Revamp Restyle Reveal – my living room reveal!

Hello and welcome to the Revamp Restyle Reveal big reveal! If you’re new to Revamp Restyle Reveal, have a little read of this post where I introduced the project. 10 interior bloggers, including me, have revamped one room in their homes in one month with the help of 5 lovely sponsors:, Amara, Maisons du Monde, Frenchic Furniture Paint and Earthborn Paints. After a very busy September, I’m delighted to show you my transformed living room. The products that I used from the sponsors have all been highlighted below.

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 while we figured out how to design this room, willing the kids to trash it beyond usability so I could finally get another one. 😝

Anyway, now the room has been given a makeover, this is how it’s looking –

Cosy family living room - FIRST SENSE INTERIORS

The gorgeous grey wall colour is Trilby, from Earthborn Paints. It has completely changed the vibe in here and makes a perfect cocooning backdrop to the colours and textures in this room. I used the Lifestyle emulsion which covers beautifully and is a durable and washable paint, perfect for a home with kids and/or pets.

Cosy family living room - First Sense Interiors

The gorgeous DUKE midnight blue 3 seater fabric sofa and ZOLA graphic mustard yellow velvet cushion are from Maisons du Monde, and the fabulous Pols Potten gold curvy ceramic stool is from Amara.

Cosy family living room - First Sense Interiors

I cosied up the SANTIAGO leather armchair from Maisons du Monde with an Icelandic sheepskin, a cushion and a pouffe. This is now my favourite reading corner! 😊

Cosy family living room - First Sense Interiors

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’ 😬:

Aaaand AFTER:

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Shall we take a closer look?

Cosy family living room - First Sense Interiors

Pick a book and get comfortable…

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… 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 have truly transformed our TV experience; I honestly had no idea what I’d been missing until I received these!

One final ‘before’:
Living room before


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Admittedly, the charcoal armchair is nothing to get excited about but it has plenty of life left in it and is 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.

Cosy family living room - First Sense Interiors

On the cabinet, holding a pink hydrangea from my garden, is a pretty little glass vase from Maisons du Monde.

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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 the other bloggers’ 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!


  1. October 5, 2017 / 11:39 am

    I LOVE what you have done, especially that lampshade -gorgeous!

    • Meera
      October 6, 2017 / 9:56 am

      Thank you very much Medina! xx

  2. October 5, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    Oh it’s all absolutely gorgeous and a WORLD away from the ‘before’! You must be so chuffed with such a stunning space – love all the plant life and your gorgeous thrifty makeovers! xxx

    • Meera
      October 6, 2017 / 9:31 am

      You’re so lovely, Kimberly, thank you very much! Yes, really happy with the room now, I’m no longer shutting the door on it to avoid the ugliness 😅 xxx

  3. Jane Wallace
    October 5, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    I love this Meera! Your styling of that Santiago chair is perfection! The colours are great and it all looks incredibly stylish. I’m feeling the need for an Icelandic sheepskin this winter 😀

    • Meera
      October 6, 2017 / 11:14 am

      You’re too kind, Jane! Thank you very much! ☺️ You won’t regret an Icelandic sheepskin purchase, they’re so soft, fluffy and cosy! xx

    • Meera
      October 6, 2017 / 10:38 am

      Thank you very much Kerry! That means so much coming from someone as stylish as you ☺️ xxx

  4. October 5, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    Amazing transformation Meera. I love the pieces you’ve chosen. I bet you’re all thrilled to have such a gorgeous living room!xx

    • Meera
      October 6, 2017 / 9:39 am

      Aww thank you so much Karen! Yes, delighted with it all, quite different now! 😀 xx

  5. Melanie
    October 5, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Blimey Meera this is outstanding!! You put in so much effort! The styling is so fantastic and I love your retro cupboard update in frenchchic!

    • Meera
      October 6, 2017 / 10:43 am

      Thank you so very much for your wonderful words, Melanie! High praise from someone as stylish as you ☺️ xx

  6. October 5, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Love it – the room feels cosy and warm and inviting! love the lighting pendant, great job with that!

    • Meera
      October 6, 2017 / 10:48 am

      Thank you very much Vicki, so pleased you think so! xx

  7. October 5, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    Meera, I don’t know how to say this without sounding cheesy, but I want that living room for myself! I like every single one of your choices. It’s impressive as well how a simple rearrangement can change the mood of the room. A room to be very proud of.

    • Meera
      October 6, 2017 / 10:49 am

      Hahaha you are so sweet Juan! That’s the biggest compliment, thank you very much! ☺️ And I have you to thank for many of the books dotted around the room! xx

  8. October 6, 2017 / 12:16 am

    Massive well done!! This room is stunning!! I love everything in it. Such a gorgeous transformation xx

    • Meera
      October 6, 2017 / 11:09 am

      Aww thank you very much Malcolm! Praise indeed from you ☺️ xx

  9. Marie
    October 6, 2017 / 8:24 am

    Meera this is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything! So stylish, but yet still homely. You should be so pleased, it looks stunning! 😍👌 x

    • Meera
      October 6, 2017 / 11:12 am

      You’re so so sweet, Marie! Thank you very much for your lovely words! ☺️ xx

  10. October 6, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    Meera, what a great transformation. I love how you mixed the colours and textures making the room very cosy.

    • Meera
      October 7, 2017 / 9:55 pm

      Thank you very much Mon! Cosy, colour and texture were the key words for my brief for this room, I’m happy to have achieved this 🙂 xx

  11. October 7, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    Meera, what a transformation! It’s beyond stunning. I adore your upcycled cabinet – so cool. Great job! xx

    • Meera
      October 8, 2017 / 8:08 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely words, Fiona! I adore your guest room revamp too! 🙂 xx

  12. October 8, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    This is such a beautiful transformation Meera, I absolutely love every element of this relaxed boho space, just gorgeous xxx

    • Meera
      October 9, 2017 / 9:57 pm

      You are so sweet Ruthie, thank you very much! ☺️ xxx

  13. October 10, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    Oh Meera, I love everything about this room: the sofa, the cabinet, the chair and obviously the styling! And that table lamp is just gorgeous! You are so talented and I hope you know that 🙂

    • Meera
      October 11, 2017 / 10:28 am

      And you are so kind! Thank you very much for your sweet words, Anne Marie! ☺️ xx

  14. October 12, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    This is a stunning transformation, Meera. Such great selections and I really love the paint colour – Sophisticated and modern. You must be delighted with it all!

    • Meera
      October 16, 2017 / 12:21 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely words Jane! I am indeed very happy with it all, the paint colour is gorgeous and works really well with everything else in the room. 🙂

  15. October 17, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    What an absolutely incredible transformation Meera! You must be over the moon with the project and everything you have achieved. I love all your design ideas, thank you so much for linking up with #HomeEtc

    • Meera
      October 17, 2017 / 8:49 pm

      Thank you very much for your lovely comment, Lins! I am indeed delighted to have a nice living room at last thanks to the RRR challenge! xx

  16. October 17, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    WOW! What an incredible makeover!! Love the bright pops of colour but has a nice relaxed vibe and a nod to scandi too. Love it!

    • Meera
      October 17, 2017 / 9:50 pm

      Thank you very much for your sweet words, Keira! ☺️ xx

  17. October 25, 2017 / 10:52 am

    Oh Meera!!! I popped over and read this a couple of week’s ago but didn’t want to write a tiny ‘thanks for linking up’ comment!! And then life took over and I totally forgot to come back until now! SO SORRY!! This is absolutely stunning — you must be thrilled.The sofa is such a fabulous shape — love that mid-century feel — love the walls, the prints you’ve chosen, your cushions!!!! I literally had to keep scrolling back up to have another look. Totally fabulous!! Well done and thanks so much for sharing Cx

    • Meera
      October 26, 2017 / 1:05 pm

      That’s the loveliest comment, thank you so much Caro! ☺️ xx

  18. November 11, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    Loving that wall colour – it makes all the difference and sets off everything else in the room beautifully. Really stunning makeover! x

    • Meera
      November 12, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Aww, thanks so much Shireen! Really lovely of you! xxx

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