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With three teenagers and a Labrador puppy all un­der one roof, the Ri­ley fam­ily had their hands full try­ing to make their home both beau­ti­ful and func­tional! In ad­di­tion to be­ing used as a base for home-school­ing, the space is also home to a va­ri­ety of mu­si­cal in­stru­ments rang­ing from a piano to a large drum kit.

Upon mov­ing in five years ago, the Ri­leys wanted to make the most of this large liv­ing room with its views of the front gar­den and de­cided to turn it into a study area, mu­sic room and chill space – all in one. While serv­ing mul­ti­ple pur­poses, the room ended up be­com­ing a clash of colours and styles, fea­tur­ing an orange throw, red rug, pink chair and a lime-green wall that dom­i­nated the space.

To bring the dif­fer­ent func­tions of the room to­gether and re­store calm, the fam­ily drew in­spi­ra­tion from Scan­di­na­vian dé­cor that evokes sleek lines, sim­ple wooden fur­ni­ture, nat­u­ral tex­tures, un­clut­tered spa­ces and neu­tral colours.

The walls were painted in shades of grey from the Du­lux Colours of the World™ Peace­ful Scan­di­navia pal­ette and nat­u­ral off-white tones were in­tro­duced with the fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories. The room is now an­chored by strik­ing Rich Scan­di­navia painted on the wall at the desk, while lighter greys from the pal­ette cre­ate va­ri­ety in the space with­out over­whelm­ing it.

To com­bine func­tion and beauty, the Ri­leys painted geo­met­ric shapes on cork, also us­ing the Peace­ful Scan­di­navia pal­ette, and cre­ated a unique pin­board that dou­bles up as a work of art. How clever!

Keen to see more? This look is in­spired by Du­lux Colours of the Worldtm, a range of 25 ready-mixed, easy-to-com­bine colours grouped in five pal­ettes and in­flu­enced by the world’s most beau­ti­ful places; avail­able in store. To off­set the cool greys, warmth was added to this space with a soft, fluffy rug and scat­ter cush­ions, while ot­tomans pro­vide ex­tra seat­ing with­out clut­ter­ing the space.

White fur scat­ter, metal­lic print scat­ter, Usonic geo blue scat­ter, em­broi­dered retro scat­ter, ot­toman with tassles, round ot­toman, ivory shaggy car­pet, rocket vases in blue and grey and cop­per pen-holder from MRP Home; teal chunky knit scat­ter, cork pen-holder and cork file or­gan­iser from @home; other ac­ces­sories stylist and home­owner’s own

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