeling you sometimes get when you first enter a new house. Or the atmosphere that pools around you when you sit alone in a room.
One place we had in London was built in 1690 – all wig cupboards, panelling and carved door cases. Beautiful but SO bossy. It would only tolerate old music (Purcell preferably); none of that modern nonsense. It was a house you needed good posture for. It was prim and deadly proper. The neighbours were restoration tragics who scolded you if you used a modern colour and who probably wore period costume to bed (but not in a fun way).
I don’t want this house to be like that.
Beyond that is a mystery.
So, in the spirit of wondering, could this:
scrub up as this
Or something altogether different?