I have had a few thoughts about how to decorate and furnish this house. Furnishing with Triang furniture would just be impossible as the rooms are so big, and the furniture would look so small. I want to make it lived in with lots of bit and bobs around, as if someone has just left the room. I am thinking of making false walls and floors, in each room covering the original doors, and fireplaces so making each room a separate room box. I did a similar thing in my Stockbroker house and it worked quite well. It kept the original features intact, but gave more scope for decoration in each room.
Above is a picture of the kitchen furniture, which I have distressed and altered, I think this is the look I am going for. At the moment the walls are cream, and I am thinking of putting a patterned wallpaper on one wall, perhaps a bit retro. My initial thought was shabby chic, perhaps pale blue and cream, but once again I was drawn to green. I think the green I have chosen fits with the style I am looking for. This is what happens an idea evolves in your mind, but changes when you realise you are not a pale blue or cream person.
I was going to keep the walls cream, but I felt the room lacked character. The paper I have chosen was from a craft pack of paper I had.
I scanned the pattern and repeated it to fit an A4 size piece of paper.
I wanted to keep the original doors in the house, so I thought I might make false walls, as I had done in my Stockbroker house. This was quite successful as it gave me more wall space in each room. My second thought was to cover the doors in some way, and a door curtain came to mind. I found some suitable material and made curtain hooks with earring findings, which I then fitted onto a wooden pole, with beads at each end.
The above picture show the door curtain, which covers the door into the hall. I used jewellery findings for the curtain hooks, and fancy beads for the end of the wooden poles.
On other side of the kitchen there is a door next to the sink. [There is a small door at the side of the house.] I had an old door which was painted black, which I sanded down and finished with antique wax [my favourite] I positioned it slightly open, and keep the original back door in place.