I've been thinking for a while that the Duck's interior is in need of a revamp. It is dark and heavy, in woodstain, with strange hexagons on the walls. Yesterday I went into the wonderful Clement Joscelyn shop where they stock such beautiful homewares, to get some inspiration for fabrics and colours. I want to make new curtains (must learn to use my sewing machine first!), and paint the walls a pale colour to give the space more light.
Amongst their huge stock of fabric swatch books I came accross the fabric maker Zoffany. They have a range called Intaglio based on antique maps and prints. I really love this idea. My father worked in the geography department at the university and he regularly brought home various maps they were getting rid of. In the loft of the house I grew up in there were huge rolled up fabric maps which I dreamed of hanging on the wall of my house when I grew up. And we also had a huge stack of old nautical charts, which I think have sadly now been sold, but which would have made fabulous wallpaper. However, I think this look with its delicate colours and prints, could really work. I particularly love Zoffany's London fabric which would make wonderful curtains.
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