Home tour – welcoming Mabel

Turns out 2019 is set to be another big year for us personally and, as is only natural, that urge to ‘finish’ every room in the house prior to the newest arrival has taken hold.  Yep, nesting.

Originally my plans for this side of the room featured this chair but what I learnt the hard way from shopping online for furniture is you win some, you lose some.  And that chair, oh boy, I mean I think it might be the most uncomfortable chair in existence; whilst it is indeed beautiful to look at, it was in fact so unwelcoming, so adverse to physical human contact, that you felt like it was trying to eject you every time you sat on it.  A newly altered base cushion and entirely different foam insert later and the chair is usable but the lesson has been learnt.

So I breathed a sigh of relief for the second chance I had been granted when Sofa.com got in touch and offered us a chair.  They have showrooms, hurrah, and one in Glasgow.  We went.  Twice.  We sat our bottoms on every single armchair in the running and, let me tell you, they were all at the opposite end of the spectrum from the chair affectionately known in our home as ‘the most uncomfortable chair known to man’.  It was glorious.  We settled on Mabel for her midcentury aesthetics and took home a fistful of fabric swatches.  Blush Linen was a near identical colour match for our raw plaster walls which I think helps to open up the space and stop the furniture appearing too heavy in the room.  But one was not enough…  so I bought another.  The perfect pair.

And yeah, blush linen is likely not the smartest choice with two dogs, a toddler and a baby on the way but you know what?  I do not care.  The endorphins flow every time I open that door and see my Mabels.

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blush linen mabel armchairs – Sofa.com (part gift 2019)
curico cushions – La Redoute*
chillian cushion left & right – La Redoute*
burley antique mirror – Houseology (gift 2018)
black & white afaw berber rug – La Redoute*
radiator cover – Screwfix
large glass vase – H&M*



  1. Gaylesbury
    27 Apr / 12:18 pm

    Gorgeous xxx And peaceful, love it x

    • Thankfifi
      30 Apr / 11:33 am

      Peaceful when the room is empty at least 😉

  2. Eleanora
    28 Apr / 1:37 pm

    Your lounge is looking great. Love the subtle pink tones.

    • Thankfifi
      30 Apr / 11:33 am

      Thank you so much – it is my happy place.x

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