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Our living rooms are typically somewhere we escape to. Whether we’re lounging on the sofa to watch TV after a busy day at work, or sipping wine midweek after a challenging day of being a parent, partner or friend, it’s a place to unwind and forget the stresses of day to day life. So shouldn’t yours be as cosy and inviting as Amanda’s gorgeous living room? Amanda and her husband have been renovating their 600 year old property (you can read about it in her two part interview: Part 1 here and Part 2 here), and this is currently where Amanda is recuperating while they refit their kitchen (themselves!). Free of the dust, dirt and chaos that home renovations bring, I think Amanda’s living room is serene – from those handsome DFS sofas to the restrained colour palette, it looks to be a very lovely space indeed.