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Transformation Thursday #1 – The Music Room

Since moving into our Victorian terrace in August not one room has gone unscathed, however only a few room transformations have been featured on the here so far. So, I’m starting a new series where every couple of weeks, on a Thursday, I’m going to put a room in the spotlight to show it’s transformation, and give a tour.

First up is our front room, or ‘The Music Room’, or ‘The Grand Room’ *must be pronounced in a super posh accent*. We haven’t really given it a proper name yet, but it is located at the front of the house, and it’s purpose is to be an entertaining room, away from technology, and to give us the ideal space to relax and chill with company. By being able to sit opposite from one another to play board games, chat and listen to music in the background.

These are the pictures of the room from the listing and ones I took when we went and looked round the property. I loved the log burner (1 of 2 in the house), exposed brick and mantle piece, which is made from the corbels of the original bay window on the outside of the house, which were taken off when it was replaced by double glazing however many years ago. I also loved the ornate and intricate mouldings and cornicing around the ceiling, of which are only so detailed in this room because the Victorians would too use their front rooms for entertaining guests, so needed it to be the most fancy and decadent room to show off their wealth.

Before:

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After:

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Footstool – Ebay | Sofa – DFS | Walls – Farrow & Ball Cornforth White
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Mirror  (DIY Made from tiles ) – Ebay
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Side Table – Homesense | Set of 3 Prints – Dunelm | Curtains – IKEA
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Plant – Peace Lily
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Drawers – Homesense
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Lamp – Homesense | Bowl – IKEA | Mirror – Vintage | Frame – The Range
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Chandelier – Next | Mirror – Ebay | Candlesticks – West Barn Interiors
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Faux Flowers & Vase – Homesense
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Rug – The Rug Seller | Puppy – Not for sale
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Globe – Homesense | Black Jar – IKEA | Frames – The Range | L&T – Oliver Bonas
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Lantern – Homesense | Candles – The Range
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Canvas Art – Homesense
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Lamp – Made.com | Print – Oliver Bonas

This room has been a bit of a tough one for me, as I couldn’t quite pin point or figure out exactly what route I wanted to go down, and compared to my normal redecorating speed, was a bit of a slow burner with it feeling quite unfinished for a while whilst I figured out what I wanted to put where, and changing and swapping things out. But now I’m at a stage where I am happy with how it looks and feels, as is the calm and serene socialising space we intended it to be.

Hope you enjoyed the first edition of transformation Thursdays and look forward to the next one!

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