This was the starting point: subdued colours, no geometrical patterns. The mood-colour board to the right.
We liked the purple wallpaper. Now a red version of the flower. The rug has been changed for a more structured lilac one (with a piece of the marble of the fireplace). With these samples also the actual white-washed oak for the bookcases. But what about the bright pink wallpaper? It was too bright.
I now want to do a better drawing to work out the effect of the vertical bands of wallpaper and the horizontal effect of low slung bookcase under the windows. The sisal remained the same as in the first photo.
Interesting to see how we moved away from the original colour scheme, but stuck with the subdued feel.
And meanwhile it is still snowing in Brussels...