Posts in Living Room
INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECT: AMANDA AND GAVIN'S LIVING ROOM / DINER

A friend of mine, Amanda and her husband Gavin, got in touch to ask for my help in redecorating their living room /diner in their new home. The property was a 60s style semi that had been recently extended to create a large living room and diner. On my first consultation with the couple and survey of the property I spent time understanding what the vibe was that they wanted to create with the room, what its function was and what any restrictions were around designing the room.

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GIVEAWAY: £100 TK MAXX VOUCHERS TO JAZZ UP YOUR HOME

It's about time for another giveaway, and this month I've got £100 of TK Maxx vouchers to give away to help you jazz up your home. I've put together 3 moodboards below with my favourite TK Maxx homeware items that you can use to accessorise 3 new spaces; a Living room, Bedroom or Kitchen. 

Entry is super simple, all you need to do is leave a comment at the bottom of the post with a link to your favourite TK Maxx homeware item. 

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HOW TO CREATE A PARISIAN CHIC LOOK IN YOUR HOME

Paris oh beloved paris, what a city! The perfect blend of glamour and period detailing. With such an abundant romantic feel, whether its the beautiful sparkled lighted streets at night, loved up getaways, sneaky back street boutiques or the fab flea markets (wonder which is my favourite?!), the whole place is just steeped in a magic all of its own. So, how can we bring a little of Paris to our own homes?

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THE HUNT FOR THE PERFECT VINTAGE ARMCHAIR

Remember a few months back I won the home blogger awards and said I'd use the money for something special? Well here it is! We've been on the hunt for the perfect vintage armchair for our living room for months now. You wouldn't believe the back and forth my husband and I had over choosing the chair! Would we have one, or two? Could we find one that looked great but suited our budget? Was it comfortable? We had some very specific requirements.

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WE'VE GOT A NEW SOFA!

Yay! We finally have a new sofa. After going for a few years on the trusty old Ikea 'Klippan' we upgraded. In the end I totally ate my words and ended up loving a sofa from DFS made by French Connection, so we went with that. It's called 'Flint', and was just over a grand when you add the extra insurance we took incase Marley (or more likely me) spill stuff on it.

Here's some pics of how the new sofa looks in our living room. 

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LIVING ROOM MAKEOVER IDEAS ON LESS THAN £750

Here's a moodboard I put together for a living room makeover using only Look Again home products for under £750. The look was inspired by London, with a colour palette influenced by rainy grey days. I call this one 'London Grey'. Want to update a room without blowing the budget? Read on for my 5 tips for a living room makeover on a modest budget that you can put into practice NOW!

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MEET THE FIRST TIME BUYER: EMMA'S RETRO FLAT IN CROYDON (VIDEO)

I went along to talk to first time buyer and visual merchandiser Emma, who showed me around her bright, airy, retro influenced flat she shares with her boyfriend. She shared her unconventional first time buyer story and we talked about what they had to do to modernise the flat when moving in and how she used youtube videos to learn how to update her kitchen on a budget.

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3 WAYS TO INSTANTLY UPGRADE YOUR LIVING ROOM

I had a bit of a revelation recently. I noticed that if you spend time on things that you consider major changes to a room's style (paint updates, changing flooring, new wallpaper) these time consuming changes can be instantly eclipsed by statement items. You could repaint a whole room just for a friend to walk in and say 'Wow, I love your cushions!'. That's not to say the rest doesn't matter, but if you're looking to make a room instantly interesting and 'cool' then these 3 instant updates will give your room the WOW factor. So come with me peeps, and lemme (Beyonce style) upgrade you (or, your living room).

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