I had some lovely comments yesterday about my little shop and what I planned to put in it. I know I want to use it to display my tapestries and cushions and I am leaning towards a french feel as this is something I haven't done before and I follow a couple of french blogs and adore their houses and minis. So, unable to sleep last night after a very hard day in work, what better way to unwind than to have a little play and this is what I have come up with so far. Bear in mind, nothing is fixed in place or finished, so they may a little wobbly or scruffy around the edges!!
This is the basic inside, lots of work needed here! The wooden floor boards are down, the raised floor to the front door is in, but not glued and I have ragwashed the walls in pale blue. I wanted to blue wash the cladding as well, but Hywel had already waxed them, so we'll stick with waxed. I am also thinking of putting in a beamed ceiling, I could then use the lower beams to display dried flowers and baskets.
I have put a few bits of furniture in to see how they would look. It is a small shop, so I have to be careful not to overfill it and spoil it. At the moment, I know I do want the sofa to stay in and I think the dresser will look good if I distress it in cream. I was thinking of displaying soaps, candles, wood turnings and pretty glass on the dresser.
This is the view through the window. I like the little fire, not sure what to do with the steps though. I may carpet them in the same carpet as the raised floor level, which is a rich blue. Any ideas warmly invited :0)
I also need a name! French perhaps!!