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24-hour party people [Jul. 31st, 2016|09:59 pm]
shewhomust
For an awkward couple of hours last week we actually thought we had double booked ourselves for yesterday, having accepted invitations to not one but two parties on the same day. Investigation established that one was an afternoon and the other an evening party, so we could go to both. So that's what we did, and enjoyed ourselves greatly at both.

There was just enough time between the two to go to John Lewis and look at carpets and curtains and mattresses - because that's how cool we are! Results were mixed. We have booked someone to come and measure up the carpet - suppliers seem not to trust us to do this ourselves, and they may have a point, but it does prolong the process - with a promise that they will bring with them samples of the two carpets we are considering (naturally I incline towards the more expensive one, but I'd like to see the colours in context). We have deferred choosing curtains until the carpet is laid, so that we know not only what paint and wallpaper we have to harmonise with, but also what shade of carpet. I was more inclined to accept this procrastination as I think it's going to be quite difficult to find curtains which don't fight with the wallpaper (if this were website design, I would take the wallpaper pattern and reverse the colours so that the curtains were a negative of the wallpaper - but it seems you can't do that in real life). And we lay on a number of beds, but deferred ordering a mattress until this morning (but that's now done, though it was harder work than it should have been).

After which, we were ready to party again!
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[User Picture]From: klwilliams
2016-08-01 07:36 am (UTC)
I'm looking forward to seeing your place once all the new colors are in place.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2016-08-01 08:33 am (UTC)
Once we are no longer sleeping in the guest bedroom, guests will be encouraged!
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[User Picture]From: catlinye_maker
2016-08-01 01:50 pm (UTC)
Here from a friend's friends page..

I came here to say depending on how many hoops you want to jump through, it is possible to make fabric that is a reverse-color version of your wallpaper. Spoonflower.com does printed fabric based on your design, and I know people who have used their service with good results. Downsides are it's spendy and time-consuming and you have to have someone who can make it into curtains.

And then thinking it through, no, with wallpaper you would probably run afoul of copyright. Sorry, might not be such a good idea after all.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2016-08-01 02:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link - I hadn't met Spoonflower, and they do have some pretty designs. Do you know if they ship outside the US?
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[User Picture]From: catlinye_maker
2016-08-01 02:40 pm (UTC)
I didn't, so I looked it up real quick (US-centric here). They do! They have two facilities, one in Durham, NC, and one in Berlin, Germany. Their shipping info says if your product ships from Berlin, VAT may be collected.

[edit to add] If you're going to do your own design, I've found this old tutorial to be very helpful on creating repeats: http://www.designsponge.com/2008/05/welcome-julia-and-how-to-make-a-repeat-pattern.html

Edited at 2016-08-01 02:54 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2016-08-02 11:10 am (UTC)
Thank you again. Hmm, adding VAT to those prices is not going to help - maybe I'll just enjoy the pretty, and shop elsewhere!
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