Saturday, 18 October 2014

Petworth Miniatures - part deux

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Three wallpapers, but not one of them a wallpaper!  The books' sheet I am hoping will work inside a bookcase with glass doors, otherwise I am going to have to make an awful lot of books.  I may be being very fussy (what me!) but I wish it had a more mixed appearance rather than an overall reddish tone.  There again I suspect this sort of wallpaper probably does look like that in real life whereas, as I said, I want it to do something else.

The dainty floral(ish) stripe will just come in handy for trimming furniture, making boxes, whatever.

The lovely Chinese panels paper was intended for the Salon, but won't really go with the gold furniture.  The paper demands some elements of Chinoiserie and the gold stuff is more Louis Quinze.  It may go in the dining room if I can figure out how to panel a wall and how to use it and what furniture  to buy for it??????
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There are two major fireplaces in Les Roches - Dining Room and Salon - I hope these don't swamp he room.  I have no way of knowing until I get home and try them in situ, so I won't be constructing these over here.  The Dining room will have the mirror and Salon will have the Clock - more gold.

2 comments:

  1. I love the chinoiserie panels, very pretty. I think they might work in a French maison. You could google or pinterest some chinoiserie rooms and see what comes up. I also think your idea of thr books will work behind cabinet doors. You could try painting some of the book spines to change the colour a little.

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  2. Thanks Shannon - never thought of changing the colours on the books myself - duh! - see how useful this sharing stuff is. Petworth papers are very small and do vary with the print, so check out the size when ordering if you are doing a whole room. They are lovely quality printing on a very thin card rather than paper, so lend themselves to making stuff other than just wallpapering. The panels are especially nice and they will end up in Les Roches somewhere - it is just a case of which room - Chinoiserie was pretty much led by Louis XV and has never really died a death in grand houses. My house isn't grand but its English occupants are a bit OTT about it. Dining room would be nice if I can furnish against it OK - haven't seen any dining furniture that rings my bell as yet. Thanks again for stopping by. Marilyn

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