Room Tour: The Battenberg Lounge

vintage sideboard

The Battenberg Lounge

I know what you’re thinking ‘How did you convince your boyfriend to paint the room pink and yellow?!’ well, it was actually really easy. I told him I wanted each wall to be a different pastel colour, he outright refused and we settled on two walls pink, two walls yellow. Does he like it? He loves it! I mean, who wouldn’t?! It’s just so cheerful! Let me show you around…

lavazza coffee maker

But First….

I think we all know coffee is very important to me, which is why I wanted to have a compact coffee maker here in the living room, so that I don’t have to get up and go to the kitchen for refills! We live by the sea so we have plenty of friends and family keen to come and visit us in the summer months, so I wanted to give my guests all the creature comforts close by in the mornings. My coffee maker is by Lavazza as they make amazing coffee with easy to use pods and a compact machine. Cute right?!

chanel book

Coffee Table

Both my boyfriend and I are quite visual people, so we really wanted to have a coffee table full of beautiful books which could be flicked through whenever we have down time or need a little inspo. Most of my books are from Very Exclusive, mainly because they have a brilliant selection and I love the way I can split my shopping bill over 3 monthly payments. Handy, right?!

vintage board game

Vintage Finds

We were lucky enough to find three great pieces of mid-century furniture for this room, firstly the sideboard above, which my boyfriend found on Ebay, I think with shipping it cost about £200, not the cheapest, but a steal compared to the modern remakes in the hughstreet stores right now (the ones we had seen were at least £500 upwards). In the images below you will be able to spot a second sideboard which has a record player and radio built into it. I LOVE this record player and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it. It’s in full working order and it’s just such a great fun piece. I still can’t believe it only cost £150! Finally, the coffee table was our greatest  bargain, I found it at our local British Heart foundation shop and it cost just £25.

we should hang something cool here

Neon Sign

Forgive me if you have seen this neon sign many, many times before, but damn… I love it and it’s such a focal point of the room! It’s from NotOnTheHighstreet.com and it just works perfectly in the room! It sits above my record player cabinet and it looks brilliant mounted onto our pink brick wall. I did a full post about it here… in case you are interested!

boden yellow check blanket

Cushions & Blankets

Anyone who knew me a few years ago will remember that I never had cushions on my sofa. I lived in a rental flat with a big comfortable leather sofa, but as far as I was concerned, no amount of cushions and blanket would make it look any cuter, nor make it any comfier. Then we got our own place and our own sofa and now I LOVE buying cushions and blankets! The furry one is by Sheridan, it’s so soft and luxe I adore it! The two yellow ones are from Next and the merino wool blanket is from Boden.

fornasetti camdles

Trinkets, Candles & Ornaments

I am obsessed with buying beautiful ornaments! Again, I never used to do this when I was in a rental flat, but now I just want to look around and see beautiful things everywhere. It’s those little finishing touches, the gorgeous Fornasetti Candles, the cute succulents and the quirky shaped vases. I swear to god, I now find shopping for these things just as exciting as I used to find shopping for jewellery and shoes! Don’t worry, I still buy those items, but now I get to buy these things too… double the shopping!

paperchase prints art

Palms & Prints

Finally, let’s chat about these prints! I got them a while ago and I loved them but we never quite got around to hanging them up. Getting out the drill is a bit of a pain and I thought the room looked pretty great without them, but then they went up and BOOM! Everything changed! Again, they just finish the room nicely and if I ever get bored of these prints I can swap them for new ones, they are from Paperchase and they are really affordable and just really fun and cool!

Let me know what you think of my colourful home! All photos taken by Samantha Taylor.

multiyork sofa

the new garconne book

record player sideboard

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multiyork colarado sofa

lavazza coffee

32 Comments

  1. July 29, 2017 / 11:02 am

    I love the colour combination the more I see it x

    • fashionforlunch
      July 29, 2017 / 11:33 am

      Thank you!

  2. Roxie Watt
    July 29, 2017 / 11:21 am

    This is the happiest lounge ever! It’s such a pretty and fun space. You should be so proud of what you’ve managed to create.

    • fashionforlunch
      July 29, 2017 / 11:32 am

      Thank you so so much!! I’m so glad you like it!!!

  3. July 29, 2017 / 11:37 am

    That may possibly be the nicest candle I’ve ever seen!! I’m in love with this though, such a nice mixture of vintage and Morden! Xx

    • fashionforlunch
      July 29, 2017 / 1:45 pm

      Hey Tamzin!!! Thank you so so much! I’m so glad you like it!!!

  4. Laura
    July 29, 2017 / 11:50 am

    I absolutely love it! Your style is amazing x

    • fashionforlunch
      July 29, 2017 / 1:45 pm

      You are so so kind!!! Thank you so much!!!

  5. July 29, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    Oh wow I love it, the pink and lemon look amazing, I may just have to pinch this idea for our bedroom xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

    • fashionforlunch
      July 29, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      Aw thank you! And make sure you send me pics if you do!!!

  6. Antonia
    July 29, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    It looks absolutely stunning, I adore the neon sign so much x

    • fashionforlunch
      July 29, 2017 / 6:38 pm

      Thank you so much xxxxx

  7. MakeErinOver
    July 29, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    Yellow!!! I love it so so much! I love your style, and your home is jsut total goals! I love it! And I love your coffee maker in your living room! 🙂

    • fashionforlunch
      July 30, 2017 / 8:31 am

      Thank you so much!!! I’m so so glad you like it!!!!!!

    • fashionforlunch
      July 30, 2017 / 8:30 am

      Thank you so much xxxx

  8. July 30, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    I absolutely adore the colours!! Ashley would never agree to so much pink haha.

  9. July 30, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    I love your interior posts! You have done such an amazing job of decorating your home. I love the pink and yellow walls. It looks so cool together, especially with all the little decorations x

  10. July 30, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    I LOVE these shades together! I’m coming for coffee soon to steal your ideas! x

  11. July 30, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    Omg pink & yellow, room goals or what!! I’d just sit all day, so stunning xx

  12. July 31, 2017 / 8:30 am

    I am sure there will never be a dull day in your house! It looks fab!

    • fashionforlunch
      July 31, 2017 / 9:03 am

      Thank you so so much!!!

  13. July 31, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    Adore this room so much! I need you to be my stylist.

    • fashionforlunch
      July 31, 2017 / 10:21 pm

      Aw thank you so much!!! you must come visit!!!!!

  14. xkass
    July 31, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    LOVE this so much, love all the pops of colour but then I don’t expect anything else from you!! I want to come hang at your place x

    • fashionforlunch
      July 31, 2017 / 10:16 pm

      Thank you so much! and please feel free to come visit whenever you fancy!!!!

  15. Cass
    August 1, 2017 / 4:00 am

    I love your space and the colour you use is amazing!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  16. August 7, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    I love the colour scheme in your lounge and that neon sign is amazing!

    Rachel | Hey Rachieface

  17. woodsunlove
    September 18, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    Wow such an awesome space! It’s airbnb like. Love it xx

    • fashionforlunch
      September 18, 2017 / 1:34 pm

      ah thank you so much! I’m so glad you like it!!! xxxx