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Introducing: Through the Keyhole 19 October, 2009

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Emma's-flat- photo 1

mydeco is proud to launch our latest feature, ‘Through the Keyhole’, where we’ll showcase an inspiring real home each week. Not only will you be able to pick up some design ideas, but we’ll be adding commentary and top tips from mydeco editors, and showing you how to re-create the look in your own home.

Excited? You’d better be, because we most certainly are!

If you’re proud of your home and would like to be featured on the UK’s biggest online design community, please email your photos to us at editors@mydeco.com or upload them to your mydeco profile and email us the link.

To kick things off, we picked the Victorian conversion of Emma Rooke from South London. We were bowled over by Emma’s confident splash of orange in her living room, creating an energetic modern look in a Victorian flat.

Emma says: “It’s a small living room so we wanted to keep it uncluttered, while making it feel warm and cosy. I love bright colours and although the orange looked a bit bright in the pot, it makes the most of the sunlight coming in through the large front windows, and I think we’ve tamed it a bit with the grey sofa. If I ever get bored of it, we can quickly update the look with a new colour scheme as the furniture is all relatively neutral.”

Living room - front view

We say: We love that orange! The bold colour really makes Emma’s gorgeous fireplace stand out, and we love how she has cleverly made the alcoves her feature walls instead of the main chimney breast; the orange could have drowned out the beautiful white mantelpiece.

The minimal lines of the sofa are a brilliant contrast with the period fireplace and the sunblushed rug works well against the wooden parquet floor. The bookshelf is a great innovative feature – who says a bookshelf has to hold books?!

Emma's-flat- pic 2

Yellow orchids are in keeping with the vibrant citrus colour scheme.

Yellow orchids are in keeping with the vibrant citrus colour scheme.

A pair of these modern table lamps makes the bookcase into a feature.

A pair of these modern table lamps makes the bookcase into a feature.

Get Emma’s look: We’ve found the pieces from Emma’s flat to help you recreate her look for a total of £1,400. View the moodboard.

Through the keyhole moodboard

Moodboard: Katy Kimbell

Emma’s floorplan: Click on the floorplan below to view her room in 3D. You can even copy it, re-decorate, or add new furniture.

3D floor plan.JPG EMMA

3D model: Daniele Babusci

Tell us what you think. We’d love to hear your comments about Emma’s home, and our new ‘Through the Keyhole’ feature.

If you’d like your home to be featured please email your pictures to editors@mydeco.com.



1. StyleRoom - 16 November, 2009

Amazing livingroom! I love the way she’s used colours – very stylish look! 🙂

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