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These Four Walls | My Favourite Corner of my Home

October 30, 2015
These Four Walls

To coincide with our 8th birthday competition, we asked one of our favourite interiors bloggers to share her favourite corner of her own home. After all, nothing makes you feel more at home than snuggling up in your favourite spot! We’ll hand you over to Abi from These Four Walls, to talk you through her favourite corner!

 

My favourite corner of my home is the sofa and alcove in the lounge. It’s a calming cocoon – a little sanctuary where I can snuggle up after a long day and let myself breathe.

My boyfriend and I moved into our little Victorian terrace in Bristol in October 2014 and the lounge was the first room we finished, so it set the tone for the rest of the house. Our style is quite minimal and influenced heavily by Scandinavian design, so we wanted the living room to feel airy and clutter-free, but also homely. Luckily the bare bones gave us plenty to work with, as there’s a big bay window and a fireplace, and the original coving and skirting are still in place.

 

living room interior design shelving

 

We started by painting the walls a pale, silvery-grey colour, and then added warmth through blankets and cushions.  The alcove cabinets and shelves were built by a local carpenter, who did a great job – particularly as he had some very wonky walls to contend with! They allow us to hide away mess and display books and treasured items, and they fit well with the architecture of the house.

 

artificial flowers in home made plant pot

 

I love sitting in this spot, surrounded by art and mementoes from our travels. There’s a model tram from Lisbon, vases from Scandinavia and photos from Barcelona, plus a pouffe from Morocco where the cat often curls up for naps. There are also lots of candles – we’ve spent a lot of time in Copenhagen and we love the Danish concept of ‘hygge’, which doesn’t have a direct English equivalent but which roughly translates as the warm, cosy feeling you get from good company and good surroundings. Candlelight is a big part of that, so I’ve dotted tea lights and candle holders everywhere. My favourite piece of all, though, is the cat print by Bristol artist Laura Robertson. It’s a spoof of one of the city’s famous Bansky murals and, as I love cats and Bristol, it’s perfect for me!

cat print by Bristol artist Laura Robertson

 

All images by Abi from These Four Walls.

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15 Comments

  • Reply Sam Taylor October 2, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Hi.
    Really lovely room. Would love to know what brand of paint and colour the walls are. It’s so easy to get grey wrong!

    Many thanks!
    Sam

    • Reply Emma Lavelle October 11, 2016 at 10:46 am

      Hi Sam, We suggest that you get in touch with Abi from These Four Walls to find out the paint colour. You can probably catch her on her Instagram @thesefourwallsblog

      • Reply Emma Lavelle January 17, 2017 at 3:08 pm

        Hi Sam, It’s Valspar ‘Harp Strings’. Best, R&G

  • Reply Joan December 1, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Love that paint colour, what is it?

    • Reply Emma Lavelle January 9, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Hi Joan, Please get in touch with @thesefourwallsblog to find out more details about this room. Best, Rose & Grey xx

  • Reply Lindsay January 7, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Hello – what colour paint is on the walls?

    • Reply Emma Lavelle January 9, 2017 at 11:28 am

      Hi Lindsay, Please get in touch with @thesefourwallsblog to find out more details about this room. Best, Rose & Grey xx

    • Reply Emma Lavelle January 17, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      Hi Lindsay, It’s Valspar ‘Harp Strings’. Best, R&G

  • Reply Aimee January 15, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Hi, what’s the paint colour please?

    • Reply Emma Lavelle January 17, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      Hi Aimee, It’s Valspar ‘Harp Strings’. Best, R&G

  • Reply Ryan Easter January 16, 2017 at 4:45 am

    Hi,

    We have an old victorian terrace that we are renovating and love the colour of the wall.

    Can you please let me know what it is?

    Thanks

    Ryan

    • Reply Emma Lavelle January 17, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      Hi Ryan, It’s Valspar ‘Harp Strings’. Best, R&G

  • Reply Tan January 23, 2017 at 8:07 am

    I liovr the silver grey paint. Can you tell me where you got it from and the name of the colour? Thanks Tan

    • Reply Emma Lavelle January 26, 2017 at 11:45 am

      Hi Tan, It’s Valspar ‘Harp Strings’. Best, R&G

  • Reply rebekah April 28, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    what color is the trim and brand

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