Combining different styles

In the past I have always tended to stick to the same style of interiors and to what I know and love. One of things that I love most about blogging is I am constantly being inspired and introduced to new styles, looks and ideas. When the lovely folks over at Habitat asked me to style up one of their new collection armchairs in my home, I saw it as a bit of a challenge to bring together an eclectic look.

The Abel armchair is curvy and deep with Scandinavian style legs that give it a mid-century feel. I teamed it up with an Ercol pebble side table (that I found in a skip last year!) and my G-Plan sideboard, which highlight the mid-century vibe, as well as a House of Rym cushion and my Turkish Kilim rug that add pattern and colour to the look. I love mixing different styles and textures in my living room as it makes it feel more cosy and less generic than it would otherwise, bearing in mind I live in a new build flat with no architectural features or character.

The grey works well with my painted floor and is a perfect neutral to be layered with textiles.

Habitat armchair | Apartment Apothecary

I’ve now got my eye on the Askem grey wool sofa as Otto has ruined our sofa (I should have been so much stricter about not letting him up on it!). I’m going to have to start persuading Jules…

Katy x

P.S. You can buy House of Rym cushions and blankets in my shop

*This post was written in collaboration with Habitat



  1. 3rd June 2015 / 7:44 am

    Ooh looks lovely and I totally crushing on the House of Rym throw too!

    • Katy
      3rd June 2015 / 10:22 am

      Best purchase ever, Lori. You need one! x

  2. 3rd June 2015 / 9:56 am

    So lovely, your floor looks ace and I really like the way the kilim brings it all together. Where is your lamp from? I love my House of Rym throw!

    • Katy
      3rd June 2015 / 10:23 am

      Thanks, Lottie. The lamp is from Occa-Home – it’s called Bermondsey. Glad you like the floor; it took five days of painting! xx

  3. 3rd June 2015 / 12:05 pm

    looks lovely, I really love your sideboard! I’ve so tempted by the House of Rym throw – would be perfect on the new sofas in my new house 😉

    • Katy
      3rd June 2015 / 12:11 pm

      Thanks, Polly. I bough the sideboard on eBay and it’s perfect for hiding TV cables, goes and ugly stuff like that. Buy the throw!! You won’t regret it xx

  4. 3rd June 2015 / 3:45 pm

    I’m so envious of your skip find! what a score! I love the colour of the chair, it really compliments the rest of the furniture and I’m loving that throw too! x

    • Katy
      4th June 2015 / 11:18 am

      Best skip find ever, Fritha! I’m really into grey at the moment – really want a grey sofa, which would be perfect neutral for cushions/throws etc xx

  5. 4th June 2015 / 6:27 am

    It looks great, really love the colour, grey is a favourite of mine and I love that cushion and blanket too! x

    • Katy
      4th June 2015 / 11:19 am

      Thank you, Jess! x

  6. 6th June 2015 / 10:26 am

    Don’t know what I’m more jealous of, the chair or the skip find – actually the whole room is pretty awesome, love your styling! xx

  7. 8th June 2015 / 8:56 pm

    Aah this looks fab – and yes, really jealous of your skip find! Who’d throw that out?! x

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