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Period House Tunbridge Wells Victorian Living Room, Kent

flowing seamlessly from sitting room to dining room
Photo of a victorian formal open plan living room in Kent with beige walls, carpet, a standard fireplace and a freestanding tv. — Houzz

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mhjellis wrote:
I love the mirror, where is it from?
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OE Home Co.,ltd.
Hi , You can also find this glass mirror on our alibaba shop:
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Can not find the mirror on alibi a site. Product number? Other place to purchase?

janine1300 wrote:
floor - Hello, Could you please tell me what the floor is in this room - it looks like a vital or composite? Thanks very much. Janine.
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Skinners of Tunbridge Wells

Hi Janine, the floor is carpeted in either a twist or a velvet

trish1404 wrote:
Please can you let me know the wall colour?
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I think this paint colour is like fresh linen paint
ririritzy wrote:
I love the baskets, where is it from.
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You can pick up this type of basket from a shop called The Range
celiadewolff wrote:
Walls - What is the colour of the walls
m40loo65 wrote:
I love the wall colours and paintwork. - Please could you tell me the paint used both on walls and woodwork
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Susannah E James added this to Lifestyle: 10 Things to do Before Putting Your House Up For Sale
Depersonalise your décorBuyers need to be able to imagine this as their home, and they can’t do that if it has your stamp all over it. Pack up photos, kids’ drawings and knick-knacks that will distract people from what they’ve come to see – the house itself.
Laura Wheat added this to Decorating: How to Make Open-plan Design Work in Any Property
Get the best of both worldsLarge dividing doors or screens between reception rooms can be used to enable you to separate the spaces when you want to. However, it’s important the rooms function together as well as individually. Here, twin fireplaces and mirrors serve to unify the living and dining areas, while a palette of taupe and cream is continued throughout to create two soothing spaces with separate roles.
Cathy Rebecca added this to How to Successfully Knock Through in a Period Property
Preserve period features with a downstandThere is always the danger that knocking through the two rooms will destroy some of the original features. But carefully considered and executed knock-throughs can be very effective.‘To preserve cornicing, you just leave a little downstand from the ceiling, so the cornice can continue. It also gives you an idea of how the house was originally structured,’ explains Hugo. So you can still do a knock-through without losing the detail.
Laura Wheat added this to 10 Smart Ways to Maximise Light in Your Living Room
Combine and conquer If your living room is north- or east-facing, but your dining room looks south or west, consider the impact of removing the dividing wall between the spaces. This means you and your ground floor get to soak in both the morning and afternoon light.
Lara Watson added this to 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Victorian Mouldings
Paint to perfectionMouldings are often painted in a colour lighter than the walls, which helps them to stand out and gives them a clean feel. It also really celebrates them as a period feature of your home. Usually the shade is from the same colour palette as the walls, but there are no hard and fast rules. The more pronounced the colour difference is between the mouldings and the walls, the more the mouldings will stand out. So the colours you choose depend on whether you wish to make a statement or not.It’s a matter of personal preference, as is the finish you go for – gloss or eggshell. Panelling can look fabulous either left as a deep oak colour (or stained), painted in a dark blue or grey, or even painted in an off-white. The amount of light in the room will help you choose. Of course, the Victorians often painted their mouldings in a dark, drab chocolate brown, which is a practice all but the most committed Victorian aficionados are likely to avoid.
Anna Tobin added this to 10 Ways to Maximise Sunlight in a Terraced Home
Make space to reflectWhen you’ve maximised the flow of natural light into the centre of your home, it’s time to multiply it. Place mirrors opposite the main sources of light to bounce it further around the room. Include reflective surfaces, too, though you don’t have to go for shiny modern furniture – the polished wood dining table by the window here makes an excellent light reflector.TELL US…Have you come up with an interesting solution to brighten an area of your home? Share your ideas and photos in the Comments below.

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piping on chair cushions grey mixed with ivory & cream
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white surround on fireplace with black wrought iron inside

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