Start small

You know how last week I was banging on about New Year new home, endorse change, think horizontally think laterally that sort of thing? Well when I was skimming Pinterest recently I came across a whole host of the yummiest food pics. Guess what the common link was? All presented on dark tableware.

So here is my pitch.  If you are thinking of converting across to the dark side and are worried whether it would work maybe your house faces the wrong direction, or its to small, or maybe to big, or its in the city or in the sticks who knows. My point is fear not. Dark backgrounds create magical happenings just look at this food. Imagine your home could and will  look this good – dark colours make everything look good soooo much more amazing. Start small with an alcove, one wall, a window frame and watch what happens – nothing short of magic.



Need convincing further?  Nope thought not.

8 thoughts on “Start small

    • Funny I love them – well dark greys, chocolates that sort of thing. Maybe its the mass produced thing where the colour is too flat, mine are all hand thrown and the dark plates have hues within hues if that makes sense. x

  1. Hi Abigail

    I had recently invested in dark grey plates and I cannot tell how divine our meals look on them. It even makes things taste better!! Really I don’t think so but my heart skips a beat each time I sit down to eat . I also love turquoise or dark green crockery, and os coures navy and white is always a delight . Happy Noshing , Shell – A Darlings Nest

  2. Hi Abigail, after two years of reading your blog I’m now thinking of tipping my toe into the darker side BUT am going to start small. I’m starting in the master bedroom. I have black curtains, I’ve just bought a beautiful black silk Sheridan coverlet for the king size bed (looks and feels amazing), I have a zebra hide rug on the floor and now I want to paint the door black.
    Here is my problem, I don’t want a very black black as I have large double doors going into the bedroom. In one of your blogs ages ago you spoke about selecting a buttery black which has depth. This is exactly what I need. Could you recommend a black? Also our Aussie paint shops in Canberra don’t seem to have a lot of the paint brands you mention. Dulux, Taubmans and British paints we have. I don’t know if you know any buttery blacks in those brands.

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