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Our Living Room: Before & After

In Interiors, Lifestyle by Gemma Tomlinson18 Comments

living room before after house to home gemma hello gemma renovation home house remodel decor decoration interior design living room before after house to home gemma hello gemma renovation home house remodel decor decoration interior design living room before after house to home gemma hello gemma renovation home house remodel decor decoration interior design living room before after house to home gemma hello gemma renovation home house remodel decor decoration interior design living room before after house to home gemma hello gemma renovation home house remodel decor decoration interior design As many of you might know, the renovations we began on our home about two years ago took a long time and involved many problems including water regularly pouring from the ceiling, toilets flushing boiling water(!) and other horror stories! The road to renovating a house that several people have had a bash at is never easy, you’re trying to update a home whilst at the same time fixing decades of botched jobs, and whilst we knew it would be a long process we didn’t quite anticipate how delayed the decor (aka the fun part!) would be.

Over the past six months I’m finally in a happy place with the house and how the decor has pulled together. The living room was a difficult room to get right because of the small size and shape (there’s only really one wall to put a sofa against) so it’s gone through many incarnations and we have moved furniture around several times even though it’s so small! I feel like it’s right now and I love the cosy wood floors, neutral grey sofa and the colour and pattern that the accessories and soft furnishings bring.

The stars of the show are definitely our Made.com sofa and coffee table, they have style without overpowering the room and are both beautifully finished. The Vittorio 3 Seater in Pearl Grey is an absolute dream and I like it mostly because it acts as the perfect blank canvas. We can add colour and pattern in the form of cushions and throws and if we get bored it’s easy to change those things up. We looked at so many sofas but the legs on this really appealed to me – three seaters can look clunky and large in small rooms but the sleek metal legs really lift things and keep the sofa looking stylish and contemporary.

Our second Made piece, the Hooper Storage Coffee Table (we opted for Walnut) really finished the room off – prior to buying this we had a chunkier, square table which just made the room look small. The rounded shape of the Hooper gives the illusion of more space and I love the vintage style and similar to the sofa, the metal legs which lift everything to keep the look light.

 

Overall I’m so happy with the way the room came out, as you can see from the sliders above it’s come a long way! You can see a virtual tour and more details about where items are from in the video below. I currently have my eye on a beautiful chaise to add to the room so I’ll be sure to keep you updated if we get that! I’m adding the final touches to our bedroom (after moving that around a lot too – I can’t make my mind up!) so I’m looking forward to sharing that once it’s finished.

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  • What a lovely space! Can I ask where you got the TV stand from? I’ve been looking for one forever but can’t seem to find one I like.

    Adorethee.blogspot.com

    • Gemma Tomlinson

      It was actually my Mum & Dad’s old TV stand and they gave it to us when they moved abroad! I used marble contact paper on the top but I think it came as part of a deal when they bought our TV years and years ago, sorry! 🙁

  • Oh wow, what a difference! It looks amazing. Truly pinterest-esque!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • Kat Horrocks

    Such a great transformation. I’m so in love with that couch!!

    Kat | http://www.kathorrocks.com

  • This living room is everything I want in my own! You did a fantastic job and should be very proud of yourself 🙂
    xx
    Mikayla | thatluckieone.blogspot.ca

  • What a stunning space! It looks incredible. x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

  • What a beautiful space. In love with that glass vase – where did you find it?

    Rachel | http://www.currentlyrachel.com

  • Kate Valentine

    I was wondering where you got your terrarium from? Did you make it up yourself or buy a ready made kit version that you then put together?

  • tiffanytales
  • It looks so pretty! That is the neatest book shelf I’ve ever seen! Keep up the good work!

    Alice

    thesmalldesk.com

  • This is beautiful, I wish I had your vision if I see a mess I literally just see a mess!

    Hannah | Granite City Girl x

  • How do you do those slidey pictures ?! So cool. You have really transformed your space. I love the cushions and your fire place / wood burner.

    Almost Everything

  • Jennifer Helen

    Wow your living room is gorgeous! I love the wood burning stove and the bookcase. I desperately need somewhere to store my books. Excellent home inspo!

    JH | http://www.hellojenniferhelen.com

  • Brilliant job! I like how you have used neutral paint on the walls while bringing in bold colours through bright objects.

    Tasmin ox http://tasminstalk.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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  • Jess W

    I love the bookshelf and the pillows on the couch! Every aspect of the room ties it all together and I love it!

    Jess
    http://springbaby06.blogspot.com
    xx

  • lucy prosser

    Gorgeous. Those pillows are wicked! and the bookshelf looks amazing.
    Lucy xoxo
    http://lucyannblog.blogspot.co.uk

  • YAY! Seriously your cacti placement is perfection!

    xo
    http://www.PlumPrettySugar.com


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