Darrell is once again back in the Homeland at Lucy’s behest, to give more of his de rigueur, haute de en-trend advice for the much anticipated renovation of Maison De La Lu. The project management of the boring bib and braces type stuff is now firmly in hand, allowing Lucy time to concentrate on froufrou stage, which, it has to be said, is much more up Darrell’s cul de sac.
Following on from last week, Lucy’s bed is still very much the focus for said froufrou, and, after much deliberation and flicking through too many colour swashes to mention, they both agreed that an extremely understated and gentle blush pink, with a smidgen of champagne glitter should be the only colours to grace, what was,essentially, a very neutral, Kelly Hoppen with Miss Piggy undertones type boudoir..
However, Darrell did stress, many times, that the “right ambient texture” was just as important as the colour, and that could be where any possible conflicts of a “textural character” might occur ….. what is he like? As Nigel would say “ cushions is cushions”, and something to rest his evening snack plate on ……but such things should never, ever, be said within Darrell’s earshot
It has to be said that Darrell dun gud yet again, Lucy, in accepting Darrell’s advice made quite a few considered purchases in Wolverhampton’s H & M Home Department, with, as Darrell said, “texture complimenting colour and vice versa” and much stroking of purchases at the till.
On returning to Maison De La Lu after their successful jaunt, Darrell took to his bed for the rest of the afternoon, apologising to Lucy, but explaining he was totally and artistically wiped out ….. but a cup of tea and a custard cream or two, laid very quietly on his bedside table would be very, very acceptable.