Monday, 6 February 2017

Pastel Style | My Living Room Transformation

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Hello Everyone,
Today I'm doing a mini book review and living room transformation post in one (because I'm handy like that and also, they're directly linked)
I recently picked up Pretty Pastel Style in TK Maxx never thinking it would make me transform my living room, but a week later, here I am with a total different room.


A few of you may be aware that I live in a little cottage in the countryside, I've been there almost 3 years now and I've been trying to transform it bit by bit. When I first moved in, everything was dark, and I mean everything, as time has gone on I've gradually introduced light into each room whilst maintaining the cottage feel but my first attempts at decorating my living room (which was all dark blue walls when I moved in) failed to please me, yes the white walls I painted were an improvement on the dark blue it was when I moved in, but I still had the old carpet down and the dark wood wasn't working for me, I don't know why it took me reading this book to be inspired as I've already painted all the other panelling in the house white anyway, but sometimes we just need a little push!


Excuse the paint tins in the picture above, I took this photo as an afterthought just before I got started on my vision of pastel heaven.


Et Voila! with a touch of paint, a new carpet and new artwork I feel like my house is transformed. The newly re-decorated living room fits with the rest of the house now and still has the cottage feel which I felt like I needed to keep in a cottage surrounded by woodland and fields.


A couple of strategically placed candles (I have two kittens - 'nuff said) really add to the cosy feel I was going for.




New bits of artwork have helped update the room and add an individual touch.


I also painted the door into the room with a custom mixed dulux gloss in a pastel pink.



Pretty Pastel Style  is full of stunning ideas and pretty much interiors porn if you're a pastel nut like me.


Even my kitten loves it all haha. So if you're into pastels this might be one to look at because it really kicked my creative juices into flow, incidentally, if you are into pastels, make you you have a look at my Instagram because I photograph any pastel goodness I find on a daily basis (PLUG PLUG!!)


So that was a pretty quick review but I'm really pleased with what I've achieved, so till next time, bye everyone.

Rosy xx
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  1. Your living room is gorgeous! I love how bright the space looks, and that pink door is absolutely perfect!

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  2. Love how you transformed your living room! That pink door is way too cute! x

    Andreea,
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  3. I love seeing house transformations, thanks for sharing!

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  4. It's nice that you were iinspired by this book, I was going to pick it up for my sister but wasn't certain about it, so I will have to grab it. Your new revamped living space looks lovely. The pink door is adorable. <3/Madison
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    1. You should definitely pick it up, it has some lovely visuals.

      Rosy xx

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  5. Oh Rosy, I love what you've done with the place. The transformation is epic. I wouldn't mind knowing where you bought the book, cos I'm moving towards the pastel craze as well. Great job

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    1. I bought it at TK Maxx but you can get it on book depository :)

      Rosy xx

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  6. Your living room is so gorgeous!And the addition of those pretty quotes and artworks seriously have made your room even more pretty! :)

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    1. Thank you, its definitely a space I love now.

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  7. This turned out so good! Love it <3 I can't imagine how the rest of your home looks!

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  8. That is such an amazing transformation, it looks so gorgeous!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  9. Your livingroom looks stunning!

    Lauren x Huggled

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  10. 2 birds, girl :) Well done!! On my goodness, the transformation is unreal!! The space looks so beautiful <3 So much cozier, warmer & homely. That door is just so pretty. I am sure your kitties are loving the new room too :)
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    1. They certainly do, even if they do try and dig up the carpet haha.

      Rosy xx

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  11. The after is so much better than the before, it looks so cosy! Also loving the pink door, that's a fun idea!
    Rachael x

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  12. love this cute pastel makeover. Such a great idea to do it like this.
    I didn't know you lived in a cottage , wow !!
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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like it :)

      Rosy xx

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  13. Yes girl, absolutely obsessed with the vase/flower combo. Also loving the frames too <3

    Elle
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    1. Thank you, they're all really affordable too :)

      Rosy xx

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  14. Oh my gosh, Rosy you've done a fabulous job! I love how you've drawn such inspiration from the book and you really have totally changed your living room. The white panelling looks so much fresher than the dark wood, and I love the bright pop of pink for the door - so unusual! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. Thank you Gabrielle, I really love the new look :)

      Rosy xx

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  15. I love it too! I see you are decorating your little cottage in the very best way and first I thought these are pictures from an interior magazine! Wow, I'm really impressed.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  16. Uuu nice! although I like the brick effect behind the mirror, this is nice too. How a bit of paint can transform a room... :D
    it would also be nice if you could post a photo of your cottage outside, now I'm curious what it looks like :D

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    1. I did like the brick but I much prefer the newer look :)

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  17. I''m absolutely obsessed with your living room. It looks beautiful and your cat is so cute!

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  18. Lovely post!

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  19. Ooh this was such a satisfying post, I felt like I was watching an episode of House Doctor! Amazing transformation, so pretty and light, very apt considering your blog title ;) <3

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  20. wow really nice trancformation
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  21. Oh my gosh ! I can't believe the transformation, such simple things really made it into a whole new room ! I'm going to have to get my hands on that book because this is exactly the style that I like :)

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

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    1. I know, its crazy how much of a transformation a lick of paint can provide!

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  22. Such a lovely transformation! Your living room looks beautiful and the pink door looks really cute!

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  23. This is amazing, Rosy! I don't think I can make something or some place this beautiful out of almost nothing. You did great!

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    1. Thank you, I love the new look :)

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  24. Wow! What a transformation! I feel so inspired
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  25. I love what you've done with this space, it's amazing what a lick of paint can do! x

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    1. It totally changes the feel of the room doesn't it :)

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  26. Such great interior decor inspiration! I love how you transformed your living room - the pastels are so pretty!
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  27. Oh wow - this is what I call a real inspiration ! You saw the book and went for it. Congrats, I take forever to make up my mind .

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    1. Thank you, I really like the overall look :)

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  28. I love the new decor. Definitely brings more light to the room and the touch of pink is an icing on the cake. Love it! I've been doing some retouches in my home too. I'm deciding on a painting or wallpaper. Hopefully I can do it soon.

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  29. You've really brightened things up! I love what you've done and that door is fabulous.
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  30. oh wow your living room looks so good!

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  31. That's quite the transformation! Your living room looks like a dream now, and I love that you kept the cottage feel in mind. Seriously, great job!

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  32. Fantastic post, I very like it :)

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  33. So cute!

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  34. I love the way you've done up your living room. It looks so pretty!

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  35. What a great transformation! Isn’t funny how the littlest things can spark change in us?

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  36. Your living room looks amazing!! I can't believe that transformation, you really have an eye for style :)

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  37. i love your decor!! this is exactly how i would decorate mine! I love the pink door!

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    1. Thank you, I really love the pink door too :)

      Rosy xx

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  38. So pretty, I love the vintage appearance! Adorable kitty too!

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  39. You did such an impressive job!!!! I love how cute it's turned out, congrats! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  40. Your living room looks so stunning now! Like it just belongs on Instagram! I love that wallpaper (I believe it is one?) in the middle. It just gives it that extra special touch!
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    1. Yes it's Laura Ashley wallpaper and I'm so in love with it :)

      Rosy xx

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  41. Amazing transformation! Feels like a house from the Jane Austin period. So dreamy! Love it! I'm totally a pastel girl :)

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    1. I know, I love the vintage vibe :)

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  42. Girl this looks INCREDIBLE - you should be so proud of yourself! Sometimes it's the subtle changes that make the biggest difference, it looks bloody awesome (loving that floral paper on the fire place!).

    Hayley xo
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    1. Thank you, I'm so pleased with the finished look :)

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  43. The room turned out so beautiful! Great job :)
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  44. I think it's brilliant that just by reading one book you decided to transform your living room! I am seriously jealous, I'm a big pastel fan but my boyfriend would certainly never let me have anything so girly! You've done a fab job!

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    1. Luckily my hubby loves the girly theme haha.

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  45. Oh my goodness! Everything looks so incredible! It has always been a goal of mine to have a pastel door i my home so I was totally envious of your pink door - it looks incredible!
    Thanks for sharing
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    1. You should totally do it, it's made a real statement :)

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  46. So amazing! Wish I could do that to my living room too, but I don't think that my boyfriend would approve, haha!

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    1. You might be surprised! My hubby loves it :)

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  47. Your living room looks great now! You did a fantastic job with redecorating. This goes to prove that we can do anything we set our mind on. It is so important that we're happy with the space we live in. Personally, I love pastel and white decor. My new home will be all about light colours- I just feel more energized in such a place. So great that you were inspired by a book- and you managed to apply the principles from this book to work for you. Well done.

    That comment about strategically placed candles (for the sake of kittens) made me laugh. How true! Cats will play with everything they are not supposed to and they will never touch the toys we buy them. But it seems your kitty is very pleased with the new decor so that's just lovely.

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    1. My kitten does love to play with things shes not supposed to haha, all my pets seem to love the new room though, it feels so calm and energising in here now we all can't seem to leave!

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  48. Your blog is beautiful !!! I would love to see you on my blog !! Happy day!!!
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  49. Wow! What a difference! So glad you found this book because the transformation is amazing. I love the painted wood. That book was a great find!

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    1. I am so pleased with the book :)

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  50. Wow, that looks AMAZING. I never thought I'd be into a pastel house but those photos just totally changed my mind!

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    1. It's really pretty and calm isn't it :)

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  51. Looks amazing!

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  52. You did a great work! So little, yet such a big difference! :)
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  53. this is what they call successful transformation!

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  54. Iam really not into pastels at all, but I have to admit that your after picture seems to suit your house very much. For me personally I prefer wood, white and some spots of intense color.

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    1. I'm all for pastels, they always make me happy.

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  55. Wow it looks so amazing, I love the pink door
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  56. beautiful transformation! Love what you have done x

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  57. Wow, I would love to have a copy of that book, it's like Pinterest in printed words! You did a great job with the wood panels, everything looks so pastel and light, now.

    Anyway, your kitty is sooo adorbs!

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  58. Love the pastel accessories - everything looks so cool .

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  59. Wow, what a transformation! I love what you've done so much!!
    Have a great day :)
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  60. I really like this transformation of your living room, dear and I have no doubts why you are so pround of yourself, because I love the final result too! :)

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  61. I like the improvements that you made in your home. The room is brighter and looks like it is full of light now.
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  62. I absolutely love how you have transformed your living room like this. Its so cute and sweet now. You have done a beautiful job!

    Xx,
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  63. How awesome! What an amazing transformation! =)


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  64. You've changed it so well, it also makes it look a lot more spacious! It's so pretttyyy, you did such a good job!

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  65. The living room looks amazing!! Lovely transformation.

    xx,
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  66. This turned out SO pretty, lady! Well done!

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  67. Wow that's such an incredible job - I'm loving the pink door. Brightens the room up so well - simply beautiful!

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  68. Wow amazing transformation! It's so cute, I'm in love *.*
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  69. Holy Moley! Look at what a difference bright paint made in your space! It looks so pretty and perfectly ready for Springtime!

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    1. Thank you, can't wait for spring!

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  70. Wow! Your cottage makeover is adorable. And I think it's adorable you live in a countryside cottage!

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  71. Your living room is pastel heaven, I love it! :) xx

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  72. Still so pretty the more I look! Happy Thursday!

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  73. stunning transformation, love this style
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  74. Hi Rosy,

    What a beautiful living room! Love the decorations and the color of your new door :) It's a sweet transformation!

    xx

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    1. Thank you, I love the look :)

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  75. I love the pretty floral wallpaper you've used for the fireplace. Everything looks so bright and cosy
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  76. Aww your house looks so cute! I'm obsessed with the pink door, would never have thought of painting them anything other than white. Wish my fiancee would let me have pink doors ahaha.

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  77. Oh my gosh, your house looks so pretty! Loving that pink door especially. :) What an awesome makeover!

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  78. beautiful inspirations!

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  79. Love it! Have a great weekend.

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  80. Pretty in Pink <3 I love how you coordinated all elements. They create very individual space! Love it! Iga x

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  81. Oh wow what a transformation! It's so pretty.

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  82. Love love love that book. I'll have to get a copy!

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  83. What a transformation! I totally love your living room! And great book for Inspos!

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  84. Such a lovely transformation! Great job!
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  85. So delicate and feminine. I love it!

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  86. The transformation is amazing! It looks so much better now.

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  87. Wow, your living room is so pretty now! Unbelievable how great you transformed it! Good job! xoxo

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  88. Amazing results, You living room is a lot more alive now. You did a wonderful job Rosy. I love it!
    Have a great weekend dear :)
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  89. Your living room looks amazing!

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  90. Wonderful inspiration!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  91. So cute!

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  92. such a cute living room! love love <3

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  93. Your living room looks so pretty in those pastel shades! A true girl's heaven haha! :) I might use that book too for some inspo! xo

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  94. I love how you transformed your living room!
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  95. The transformation is incredible, and the wood panels look much better with a coat of white paint.
    Great post!

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  96. What a beautiful room! It really does look so light and inviting with the pastels, I can see why you like those shades so much :) It's good the book gave you some inspiration to finish the room.

    Hope you have had a great weekend :)

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  97. What a transformation! The room looks so chic. Great job. :)

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  98. your room is so faboulus I love the pastel color thank you so much for sharing
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  99. waiting for you new update
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  100. WOW!! What an amazing transformation, but the steps seemed so simple! I'm also obsessed with your pink door :)

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  101. The pastel pink door is just way too cute! I love it! And your new living room looks so much more cozy. I love the floral wallpaper and muted tones are very relaxing. :)

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  102. I never thought of adding pastel into the decor but wow, that's a beautiful transformation! We are in the midst of building our own home from scratch so I'm really loving this post.

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  103. Such a feminine living room! Really do love these gorgeous picks and your room transformation!

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  105. Wow, your room looks beautiful!! I love light bright rooms like this but you've done a great job of keeping the cottage feel too :) xx

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  106. Your living room is so beautiful. The colors are very girly. I also need to change some things in my place. )))

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  107. Wow what an incredible transformation! It looks spectacular -- I'm especially digging the pink door.

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