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A Serene & Stylish Sitting Room Transformation

One Room Wonders

Lucy Feagins
Friday 12th November 2021

We’re back with another gorgeous, achievable room transformation today in partnership with Surround by Laminex – and boy, this one is GOOD!

We recently took up the challenge of reimagining this simple art deco sitting room – adding an injection of colour and texture to the space. The results speak for themselves!

For this room, we selected Surround by Laminex Battan 25mm panelling, which is a slim, delicate profile with a contemporary edge. With its narrow panels and sharp, square grooves, this is a versatile profile that complements the heritage features of this room, whilst also lending a modern touch.

Whilst we love the art deco details in this room, the existing picture rail was very low on the wall, which made the space feel small. So, as you’ll see in the video, we removed the picture rail, taking the panelling right up to the ceiling, to enhance the ceiling height and make the walls feel tall again!

This sitting room was a simple, bare space with great art deco features, such as the generous bay window, deep skirting boards and cornicing. Vintage loveseat sourced via Now I’m Found co. Photos – Eve Wilson.

A blank canvas! Vintage loveseat sourced via Now I’m Found co. Photos – Eve Wilson.

We really wanted to add some richness and warmth to this room. The best way to do that? With colour! We settled on a tonal palette of deep blush on the walls, layered with terracotta, red and burgundy accents throughout the space.

All Surround by Laminex timber panels come pre-primed and ready to paint. To ensure good coverage in all the grooves, we pre-sprayed these panels with one coat of paint prior to installing them. Once on the wall, we gave them a second coat with a roller. To tie everything together and ensure consistency with the rest of the house, we kept the skirting boards, cornicing, window and door frames in their original warm white.

When it came to furnishing this space, we wanted an eclectic edit of furniture, lighting and objects that was a little bit lux – but also very textural. We loved most of the existing vintage furniture in the space, but added to this with a few new contemporary design pieces (hello dream armchair) – and one seriously show-stopping rug!  For the final finishing touch, we brought lamp lighting into the space, to give the room a cosy, inviting atmosphere. What a transformation!

Surround by Laminex is a new range of modern, pre-primed MDF wall linings, available in a great range of both classic and contemporary profiles – ready to paint. View the full range here, and start reimagining your space!

The final look! Surround by Laminex Battan 25mm panelling, painted with Dulux Clay Court. Hanging weaving by Tais Rose Wae.  Wiggle Vase in Cream and Dot Vase, both by bZippy from Jardan. Vintage loveseat sourced via Now I’m Found co. Cushion by Trinket Solo. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Surround by Laminex Battan 25mm panelling, painted with Dulux Clay Court. Vintage loveseat sourced via Now I’m Found co.  Cushion by Trinket Solo. Squiggle floor lamp from Piazza Piazza Vintage. Slinkie Rug by Patricia Urquiola for CC Tapis, from Loom. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Surround by Laminex Battan 25mm panelling, painted with Dulux Clay Court. Hanging weaving by Tais Rose Wae.  Wiggle Vase in Cream and Dot Vase, both by bZippy from Jardan. Vintage loveseat sourced via Now I’m Found co. Cushion by Trinket Solo. Slinkie Rug by Patricia Urquiola for CC Tapis, from Loom. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Hanging weaving by Tais Rose Wae.  Wiggle Vase in Cream and Dot Vase, both by bZippy from Jardan. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Surround by Laminex Battan 25mm panelling, painted with Dulux Clay Court. Hanging weaving by Tais Rose Wae. Mushroom Table Lamp by In Common With, from In Good Company.  Wiggle Vase in Cream and Dot Vase, both by bZippy from Jardan. Leeroy armchair from Jardan, vintage loveseat sourced via XXXX. Slinkie Rug by Patricia Urquiola for CC Tapis, from Loom. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Surround by Laminex Battan 25mm panelling, painted with Dulux Clay Court. Vintage travertine table, Leeroy armchair and Wrap Knot Sargasso glass sculpture both from Jardan, hanging weaving by Tais Rose Wae. Mushroom Table Lamp by In Common With, from In Good Company.  Wiggle Vase in Cream and Dot Vase, both by bZippy from Jardan. Vintage loveseat sourced via Now I’m Found coSlinkie Rug by Patricia Urquiola for CC Tapis, from Loom. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Wrap Knot Sargasso glass sculpture from Jardan. Vintage travertine table base. Leeroy armchair by Jardan. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Surround by Laminex Battan 25mm panelling, painted with Dulux Clay Court. Vintage travertine table, Leeroy armchair and Wrap Knot Sargasso glass sculpture both from Jardan, Slinkie Rug by Patricia Urquiola for CC Tapis, from Loom. The Society inc Dampier Lantern from Hub General Store. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Surround by Laminex Battan 25mm panelling, painted with Dulux Clay Court. Painting by Bugai Whyoulter, Amphora Vase by Nicole Lawrence Studio X Hattie Molloy. small objects by Makers Mrkt. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Surround by Laminex Battan 25mm panelling, painted with Dulux Clay Court. Painting by Bugai Whyoulter, Amphora Vase by Nicole Lawrence Studio X Hattie Molloy. Small objects on mantle by Makers Mrkt. Vintage Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Surround by Laminex Battan 25mm panelling, painted with Dulux Clay CourtLeeroy armchair and Wrap Knot Sargasso glass sculpture both from Jardan,  Hanging weaving by Tais Rose Wae.  Wiggle Vase in Cream and Dot Vase, both by bZippy from Jardan. Vintage loveseat sourced via Now I’m Found co.  Cushion by Trinket Solo.  Squiggle floor lamp from Piazza Piazza Vintage.  FOLI stool in Wineberry by Lauren Lea Haynes, with Pepper side table from Jardan. Slinkie Rug by Patricia Urquiola for CC Tapis, from Loom. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

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