LITTLE FINCH TREEHOUSE REST
The brief here was to create a character filled, fabulously fairytale treehouse, for two little home birds.
The inside was painted in bright white to expand the space and warmth was brought through an elegant palette of sage green, greys, powder pink and powder blue shades in pattern, texture and furnishings.
I included all the detail of a grown up home in miniature. Sitting along side the super cute kitchen by Pottery Barn was a host of miniature baking utensils and wooden foods, even a tiny egg basket.
I sourced a vintage French cot and added new upholstered mattress and cushion bolsters. A 1940s vintage eiderdown from VintiqueTree added authentic homely warmth.
A charming chandelier from Cox and Cox lit the ceiling and antique mirrors reflected the light. I framed vintage embroidered handkerchieves and continued the flower motif over the door window and on the terrace table cloth. Other accessories included a Battenburg lace parasol, jars of buttons, beads and ribbons, old postcards, references to Wimbledon Village and hand sewn birds in the same upholstery fabrics.
The exterior was finished off with a traditional blown glass lantern and hand bell with two finches perching on it. I commissioned sign writer Natalie Wood to create a gorgeous name plate and finished the door with a letter holder, vintage key hole and rustic key.
Linens and accessories were sourced from Northcote Road Antiques Market. Hand crocheted shawl by OldCozyHome. Aprons, rectangular cushion and accessories by Cath Kidston. Shelves from Room Remedies repainted in Farrow & Ball.