Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Home Sweet Home: Part 1


So, I know that some of you have been eagerly awaiting pictures of my little palace. Well, it's still not finished. If I'm honest, I have no idea when it will be. However, I am impatient and want to show you a few photographs! So, without further ado, let's start with the living room. Here's what it looked like before...


Pretty grim, yes? Brown walls, brown carpet, brown skirting boards. Dull dull dull. And now?


That's not the best photo in the world but it's a very frustrating room to take photos of! The wall inbetween the living room and dining rooms makes getting a decent shot of either room very difficult. Still, hopefully you can see that it is white! With carpet! And a big television. Oh yes. There are curtains up now and wooden Venetian blinds will be going up any day, to banish those horrific office-style vertical blinds. The pink chair is from Tesco and was more trouble than it's worth, but I do love it.

Now for the details...


Top: 'Make Art Not War' bought at the Tate Modern, in a Paperchase frame; Green vase from IKEA; 
Anthony Wilson on Manchester coaster. Yes, we do do things differently here

Middle: New York canvas, photograph by me; Blown up photograph, taken by me in Pacha, Ibiza in 2006; 
Fabric letter 'H' from Anthropologie

Bottom: Lips telephone that the world and his wife seems to own, bought from Amazon; 
My A-Level Art coursework featuring the Royal Exchange Building, Manchester. Done in inks


So, there you go! One room down, five more (plus the hall, stairs and landing) to show you.


15 comments:

Tobeapoet said...

Adorbs! Jealous of your house, you're making fab progress! xo

ScienceGeek said...

Hehe, love the chair and the lips phone! xx

Alesha Dahir said...

Omg that's just an amazing job you did. :) It looks so fab. Hehe I have that frame aswell from paperchase (Just love it).. :)

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angela said...

love it - especially the new york photo - and the phone :)

Kat said...

That is so different! You took it from being dark and tiny looking to being so light and airy! It looks twice as big. I love the pink chair and the lip phone, and am somewhat contemplating getting one for myself.

Penny and Lola said...

This is very very lovely ! Love the lips phone xx

Cat said...

Looks fab! The space really seems to have opened up. I have that Tate print above my desk at work, amid a whole jumble of other stuff.

Sarah said...

Wow, I mean really WOW! You've done so much with this room. I think this is my perfect room, will you come decorate my flat please? xxx

Nat said...

It looks great, really light and airy!

Nat x

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Lovely, just so beautiful and light.

P said...

Oh my god, I am coveting the pink chair! And the phone - even though I never actually PHONE people!

StephanieDJL said...

That pink chair is perfection, so much want!

Lpeg said...

It looks super cute! Funny how you put photos of new York on your walls, and I have photos of London. Can't wait to see the rest!

Lizzy said...

The lips phone is brilliant, I have always wanted one of those. Some venetian blinds will look lush in that rooom :). x

Jazzabelle said...

your living room is looking absolutely beautiful, i can't wait to see the other parts of your house. xx