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Travel and adventure taking, memory and home making, parenting and play shaking, never faking, tales of family life.

A Residence Blog

Travel and adventure taking, memory and home making, parenting and play shaking, never faking, tales of family life.

Moroccan room update

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I’ve added to the Moroccan room, want to see? You can see what I have been doing up to now in this post. These cushions immediately leapt out at me, the handmade detail is beautiful. I didn’t want to go too overboard on the rich reds and pinks of the Moroccan pouffe you can see in the background. Instead it was nice to introduce the richness in the detail of the patterns.

The pouffe is still a real centrepiece in the room, but everything, from car boot and charity shop finds to Wayfair stand out pieces, is blending in happily, and best of all, it still feels like our home. My first update was all about the amazing pieces I found in a charity shop, I had a seriously lucky day and I am pleased to report my car boot was just as successful!

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I am still being tormented by penguins, I had to laugh, shortly after I posted my last update about my attempts to transform this room being thwarted by the kids adding penguins, another penguin appeared. I am pretty sure this one I had as a kid, I remember playing with him in the bath and he used to live in my parent’s bathroom, until one of my kids pilfered him and he came to live in our house. So I had to smile when he popped up in my charity set tea set, on the mantlepiece.

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With two cushioned sofas either side of the mantlepiece now decked with treasure, it feel as if the room is beginning to be a relaxing space to hang out in.

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I also picked up a wicker treasure basket for £5 which is perfect for shoving toys in. This makeover was after all, about reclaiming at least one room for the grown ups to chill in without getting lego foot.

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I have my beady eye on these Calcutta Storage Trunks, the  from Wayfair or this gorgeous Bronze Drum Cutout lampshade. I have an old mirror I might repaint bronze, once the mirror is sorted I can show you the full mantlepiece.

Disclosure  – this is a Wayfair blog, I was sent the cushions to review.

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