I am so chuffed to finally be sharing a little look into our living room, my absolute FAVOURITE room in our house. This room has had my heart and soul poured into it and it definitely shows, it’s a beautifully relaxing room bursting with colour and personality and I think it truly reflects both George and I and the place we’re at right now, I’m just obsessed with being in this room!
I’ve wanted to share this space all year but honestly, I’ve been waiting for it to feel pretty much done and also for the perfect lighting, which kindly arrived at 730 this morning and saw me running upstairs to get my camera to capture it the way I imagined it...Which resulted in my coffee going cold, oh the dedication eh!
But yes, here is out gorgeous living room, I truly hope you love it as much as we do.
So lets kick things off with the fact this room (along with the majority of our home right now) is white. This is one room that will remain white, I just love how we’ve managed to keep it simply white yet it feels so colourful and cosy and so very us, so I wouldn’t want to change that by adding any colour to the walls, we’ll save that for the other rooms in our home.
It’s a really big living room with high ceilings and lots of space to play with and from moving in I knew the vibe I wanted for the space. I wanted two very different and contrasting sofa’s, I wanted a mix of textures, a mix of colours, yet colours that were a little more grown up than our last home and that worked harmoniously together to create a room that felt vibrant and exciting by day and cosy and tranquil by night, something I’ve managed to successfully achieve.
The first sofa is a beautiful paisley number by iconic sofa company Parker Knoll. We stumbled upon a similar design whilst shopping for storage furniture and I fell in love with the shape before flicking through the little swatch book and settling on this beautiful paisley print. It’s neutral yet it has bold colours of navy, orange and pink running throughout the pattern which lifts the print completely. Parker Knoll are known for creating furniture that lasts a lifetime and I wanted to invest in something that we would love forever, that would grow with us, that we could easily style around should we ever change the room and that was seriously bloody comfortable. It’s one of the best investments I’ve ever made, already as I know that it will do us good for the next 10-15 years and beyond. It’s my favourite place to sit on a Sunday afternoon with a cup of coffee, a good book and the pups. I picked out one of the pink shades within the paisley print and managed to find the perfect shade with these velvet, fringed cushions from Homesense that style up beautifully with the sofa.
Above the sofa is one large print picked up from The Tate and framed locally which adds a real modern feel to the sofa. On the windowsill I’ve added a variety of little pieces which admittedly I switch up almost weekly with other things around the house but currently it houses a disco ball which reflects magically across the room, some ascending vases from made.com a super cool and retro clock from Newgate World, a plant for some height and a touch of nature, a vase I found for 50p in a charity shop and a new coffee table book I was kindly sent all about the incredible Andy Warhol.
Now for my most favourite piece in the entire house my Oka lamp <3 I don’t know whether it’s the size, the curves, the glossiness, the colour or a mix of the above but my goodness am I in love with this lamp. I bought it on Oka and thought I’d go all out with this spectacular silk striped shade in an aubergine colour and it really bloody works, bringing me immense joy whenever I walk into the room. Oka then kindly sent me the perfect china side table for it to sit on which adds another element of print and some blue, which you will see ties in the rest of the room beautifully.
Now moving over to the fireplace, this wouldn’t be a mantlepiece that I would personally choose but it is beautifully simple all the same which means it’s been really fun to style. I searched high and low for the perfect mantle mirror for this space and Maisons Du Monde came up trumps with this beauty. It’s incredibly impactful creating a focal point for the room whilst still being very romantic and traditional, it was exactly the piece I was looking for. As the mirror is so statement I’ve kept the top of the mantlepiece very minimal with a pair of palm tree candlesticks which are gold so tie in with the mirror. Down on the hearth we have a little more going on with an assortment of photo frames picked up at Homesense and TK Maxx, a red and striped vase from Oka is filled with Baby’s-Breath flowers which I must say, despite being a filler flower is one of my fave flowers ever, next to a beautiful hand painted vase by Harlie Briggs and a gorge monkey porcelain tray I scored in Homesense to house my candles.
Our TV is totally awesome, I was ever so generously gifted it around 2 years ago yet I would purchase it again in a heart beat, something we’re actually thinking about doing when we eventually get round to decking out our basement. It sits on a gorge walnut unit by Habitat which has lots of storage space for our DVD’s, George’s Xbox and games and other crap such as remotes, apple TV and wires etc.
The dogs obvs have a little bed in the window which is from made.com and is the coolest and chicest dog bed I have ever seen, working with the living room perfectly and providing them with the perfect viewing platform for the squirrels that frequent our garden.
This little corner is one of my faves within the room, I just love the mix of textures and how it all feels quite masculine, a contrast to the other side of the room where it feels more feminine and soft. The navy leather chair with wooden legs is from made.com which has been styled with two matching Soho Home cushions and a H&M home throw over the back of it. The unit in the corner is such a beautiful piece from Very, I totally adore the texture of the wood and the contrast of the dark wood (which works with the wood flooring perfectly) and the simple gold handles. On top again we have some photo frames picked up at Homesense, a divine Neom candle and an antique lamp which I’m considering switching the shade up with something slightly more interesting soon so watch this space. Our pride and joy also lives here our SONOS, we have these throughout the house and honestly we would be lost without them.
Now for the main event the Habitat Rupert Sofa aka the dreamiest sofa in all the land. This was ever so kindly gifted to us but I would buy again in a heart beat and highly, highly recommend as it is so comfortable, so big and just perfect if you have a large space to fill. We went for grey, however I must admit I was a little shocked with how blue it looks in real life, although it certainly wasn't an issue as I do actually prefer it!
When shopping around for the perfect sofa for this exact spot George and I wanted something really deep as with our last sofa (see them here) we weren’t able to sit together comfortably as it just wasn’t deep enough. With the Habitat Rupert Sofa we’re able to sit, to lie and to cuddle together on this sofa, along with the dogs super comfortably. We’ve had 8 people comfortably sat on this sofa before, it’s such a great sofa for hosting.
The Rupert comes in a variety of different shapes, sizes and colours so there will definitely be a Rupert sofa for you and I just know you're gonna love it, it's been tried and tested by us, our friends and families and every single person simply adores it. When the sun shines through the window and hits the velvet it creates the most stunning sheen that warms my soul and brings a little bit of joy into my day, it's all about those small things right?
As the Rupert sofa has plenty of removable cushions that come along with it we didn’t feel the need to add too much more to it so just went for this gorgeous pop of colour and a touch of print in the form of this oversized velvet cushion from Homesense.
Behind the sofa we have a gallery wall, a wall I look at often and think about how fab it is… really! I just love the mix of media, the mix of colour, the mix of old and new, it’s one of those galleries that really came together well.
And the last few things, we have the rug, it’s a really beautiful statement yet not-too-statement antique style rug that is actually from Very. As there’s a fair bit going on in this space I did’t want anything too print or colour heavy so I think the faded antique print and blue colour works really well within the space. The side table next to the Rupert Sofa again was found at Homesense and was around £60 which I thought was amazing for such a solid piece of wooden furniture. It’s a great spot to put the other matching antique light, a few trinkets and photo frames and the ideal place to house my interior coffee table books, which work to add another pop of colour to the room.
So there we have a real in-depth look into our living room, I really hope you enjoyed it and if you have any questions about styling, about anything I didn’t mention or just general interior or homeware shopping questions then please leave them below and I’ll get back to you asap.
I have a real passion for interior’s and LOVE mixing up our rooms so please let me know if you’d like to see a closer look into any of the other rooms within our home and I’ll be sure to set to work at creating.
Thanks for reading