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The art of display; David Gentleman

A quick post as this wonderful display of wood blocks by the artist David Gentleman caught my eye today on The Bible of British Taste.

David Gentleman wood blocks

… in a corner of his London home, a medium for creating art becomes art in itself….

Read more about David Gentleman’s work here

The colours and lines of these stylish Concordes designed for the Post Office in 1969 are some of my favourites….

concorde stamps

And see more fascinating pictures of his house here

Images courtesy of The Bible of British Taste

Neutral paint

New bookshelves – due to be painted – made me think about a colour palette for the living space here. I knew what sort of colour would suit the room, but couldn’t put my finger on it – which lead to my wall looking like this:

… I ruled out white (too bright), cream (just not me), pale blue (too cold), pale stone shades (just never me, even when they were of-the-minute), sludgy stone shades (too sludgy)…. finally discovering Little Greene‘s wonderful Pearl colour.

It comes in various light / dark versions but the original Pearl is glorious: shining variously blue/green/grey (and yes, a little stone-ish in certain lights) it’s appropriately named.

Here’s Little Greene‘s shot using their Pearl shades from their Colour Scales collection. A little bit of history: my chosen shade, Pearl (G) (shown here on the kitchen door), is a historic shade from the Georgian era, authenticated by English Heritage.

(Main wall: Pearl Colour Dark 169 £35.50 for 2.5L Intelligent Matt Emulsion. Window seat and back door and kitchen unit: Pearl Colour (G) 100 £41.00 for 2.5L Intelligent Eggshell/£45.00 for 2.5L Traditional Oil Eggshell. Table and bench: Pearl Colour Pale 167 £41.00 for 2.5L Intelligent Eggshell/£45.00 for 2.5L Traditional Oil Eggshell). 

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