Going by the quote if I am any good as an artist then I am indeed a white room!
I spent a rather enjoyable period between Christmas and New Years painting my studio white, painting out the malachite paper and putting up the Rocque map of London – which is available to buy in our shop.
Weirdly, it feels like a real space now, in a way I’ve never experienced before. I’m spending a lot more time in there working the result being immeasurably more productive. It was blue with a wall papered with the Fornasetti malachite that I used to photograph work against. It looked smart to begin with but I found quite hard to live with. I’d always planned to change it every six months or so, this has been in situ for two years, what was I thinking. As much as I love colour, I’ve never found it easy to have on the walls, removing the blue and replacing it with white only confirms these beliefs further.
AFTER – my happy place
I’ve finally found a home for my set of six 1950’s Fornasetti plates depicting Italian cities.
Decorating my main office is next on the list, we’re waiting for quotes from the decorator’s, I was right, I’m never going to put the hessian up myself. When it is finished it will be super chic, Yves St Laurent eat your heart out.
I’ve just updated my glasses prescription so I have his glasses – one step closer. And my desk is going to face into the room.
Even though I started this blog praising white – Brown everyone – 2016 is all about brown.