My Mazamet

Life at № 42

The End is in Sight!

The fabric above is a 100% linen fabric called Water Iris, by Zoffany. Only £78 p/ metre. It’s what we’ve settled on for the dining room chairs. I’ve been working on matching the blue on a little pair of modern consoles to the spectacular blue in that wonderful little desk by Migeon. It took a bit of time, but I’m happy with the effect. I might still darken them just a touch more.

Apart from the floor which still needs polishing and finishing touches here and there, like the tassel fringe trim on the linen curtains and the chain on the chandelier will also be covered in linen – this is the closest to the final product we’ve ever been. I’m happy. Just in time because the in-laws are about to arrive. Mike’s brother just finished a successful run of Romeo and Juliet in York  (the Independent seems to agree) and so he and his wife are coming to relax for a few days.

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30 comments on “The End is in Sight!

  1. Steve Ruis
    September 8, 2018

    My bum would have to get another job to be able to afford to sit on such a chair!

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 8, 2018

      You don’t need to pay each time you sit down, just once to upholster it 😀

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  2. Tish Farrell
    September 8, 2018

    Splendidly done – love the mix of restraint and flourish – each where it counts. The water iris fabric is lovely too, and let’s face it, you only need to upholster the chairs once, and you won’t need a huge amount. It should wear well too, and even if it fades it will still be beautiful.

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  3. A new life in Lille
    September 8, 2018

    Looking good!

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 8, 2018

      Thanks! It’s fantastically pleasant to sit in there at the moment, so we’re on the right track 🙂

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  4. Robert A. Vella
    September 8, 2018

    You, sir, are a skilled and artful interior designer. That little blue and gold desk by Migeon is simply lovely!

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 8, 2018

      I spend 99.9% of the time criticising and questioning myself (especially because my expertise is more art history than design), but then once in a blue moon there’s a moment when I get it right, and that keeps me going 🙂
      Did you see the price that desk sold for? 250 thousand GBP!!!

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      • Robert A. Vella
        September 8, 2018

        Wow! It is beautiful, though. I think the time you spend criticizing and questioning yourself makes you better, both technically and creatively. That’s been my experience, anyway.

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  5. karenjane
    September 8, 2018

    It’s all perfect, as always when you design a room. Will you upholster the chairs yourself?

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 8, 2018

      Thanks! It’s nice and moody in there. The lighting is working well too 🙂 We’re having the chairs redone by a professional because I want *perfection*!

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      • midihideaways
        September 10, 2018

        I’m with you on that – perfection is what that fabric and your chairs deserve! 🙂

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      • The Pink Agendist
        September 10, 2018

        They’re nice, aren’t they? We bought them as Swedish (Gustavian), but I think they’re actually Dutch. The flat back plate and the Queen Anne type legs are much more Dutch in style.

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      • midihideaways
        September 10, 2018

        I really like them – they look so much better than ladderbacks, and upholstered backs! And of course you need much less fabric… 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing the results!!

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  6. acflory
    September 9, 2018

    It’s all coming together beautifully, Pinky. I know it must seem like a long time to you, but to us looking in from the outside, you seem to have transformed the house and garden almost over night.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 10, 2018

      If feels like a lifetime! I suppose because the last house was so polished, for so long, spending three years in a place with ladders and tins of paint everywhere gets old very fast 🙂

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      • acflory
        September 10, 2018

        I can empathize with that. I grew up in a house that was never ever ‘finished’. Dad wanted to do it all himself, and he was such a perfectionist…:/

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      • acflory
        September 10, 2018

        I know you and Mike have done a heck of a lot of the work on no. 42 yourselves. Did you do the same with the Sotogrande house?

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  7. clubschadenfreude
    September 9, 2018

    fabulous fabric! After doing those chairs of my husband’s, I’m all about getting exactly what is needed for upholstery, no matter how many years I have to wait. the fabric reminds me of what the inks I’ve been playing with do.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 10, 2018

      It’s the organic, freehand sort of watercolour effect that we loved. The rest of the room leans to formal, so this should relax the mood a little bit.

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  8. Kris Jennings
    September 9, 2018

    It looks fabulous. I want to move the chairs askew just to mess with you. 😉

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 10, 2018

      Mike does that all the time. Not to mess with me, just because he doesn’t order things the way I do. The worst is how he puts cushions on the sofas…

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  9. poshbirdy
    September 10, 2018

    It’s looking lovely. I think the consoles look great too

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  10. john zande
    October 19, 2018

    While being the last place i visit, Inanity has a lovely post up which might interest you: May We Talk About Predatory Homosexuality?

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