Interior Design

The Maisonette: The Living Room

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I’ve been slightly avoiding posting pictures of the new flat. This is partially because we’re still unpacking, partially because we’ve been waiting on furniture deliveries, and also because I haven’t been very sure on how I should parcel out the posts. We’ve been doing quite a few DIY projects, like our terrarium, but we’ve also been doing bigger projects like installing shelves in the living room, making a desk for the office, and a bunch of other things I hope to share down the line.

If you recall from the first photos of The Maisonette, the nooks in the living room were empty when we moved in. We have a decent collection of books and cameras, so we need shelves. The last tenant bought Ikea bookcases to go in these areas, but I wanted to do something that fit the space better and would have a slightly cleaner appearance. They’re probably not the most elegant design, but we’re pretty content with them. In addition to books, the shelves also house our projector, which we use to project what we’re watching (Adventure Time) on the wall adjacent to the dining table.

Speaking of dining tables… there was a lot of fuss around deciding on which table to buy. We wanted a compact table that wouldn’t take up too much space and would match with the vintage beech wood chairs we already had. I drooled over Ercol tablesΒ for a little while, but settled on a clean white design from Habitat. I always say that white takes up less visual space, and it also made for an easy match with the chairs.

There’s so much work to do throughout the rest of the house that I’m not sure if I’ll be showing another full room any time soon, but I’ll certainly keep you posted as we go!

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    September 22, 2014 at 12:14 am

    it’s coming along so nicely! (and good call on shelves in the nooks!) i look forward to seeing more updates and some of the DIYs!

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      Ferren Gipson
      September 22, 2014 at 6:41 am

      Thanks, Kisha!

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    September 22, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Ohh it’s coming together beautifully! The shelves look fabulous! x

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    September 24, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    It looks great! hard to belive that you’ve moved in just recetly.
    The Made sofa anf gold artwork are the best. And good decision to install these shelves.
    Can’t wait to see more :)

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      Ferren Gipson
      September 24, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      Thanks, Agatha! There’s stil a lot left to do, but I’m reminding myself that it doesn’t all have to be done straight away! x

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    September 24, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Hahah, I’ve moved to my house 3 years ago and there is stll a lot left to do :)
    I was rushing to do as much as possible in first few months and now I regret many decisions. It is better to wait and see what will work best for you. I am sure your house is going to be stunning :)

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    September 24, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Things are moving along nicely! The shelves were a brilliant idea! You’ve inspired me to make a change in my dining area. Can’t wait to see how things progress.

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