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The liv­ing room was orig­i­nally grey and white but an old Du­lux colour brochure in­spired Lizé-marie to try a stately dark grey and green on the walls. “We wanted the space to look like an old English study be­cause we have lots of books and love read­ing,” she says. The pic­ture rail was also painted grey be­cause the walls al­ready fea­tured two colours and Lizé-marie didn’t want to add a third shade. The skirt­ing is a lighter, muted grey (Du­lux An­tique Ster­ling) but the dark wooden win­dow frames were left as is. The wooden floors were also not painted. “We wanted to re­tain the au­then­tic feel of the house,” ex­plains Lizé-marie. “In ad­di­tion, the floors echo the wooden el­e­ments in our fur­ni­ture.”

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