'It all started with a pink sofa'

'It all started with a pink sofa'


Posted 9th April

First time buyers Natalie and Jamie Mackay have enjoyed creating a quirky pink and grey scheme living room

A bit about me

Hi, I’m Natalie Mackay, a fashion buyer, and I live with my husband, Jamie, our daughter, and cat Sushi, in a three-bedroom house in Lancashire.

My problem living room

The décor wasn’t to my taste as it was very neutral with magnolia walls and a cream carpet. The room was riddled with damp and some of the floorboards were rotten too.

How I made it work

A grey backdrop with pink accents and parquet flooring was in my head from the start. We’ve kept the period features but added a picture wall of 80s icons, metallic touches and an eclectic mix of cushions to inject personality.

My favourite part

That is a hard question as I am so pleased with the whole room. I love the Seletti neon light in the alcove as I spent ages hunting it down and it works so well with my gran’s old Singer sewing machine table. The pink love seat is another favourite as we spent a while saving for it and took our time choosing the right colour.

You can find out more by purchasing our April 2019 issue, available as a digital download for £1.99 here.

Feature and styling by Karen Wilson / photos by Katie Lee






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