Our Shade Of Grey!

We always knew that our Front Room was going to be one of the first to be decorated as we found the brilliant white to be so clinical and unwelcoming. However, deciding on how we wanted it to look was proving to be something of a nightmare!

We brought a gorgeous black leather sofa from DFS back in November (my dad kindly modeling for us below) and it was delivered mid January, so its pretty much a big statement piece itself. We needed something that wouldn’t be too over powering with our sofa and also compliment it well.

After possibly 20 different paint samples, we narrowed our choices down to wanting Grey…..I kid you not, there are about 50 different shades of grey to choose from! We (me mainly as he was often at football) picked out 5 that we thought would go well in the room and not turn the room too dark. The 2 favourites were Chic Shadow and Goose Down by Dulux. We both felt that Chic Shadow was a bit too dark against the sofa, so decided Goose Down was our choice of colour. So with that in mind, we then just had to decide what to do with the Chimney Breast, do we have a painted feature wall or mirror what we have done in our bedroom and wallpaper? Here are some pictures we pinned on Pinterest for ideas….

It took us a while and when I say a while, I mean about 15 different wallpaper samples to finally find the one we liked. I am not sure what drew us to it or why we both liked it (ok for me it was that it had a touch of sparkle), but we both saw it at Homebase and said Yes, that’s the one. I don’t even think we brought it home to “hang” and see if we liked it, we just brought it there and then.

Once we had everything, we wasted no time and set to work one early Saturday morning. With a couple of issues with the wallpaper, we had everything done and finished and the front room put back together by the Monday evening! However, we soon realised that we needed to upgrade my TV Stand that I had brought with me as the style didn’t really go with the room and it didn’t match our nest of tables we had brought earlier in the year. Matt did some bargain hunting online and managed to get a new TV Stand half price at Debenhams! I am guessing you want to see the finished product?!

Well it’s semi finished, a bit like our bedroom! We want to get a nice big mirror for the chimney breast, a new lamp for behind the corner of the sofa as well as some pictures up on the wall. We are fussy and like to take our time over things to make sure we get the right stuff. However, I have been thinking recently about black and white photo’s in black frames will look quite nice behind the sofa.

Just like the bedroom, as soon as its 100% finished I will defiantly show it off to you all!

Keep Smiling!

Emma xxx

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A Flamboyance…..    

It’s not very often that I am bang on trend, in fact I don’t think I would ever class myself as being “trendy”! However, the stars seemed to have aligned this spring/summer as I have become fascinated by anything with a Flamingo on it and guess what?! Apparently so are all the designers! So why not get some lovely Flamingo themed goodies together for you, so you can all be trendy too!

I have seen this reusable bubble bar from Lush on Instagram & Pinterest recently, I have tried to find it on their website but couldn’t see anything.

Lush Flamingo

I did find a blog dedicated to this bubble bar in particular! Here is the link http://allthingslushuk.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/pink-flamingo-reusable-bubble-bar.html

While on the subject of bathrooms, how lovely is this shower curtain from George at Asda?

flamingo shower curtain

It’s just £5! It’s sold out online, but there were still some in store at my local shop so head down there quick!

This gorgeous bedding set is from Homebase, a steal at £19.99 for a double set.

Flamingo Bedding

Unfortunately my room is Grey & Purple so a pink and green bed set would look awful!

Something else that has caught my eye, this time in IKEA is these cute Flamingo tumblers, at just 50p a tumbler you can’t go wrong!

flamingo tumbler

Is it wrong to want one of these? Even if it’s just for the summer?? They are £5.99 at Dunelm Mill!

Flamingo Doormat

These Pjs from Next are lovely, I never normally buy things from next apart from Kids clothes as I think it’s quite expensive, these are a bit pricey at £25 but if the quality is like the kids clothes, then they will be worth it!

Flamingo Pjs

So apparently, Kate Spade is also on the Flamingo band wagon and has these gorgeous products out, a bit pricier than the other bits, but the purse would go fantastically with my Kate Spade Bag!

So join the flamboyance and get hunting for those Flamingo goodies in all your favourite high street stores!