Using her background in design and her love of colour, Vici Sinkinson turned a drab open-plan space into a cosy room
A bit about me
I’m Vici Sinkinson, founder of The Stitch Stylist and I live in a four-bedroom semi-detached property in Bromley with my husband Paul and our two boys.
My problem living room
Although the house was in good overall condition, this room was painted magnolia and was really bland. It was also a very large space as it had been knocked through by the previous owners which made it feel cold, bare and it had absolutely no personality.
How I made it work
We replaced the original wall to make the room smaller and feel more snug, we also installed a real fireplace to emphasise this. I then continued to inject warmth and colour by painting the walls and adding funky wallpaper and bright accessories.
My favourite part
The wallpapered alcoves still make me smile every time I look at them, and I’m really pleased that we were confident with colour and painted all the walls dark blue rather than being safe and sticking to just a feature wall. This gives the room a dramatic feel which is warming and welcoming. I am really pleased with the outcome.
You can find out more about Vici's room by purchasing our Dec / Jan 2019 issue, available as a digital copy for only £0.99 here.
Feature and styling by Lisa Moses / photos by Katie-Jane Watson