Magazine for 2017

Play with grey

FEATURED COLOURS

Gallant Grey

Jasmine White

A deeper shade of grey gave blogger Kerry’s living room a new lease of life.

Five years after Kerry Villers first decorated her living room, it was in need of freshening up. The author of Noah & the Girls life and style blog turned to Dulux colour charts to find the perfect palette.

“Before we redecorated, the living room was a bit of a dumping ground,” Kerry recalls. “The kids would empty their toyboxes into the space and walk away, and I worked from a desk so small I couldn’t fit my knees under it. In all honesty, the room was rarely used.”

“Swayed by the trend for darker walls I’d seen all over Instagram and Pinterest, I wanted to try it out in my own home. I was worried that the Dulux Gallant Grey I chose might be too intense, but paired with the Jasmine White shade Dulux suggested it feels coordinated, and I love how cosy and striking the finished look is.”

“My husband, Chris, and I did the painting together, and the only tricky thing was managing the bickering that comes from husband and wife DIY. Other than that, it was a breeze – we’re a dab hand at painting now.”

“We use the room almost every day, and it’s become my favourite living space in the house. I’m thrilled the paint is washable, too – no more grubby handprints on the walls. We bought a large dining table that we all sit around for dinner, and painting our collection of second-hand chairs in the same grey and white shades as the ones on the walls made them feel as if they belong together.”

Visit kerryvillers.com

FEATURED COLOURS

Gallant Grey

Jasmine White

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