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Soft blush pink bedroom reveal BEFORE + AFTER - Farrow & Ball Peignoir - West Elm mid-century furniture

Soft blush pink bedroom reveal BEFORE + AFTER

It’s finally time to reveal the results of our bedroom makeover. Neglected and in need of a little love, for a while it was a dumping ground while we did up downstairs. We got the things we really needed in – new windows and clean, new carpet – but came to a pause after the builders had left and the chaos of renovating had settled. Before long we were fed up with the luminous, bright blue ‘feature wall’ and the curtains temporarily tacked up with nails. With a fresh lick of paint and new furniture from West Elm, our blush pink, mid-century inspired bedroom has taken shape, transforming what was a cold, bare space into a welcoming, relaxing room. Now, the bedroom is a calm sanctuary to escape to and unwind, its soft textures appealing to the senses and its feminine hues bringing about an element of serenity. Before So let’s remind ourselves of the before (you can see the full before post and my initial ideas for the space here). When we first moved in, the wood floors were stained a bright orange-brown, the windows were cheap PVC, and …

My guest room / home office makeover BEFORE + AFTER

Finally, the results of my guest room/home office makeover are here! The project, as with many of these things, has taken a lot longer than expected – what with various coats of paint, one failed attempt at putting up a blind, summer holidays and airbnb guests, etc, etc… But that’s all part of the fun and I’m so excited to now reveal to you the before and after. So, just a bit of background on the room itself: this is the spare room in my two-bedroomed 1930s London flat, in between Bloomsbury and Kings Cross, that I share with my boyfriend. It’s south-facing, light and airy, with a large sash window. On paper and in the flesh, it really is a lovely room, well proportioned with a generous ceiling height – essentially a blank box on which you could do absolutely anything. But, when we first moved in, due to lack of inspiration for anything else, we painted the entire room white and filled it with a mix-match of Ikea furniture and inherited old items. …