Hello and welcome to my project in the very exciting Revamp Restyle Reveal blog hop! Thanks to Kate Young for sending everyone my way following her gorgeous bedroom reveal! If you’re new to Revamp Restyle Reveal, I introduced it in this post: 10 interior bloggers (including the hosts Lisa Dawson, Bianca Hall and Oliver Thomas) revamped one room in their homes in one month with the help of 5 lovely sponsors: AO.com, Amara, Maisons du Monde, Frenchic Furniture Paint and Earthborn Paints. The products that I used from the sponsors have all been highlighted below. I have absolutely loved following all the revamps over the past month whilst doing my own. After a very busy September, I’m delighted to show you my transformed living room.
Before the revamp, this room was utterly uninspiring and quite frankly, embarrassing. I didn’t like being in it at all. The biggest problem was the decade-old, falling-apart ugly corner sofa that we were ‘making do’ with and using split as two medium sofas. Just so horrible 😝.
Anyway, now the room has been given a makeover, this is how it’s looking –
The gorgeous grey wall colour is Trilby, from Earthborn Paints. I used the Lifestyle emulsion which I found really great to use; it covered beautifully and is a durable and washable paint, perfect for a home with kids and/or pets. I painted all the woodwork in Trilby eggshell. This deep grey colour has totally changed the vibe in the room!
The beautiful and incredibly comfortable DUKE midnight blue 3 seater fabric sofa and stunning ZOLA graphic mustard yellow velvet cushion are from Maisons du Monde, and the fabulous Pols Potten gold curvy ceramic stool is from Amara. It is the loveliest feeling to sit back on this sofa with my feet up on the furry footstool 😊.
The ceiling light was found for a bargain in a sale and was originally copper, but I sprayed it gold as that is my preferred metallic, if you hadn’t already guessed. 😉
Brace yourself for another ‘Before’ 😬:
Shall we take a closer look?
Pick a book and get comfortable…
… or put your feet up and switch on the telebox. The fantastic Samsung UE40MU6100 Smart 4K Ultra HD TV and Sony HT-MT300 bluetooth soundbar with wireless subwoofer from AO.com have truly transformed our TV experience; I honestly had no idea what I’d been missing until I received these!
One final ‘before’:
Admittedly, the charcoal armchair is nothing to get excited about but it has plenty of life left in it and is actually really comfortable, so there was no reason to replace it. It looks much more inviting now with a gorgeous Icelandic sheepskin on it. I bought a retro cabinet on eBay and smartened it up with Frenchic furniture paint, using the Hornblower (dark blue) colour from the Lazy range. This paint has built-in wax and claims to take away the need to apply wax after painting. However, I found that the finish marks easily, so I would suggest an additional coat of wax and buffing it for a more durable finish.
Every living room needs a lovely scented candle for a relaxing evening atmosphere and this incredibly beautiful Jasmine and Ylang Ylang candle from Amara gives a wonderfully balanced and soothing scent which I have been delighting in every evening.
I’m so happy with the room now. It feels lovely and relaxing… a place where you want to just kick back, cosy up, chill out, flick through a magazine/book or watch TV. For everyone who has been following my revamp on social media, I hope I have met your expectations ☺️. I’d love to know what you think in the comments below!
Now it’s time to hop over to Dee Campling for her Revamp Restyle Reveal and see what she has done for her son’s bedroom! Hope you enjoy all the reveals in the blog hop!
– Dee Campling, Dee Campling Interiors – Boy’s Bedroom Revamp
– Ruth Matthews, Design Soda – Hallway Revamp
– Fiona Cameron, Around The Houses – Guest Bedroom Revamp
– Lisa Dawson, Lisa Dawson Styling – Entertainment Room Revamp
– Bianca Hall, French For Pineapple – Kitchen Revamp
– Oliver Thomas, Oliver Thomas Interiors – Living Room Revamp
– Kerry Lockwood, Kerry Lockwood In Detail – Girl’s Bedroom Revamp
– Melanie Lissack, Melanie Lissack Interiors – Master Bedroom Revamp
– Kate Young, Kate Young Design – Master Bedroom Revamp
– Meera Pendred, Arty Home – Living Room Revamp
The biggest thank you goes to our generous sponsors who made our projects possible and were absolutely wonderful to work with! They are amazing companies with great products and fantastic service!