The big reveal!
Good Morning, and welcome to our very 1st round of Revamp Restyle and Reveal!
.Thank you Bianca for the introduction, that is one seriously gorgeous kitchen you have there now!
Ok so now its over to me, to reveal exactly what ive been getting upto over the past 4 weeks of RRR but before we get onto the good bits, namely pretty pics, id like to send out a mahoosive thank you to all our sponsors who without their kindness and generosity our rooms would most certainly not look as spectacular as they do! ao.com maisonsdumonde earthbornpaints Amara and Frenchicpaint
So the room I decided to makeover for the event was my lounge, but before I launch into all the pics of the space, im going to break it down into small elements to give you all the details on what was used and what went where,(boy that was a lot of 'W's)
Heres how the room looked before
The funny thing is, when I announced I was going to be making over the lounge, I received an absolute tonne of really great comments from folk saying how nice the room already was and that it didn't need changing etc, which was really lovely, however for me after living with it for a while, (nearly a year, that must be a personal record for this serial decorator...lol) I always felt it was just missing something. So top of my list for what I had planned for the room was going to be a big injection of colour, the walls were painted in a soft neutral with a pink undertone, which as I said was all very lovely but just not working for me anymore. One of our lovely sponsors was Earthborn Paints and after looking at their fab paint range I knew exactly what I wanted.
I loved the way the 2 colours played off against each other 'Milk jug' has a slight Aqua tone, where 'Gingham' has a much more gray tone to it, This was really obvious when the 2 colours sat side by side, where the walls meet the ceiling. Speaking of the ceiling one thing that was glaringly obvious was although living in a period property someone at some point had decided to get rid of the ceiling rose (sacrilege!) It was something that had bugged the life out of me ever since I moved in years ago, so RRR gave me the perfect opportunity to actually address this issue. So I knew I wanted something different for a ceiling rose and I couldnt really find anythingthat knocked my socks off. Then I had a bit of a Eureka moment, as I remembered I had an old sunburst mirror that used to be above the bed in our bedroom, it was a great size and super lightweight so would be perfect, I just added a small 12" resin ceiling rose which fitted like a glove.
Next on the hit list of things to do was to address the spaces either side of the fireplace, these alcoves are actually not very deep...and id always wanted to have shelving either side the chimney breast to add extra detail to that wall. So off I trotted down to my cellar and gathered all kinds of different scraps of wood to create some shelving and the italianate plinths for the tops for a touch of Grandeur. As I said I only really had scraps and off cuts of wood from past projects, some pieces were timber but some were Melamine, and as anyone who's tried to paint Melamine will know, regular paint just wont stick to it. .Thankfully Frenchic paint came to the rescue, Frenchic Furniture paint is a fabulous chalk paint which will stick to anything, so a quick coat of that, provided me with the perfect 'key' for me to then paint over with eggshell in the same colour as the walls.
Next I needed some new chairs for my Gentlemans club meets Miami lounge, and the lovely folks at Maisons du Monde certainly heard my prayers! They provided me with THE most gorgeous sumptuous velvet club chairs,. The Baudelaire armchairs come in a variety of colours and I picked the Peacock Blue, which in the flesh are actually the most gorge shade of Teal, so they compliment the wall colour so perfectly.
Incidentally the Artwork you see behind the chairs was a little something I rustled up,in another of my Blue Peter moments, it was made from some strip timber from the timber merchants and held together with right angle brackets, I then stapled taut an old duvet cover to it. 5 coats of plain old white Emulsion, to create a canvas, I then used loads of tester pots of paints that I had stored away and just made it up kinda freestyle as I was going along...definitely a great fun project to try at home guys!
So, let me see weve covered décor and furnishings, what about some extra 'pretties' to add to the room? Well then it was over to the lovely folks over at Amara who very kindly allowed me to choose something from their beyond gorgeous range of products, I chose these incredible plates from Christian Lacroix and a stunning vase Green vase from Bloomingville
Right so we now have this fab lounge but seeing as its 2 guys who live here, we would of course have to have a little bit of tech, yes boys and their toys eh? This is where the awesome guys at ao really came into their own and provided us with an incredible tv and a home cinema surround sound system, if seeing is believing, then this really has to heard to be believed! Now the nights are drawing in, its going to be fab to binge watch Netflix this bad boy!
Ok so those were some of my highlights that are now in my new look lounge, heres a few more pics from different angles.
So there you have it, that's what has been keeping me busy these past few weeks, I really hope you like our new look lounge.
Make sure to follow along to the next blogger on the list, I hand you over to the always lovely Ms Kerry Lockwood.
Take care XO
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