Living Space Inspiration – Colour Pops

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I’m moving house!

Not now, not next month, not even in a couple of months. In fact, my house still hasn’t been built yet so it’s probably a safe bet to say that my house move is more than a little time away. BUT – I’m moving house!!!!! and I’m really excited about it. HOUSE MOVE!

I’m helping to design the house from scratch and having the input into how it will look has been amazing – so I’ve already been Pinning like mad (obviously) and have started to put together mood boards. Which leaves me wondering – HOW difficult was interior design in the days before Pinterest? I remember my mum having piles of Living Etc and Elle Decoration around the house so it’s a good thing we now have such wonderful online inspiration as IKEA Family Live (not just name checking it because I used to work there – I seriously love that place) and Apartment Therapy. Inspiration/Procrastination, who’s counting?

FYI Mum I haven’t forgotten you asking me to show you Pinterest… you are doing the important parts of the design anyway ;) I’m sticking to paint colours and cushions…

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Living Spaces

The first room I’m thinking about is the living space. I’m envisaging clean, neutrally coloured furniture (so wise with young children…) accented with pops of colour in the blankets, cushions and floorcoverings. The space will be open plan to the kitchen so I’m aiming to remain as minimal in my approach as possible, with clever storage to keep clutter down. Think colour, texture and fun :)

Main images: The Design Files

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White High Gloss Coffee Table, £129.99, FADS, Velvet Square Cushion, £45, Not On The High Street, Canyon White High Gloss Wide Bookcase, £349.99, FADS, Monty Lamp, £40, House By John Lewis, Flapjack sofa, £1195, Loaf, Studio Stack Mug, £4, John Lewis, Novello White Gloss Dining Set, £279.99, FADS, Octo rug, £95, Habitat.


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  1. That rug is lovely, where is it from?
    We put our offer in in January, and we still haven’t moved yet. I am feeling impatient as hell.
    Hope yours goes through quickly :)

    Posted 3.24.15 Reply
    • alice wrote:

      Isn’t it a beaut! It’s Habitat – not in stock at the moment so I’m seriously considering it for when it is… ;)

      Posted 3.25.15 Reply
  2. Liane wrote:

    ohhh! I would love to be apart of building my own house from scratch! Cannot wait to see the progress :)

    Posted 3.25.15 Reply
    • alice wrote:

      I’m really glad you’ve said this – I’m already getting excited about blogging about it ;)

      Posted 3.25.15 Reply
  3. Exciting stuff! Nothing more fun than being given free reign to start designing a room from scratch! x

    Posted 3.25.15 Reply
    • alice wrote:

      I’m a bit scared… watch this space ;) x

      Posted 3.25.15 Reply
  4. Eve wrote:

    The grayish sofa is great! It looks awesome once you put everything into place! Greetings, Man With Van Greenwich Ltd.

    Posted 4.15.15 Reply
  5. Harriet wrote:

    Wonderful colors! I really love how bright it is in the apartment! The colors make it feel so clean and fresh! Thumbs up!

    Posted 5.15.15 Reply
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  7. Suse wrote:

    I adore those pie chart prints, please tell me where they are from

    Posted 11.20.16 Reply