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Style at Home (UK) - - Living Room Makeover -

About me i’m astrid Ross­ing­ton, 38, a writer and stylist. i live with my two daugh­ters isla, 8, Fleur, 5, and my hus­band, andy, 39, an ac­count ex­ec­u­tive for a soft­ware com­pany. We moved into our three-bed­room 1930s house in Mid­dle­sex in 2011.

my chal­lenge To bring char­ac­ter and colour to the liv­ing room, while max­imis­ing stor­age with new shelves and cup­boards – we also wanted to up­date the ugly fire­place. Part of a larger open-plan space, in­clud­ing the dining room and kitchen, it was key that it all flowed. i had to work with pieces we al­ready had, too.

my wish list hav­ing a re­lax­ing, up­lift­ing room, re­flect­ing my love for old and new items, and bold pat­tern. and if the bud­get al­lowed, i wanted to buy the shut­ters i’d long cov­eted.

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