A Corner Of My New Living Room

Hello everyone!

Apologies in advance for the picture heavy post, but I’m very excited to share this corner of my new living room with you.  I’m not quite ready to reveal the whole room yet, but I hope this corner gives you an idea of the pale, light and bright theme I’m going for!

After a quick google into the best white paint for walls, I discovered that most professional decorators use Dulux.  So I went for their bog standard matt pure brilliant white, cheap as chips from B&Q in enormous plastic tubs.  I was a little worried that it would have a cold, bluish tone, but I had to need to worry, as it’s a lovely, soft white with good coverage.  I spent the first few weeks of living here with it splattered through my hair, but it’s been worth it, as it has really lightened and brightened the rooms I’ve used it in.  I highly recommend it if you’re using for a nice white paint which won’t break the bank.

The floor is painted in Slipper Satin by Farrow & Ball, not quite as bargain-tastic as the Dulux paint, but worth it for the choice of colours you get.  Slipper Satin is a gorgeous, soft off white, I’ve used it in my daughter’s bedroom too.  I’ve chosen a few of my car boot finds to display in the glazed dresser, and fairy lights add a magical touch.

I hope to share the completed room with you very soon!

Tamsyn x

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  • Tamsyn it is utterly gorgeous as I knew it would be! Your building a lovely new home! Can't wait to see the rest… X

  • All of your heart & soul has gone into your beautiful living room. Adorable x

    • Thank you so much B, if you are ever up in Norfolk you must come for tea and cake! x

  • Hello,

    I love this vintage style decor. Especially love the cabinet, so pretty.

    I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award … if you choose to accept, visit http://eppieshepherd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/the-liebster-award.html to find out more

    • Hi Eppie, thank you so much! Will head over to your blog and take a look! x

  • Beautiful blog! I'm your new follower, I'm sure I'll enjoy coming back to see what's new. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend! ~ Vanessa

  • I LOVE YOUR BLOG! I am currently decorating a Victorian house that i've just bought with my boyfriend. It's a lot smaller than yours, so a lot of organising is required! I love the colour of your dresser in this post, could you tell me which paint it this? Thanks x

  • I love your blog. Beautiful pictures!!!
    xoxo Vlaďka

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