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The New Living Room – so far

To be honest I thought the whole room switcheroo was going to take ages but instead it went really fast. For the past two years Bo has been in a difficult place and with that in mind I got used to his very slow beat. But as since January he’s found his groove back and all of a sudden he’s Speedy Gonzales again. He’s build a whole around the door bookcase in the former dining room, that’s now our living room. He also build a garden shed, more about that in another post and he managed to do a whole lot of commissioned painting work. He’s definitely got his groove back, good for him … and for me.

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Before we could start emptying the former living room it was necessary to build this bookcase as most of our books were in that bookcase. Bo build an exact copy of the one in the former living room. This one is slightly larger as the wall is a bit wider. After that was done I painted the whole room over as it was 7 years ago since the last coat. The walls are in Farrow & Ball Slipper Satin and all the woodwork and floor in Farrow & Ball All White.

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Most of the decorating is done in this room but it still needs a few bits and pieces. I bought this IKEA sofa with white and blue stripes. I love how it looks against that Cath Kidston wallpaper. I need to find a chest for a coffee table, a nice and comfy chair, I need to find a lighting fixture for the ceiling and the room needs curtains.

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I’m thinking about linen nutmeg coloured curtains. They don’t need to be lined as we use the rolling-blinds for privacy and lined curtains only work for small bedroom windows I think. Eventually there will be a small wood-burner in this room as it gets nippy in winter with it’s high ceilings.

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Claudia PASB
    17/03/2016 at 20:47

    What a lovely picture of Bobo on the wall.

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      yvestown
      25/04/2016 at 21:32

      Thank you, we miss her so much! It’s been a year already since she passed away.

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    De Zuster Van
    17/03/2016 at 21:53

    Heel mooi! Die sofa staat al zo lang op mijn verlanglijstje!

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      yvestown
      25/04/2016 at 21:31

      Dank je! Echt een super aanrader – zit ook heerlijk.

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    Claire Robinson
    17/03/2016 at 22:48

    Such a restful looking sitting room… just beautiful. I do love bookcases spanning a doorframe too!

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      yvestown
      25/04/2016 at 21:32

      There is nothing better as bookcases to decorate with ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    NotMyMother.net
    18/03/2016 at 01:25

    The room looks beautiful! Well done, and I’m glad Bo has found his groove again.
    Now I’m dreaming of nutmeg coloured linen curtains too…

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      yvestown
      25/04/2016 at 21:33

      Thank you xxx Yes still need to find the perfect nutmeg.

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    Matemo Crafts
    18/03/2016 at 17:04

    Seriously, this is so beautiful… When I look at your pictures I just want to revamp my whole house!

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      yvestown
      25/04/2016 at 21:34

      I have that feeling each and every day!!!

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    kelly c
    21/03/2016 at 02:05

    Absolutely darling. I adore your blog, so happy I found it!
    Groetjes uit Minnesota!

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      yvestown
      25/04/2016 at 21:34

      Welcome and Groetjes terug xxx

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    Eva Goris
    21/03/2016 at 13:18

    I like it so far! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      yvestown
      25/04/2016 at 21:34

      Good! You’ll have to come over soon and see it for yourself.

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    Joy C.
    24/03/2016 at 01:00

    Beautiful space. It looks so relaxing and cozy.

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      yvestown
      25/04/2016 at 21:35

      Thank you! Cosy it is, we only really need a wood burner is it’s a cold room.

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    tita Carrรฉ
    02/04/2016 at 06:36

    Hello, I love your crochet, it is beauty, I love this colors, I follow your blog, I have a blog about crochet with free patterns and free crochet diagrams, visit me , hugs from Brazil.
    Visite meu blog – Tita Carrรฉ – Crochet

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      yvestown
      25/04/2016 at 21:35

      Thank you xxx

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    Samantha Gibbs
    24/04/2016 at 10:12

    The Bookcase is really awesome ! I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

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      yvestown
      25/04/2016 at 21:36

      Thank you Samantha!

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    ilse74
    16/06/2016 at 20:51

    Super mooie stijl heb jij !! Ben fan ! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Waar vond je ondertussen gordijnen?

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