The Sitting Room x


In the normal run of things, you look at a room, decide it needs a spruce and decorate it knowing the context surrounding it.  A renovation is slightly different – you tend to think of each room as individuals and forget how they link together.  It’s what’s concerning me about our sitting room.

The original choice was for it to be a green as it leads into the garden, merging them together.


And there are some gorgeous greens out there.


But vaguely rational part of brain said ‘it’s leading from dark grey..’


And then I was drawn to blues, deep, dark, inky blues…resist, I thought – stick to leaves and plants.  But the pull was there.  And kept coming back. So compromise stepped in – use the midnight blue in the cellar where light doesn’t matter.  Which seemed like good thinking.


Except I can’t resist the bluey teals that are dominating my Pinterest page.

I laugh that our home might be a cave.  But I’m starting to think it really might be…

Laters, Kate x


  1. Chas Spain

    My kind of palette. But my kids teased me at my endless use of blues and greens in various homes. Once they move out I will ruthlessly return to my old ways :>

    • Maison Bentley Style

      This made me chuckle! I think colours could be something that’s deeply ingrained. As a child, I remember my mother allowing me to choose the wallpaper for my bedroom..I chose dark green..she persuaded me to have three light walls and one dark green..but the love of dark was there. Obviously it’s not an inherited trait! xxx

  2. .virginia.romo.

    Don’t resist: Those blues are amazing and they have enough of green in them. Besides: I once read one should keep any kind of green far away from garden, because whatever you choose it cannot compete with the natural green in the garden and it even collides unfavourably for “your” green. I agree every time I see green garden furniture.

  3. redlipstickmama

    I hear you – obsessed with bluey teals. It is so funny because I just tasked my assistant to source some fabrics for 1 style yesterday in that range and she came back yesterday with some options and now I want to do every style of our next collection batch in that blue/green/teal hahahaha!! Go for it. xoxo