Sit back and relax, because today I am going to be taking you on a journey, a journey into a perfect room that I have created just for me, and now I’m going to share it with you. Do you want to join me? It’s a place where we can sit, relax and enjoy a couple of gin cocktails. Listening to music, we can chat about where we’ve been recently, where is on our bucket list to visit on our next adventure.
This gin trolley is very cool, it has a built-in ventilated cabinet and mini fridge, and even a drip tray. There is also a drawer section for all those gorgeous glasses and cocktail tools. I’d add a cocktail book as well, so you can rustle up even the most unusual recipe. It has wooden castors, so its easy to move around the room, or even outdoors for alfresco parties.
I wanted the whole room to feel warm, welcoming and very English. To have both classic and modern touches, and little eccentricity too. It needs to be a little indulgent, because affording a whole room in your home to dedicate to relaxing in really is. I can’t think of a better use for a room than to spend time away from the pressures of work and forget any troubles you may have.
So let look at some of the items I would furnish this room with :
I’ve created a pinterest board, which has more of the details that I would have in the room, including the lighting.
So in keeping with a cocooning warm feel, I kept to a very minimal colour palette with warm walnut woods and touches of metallic to add opulence. I always think that even small touches metallic work well in rooms like this, especially for bouncing light around. I’ve gone for more mid-century shapes in the chairs. They would be dotted around the room and be upholstered in dark rich green velvet.
I would use unusual bottles of gins that I collected like Wild Island and Pickering’s Gin and make them into lamps for either side of the sideboard, adding luxurious green velvet shades. Or maybe these Harris Tweed ones with a converter I spotted.
Because this would be a room where I could make my travel plans, I would have lots of travel books, as well as whole wall filled with globes (see my pinterest board for the inspiration).
I wrestled with the colour on the walls, and decided in the end that wallpaper was the way to go ‘Feuillage’ (vert) by Madeleine Castaing. The foliage and dark green colour would marry the feeling of adventures outside together with the cosy cocooning feeling I wanted too. The floors would be wood, and I would add accents of texture with huge berber rug and cushions in the same white and black.
I even created a signature cocktail to enjoy, with gin of course.
- 50ml Gin Either Wild Gin or Pickerings Gin
- 15ml sugar syrup
- 1 whole egg
- 1 shot of espresso
- Gold powder
- Add all ingredients to shaker, shake without ice to get everything to come together, then with ice to really chill the drink.
- Double strain and sprinkle with gold powder.
Now all I need is for all of my fellow travel and interior loving friends to come join.