looking up to the ceiling lantern - windows on two sides
The sofas were purchased at the end of the renovation, so we've had them for nearly 2 years now. One is a four seater, the other a 3.5 seater and they are upholstered in a very fine slate grey and beige woven linen. I tend to do upholstery in main living areas in neutrals, and then bring in the pattern in other things - on an armchair or cushions or in the curtain or blind fabric. However having the neutral sofas sitting there in a neutral room for so long started to do my head in. I craved a bit of colour and pattern.
viewing point as you enter the extension from the hall
I wanted it to go here because my main concern was that it not be seen when you walk into the living area from the hall. I always have what I think of as a 'viewing point' (I have no idea if this is an actual design thing, it's just the way I think of it) in a room. It's what you see as you enter the space, and it sets the tone for the room. I like my viewing point to be inviting. A giant black void of a tv screen is not. It draws the eye and distracts from all the other good things in a room. Additionally I didn't want our living area to revolve around the tv. I prefer a focal point of garden windows and the fireplace, not a blank screen that guests line up facing when you have people over.
glimpse of the tv from side on
Planned changes for the future include the armchairs… our new point of argument! Plus there will be another lamp and table to put in-between them. I will probably have more cushion covers made in velvet for Winter too. The colours will be in the warmer palette taken out of the rug and throw rug, rather than the fresher greens and yellows I chose for summer.
So, that's progress for the time being on this room with lots more tweaking required. Having never really done a proper post on it I thought it was well and truly about time!
Sofas - Jardan "Leila"
Side Tables - Pottery Barn
Table Lamps - William Yeoward
Cushion fabrics - Designers Guild
Throw rug - Designers Guild
Floor rug - The Rug Establishment - custom
Coffee Table - Zuster - custom
Wing Armchair - Small & Whitfield estate sales
Flooring - Linoleum
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