Style it!

Designing out of your comfort zone!

So people often joke that everything I choose is grey! There is some truth in this as I do love grey in its many shades, it seems to just go with everything. As my old house seemed to be 50 shades of grey with the odd white or cream mixed in I thought I would be a little more daring this time. Maybe it’s part of a midlife crisis I mentioned previously but I am suddenly falling in love with colours and patterns. 

As we have more rooms in our new home my husband promised me that I could go a bit design crazy in our spare lounge, so I am doing just that! It is still very much a work in progress as I have to wait for each pay day to buy something new haha, but I’m getting there. I do seem to be moving mess from one room to the next as I sort through boxes and begin to place things in situ (I spend way too much time doing this and must have rearranged pictures and candlesticks a thousand times) but I will share some pictures so far!

Home decor, interiors, living room goals, work in progress, dfs, sofa workshop, velvet sofa, farrow & ball down pipe, graham & green lamp, black and gold, lighting, achica
The sweeping lamp is Graham & Green and was last years Christmas present from my Mum! I have hunted everywhere for a matching central lamp shade and eventually found a similar one on Achica.
Graham & Green, marble furniture, console table, geometric, sofa workshop, dfs
Our daring sofas are by Sofa Workshop at DFS and the marble / geometric furniture is part of the Detroit range at Graham & Green
Gesso stars, Cox & Cox, farrow & ball down pipe, velvet sofa, rockett st george, jungle print cushion
These Gesso starts from Cox and Cox have been hiding in a box for months put have finally been dusted off! The jungle print cushions are Rockett St George.
Marble furniture, graham & green, vintage finds, floating shelf, side table
Marble floating side table by Graham & Green with a few vintage treasures

Rockett St George, Graham and Green, Abigail Ahern and Cox & Cox are some of my absolute favourites when it comes to home shopping so there are a mixture of the above around our home. I mentioned previously that I love a bargain so I also get a lot of bits from Homesense and TK Maxx. I love the idea of having something a little bit different so try to hunt for pieces at auctions, car boot sales and reclaim yards.

Vintage finds, neon sign, homesense furniture, sideboard, home interiors
Neon sign taking centre stage along with some of my vintage pieces. Sideboard from homesense, Vases from Foras
Neon sign, neon light, love quote, Tracey Emin copy, farrow & ball down pipe
I had this neon sign made for Matt for Christmas which we then used at our wedding. I’m so pleased we now have somewhere to display it, the pink looks great against the dark grey walls (Farrow & Ball Down Pipe)

We have also decided to be daring in our ensuite. We opted for Cole & Son Palm Jungle wallpaper and a checkerboard floor. It is only us that use it and it’s a small room so the perfect little space for such an out there design. We still need to add mirrors and accessories but it has made such a big difference. I feel as though I am in a boutique hotel each time I step out of the shower and into the jungle! 

Cole & Son, palm leaf decor, bathroom decor, bringing the outside in, crazy wallpaper, interior decor
Cole & Son Palm Jungle wallpaper bringing the outside into our en-suite!
Cole & Son, palm leaf decor, bathroom decor, bringing the outside in, crazy wallpaper, interior decor
If you have a sudden urge to add pattern or colours out of your comfort zone, then a small space is the perfect place and it’s surprisingly invigorating to walk out of the tonal shades of the rest of the house and into a splash of wow!