We renovated our guestroom towards the end of last year and my heart was set on a beautiful feature wall decorated in a striking botanical wallpaper…until I received the quote for the said striking botanical wallpaper. Choke, cough. Okay. Plan B. I can draw and I can paint…I’ll just paint my own striking botanical feature wall! How hard can it be? The large scale of the wall was obviously bigger than a sketchbook, but it actually wasn’t too difficult. With a bit of planning, some chalk-drawn outlines of my favourite lushy plants, a slightly diluted grey wall paint and a medium paintbrush and off I went. It was really such a relaxing large scale project that gave me a real sense of accomplishment and turned out just great. The room has a tranquil atmosphere with the simple planty shapes in grey with accents in sage green watercolour. I love hanging out in our Botanical Room, especially now that we’re staying at home so much. It’s the perfect spot to read quietly or catch up with friends on zoom.