DINING ROOM REVAMP WITH WEST ELM |AD

DINING ROOM REVAMP WITH WEST ELM |AD

A few weeks ago I walked you through the Dining room revamp inspo ands ideas. I can finally say the Dining room revamp is complete.

As I previously mentioned the dining room has evolved with its uses over the years. Now that my children are that bit older and more responsible (she says) I felt it was time to create a more lux grown up dining space.

One of the biggest changes in the room as you can see is the paint. I painted the walls in Graham & Brown Darcy which has a subtle pink undertone. The ceiling is painted in Merlot which has a deep Rouge purple tone, I’ve brought the Merlot down the front of the chimney breast to draw your eye to the statement furniture in the centre of the room.

Dining table- West Elm. silhouette marvel top oval. Lenox Dining chairs. Far right- Penelope mini Desk with the Jane Dining chair.

CREATING A STATEMENT DINING AREA

As part of the Dining Room revamp I wanted the dining table to be a focal paint of the room. I needed a table that was spacious enough for my family and for when we have guests. Shape and texture was also high up on my list to give warmth and dimension to the room. It’s been no secret that the West Elm oval silhouette table has been on my lust list for quite some time. The sleek shape and design I’m sure you will agree is a real statement piece and happily takes centre stage. I chose the Lenox Dining chairs to compliment the table, their elegant Art Deco curve hugs perfectly round the oval table.

 

With any statement table you need a statement lighting especially if you have a freshly painted ceiling. The Sphere + Stem 6 light Chandelier is so simple but in equal measure so striking in design. This hangs perfectly above our table.

 

Esme Fluted Glassware, Gilded Brushstrokes Coasters, Wood Slice Charger, Blush Tapered candles, ice glass candleholders

 

To finish off the Dining area you need some stunning dinnerware because it’s important to be the envy of all your guests. West Elm have just released the Reactive Glaze dinnerware range. This range comes in various colours, but the dusty mint grabbed my heart. Like every magpie the Smith cutlery in Gold cought my beady eye and is in keeping with the lux vibe I want to achieve. Gold cutlery still looks good even when you are just eating beans on toast.

 

ATTRACTIVE YET PRACTICAL WORKSPACE

One of the first things I did when starting the revamp was to clear out the old toy cupboard. This was a handy piece of furniture we brought from our old house that became redundant now the children are that bit older. Clearing out the dried up play dough and random pieces of Lego felt quit cathartic. Passing the cupboard onto a new home gave me space to create my very own work area that I’ve craved ever since starting this blog. I really didn’t want to comprimose on style when it came to creating this work area. I was also limited with the space I had. The Desk had to fit snugly in the alcove of the chimney breast, also had to compliment the dining area.

 

The Penelope Mini Desk was the perfect measurement for the alcove, its oval shape and marble top works well next to the dining area. As this is a multi use room I chose the Jane Dining Chair in blush. Perfect if we needed an extra seat at the dining table. The Retro table lamp is bringing that vintage vibe and in keeping with the round and oval shape I’m creating in this room.

HOUSE PLANTS TOP TIPS AND WHERE TO BUY THEM

HOUSE PLANTS TOP TIPS AND WHERE TO BUY THEM

House Plants, we all love them but finding the perfect plant for your home and keeping them alive is the tricky part.

This week i’ve Sat down and chatted with house plant fanatic Natasha, also known as @la_sidhu on Instagram to talk all things plants. If you are looking for some house plant eye candy Natasha’s page should be your first port of call.

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FIVE STATEMENT CEILING LIGHTS UNDER £100

FIVE STATEMENT CEILING LIGHTS UNDER £100

When it comes to buying lights it can be rather costly. Especially if you want to make a real statement.

 Working on my dining room revamp I saw this as the perfect opportunity to have the electrician change a couple of the ugly ceiling lights we inherited with our home.

With a project list as long as my arm, I needed to keep the cost as low as possible.

Whilst searching the internet I found some really beautiful brass lights that are all under £100. If you too are in need of some lower budget ceiling light inspiration I may have found you a couple of gems.

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REASONS TO PAINT YOUR CEILING WITH COLOUR

REASONS TO PAINT YOUR CEILING WITH COLOUR

PAINTED CEILINGS WAS ONE OF THE INTERIOR TRENDS THAT HAS BEEN AROUND FOREVER BUT REALLY TOOK OFF IN 2019.

I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU THR REASONS TO PAINT YOUR CEILING WITH COLOUR.

The past week I’ve embarked on another room revamp and I knew that I wanted to paint my ceiling with colour. Last year I updated our living room with a pink ceiling. 

Painting my ceiling completely transformed my living room. It was a way for me to add drama and colour to the room without being overpowering.

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DINING ROOM REVAMP INSPO

DINING ROOM REVAMP INSPO

WHATS THE BEST WAY TO KICK THOSE JANUARY BLUES IN THE THE BUTT…. WITH A DINING ROOM REVAMP OF COURSE!

Its that time of year, Christmas feels like a distant memory. It’s dark, cold and rainy so to brighten the mood I’m going in for a full dining room revamp.

 

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HOW TO UPDATE YOUR HALLWAY WITHOUT DECORATING WITH POSTERLOUNGE AD

HOW TO UPDATE YOUR HALLWAY WITHOUT DECORATING WITH POSTERLOUNGE AD

THERE ARE LARGE ONES,THERE ARE SKINNY ONES, THERE ARE SHORT ONES, THERE ARE LONG ONES…. WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT? HALLWAYS OF COURSE.

The last  hallway update was late 2018,when my love for Farrow & Ball Hague Blue was at its peak. Admittedly I still have big love for Hague Blue but I do become bored very easily. Instagram and Pinterest can often make you feel like a child in a sweet shop. I’ll have one of those and one of those and before you know it you’re decorating the same space multiple times a year.

 I started to question myself, if you love Hague Blue then why change it? Why not find ways to update the space without decorating.

 When the online print store Posterlounge contacted me about a collaboration I saw this as a perfect opportunity to use prints as a way to update this space, more on that a bit later.

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INSTALLING REMOVABLE WALLPAPER WITH MILTON & KING

INSTALLING REMOVABLE WALLPAPER WITH MILTON & KING

Recently I embarked on another room revamp, the master bedroom to be exact. I am a huge wallpaper lover but I am also a decorating addict.

If you are like me you will naturally turn to paint for your room revamp, before you pick up that paint brush let me tell you about removable wallpaper.

 

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PAINTING MY CEILING PINK WITH ANNIE SLOAN WALL PAINT

PAINTING MY CEILING PINK WITH ANNIE SLOAN WALL PAINT

For those who have followed me for a while would know I love to play with colour. The living room has needed a refresh for a while now. My style is very eclectic and I love to clash colours with pattern but the problem I faced was how was I going to introduce colour when I had so much colourful furniture.

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PAINTING MY LEATHER SOFA – THE REVIEW A YEAR ON

PAINTING MY LEATHER SOFA – THE REVIEW A YEAR ON

A year ago almost to the day I was ready to throw out our much loved brown leather sofa, this sofa was bought a few months after my second child was born in 2009.

Children don’t just prematurely age you, they prematurely age your furniture too.

Im going to take you through the process, how to, was it worth doing and how has it worn a year on.

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