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We inherited a sea of yellow/brown tiles with a matching sink unit, blinds and tiles... This room needed a serious makeover.
I decided to keep the unit and give it a bit of an up-cycle with a new marble top, handles and a lick of paint, saving the frame and sink bowl. We moved the new toilet across to the other wall and put down marble herringbone tiles on the floor, a lick of paint later, pink door and some fun accessories, et voila...
Now the playroom, this room was initially a very bland through room, with no windows, relying heavily on light from the doors to the dining area, the fireplace had been blocked up and it literally felt like a walk through room to get to another one... So we opened it up to join the dining area, changed to floor to solid wood, opened up the fireplace and put a stove in. Painted either side with blackboard paint, put up some picture rails and filled it with pictures and fun kids accessories and toys. It is now a room, if not the most fun room in the house! The first thing I got was the pink sofa and the rest has been gradually added over the last two years, in fact too much gets added, which means a regular de-clutter is often required.
The key to keeping the clutter at bay, is lots of storage, you can't have enough baskets, stacking boxes and drawers for all the little bits. Baskets are so easy to throw things into at the end of the day and look good too!
Sofa - Loaf.com
Toy kitchen - Tidlo
Lamb bookcase - Rowen and Rren
Teepee - Wildfire teepees
Play table - GLTC
Book rack - GLTC
Playmatt - Wildfireteepees
Drawers storage units x2- Cox and Cox
Boxes - GLTC
Play sign - Daisy's and Dinosaurs
Neon heart - Violet and Thistle
Baskets - John Lewis
Cotton baskets- Wildfire teepees
personalised storage box: Plantabox
Stove - Morso
Paint - Strong White Farrow and Ball
Chalkboard paint: Escos paints
Picture frames - The White Company, Cox and Cox, Ikea and Brissi
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I used to be someone that would usually go for the whiter side of the decor spectrum, so this room was quite a jump into the unknown for me! However I was determined that it needed to be blue, as the room parallel was going to be a lighter colour and we needed some contrast in the house. We started this mission with endless patch tests. I think we must have tried at least 12 various blues from many a brand and finally settled on Stifkey blue by Farrow and Ball. This has ended up being one of my favourite rooms in the house, despite being a cool shade, it is extremely cosy and warm and is now very much the go to room to relax, read, watch TV and hang out in. I love the contrast of the white and wood against it and metallic colours also look gorgeous. Since painting this room I have ventured to paint further areas in the house in bolder colours, so our house is now a mix of darker and lighter shades.
As well as painting this room blue, we had new hard wood flooring put down as the below was laminate and the radiators were also moved and replaced with a more in keeping style
This area was literally transformed through simply changing the tiles. It was one of the first things we did when we moved in. The ones that were there were not at all in keeping with the house and had to go!
The doors were painted in Farrow and Ball Railings and Eico Antique white. We put up two gorgeous long silver coat hooks from One.world and a pendant lamp by Jim Lawrence. The basket is John Lewis, boot rack Garden Trading and of course the tiles from Fired Earth. Et voila...
I have always loved the feel of this room, it is very light and airy and I didn't want lose this. So instead of a full on colour change/wallpaper etc, I chose sweet simple decor using accessories and added subtle colour accents, such as wall stickers and the yellow door to create a nursery.
The room before...
We had new wood flooring put down, the marble fireplace was covered in some sort of brown grime, which took a few days of persistent scrubbing to remove. Other than that the decor was pretty straightforward. A lick of paint, some freestanding shelves between the fireplace and wall, furnishing, followed by the fun part, wall stickers and accessorising and of course the yellow door, my favourite!
The Nursery List
Rug- The white Company
Vintage rocking chair - Swedish Interior Design
Cot mobile - Moulin Roti
Blind - Kids Curtain Company
Changing chest - Mamas and Papas
Toy storage chest - GLTC
Basket - John Lewis
Wardrobe - Loaf
Star wall stickers - TweetHeartWallArt Etsy
Elephant wall stickers - Little Chip
Wall paint - Farrow and Ball Strong White
Door paint - Farrow and Ball Babouche
I made this for the party with a view that I can have it around the house for quite a while after. It is made out of real preserved roses, which I have used a lot with www.harpersbloom.co.uk I am always taken aback by how fresh they are in appearance, yet they last of such a long time! This display is now sitting pretty in our lounge for months/years to come!
How time flies... I can't believe she is four already and starting to have a smart answer to everything! She wanted a fairy party with a pony on her cake, so we went for a fairy garden theme with a unicorn on her cake. Thank goodness we were so lucky with the weather!
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Style the Clutter is based on identifying simple changes that make all the difference and transform your home into a stylish space that you will love to spend time in for years to come. Whether its simply moving things around, re-painting, a full on style change or honing in on all the clutter children bring... It is something that is accessible to everyone. There is no need for huge budgets to make a beautiful home.