The Attic - The Night Nursery
I hope you are all well!
Thank you for your kind comments on The Playroom, and, again, welcome to my new followers!
The Night Nursery was well under way by the time I put up my post about The Playroom:) so that's why this post is so close to the previous one! Mind you there wasn't as much work to do here as there usually is :)
I toyed with the idea of putting a false bottom to the sloping walls to create more 'flat wall' space, but I decided to leave the room as is. If I change my mind, I can still go down that route! I have similar plans for The Schoolroom, so it leaves each of the three rooms in the attic slightly different.
The Night Nursery is chock full of gorgeous Bespaq furniture! I may or may not keep all the furniture I have here in the room; I do have my eye on a beautiful child's brass bed, but we'll see :)
I wanted this room to be a peaceful haven for the wee ones of Fox Manor to lie down and sleep after a busy day of playing. The older children have their more grown up bedrooms further to the back of the Manor! :)
The walls are papered in Duck Story by Les Chinoiseries. Being a stripe paper on a mixture of straight and sloping walls, was always going to give a very 'interesting' finish, and I was just dying to see what the result would look like....... and I have to say, I am very happy with it! I kept the border on the paper as I certainly wasn't going to try to put up coving with all those sloping angles...oh yes, I know my limits!
I have a lovely white fireplace in here from Hearth and Home. It's placed on the outside (left) sloping wall, but I boxed it in to mimic the chimney breast which would be going out through the roof and papered the sides in the same wallpaper as the rest of the room.
The flooring is done with plain wooden planks as I don't think the same care and attention to the detail in the floor would have been given in the attic as in the rest of the Manor. Nonetheless, it is still central to the décor and, like The Playroom, is stained walnut and waxed. The dark colour really compliments the pale wallpaper and delicate furniture and gives the whole room a 'warm, rich' feel.
I have two sloping walls in here, as explained in the previous post about The Playroom, but the room is still big enough to house my nursery furniture. Phew!
The central ceiling light is by Lighting Bug Ltd and I had been itching to use it somewhere in Fox Manor....so here it is! Again, as with The Playroom, I have decided not to have a ceiling rose. I also have a lovely oil lamp with a pink tinted shade placed on the drawers at the back of the room, which I think is just fabulous. The pictures do not do the lights justice when switched on, they are much softer in RL.
I only have skirting board on the 'straight' wall, with the doorway in it. Once I decided not to do the rest of the walls with skirting, I was a much happier bunny. It would have been a nightmare to do, and, in all honesty, I think would have looked daft. The furniture takes up so much room I don't think the skirting is really missed anyway. My excuse LOL.
Aside from making the housing for the chimney breast there really wasn't much else to do here, although getting holes drilled for the lighting was very tedious...... again, just awkward really :) but I'm happy with the overall result!
I hope you have enjoyed my Night Nursery. The décor may be simple, as I feel the furniture is the highlight of this room. There are still beds to dress, cupboard/drawers to fill.......
I still have the outside of the Manor to decorate, but I'm afraid that it's just not going to be the same as designing the interior.....but who knows!! I could be pleasantly surprised :)
All the best for now and take care,