Ok, day 2. It looks as though nothing much has changed but they have removed 3 layers of paint and wallpaper, removed the nasty concrete skirting boards and picture rails and taken out thousands of nails from the beams that held all that lathe and plaster.
I have been to get paint samples in a subtle shade of pink. You can see the old wall colour here.
Today we are off to choose wall lights and a sideboard.