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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.

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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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