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December 30, 2012

50 Shades of Grey.

Filed under: Work Rest & Play. — Ashley Morrison @ 5:45 pm
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Irish Style!!

In my last blog, I showed the amazing kitchen transformation Marie achieved in her new home – a dated 60’s house which she has totally refurbished.

Well it didn’t stop there…
Motelands before
.. as the room she was most looking forward to transform, was the sitting room.

This room was basically a “featureless box”…
Motelands before
.. so Marie concentrated on adding depth and detail by creating a chimney breast and adding things like T&G panelling, deep cornices and skirtings along with a stove.

From a photography perspective, rooms without contours or features are usually less interesting – which is why we mostly tend to shoot Period or Architectural homes.

But with this one, by the time Marie had dressed it out…
Marie McMillen in the sitting room of her detached 1960's house in Belfast at Christmas.
.. using mostly existing furnishings – but painting some pieces too and adding a few new cushions & throws…
The sitting room in Marie and Alan McMillen's detached 1960's house in Belfast at Christmas.
.. it looked a million dollars.

On a side note: We both enjoy shooting homes with colour – but for her own home, Marie usually opts for a calm neutral pallet and then injects interest with layers of accessories and subtly different tones.

So in this case undoubtedly…
The sitting room in Marie and Alan McMillen's detached 1960's house in Belfast at Christmas.
.. she was inspired by 50 Shades of Grey Smile

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2 Comments »

  1. […] we talked about here: 50 Shades of Grey – at the end of last […]

    Featured in the December 2013 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine…
    Pages 44 to 48 in the December 2013 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Marie and Alan McKernan's detached 1960's house in Belfast at Christmas.
    .. on pages 44 to 48.

    Pingback by All is calm, all is bright … | Ashley Morrison's Blog — October 24, 2013 @ 1:00 pm | Reply

  2. Great work as ever!

    Comment by Carl Czanik — December 30, 2012 @ 8:45 pm | Reply


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