After painting in Dulux matt misty mountain, pebble shore (above picture rail and on ceiling) and white cotton satinwood on woodwork.

After painting in Dulux matt misty mountain, pebble shore (above picture rail and on ceiling) and white cotton satinwood on woodwork.

Chesney's Salisbury stove. Wall colour is Farrow and Ball Hardwick White below picture rail, with Shaded White above. Blind by Fabric & Co, Harrogate

Chesney's Salisbury stove. Wall colour is Farrow and Ball Hardwick White below picture rail, with Shaded White above. Blind by Fabric & Co, Harrogate

Swoon Worthy: Above the Line: Painting Above the Picture Rail and Other Lessons Learned

Swoon Worthy: Above the Line: Painting Above the Picture Rail and Other Lessons Learned

We're replacing the curtains with shutters, but this is Farrow & Ball "Pigeon" - I found it so helpful when people put the name of the paints on Pinterest, as it definitely is different to the website.

We're replacing the curtains with shutters, but this is Farrow & Ball "Pigeon" - I found it so helpful when people put the name of the paints on Pinterest, as it definitely is different to the website.

The Hottest Home-Improvement Technologies and Trends: It's wonderful there are now so many building materials made from composites and alternative resources, but sometimes it is nice to have the real thing. This beautiful heart-pine floor is a great example. Pine flooring is often salvaged, and what isn't is grown in sustainable forests. Either way, it is an earth-friendly product. Image courtesy of Authentic Pine Floors F…

The Hottest Home-Improvement Technologies and Trends

The Hottest Home-Improvement Technologies and Trends: It's wonderful there are now so many building materials made from composites and alternative resources, but sometimes it is nice to have the real thing. This beautiful heart-pine floor is a great example. Pine flooring is often salvaged, and what isn't is grown in sustainable forests. Either way, it is an earth-friendly product. Image courtesy of Authentic Pine Floors F…

Here, roomy alcoves have a shabby-chic twist with antiqued louvre shutter doors that play on the traditional features of the room. This look is easy to achieve with an undercoat of woodstain and an over coat of off-white wood paint. The secret is to rub wax or apply Vaseline to the areas where you want the dark shade to come through and then lightly sand after the topcoat is fully dried.

Here, roomy alcoves have a shabby-chic twist with antiqued louvre shutter doors that play on the traditional features of the room. This look is easy to achieve with an undercoat of woodstain and an over coat of off-white wood paint. The secret is to rub wax or apply Vaseline to the areas where you want the dark shade to come through and then lightly sand after the topcoat is fully dried.

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