21/03/2017

Currently Loving: Blue and Black

We're going to be making some changes in our living room soon, which I am really excited about, neither of us have been happy with it since we moved in but we've never had the energy nor the budget to change things. Now, I'm in full nesting mode, I'm desperate to get things done and be happy in our home!

So, we are doing something I've avoided for a very long time.....putting the TV on the chimney breast. I must confess, I've had a bit of an aversion to mounting TV's on chimney breast walls for as long as I can remember, I hate the idea of it being a focal point, but our living room is such an awkward layout with a large chimney breast, alcoves, 3 doors (and walk through's) plus a window to contend with, I've finally given in to common sense and decided that we will get rid of the mantelpiece (which isn't original to the house, I added it when we moved in) and mount the TV on the chimney breast wall, giving us much more room to play with, much to Tefo's delight! However, I have decided that in order to live with this change, I cannot have a huge black TV on a cream wall, so the wall is going to have to be painted black for the TV to blend in and not stand out like a sore thumb, amazingly Tefo has agreed to this and so that's the plan!

As we are going to have a small piece of furniture under the TV for the dreaded speakers and some sort of sound system thing that I don't understand, I have of course been thinking about my accessories and what will look good against the black wall, as you do! Blue (especially navy) has always been my favourite colour, I am just always drawn to it, in clothes and interiors. I am also very partial to ceramics, so a dark blue ceramic vase, planter or ornament is kind of my ideal combination, hence I have a lot of blue accessories. This worried me a little at first, does blue go with black, will it look odd? I may have to re-think the entire plan if I can't incorporate my blue 'bits' so I decided to search for inspiration and now, blue and black is my new favourite colour combo.....here are some images that convinced me.

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@sgardnerstyle - Instagram
@sgardnerstyle - Instagram
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William McLure
William McLure
The Nice Stuff Collector
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There isn't really any blue in this image but I just love how the TV is hidden! Tiffany Grant-Riley via at{mine}
We will hopefully start this project in the next couple of weeks so lookout for photos soon!

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