15th July 2013
For the past few months, I've been helping extend and revamp the family home - the house we built 20 years ago and I spent 15 years living in. While some stress is inevitable when dealing with building work, it's been wonderful to work on such a big project with my mum. In the last six months, walls have been knocked down, new rooms have been created and the whole house has been given a makeover.
Now it's time for the part I've been looking forward to the most - furnishing the property. The only problem is knowing where to begin. I'm no interiors expert - I'm just someone who knows what I like and what I don't like. As I'm not sure if there's a right or wrong place to start, I've decided to begin with armchairs.
During one of my countless internet searches, I came across this stripey chair on the Out There Interiors website. We've chosen grey wood-look floors and white walls so I am keen to add a bit of colour through the furniture - and this chair certainly does that! I love how eye-catching it is and have long been a fan of Louis-style furniture.
If this chair is a little bit too 'out there' and quirky for you, they have some gorgeous alternatives in their French furniture range. But I should warn you, if you like all your furniture to be perfect, these chairs are probably not for you as imperfections such as chips in the paintwork and uneven stud work is standard in this range.
I don't mind a bit of shabby chic so the stripey armchair is already part of the family. I picked up the berry colour in the Louis-style chair and found this fabulous armchair on Made.com to match. It is so comfortable that I'm now calling it my ''curl up with a cup of chai'' armchair and bought one in anthracite grey too.
Now the armchairs are taken care of, I just need to find the rest of furniture and accessories that compliments them and figure out how to arrange it all!