Before we get into Deco Domestic housework, may we take the opportunity to show you some charming housework-y wallpapers. Ain’t they sweet? And right up our street? We thought so.
Ok. Back to the important business of house-loving ideas.
Happy House-Loving Hint No. 003

 Q: The fact is, black fabrics do fade. After a winter of wear, are your black shirts, pants, leggings, vests, throws etc. looking more donkey grey than jet black?

And what can you do about it? 

A: Put the lot of them in a laundry bag and take them to the cleaners. Most cleaners have a dyeing service – they’ll dye them back to pure black for you. The same applies to any white slipcovers that have become grubby and stained. Turn them black and you’ll reinvent your room and give your sofa or chairs a second life.

My designer friend Sue Stewart pointed me in the direction of this little wardrobe sprucing hint. I like it.

Not in the mood for a trip to the dry cleaners? Do as your mother did. Get yourself a few tubes of Lady Dye and d. i. y. at home.

We’re sure you’re going to ask. About the darling wallpaper designs up top and below. They’re available from Mavromac, by DuPenny. Fabrics are by Pierre Frey, also by Mavromac.

Posted by Jenny Mason