Living with the living room.

Team Peach have been residing in what feels like the local vicarage for six months now and it’s just about sinking in that we own it. We always knew this was a long term project but after a few weeks of missing our perfectly finished semi I knew I had to put my stamp on a small corner of our new home. We have big plans for the PP, plans which leave no room untouched, plans which are now mercilessly in the hands of the local council (don’t even get me started on that one) and quite simply I just couldn’t wait. So, I decided to take on our lounge (the original dining room) in all its peach glory. I envisaged myself launching myself at the swags and tails, tackling them to the ground, effortlessly splashing the perfect palate of farrow and ball paint around. But, the reality actually consisted of me gazing around the room, scratching my head, drowning in colour swatches and wondering where the heck to start.Let’s start with the windows, those beautiful 115 year old massive windows which flood the room with light. Unfortunately they also flood the room with an arctic tundra whenever the wind changes but let’s gloss over that. With the demise of the swags, do the windows let in enough beautiful light for me to dare to go dark. I’ve never been as bold before but you’ve gotta take chances right?

Check out the light fittings

I was incredibly lucky to be introduced to the lovely Catherine from May Skies Interiors. She has sat patiently over copious amounts of hot brown drinks (in the later stages wine) and listened to me bang on about what I like, what I hate and what I can’t afford. She has been incredibly polite in steering me away from potential disasters and has made me want to take risks. In addition she has educated me in the delights of buying vintage. Cue hours of trawling eBay in the middle of the night when up with a baby. She has gone above and beyond what I initially asked her to help me with and I’m sure she’s pretty glad I only asked for her help with this one room. The upshot is I’ve been given loads of great ideas (and discounts) but more importantly gained a great friend. This isn’t the final decision on everything but just a little teaser of what we are going for.


Just to add to the budget and to combat the aforementioned arctic tundra we have decided to install a fireplace. Pretty frustrating really considering the hall, play room and kitchen all have working fireplaces but after an eye watering quote to secondary glaze the living room window, this seemed like a better idea.

Work starts on the 2nd Nov, watch this space.

Ps if anyone’s in the market for some swags and tails…………………

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