Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Living Room Reveal...

Hello Ladies!

Firstly I want to thank you all for wonderful support after my last post revealing my new venture. It is such a confidence boost to have such great friends who are happy to bestow on me wonderful words of encouragement.

Now, I was thinking, it's been a while since I showed you around the place in
this post. When my Living room looked like this....



The wallpaper was pink with (not visible in pictures) flowers all over it. Not really my taste. The curtains drove me nuts, they remind me of someone wearing trousers that are too short, swinging around the ankles!
So, I wanted this house to be dressed in a style more befitting its era. Here it is...


The curtains are from Ikea and quite a steal at 35 pounds. And the mirror; which I LOVE was 50 pounds from a 'junk shop'. I have coveted the same or similar mirror for years which I originally found here for 571 pounds!!!



I'm not sure if you can tell, but the walls are grey. The colour is "Chiltern Grey" and I love it, it manages to be grey and warm at the same time - perfect. The 2 seater in the window is a new purchase from Laura Ashley in the UK but all the other furniture is from Canada. So, there we have it my new living room. next I'll show you what I've done with the sun room so far.

Today I have a meeting with the planning department to discuss plans to renovate our barn...




...how exciting!

Have a wonderful week,

B x

26 comments:

Renee said...

Totally exciting and it looks fantastic. I love it all and the mirror and fireplace look amazing.

Love Renee xoxo

Mommy24cs said...

I loooove the new look! It looks so cozy and inviting. What a great room to relax in and the mirror looks fabulous. Well Done! =)

I can't wait to see the sun room next.

koralee said...

Oh I love your new living room..your fireplace and mirror are stunning! I am so excited for your new adventure..you really do inspire me my friend. I would so love to be doing something like that in my life right now. Sending you much love over the ocean blue! xoxoox

Jacqueline said...

Oh, you've done a wonderful job. It looks beautiful. I'm looking for a new sofa and I would like a grey one. I would like white or cream but, I know that it would be totally impractical. I love your fireplace. Our house has a fireplace in every room, apart from the kitchen and all original to the house. XXXX

Emma said...

It does look fantastic & that mirror is beautiful! :)

Susan said...

Wow,what a stunning transformation!
Oooh, and I do so want a mirror like that above my fireplace! The room looks so beautiful!
I look forward to hearing about your barn renovation! I am thinking about renovating a HUGE barn myself! We'll see!
Blessings!

Helen McGinn said...

You have great taste! I LOVE what you've done with the living room, it's gorgeous. I can't wait to see what you do with the barn! Going to follow.

Thanks for stopping by my page today btw...I came rushing over when I saw the fellow Brit comment... ;O) We're few and far between! xx

Elizabeth a.k.a. Type A Mommy said...

Wow, I love what you've done with the living room! I want to find a nice book to read and curl up in there, right now! I always forget about Ikea for cheap home furnishings. I need to go visit them again soon. I'm trying to redo my living room a bit at the moment, but my sense of style is nowhere near as good as yours!!! Stopping by from SITS, I'm sure glad I did!

Kitty M said...

B how exciting about your barn - cant wait to hear more! Yor living room looks so elegant, love the soothing colours and am exremely jealous of that mirror what a find! Killing myself laughing about the too short curtains though :-) x

Shirley said...

What a difference! It looks amazing!

Kriste said...

I love it! It looks like a completly different house.

Kasey said...

Wow. Super cute!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

How pretty! Looks like such a different room. That mirror is gorgeous!

Good luck with your new business! I love the name...so cute. Our dog's name is Bee. I'm partial. :) I think my neice would look so cute in the dress you showed. Excited to see what you do!

Kristin said...

Feel like coming to the states and redecorating my house lady?? Amazing job!!

Renee_Canada said...

hi Dear- you've done an amazing job - what a difference!

Grey is my favorable paint color, I've chosen strong white from Farrow&Ball for our living, but found it's slightly 'cold'.
Chat soon.
Renee xo

Farmgirl Paints said...

Great redo...love the butterfly pillow:)

Kasey said...

gorgeous my friend...just gorgeous.
xo

Fresh Mommy said...

Ohh, it is gorgeous!! So warm and inviting. Great job! And a barn reno, how fun!! Can't wait to see how that comes along :)

The Whispering Creek House said...

it is soo welcoming! can i come for coffee? lol..thanks foer sharing with us!

My Grama's Soul said...

Lovely revamp on your home!

Cheers,

Jo

Fröken Vit said...

Hi!

This is the first time I visit your page and I like your photos and I think that the dress you showed us was gorgeous!!
I come from Sweden and I am also a "stay at home mum" to two little girls who are 2 and 5 years.
I looove being at home with my girls...

Have a nice day with your cute children! ;-)

From Ingela from Sweden.

Cougar Tales said...

I haven't been by in a while. Glad to see your how is coming along so fabulously! Stop by for a giveaway when you have a chance.
- Cougs
www.cougar-tales.blogspot.com

Vanya-Endless Inspiration said...

nice work B much proved :)

goodmangood said...

愛情不是慈善事業,不能隨便施捨。.........................

me and alice said...

Hello B!
Thank you for visiting my blog! Yours is beautiful. Your livingroom looks fantastic...
I lived in England for a few years when I was younger... Beautiful country...
Coming back soon...
xo xo Susanne

The Blonde Duck said...

It looks gorgeous!

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