I've been making a few changes and re-designing parts of my house lately. In the lounge room the colour scheme we painted 8 years ago was really tired and my growing little boys had out grown the legroom at the flower coffee table (see it here), so changes needed to be made.
So, gone is the deep plum feature wall (which appeared in Home Beautiful Magazine) replaced with all around soft baby blue/green which makes the white trim and furniture seem so new and fresh and seems to change the dimensions of the space.
To add some sass to all the softness, I've added some bold black and white elements which I hope, lead the eye away from the TV when it's off. The curtain panels are my own fabric design, available here, and the rug is a freshly stencilled DIY I finished a couple of days ago (lots of masking tape and patience!). The table is a thrifted find on an online auction site, to which we added castors for mobility and to bring it up to the perfect height.
The little chairs have been recovered with some fresh - and hardy fabric, as has my fave chair in the corner (you might remember this one), and a few splashes of colour in the artworks and coat rack (with a nod to Arthur Stace) and we have a fresh new look I'm loving.
Below: This is what you see when you walk into the room... before and after (click to see it larger)...
These 2 chairs are the first of 4 ex-government uglies to get the T&J treatment... I think they look so sweet now!
The pink chair is upholstered in Berry Chevron fabric, designed by Thebline, available here, and the teal is upholstered in a gorgeous vintage damask from a Sydney Antique store. These ones involved a few tricky techniques new to me, I just love exploring new challenges!