You all responded so well to Cathy Elsmore’s glorious before-and-after boudoir that I had to do a bit of a back-by-popular-demand scenario and show you another room in her home. This time around, I’m showcasing her lovely living room, which sports an on-trend black, yellow and white colour palette and is filled with my favourite things – cushions! Read on for more photos and Cathy’s vision for the room.
Furniture aside (which is stunning) I’m rather impressed by Cathy’s grey wall – a daring move that would intimidate many.
“I wanted to create a space that was welcoming and bright,” Cathy tells me. “But as my lounge suite was white, I needed to create a backdrop that would enhance it so it didn’t fade into the wall behind”.
Mission accomplished I say; this wall colour is bold enough to make a statement but doesn’t dominate the space, allowing the lounge suite to pop and for the colourful accessories to take centre stage.
The art on Cathy’s wall is another standout. The best part of this story is that she created it herself (I love a fellow DIYer!).
“I used IKEA frames and mats, cut out the fabric I sourced from Spotlight, taped it to the back of the mat, replaced the backing board and came up with three new pieces of personalised artwork,” she says.
A room created on a tight budget, Cathy picked up other pieces for the space from Salt and Pepper, eBay, Home Republic and The Reject Shop.
“Not everyone has thousands of dollars to hand over for a room makeover,” Cathy concludes. “My motto is ‘if you don’t ask, you don’t get’, so haggle”.
What do you think of this black, yellow and white colour palette? I can’t get enough of it. Drop me a comment below and share your thoughts on Cathy’s space.