A New Family Space

One of the things that I loved about his house was the open plan design; the kitchen, dining area and conservatory are all conjoined and open; I felt like it was a perfect home for a family. Fast forward three years, and most of the conservatory had ended up filled with chairs that no-one really sat on, and a desk that was too small to use properly.
If you caught my bedroom makeover post recently, you’ll know that I ended up turning my desk into a dressing table (which is what it’s actually supposed to be) and if you’re signed up to my newsletter, you’ll know that I’ve been searching for a new desk – in fact, I had a whole desk debacle last week. One I bought online arrived, and we spent a good hour putting together, only to find out it had the wrong legs and no holes for said legs to be attached to (if they were the right set!) That’ll teach me for buying flat pack furniture on Ebay..
So I took myself off to my local Emmaus, feeling a bit fed up, and found a lovely piece of mid-century furniture that I was actually intending on selling, until I found it fit the space perfectly, and my office chair would fit underneath. I styled it up just to see how it’d work, and I was sold!

With my work space sorted, I decided it was time to sort Ada out a little desk of her own. I’ve always been a bit precious about my white dining table, and I’m not really a plastic tablecloth sorta person, so painting has really been something that was reserved for Ada’s trips to nursery and her Grandma, which makes me feel a bit mean now!
I found the little stool in Emmaus, too, and it turned out to be the perfect fit just to slot underneath a table we already had, so we sorted out something for her really easily. I’ve popped it next to our bar, which has a craft cupboard on the bottom, so she can easily get to her boxes of paints, playdoh and crafty things. 
I’ve started adding some of her little artworks to the wall too, which certainly brighten the place up! After this, all we needed was a new side table; my Mum managed to find this gorgeous gold mirrored one for me, all for £25 in the Sainsburys sale! I added a new basket for Ada’s toys in here too, mainly because they seem to be never-ending and I’m constantly having to buy new storage, but also to encourage her to play in here.
I’m really happy with how my little re-design has come along; it’s certainly not finished, and we really need new flooring and a new rug for under the sofa, but it definitely works so much better for us now. I can sit at my desk and get a bit of work done whilst Ada is painting or playing with her trains on the floor, and when the sun’s out it feels TROPICAL in here! 
What do you think of my changes?
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9 Comments

  1. March 21, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    What a find from Sainsburys! Go Mum! Your sofa is really lovely too – such a cosy spot : )

  2. March 21, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    Wow you have done such a fantastic job lovely x i also adore your sofa hun x

  3. March 21, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    I like that this room is your workspace, it looks bright yet cozy. And having plants makes it even better. I love the desk and the little sofa is perfect. I'm sure your daughter loves having her own space too!

  4. March 22, 2018 / 10:54 am

    blimey! that's one of the best looking and used conservatories I have come across. Conservatories can look out of date and mostly cold when not 'dressed' properly. Yours is full of character and warm colours which make it feel super cosy!

  5. March 22, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    What a lovely room you've created. I always find that conservatories can easily look soulless but yours has bags of personality. Love all the colours and textures you have added. And that table from Sainsbury's is great!

  6. March 23, 2018 / 10:34 pm

    Great job.The conservatory looks like a lovely place to relax and the kids play table is just perfect.

  7. March 26, 2018 / 10:56 am

    Conservatory for the whole family too! Couldn't help but notice the epic train track too, I have a fellow train track builder…… love all the plants you have thriving in your workspace.

  8. March 26, 2018 / 11:31 am

    What a gorgeous space. It will be so sunny and dreamy going into spring & summer… You could be in California! Love all the picks – especially that side table from Sainsbury's – bargain! x

  9. April 4, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    This is stunning! Totally reminds me of the great gatsby! I think its the fur! But LOVE LOVE LOVE! I'll be taking 12 months off for maternity. Perhaps I can fit in some budget interior design in somewhere (between catching up on sleep and cleaning). Sainsburys is a hidden treasure! Seriously under rated! I've found some amazing things there. Secret? SALES! You just never know what you're going to find! Thank you for sharing!
    S

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