Living room tour

Our living room plays lots of roles. It's where we relax at the end of a very long day - curl up with a book, binge on Netflix, cosy up in front of the fire. So before we move to our new place, I just wanted to give you a quick peek around our current living room.

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As you can tell from the photos - I'm definitely a maximalist! No white walls and uncluttered spaces here, sorry! For me, more is more. More books, more colours, more textures.

Most of the furniture was mixed and matched from flea markets and family. We found our green leather Chesterfield sofa on Gumtree; my (Persian!) dad bought me our Persian carpet; and the amazing mirror above our fireplace was found at a car boot sale.  Throws and blankets were picked up on our travels.

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I suspect in our next home I will try to edit and tone down the clash of patterns and textures a tiny bit more - but no promises!

Looking backwards to look forwards

Some big news... we're moving! After living in our flat in Comely Bank for over 4 years, we've made the tough decision to move on. But before we do, I wanted to share with you some before and after photos of the flat, and tell you a bit about doing it up.

Image courtesy of Yohanna Adolfsson @ SquareFoot Media

Image courtesy of Yohanna Adolfsson @ SquareFoot Media

We've loved living in this flat, and have really made it our home over the years. But it's definitely taken some work to get it to where it is today. When we first bought it, the flat had gorgeous bones - such as the intricate coving and dramatic fireplace - but it needed a bit of TLC!

The living room walls were apricot artex, the kitchen cabinets were an eye-popping pine, and the bathroom suite was a sickly shade of pastel pink. 

So, as anyone with a eye for colour and design would, I set to work! In my next few posts I'll talk you through what I tackled first, and how I took our flat from tired and dated, to vintage chic in a few months and on a tight budget.

Image courtesy of Yohanna Adolfsson @ SquareFoot Media

Image courtesy of Yohanna Adolfsson @ SquareFoot Media

Image courtesy of Yohanna Adolfsson @ SquareFoot Media

Image courtesy of Yohanna Adolfsson @ SquareFoot Media