Interiors Lifestyle · January 15, 2018

A Peek Inside Our Living Room

The living room is the heart of any house, isn’t it? The place where I (shouldn’t but do) spend hours working, sit with a lap tray tucking into bowls of Joe’s spag bol on a Wednesday night, watch Mary Berry bake on a slow Sunday morning and free afternoons curled up with a magazine on our squishy sofa.

We’ve now been here for a warm summer and a cosy Christmas- and seeing the room with both twinkly lights and a Christmas tree, filled with our friends on New Years has just made me love it all the more. So, seeing as I’ve definitely been a little slow on the interiors content since moving in, I thought I’d reignite things this year with a small tour of our living room. Although you’ve probably seen peeps of this spot before (and over on YouTube too if you’ve got eagle eyes) I thought I’d properly show you around, and hopefully set the tone for some more little interiors tours as the year goes on.

Now, out of all of the rooms in our house, the living room was arguably the one that we finished the speediest. Despite being tempted to switch things up in regards to painting, with the walls being a gorgeous blueish shade of grey, rather than paint over them- we let them help direct the style of furniture and design we opted for in the room, which we both absolutely love and probably would have chosen ourselves (hey, we can always change them)!




Prints (listed here), TV Cabinet, Rug, Candle, Small Pleasures, Mirror, Sofa, Lights, Wall Hanging, Pillow, Knitted Blanket, Grey Blanket & here

Although we didn’t order any furniture before we’d moved in (I was a bit worried I’d tempt fate by buying a sofa before we had the keys) we knew we wanted to check out the sofa selection at MADE, and were so thrilled with the pink chair and teal velvet sofa we opted for- not only are they beautifully designed, but they’re wonderfully cosy (and look equally lovely piled high with blankets for when it’s chilly too). We’ve also dotted them with cushions from Trouva, Marks & Spencer and one from my family in California too.

Other main furniture attractions come from our MADE bookshelves (similar here) which we’ve positively packed with some of our favourite things. These include (but are not limited to); photographs, coffee table books, candles and other sentimental objects- including a 2CV my dad gave me (after the car he had when I was a baby), an old Olympus film camera I received about 5 years ago and a frame from my brother too. These were one of the hardest things in the room to style, but we desperately tried to not worry about ~trends~ too much here, and just make sure there were enough of our favourite things on show and not just objects for style. Obviously one looks to Kate for ultimate shelfie styling, and I think we’ve found a nice balance of combining both of our personal tastes as well as what suits the room aesthetically too.

 

Some of my favourite candles in our space…

SOH Melbourne / Evermore / Diptyque / Jo Malone / Elizabeth Arden / Replica / Bella Freud 





Pink Chair, Made Shelves (similar here), Cactus Vases (and here), Postcard, Illustration

Another of my favourite pieces in the room is our West Elm media cabinet where our TV sits and all of the boxes it comes with (that I still don’t really understand) live. It’s the perfect size for our alcove (where we struggled to find another that would) and adds a really gorgeous mid-century touch, something we both really love in the house. We also recently picked up this Anthropologie rug after a long old search, and although it’s slightly similar to the infamous La Redoute one, we love the fact this is slightly lighter and definitely adds a little homely somethin’ to the space.


Magazine Side Table, Footstool 

I won’t natter on about prints endlessly (especially as I’ve already touched on them a lot here)- but one thing I did pick up recently after an uncontrollable Etsy scroll was this wall hanging from Little Low that says ‘get cozy’- which is not only perfectly apt but coordinates with our wall/blankets/snuggle ethos too ; )

I hope you enjoyed this post- I’ve linked as much as I can, but any questions and I’ll definitely let you know! I’m really excited to share more corners of our home too! We’re currently redecorating my office space, so stay tuned for how that goes- the paint samples have been bought and carpenters emailed so adulting is a go-go! You heard it here first!

x




32 Comments

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    Natali
    January 15, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Awww, such a pretty and retro interior, I love it!

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    Alex grunfeld
    January 15, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    What a gorgeous room- so many lovely touches. Any idea what colour the walls are? X

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    Valerie
    January 15, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Your living room is goals! A real inspiration x

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    Imogen
    January 15, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Brilliant Liv! I love love love the darker walls with the wall art. And thanks for your recent youtube video- I’m hoping to get reading some of the books you mentioned. Keep up the confidence, you’re doing great.

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    Rachael Portier
    January 16, 2018 at 3:40 am

    So in love with that TV stand and magazine rack. Such a beautiful space!

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    Briana
    January 16, 2018 at 4:25 am

    What fun decor! I love the vintage-y feel!

    briana
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    Sharni
    January 16, 2018 at 5:58 am

    What a gloriously cosy living space! I love love love your sofa.

    Sharni xo
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    katie
    January 16, 2018 at 7:12 am

    ah its SO gorgeous and homely – i love it! im also serrrrrriously heart eye emoji-ing over your pink chair…the dream!! ♥♥♥♥♥

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

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    YZ Chan
    January 16, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Your living room looks gorgeous! Love all the little personal touches.

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    Jessie
    January 16, 2018 at 8:44 am

    That mirror is bloody gorgeous! I love how you used the colour of the walls to decorate – it’s a really gorgeous shade xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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    Angie Silver
    January 16, 2018 at 9:21 am

    I’m in love with the mirror!

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    Steal4Style
    January 16, 2018 at 9:59 am

    So inspiring place to be!! I love the colour combination, the pop of pink is gorgeous!
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    Neeltje | Thoughts in Style
    January 16, 2018 at 10:10 am

    I absolutely love it! X
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    Laura Rose
    January 16, 2018 at 10:36 am

    what a beautiful space! the circle mirror and bookcase are both amazing! and love all the little trinkets everywhere and choice of colours… I just love everything okay!

    Laura | roseandweston.blogspot.co.uk

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    Mariya
    January 16, 2018 at 10:59 am

    I love every single detail! The lights are such a nice touch!

    x Mariya
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    Frances
    January 16, 2018 at 11:04 am

    You sofa just looks like the comfiest thing in the world! I love the dark walls with the few pops of colour you have 🙂 xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Fashion & Lifestyle

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    Jasmine
    January 16, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Liv, your home is absolutely beautiful, I am so inspired! LOVE the pink and teal colours together, they work so well.

    Jasmine x
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    Stephanie Marston
    January 16, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Oh wow it looks so gorgeous Liv!!!! Can’t wait to see more of the rooms! Steph x
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    Kay Nguyen
    January 16, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Your living room looks better than my whole apartment but I love it! Thanks for sharing <3

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    Dennis
    January 16, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    I love how cozy and styled your living room is. The retail industry is one the most fun and creative ways to express ourselves. I can’t wait to see the final product of your office space. You’re adulting so hard.

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    Elie
    January 16, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    I AM SO OBSESSED with how that looks! Total interior goals

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    Ellie xx

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    Abi Street
    January 16, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    I absolutely love the shelving!! Definitely need to invest in this

    Abi | abistreetx

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    Elisha-Maé
    January 17, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Such a beautiful, personal space and look at little Maggie! Definitely the best part, although it all looks pretty bloody fab.

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    Arianne
    January 18, 2018 at 4:24 am

    Your living room is a work of art. I hope when I get my own place, my living room would look as amazing!

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    Eva
    January 18, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Can I, please, move into your living room ?!

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    Holly Shannon
    January 18, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    I love the colour scheme and seeing all the little personal touches. We’re currently decorating our house and I’m loving find inspiration on the internet 🙂 xx

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    Claire
    January 18, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Your living room is so beautiful, and looks so full of little gems! 😀 x

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    Rachel
    January 19, 2018 at 7:53 am

    So nice, it has a good vibe 🙂 I really like the rug!

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    Lauren
    January 19, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    All living rooms should come with a Maggie – also that sofa looks so cosy, I can imagine napping on it is a dream 😉

    Lauren x
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    5ft Life
    January 28, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Gorgeous post! Youve done really well with the space youve got, its really been made your own! I think anyone could tell that it was your living room lol I really love the colour youve gone for on your walls as well, ive been toying with the idea of painting some of my flat grey.

    Hayley xx
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    Current online interiors crushes
    February 8, 2018 at 7:01 am

    […] what she’s done so far. Because of her, now I want to paint everything grey. Check out her recent living room tour post here and tell me what’s not to love about […]

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    P. Clark
    February 21, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Such a beautiful, retro and cosy interior decision! Love all the details like lights and the little illustrations put in frames! <3

    Greetings,
    xoxo

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