Morning all,

Before I unveil the first of the paintings I mentioned here, I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who popped in to my blog and for all your lovely comments - you've made my week! This little bloggy community is so encouraging and supportive and I sincerely appreciate those of you who took the time to visit and drop me a line.

Ok, so here's the first look at the paintings for my young client's room. There will be two more to be added to this triptych, but this is the first.

Here it's previewed in my daughter's room - it has the best light

With these paintings, I wanted to achieve an aged, vintage look, so the background is heavily textured, almost like old plaster. I always try to add texture and movement into my backgrounds, as I find it adds that extra dimension. We've used a cherry blossom pattern, using the de Gournay wallpaper as inspiration, but as these works will be in a child's room, I wanted to keep it looking young and fresh, and a little less 'perfect'.

There's lots more to add to this room, including soft furnishings, window coverings, lamps and accessories, and I'm enjoying every minute of it!

We're doing white roman shades trimmed with pretty ribbon...

like this

...similar to these (imagine with a pink trim)...

image from here

...and lots and lots of other goodies.

I  have a few other tricks up my sleeve for this room re-do. Let's just say that the artwork arrangement won't be quite what you'd expect. Intrigued? Curious? That's the plan! Tip..there was a little hint in my original post.

I'll show you some more of this little project soon, I promise.  I'm having too much fun for it to be over just yet!

Happy Monday,
Kerri x