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What would you do with this room?

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MadameJosephine Tue 25-Apr-17 11:35:28

Just had offer accepted on a lovely period apartment, very excited and starting to think about colours etc. This will be my new living room, what would you do with it if it was yours?

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Ketzele Tue 25-Apr-17 11:50:36

It's lovely smile. Love the fireplace! I would obviously be keeping that and the picture rail. It looks very light-filled - is it? And are you keeping the carpet? Do you have furniture already or are you buying new?

I would definitely be putting colour on the walls - first instincts F&B Pigeon or Hardwick White or even Inchrya Blue, as those suit the period feel. Window dressings I would keep simple - I hate fussy curtains - but long and neutral and probably pale if I was using a strong colour on the walls.

PoisonousSmurf Tue 25-Apr-17 12:04:40

Black carpet and red velvet walls.

Allthebestnamesareused Tue 25-Apr-17 12:05:58

Houzz is your friend. Go to their site and type in period living rooms and see what inspires you!

MadameJosephine Tue 25-Apr-17 12:24:04

It's really very light. I do have furniture but will need to replace over time as it won't 'go' (think IKEA and brown leather sofa). I'll be keeping the carpet as it's the same throughout the apartment.

I was thinking of celestial blue for the walls (little greene) and a grey sofa or maybe I should go with more of a grey/ white palette and a teal/blue sofa?

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MadameJosephine Tue 25-Apr-17 12:26:54

ketzele loving those colours!

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DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 25-Apr-17 12:27:39

Think this would look fitting, ( if you have a spare £900 after all the decoration):

chaise longue

MadameJosephine Thu 27-Apr-17 00:03:37

That's lovely donkey, let's see how the budget goes smile

What do think of this? Wallpaper on the wall with the fireplace and the rest painted

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DonkeysDontRideBicycles Thu 27-Apr-17 08:36:50

That wallpaper looks marvellous.

I forgot to say blush in the vicarious excitement of looking online at possible furniture, what a gorgeous room!

MadameJosephine Thu 27-Apr-17 12:44:18

Thanks donkey, I'm very excited too. The apartment has two equally lovely bedrooms with the same big bay window so I'm sure I'll be back for advice for them too!

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Arsenicinthesugarbowl Sat 29-Apr-17 11:43:48

Madame I've just moved into very similar sounding 3 bed Victorian flat! I'm also looking for inspiration as it's all very white at the moment. We have a bit of restoration to do too on our windows. Would love to know how you get on (and perhaps borrow an idea or two) grin

MadameJosephine Sat 29-Apr-17 12:29:06

I'll keep you posted. It's early days though, haven't even had the survey done yet but my buyers have been given notice on their rented accommodation so we are aiming for 23 June for completion

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