Linen Luxe Living emerging, with toss of a coin for paint pickin

Living room now whited out, with picture rail fitted. The fireplace is much beloved, and therefore any paint and decor follows from this art deco style.

Living room now whited out, with picture rail fitted. The fireplace is much beloved, and therefore any paint and decor follows from this art deco style.

Oh, paint, how I love thee, and how I love the way thee looks totally bloody different on samples cards, in tester pots and then on the walls. And then at night. And then in a North facing room.

Oh, paint, how I love thee, and how I love the way thee looks totally bloody different on samples cards, in tester pots and then on the walls. And then at night. And then in a North facing room.

Sometimes you need to be reminded of 'the before' to keep you going!

Sometimes you need to be reminded of 'the before' to keep you going!

After much deliberation, we actually tossed a coin! I’d found a Craig & Rose 1829 paint called Chalk White

http://www.craigandrose.com/brands/1829/detail?colour=CHALK

which was both true to the era & style, and also a lovely match for the marbleing within the fireplace. It was super sophisticated, and, within the Northern light in the room, a beautiful dove grey, BUT was it too cool and stylish for what is also to be a family room? We ummed and ahhed, and deliberated over more sandy colours, whittling them down to one from the Fired Earth range; so it was between the two, they were neck and neck right up the the finish style-line.

What do we go for? A paint which is warmer , comfier, easier but then dictates the room scheme and isn’t true to the fireplace, or one which perfectly matched the marble and the 30’s style but is a bit more formal and elegant.

We tossed a coin, and I must admit to punching the air when tails landed and the latter won the day:

Period paint Craig & Rose Art Deco Chalk White

Period paint Craig & Rose Art Deco Chalk White

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