So first I have to say I have been blown away by the response on my dining room reveal. Honestly, my head was in the clouds all day yesterday reading your comments on the blog and across social media! I’m so excited you seem to like it! I know my tastes are a little bit ‘out there’ and of course, as it’s my own home, I decorate in the way that I love but to find so many of you like it too, well, it’s just so lovely because you clearly all have great taste too – ha!! Seriously, though, a huge thank you for the kind words, it really means the world to me!

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Today, I am sharing all of the sources of pretty much everything in the room. If I missed something, please just let me know in the comments and I can get that updated. I’m also doing a giveaway, not sponsored by anyone, just because I wanted to! And it’ll be really easy to enter plus it’s open internationally because I know lots of my readers aren’t located in the UK and it would seem unfair for me to just limit it to the country I live in.

So let’s do the sources first and then I’ll tell you how you can win one of the gorgeous prints I have in the room!

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*This post may contain a few affiliate links indicated by an asterisk. You won’t pay any more but I may earn a few pennies towards new pretties for the house! Win win!

The Room Itself:

Paint – Farrow & Ball paint in Blackened / Wallpaper – Eades Bespoke / Flooring – Wickes / Floor Stain – Ronseal* / Floor sealant – Bona Mega* / Skirting boards, architrave and dado rails – The Skirting Board Shop / Wall panels – Wickes

Furniture and Larger Items:

Table – Joss & Main (no longer available) / Chairs – eBay / Chair Fabric – Jamil Natural / Cow Hide Rug – Hide and Seek London / Bar cart – eBay / Sideboard – Vintage Retro and Tings / Console Table – Very (no longer available) / Cow skull – Skullbliss / Shelving – DIY / Shelf Brackets – House Doctor / Marble Contact Paper – Amazon* / Door handles – Heritage Brass / Brass Pendant Light – Habitat

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Art and Stuff on the Walls:

Abstract Paintings – DIY / Marie above fireplace – Gina Julian / Bear #3 by Jenny Liz Rome in alcove – Society 6* / Mariana by Ruban Ireland and Jenny Liz Rome on sideboard – Society 6* / Seasonal by Beth Hoeckel on bar cart shelving – Society 6* / Mirror – House of Isabella / TV – Very / Wall planters – Urban Outfitters (no longer available) / All gold frames – Ezeframe

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On the console table:

Animal print vase – Zara Home (no longer available) / Gold cobra – Homesense / Small white and gold tray – Nom Living / Gold pineapple – Marks & Spencer / Gold cutlery – eBay / Gold and glass terrarium – Sainsbury’s / Glasses – vintage / Small gold goblet – vintage / Faux plant in terrarium – Ikea / Brass bowl – vintage

On the sideboard:

Palm tree lamp – Lighting Majestic / Small black & white striped bowl – H&M (no longer available) / Cactus sculpture – LaRedoute / Faux flowers – Abigail Ahern / Tortoise shell vase – Zara Home (no longer available) / Faux grass – Ikea

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On the dining table:

Glass and mirror tray – Oliver Bonas (no longer available) / Bubble vase (spray painted gold) – H&M (no longer available) / Gold tealight votive – H&M (no longer available) / Glass coasters – Zara Home (no longer available)

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On the barcart and shelves:

Pearl tray – Homesense / Small blue bowl – Sainsbury’s / Plates – all vintage / Hedgehog bowl – Anthropologie (no longer available) / Ice Bucket – John Lewis (no longer available) / Amber martini glasses – John Lewis (no longer available) / Jug and other glasses – vintage / Space Bunny – Victoria & Abigail (no longer available) / Small faux plant – Abigail Ahern (in store)

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The Fireplace:

Brass candlesticks – John Lewis (no longer available) / Black candles – Amazon* / Gold elephants – vintage / Marble effect tiles and grout – Tile Mountain / Brass trim – eBay / Biofuel fireplace – Imaginfires

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Right, are we ready for the giveaway?


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Please note, the print you receive will not be framed, it will be rolled in a tube for you to frame any way you like! The print size is 17″ x 22″ with a 1″ border for framing.

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Here’s how to enter:

  1. Subscribe to my email notifications. (I promise I won’t spam you or share your email with anyone.) In return, every one who signs up receives my 10 Tips on Creating an Eclectic Boho Glam Look on a Budget just for signing up! If you are already subscribed, you can skip this step! And remember, you’ll receive a confirmation email that you’ll need to click on to set up the subscription so if you don’t see that come through, check your spam folder.
  2. Leave a comment telling me first, what you like about Swoon Worthy and second, one thing you’d like to see more of in the future.
  3. Check out the Terms and Conditions here. (opens in a new window)
  4. Competition ends at midnight GMT on 6th June 2016 and winner will be announced on 7th June 2016.

Good luck everyone!


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  • Nicole MullenMay 25, 2016 - 12:31 pm

    I am in love with your dining room make over, it is so perfectly you! I think I love seeing things like this the most on Swoon Worthy, but the process of how you got here, not just the finished project, but the jobs you undertook to get the results (like in your bathroom renovation too). I think I would also like to see some more of these type of things on here – I can’t wait to see your kitchen get done! But smaller quicker maker overs would be great to see too, to keep us going in between the bigger pieces! Well done on the dining room, enjoy it. And thank you for the chance to win this stunning print!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca CatterallMay 25, 2016 - 12:40 pm

    Oooh, what do I like about thee oh great and wonderful Swoonworthy? Your humour, you’re like a breath of fresh air so open and friendly and giving. Whether it’s hints and tips or style advice you are just pretty AHmazing. I love your eclectic style and how you pull everything together from well thought out splurges and how to DIY your own, to budget hacks and vintage finds. You never cease to wow and inspire me. You give me the confidence to inject more colour, style and my inner me into my previously ‘beige’ existence.

    What one thing do I want to see more of? I can’t think of anything that you don’t already cover. I suppose more collections of ideas and styles ‘mood board’ style (I’ve seen you do them before) of things that you maybe like but haven’t got enough rooms for, or decor ideas around something that’s caught your eye. Hope that makes sense.

    In short – just keep on doing what your doing. And give Ash a beer/hug for introducing you into my life when he shared your post last year. :)ReplyCancel

  • Georgina ankersMay 25, 2016 - 12:55 pm

    Have learnt so much from your blog and always look forward to reading it. You have excelled in the dining room. Keep up the good workReplyCancel

  • Elaine CroftMay 25, 2016 - 1:28 pm

    Whats not to love!!! I cant remember how I came across your blog originally, but I read every article now. Its been a massive insiration to decorate my house how I want to instead of sticking to the “norm”

    Some blogging advice would be good, how did you start doing freelance work etcReplyCancel

  • Eileen SerleticMay 25, 2016 - 1:46 pm

    I love your bold use of color and unique eclectic design. Your style is similar to mine, but takes it up a level. Therefore, you inspire me to be more daring in my design. I would like to see more of the process as to how you got to the end result. Do you do the work yourself? If so, how do you put up wallpaper with a design like that in your dining room and match it up properly?ReplyCancel

  • Virginia AidMay 25, 2016 - 1:48 pm

    Have you ever loved a certain combination of things, but you thought no one else really vibed with you. That is how I felt about my decor style until I stumbled across your blog. It is so refreshing to see so much color in your home and so much femininity mixed with fierce edginess. I. Cannot. Get. Enough.ReplyCancel

  • Marie, Paint It WhiteMay 25, 2016 - 2:21 pm

    I’m only here for the design aspect of things, the fabulous visuals but your fun writing skills are a nice bonus. I love your humour. I love how you can’t live with a perfectly functioning and ‘nicely’ decorated room so you tear it up and create a perfectly functioning space that’s no longer boringly nice but seriously beautiful. I love a good ‘before and after'(I know they take time) so keep ’em coming. That’s what I love. Encore, encore. but I also love a good quick fix, like boring old tea cart into fabulous gold sparkling drinks trolley. Thanks for all fabulousness Kimberly. Keep it up.

  • MichelleMay 25, 2016 - 2:54 pm

    I love visiting your blog. My daughter and I are working on her first apartment, and your glam, boho style is our touchstone. We’re only working with 500 square feet, but have incorporated so many ideas from your photos. She has a non-working fireplace in her bedroom, and this print would be amazing above the mantle as a statement piece. Looking forward to more inspiration from you!ReplyCancel

  • Fiona jk42May 25, 2016 - 3:37 pm

    I found it really useful to know where you got the various items – some of the shops are ones I’d not hear of, while others are not places I would have thought to look for furnishings / decor.
    I love the little shelves above your bar cart – I must try this as the shelf supports look so much nicer than angle brackets.ReplyCancel

  • AriannaMay 25, 2016 - 3:41 pm

    I so WANT that print – is there any way I can bribe you?! HA! I just love everything you post because you have such a strong style and very unique which is what makes you really stand out. Is there anyway you can incorporate your fabulous style to fashion/beauty?! ;) hahahaha It’s the fashionista in me so i couldn’t resist but ask ;) AxxxxxxReplyCancel

  • LauraMay 25, 2016 - 3:57 pm

    I love your style! It feels so luxurious. And I loved how this post made the luxury achievable because of all the sources. I think you should do more of that in the future.ReplyCancel

  • MelissaMay 25, 2016 - 3:58 pm

    I only discovered your blog earlier in the year and I am obsessed! I love that your style is so bold, yet so feminine! You strike a perfect balance. I’m a Lancashire lass myself and adore the fact that your beautiful home is situated in the North West of England! So cool. I really love your How To tips, more of those would be great. Congratulations on the dining room, it is really beautiful. I love the lighter feel to the room. Thanks for making my maternity leave a little more glamorous, even if I’m reading your posts in my dressing gown! xReplyCancel

  • Lori KnudtsonMay 25, 2016 - 4:10 pm

    I don’t even remember how I found your blog many months ago but I am so glad that I did! I think i first feel in love with your dark black wall bedroom and eclectic style. Right up my alley!! I would love to see more diy posts and where you source your finds. Would also love to see how you can Re create the looks for less. Great blog! Love reading it all the way from America!!!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine MullarkeyMay 25, 2016 - 4:31 pm

    I absolutely love that your style is so different to a lot of other blogs I follow. Completely the opposite to the whole ‘minimalist’ trend (although mixing the two in my own place is interesting!!).

    I’d love to see more of how to work with a difficult space and how to make spaces coherent in the house – especially coming from zero design sense, I sort of need a step-by-step…

    been very envious of that print for a while!!

    Elaine xxxReplyCancel

  • AlixMay 25, 2016 - 4:31 pm

    I firstly love your style and how it has helped influence my own. Also, the way your home is constantly evolving, I really love to see the changes you make whether it be a complete room makeover like the dining room (which is AMAZING!!) or styling posts where you switch things around. I’d like to see more styling posts with some tips, either using what you have or showing off any new home collections.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa SimmonsMay 25, 2016 - 4:34 pm

    Hi Kimberly, I have just discovered your site after swooning over your bedroom image on Pinterest. I knew straight away you were from the States as almost everyone else I follow on Pinterest shares your style. Imagine my surprise when I realised you live in the North West of the UK, like me!!!!! To finally find all the stuff I love but with someone who can tell me where to source it in the UK is Amazeballs!!! I have been renovating my house for a couple of years and have given in a few times and ordered directly from the US as it is almost impossible to find the midcentury modern stuff here, unless on ridiculously expensive vintage websites. Keep up the good work, and I look forward to more inspiration, insights and sources!!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne HewittMay 25, 2016 - 5:25 pm

    Hi Kimberley,
    I always look out for your blogposts every week I receive your email during my working day but ‘save’ it to savour and devour it in the evening when I get home from a stressful day!
    I love your unique style and the fact that you live in an ordinary house that you have transformed into an extraordinary home.
    I always wonder where your house is (not that I’m stalking you) it’s just that I too live in Cheadle Heath. It’s amazing to think all your creativity is happening right under my nose!!!
    As to what I’d like to see more of its just about right as it is.
    Keep doing what you’re doing.
    Yvonne xReplyCancel

  • Christina MakriMay 25, 2016 - 6:30 pm

    OMG!!! This dining room is what I have dreamed for my own one! I wish you can give me some advices how to decorate my home. I loooooove so much your style! Every single item, every diy you make it is like you have read my wish list. But I do not have your skills so the only thing I can do is to admire your work!!!
    Since your giveaway is international I wish to win, thank you for the opportunityReplyCancel

  • RCBMay 25, 2016 - 7:24 pm

    Love the integrity of the blog – reads very honestly, with full disclosures and unique ‘voice’ as well as style – rare combination!
    Would like to see more about outdoor spaces this summer, as well as using plants in interiors.
    Adore the print!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte HenshawMay 25, 2016 - 8:25 pm

    I LOVE your style and especially your amazing dressing room. It has opened my eyes to the fact my beige on beige little flat could possibly need an injection of colour and gold accessories. I also have two cats and enjoy seeing yours included in your photos. I would love to have pristine furniture but my two have absolutely destroyed our lovely couch, dining chairs and have now started on our bed frame, cheeky monkeys! maybe more on the initial planning of rooms and how you get inspiration. Fingers crossed xReplyCancel

  • OldfashionedsusieMay 25, 2016 - 8:35 pm

    *sigh* it’s so pretty!! You and Wayne have worked so hard on this project. What a dream it’s turned into!ReplyCancel

  • Heidrun FinnbogadottirMay 25, 2016 - 8:36 pm

    Your dining room is just the bomb and the print is bam! I love your glam fun style and wit and appreciate you sharing your DIY´s and sources and would like you to keep on sharing those.ReplyCancel

  • LynneMay 25, 2016 - 8:55 pm

    I love your house, your style, your pictures, your writing! It’s just fun to be along for your ride :) The only thing that I would love is a house layout/floorplan. Sometimes I try to figure out in my mind what it where. Even a “walk through” with your video camera would help me visualize the flow. Otherwise whatever you throw my way is wonderful! So fun to see what you come up with next and how it will inspire me to do something in my own house. Never the same thing that you have done, but always something that was inspired by what you did. Smooches!ReplyCancel

  • ChachaMay 25, 2016 - 10:07 pm

    There’s no one single thing that I don’t like about your blog, your home….it’s just amazing! I just subscribed to your blog and I’m in awed of so many beautiful things in one place. You’re so super talented and I just can’t wait to see what else you re-do, decorate, DIY or just move around. Keep it coming, can’t get enough.


  • MARTHAIAMay 26, 2016 - 6:18 am

    GLAM A RAMA HOME RUN !!!!! That’s how I will say it appears to me,,, I enjoy your blog & all your hard work is really so amazing and so I must say Thank You for sharing and know that I always enjoy reading your blog and I was thinking my goodness it was SO BEAUTIFUL before how must she top that !!! You DID and it is GLAM A FAB….The only thing i can ask more of is to continue being so brilliant at what you do & enjoy your home and whenever you want you can come to South Carolina and make mine so GLAM & BOHO ECLECTIC SASSY STYLE whenever you want .Really your place is AMAZING …ThanksReplyCancel

  • Vanessa JoyceMay 26, 2016 - 6:45 am

    Kimberley, your dining room is just stunning. Posting pictures throughout the process has been brilliant in showing how the final look came together. One thing I would like to see is what didn’t work, as in say, your beautiful vignettes. What did you try before deciding on the final composition and importantly, why didn’t they work. A kind of ‘close but no cigar’ blog section would really help people like me, I think. Thanks so much in the meantime for the inspiration.


  • Ray DoddsMay 26, 2016 - 7:43 am

    Dining room stunning love your blogReplyCancel

  • AnnMay 26, 2016 - 7:54 am

    I stumbled upon your Instagram which led me to your site and really I should be asleep since it’s almost midnight here in California, but your style/decor is seriously swoon worthy. You had me at eclectic boho glam! as for what I’d like to see…if you had any Diy projects or tips/tricks when it comes to decorating.ReplyCancel

  • PaulineMay 26, 2016 - 12:00 pm

    Wow were to start lol. I’ve loved what you’ve done since first seeing you in a magazine (25 Beautiful Homes). When i read your blog every week, its like visitng an old friend. Your blog has grown from strength to strength and its a pleasure to take the journey with you. Your style is very refreshing, and from the comments you get, a lot of people agree, and get a great deal out of it. You’re always true to what you believe in, and i take my hat of to you for how hard you work, and you deserve every bit of praise you receive. I love to see the video you have started doing, and would like to se more of these and youre tutorials, they’re great. I think what im trying to say is Kimberly please don’t change what you are doing, for me you’ve slapped me round the face lol xxxReplyCancel

  • MeeraMay 26, 2016 - 1:48 pm

    How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… I love your sheer honesty about everything, from your fearless style to the unglamorous side of decorating and any mistakes you learn from. I love that you’re not worried about being PC and not afraid to say what you think. I respect you hugely for all that! And of course, I love how much interior inspiration you provide! It is immense!

    It’s hard to say what I’d like more of, because I think you’re doing an absolutely sterling job with all your creative inspirations, tutorials and real life behind the scenes. Swoon Worthy is my favourite blog :-) If I had to say something, then perhaps more posts on creating different types of looks or colour schemes, not necessarily in your own home (I don’t want to ask you to create even more work for yourself, unless you want to, lol) but perhaps moodboards, with sources.

    Thank you for the comprehensive source list, and for the AMAZING giveaway! I love the Mariana print!!

    Meera xxReplyCancel

  • LeslieMay 26, 2016 - 6:38 pm

    Love your website! Sometime do a post on your house’s floor plan. I always try to envision how the rooms line up when you post pictures but can’t figure it out.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda HillMay 26, 2016 - 7:40 pm

    I love the bold choices you make in your home and the eclectic style! While my husband and I’s taste is different, I’ll call it global instead of glam, we are very eclectic with mixing. I can always get great ideas from you and how to look at things from a different, unexpected perspective.

    What I want to see more of… more tutorials. I love to DIY and can’t always afford to buy the items you post about (and honestly, I mean this in a non-offensive way, neither can you often times, they are gifted). I would love to hear more about thrifting and DIYing!

    Thanks for the great dining room reveal… I’ll try not to rip my dining room apart now!ReplyCancel

You have no idea how excited I am to finally be sharing this room with you. And I know everyone is just gonna scroll down to the pics (because yeah, I’d be doing that too) but since early February when we started the work on this room, not one inch of the space hasn’t been in some way improved or changed. Wayne and I have replaced the flooring, ripped out the old fireplace and re-tiled it, we added all the wall panels, installed new skirting board and architrave, painted loads, changed out the door handles, reupholstered the chairs. Many things were replaced but lots of things we loved in the original space remain and we basically just updated this room to what we needed it to be – a bright, happy and welcoming space.

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Here’s what the room used to look like. It wasn’t a horrible space by any means but after 3 years, it felt much too dark and there were plenty of elements that I’d outgrown. I wanted to start with a fresh slate with a pale backdrop, finally tackle the floors that had been bothering me since we moved in 5 years ago, move the TV, improve the fireplace and flex my design muscles a little bit! You can read more about why I decided to go light here.

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After many weeks of hard work, here’s what the space looks like now…

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I really wanted to give the room a touch of femininity, but not in a ‘soft and fluffy’ way if that makes sense. I wanted it to have a bit of sex appeal, to give the room some harder edges too and I think mixing quite a lot of black into the space grounds all the softer details. I didn’t really stick to a specific color scheme although pinks are a repeating theme, there are a lot of brighter colours mixed in as well.

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The wall panels we added are probably one of my favourite features. It makes the room look so much grander than it did before and adding those architectural elements created much more of a finished space and emphasised the age and character of the house. I kind of want to add them to every room now!

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Of course, no room could possibly be ‘me’ without a huge dollop of gold. I know it’s super trendy right now but if you go ahead and look through the 5+ years of archives (okay, not really, that would be crazy, just trust me on this one), you’ll know it’s been my favourite metallic for a very long time. It just adds so much warmth and glamour to a space. I can’t see me ever getting ‘over it’.

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Here’s the view as you walk into the room from the hallway. It makes me happy every time I step into the space now.

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I am realising as I write this that I have a LOT of favourite elements. Those chairs. Okay, yeah, Pablo (our black cat) likes to sleep on that one at the end and so I’m constantly hoovering it and using the ‘rubber glove’ trick to keep it from being covered in cat hair but otherwise, I absolutely love the look of them. (You can read some of my tips on keeping your home clean with pets here if you’re curious.)

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I kept that black console table we had as it works so well in that spot and we changed out the television above for a slimmer model. I’ve talked about why we have a TV in here quite a few times before so I won’t get into it on this post but moving it to this wall makes it less a feature now and I’m thrilled with it’s new location.

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The bar cart I’ve had for years but I really wanted some shelving to show off all my vintage glassware and I love how it’s become a little station now for entertaining in this alcove by the window. And plus, I finally have shelves in this house that I can swap and change out! Shelfies! Yay!

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I added those little wall planters as well which bring a spot of greenery to the walls. The cow skull gives it a bit of a boho element too.

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The only thing I really changed from my original design (you can see that here) is I decided to get a large round mirror above the sideboard. It breaks up all the square elements in the room and softens some of those harder edges. Should I spray paint it gold? I haven’t decided yet. I may live with the darker finish for a while before deciding.

You can read more the sideboard here. Although funny enough, Quito doesn’t need his crate anymore, the main reason I chose a shorter model! Ahh well, I still love this one!

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I absolutely have to thank my sponsors on this project because without them, I doubt highly we could have ever done as much as we were able. Every one of these lovely businesses totally helped me out on this and I know I was incredibly lucky to have them on board to allow me to finally get this room finished.

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The Skirting Board Shop provided us with new skirting boards, architrave around the doorway to the kitchen and the dado rails, all of which totally transformed the room with elements that looked like they should have always been there. You can read more about the process of installing those here.

Gina Julian gifted me the beautiful limited edition print of Marie, which now looks smoulderingly upon me when I am in this room. I adore her and Gina is just the sweetest person and you should totally check out her other pieces because she’s incredibly talented. You can read more about her work here.

Eades Bespoke provided that amazing graphic wallpaper which was a breeze to put up and gave the room such a wonderful punch of colour and contrast to the more subtle walls. You can read more about putting up the wallpaper here.

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Speaking of walls, Farrow and Ball provided the stunning Blackened eggshell paint for our project. This paint was an absolute joy to work with, covers like a dream and is incredibly hard-wearing. Originally a little bit of a sceptic, I’m a total convert to F&B paint now. You can check out my full review here.

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Tile Mountain provided those stunning marble effect tiles and grout for the fireplace. They look so much like real marble except they don’t etch, stain and are a breeze to keep clean. I work with these guys closely, providing blog consultancy and content for their blog which you should totally check out here. They are a great bunch and the quality of their tiles for the price is amazing.

Imaginfires provided that cute little black biofuel fireplace. As it would have been pointless to install a real fireplace in here (it would have been much too hot to sit at the dining room table, there’s simply not enough room), it was so great to have a super simple option without the hassle, perfect for those cold evenings we still get even in summer in the UK!

You can read more about the fireplace here.

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And finally, that stunning cowhide rug was provided to me at a discount from Hide and Seek London. I have 2 other cowhides in my home but this one blew me away with the quality – it was exceptional. I kept joking that we got a ‘diva cow’ because there wasn’t a single mark on it (which you will always get with natural cowhide) and it’s just in the most beautiful condition. It sets off the dining room table and chairs so perfectly. Do check out Hide and Seek’s other products as well, they have some really exceptional products that are so beautiful and well made.

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So a massive, massive thank you to all of my fabulous sponsors (most of which I approached personally to work with me on this and they graciously agreed) for gorgeous quality items that I loved!

I wanted to mention as well the little faux marble shelves above the bar cart. I’m certainly not the first one to have wrapped contact paper around some standard pieces of wood to create shelves but I just love how they turned out. Plus, I have a video tutorial for you coming up soon so you can see exactly how they are done!

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So that was a VERY lengthy post but I wanted to thank YOU for following along on this remodel and cheering me on the whole way! I hope it was worth the wait! I will be doing another post shortly with all the sources of everything in the space so if there’s anything you’d like to know the source for, sit tight, I’ll be sharing that really soon.

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I know lots of you really loved the dark blue walls and were a bit heartbroken when I said I was changing it! But I do hope you love the new space just as much! I have to say I’m so pleased myself with the room now (Wayne loves it too!) and it’s become such a lovely bright space to spend time in. So… moment of truth… What do you think of the dining room remodel?


P.S. We’ll soon be starting on the kitchen remodel so if you fancy following along, you can click that little button just below and you’ll never miss a post!

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Disclaimer: I worked with a number of different businesses on this remodel, many of whom I approached personally because I loved their products and genuinely wanted to use them in this space. I am grateful for the businesses that allow me to create fresh content on my blog and only work with businesses I really like and think you’ll like too! Thanks so much for supporting the brands that support Swoon Worthy!

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  • Julia@Cuckoo4DesignMay 23, 2016 - 12:19 pm

    I can’t even take it how much I love your chairs. I want them in the worst way. Everything looks so good!!!! The styling is perfection once again.ReplyCancel

  • CaroleMay 23, 2016 - 12:41 pm

    OOOOHHHH, it’s fabulous! So light and bright and I love the ‘faux’ panelling! I know it was a lot of work, but so, so worth it! Big pat on the back from me ;-) xoReplyCancel

    • JamalaMay 24, 2016 - 10:35 pm

      Three cheers and a big toast it up! This looks soooo fab-tastic! Lady I love your styleReplyCancel

  • Jill McKenzieMay 23, 2016 - 12:42 pm

    Many, many congratulations on the end result Kimberly! It look absolutely wonderful. I adore the styling (if you ever want rid of that gold cobra, send it my way!) and think the room hangs together perfectly! Am very happy for you being able to peek at the room every day and have it make you smile, Jill xxReplyCancel

  • NicoletteMay 23, 2016 - 12:56 pm

    Looks great so many cute features. The flowers were worth braving the rain xReplyCancel

  • LoryMay 23, 2016 - 12:57 pm

    Beautiful transformation Kim. I happen to love gold and I love all the gold touches in the space. I am all for you painting the mirror gold. Enjoy your lovely space!!! Have a GREAT week!ReplyCancel

  • Hollie @ Stuck in HueMay 23, 2016 - 1:36 pm

    As a long-time reader, I’ve seen every iteration of your dining room. This, of course, is the best one yet! Even though you reused several items, the room has a completely different look with the new paint and the wallpaper. The molding on the walls, while subtle, is my favorite part. It definitely adds an architectural element that makes the room more grand. Congrats on the transformation!ReplyCancel

  • Daniel BoardMay 23, 2016 - 1:37 pm

    The panelling is beautiful – what an elegant space. You must be really pleased. I love the round mirror – I’m currently searching for something similar so will look forward to your source list post!ReplyCancel

  • Old Fashioned SusieMay 23, 2016 - 1:51 pm

    OMG!! That panelling looks amazing!! Like it’s always been there- and I’m loving your bar area near the window too. It all looks fab!!ReplyCancel

  • SueliMay 23, 2016 - 2:11 pm

    What a beautiful room. It is difficult to pick one feature they all gel together so well. I see many dinner parties in your future.

  • PaulineMay 23, 2016 - 2:18 pm

    Kimberly, this has been worth waiting for, its beautiful, i love it. You and Wayne have done a brilliant job. I loved the dinning room before, but this is definitely something else, and im not surprised you feel happy every time you walk in to the room. There are so many things that i could gush about, but i have to say my favourite thing are your selves, that was just a stroke of pure swoonworthy definitely boho glamour on a budget. Nice one. XxxReplyCancel

  • CherMay 23, 2016 - 2:29 pm

    You’ve created a stunning focal point with the wallpapered wall & vibrant art. The shelving above your bar cart is so clever and looks fantastic. I also love that you reupholstered your chairs in leopard print. Such a great space! I hope you are enjoying it!ReplyCancel

  • CarlaMay 23, 2016 - 2:38 pm

    Everything is so good. I love the bar cart and the shelves above displaying your stem ware. I am guilty I read the first paragraph and then scrolled to look at the pictures. Everything is so good.I will have to finish reading the post after work today. Just wanted to drop a note and tell you that you guys did a excellent job. Can’t wait for the kitchen remodel series!

    Grace & Peace,
    Carla B.

  • KimbydeeMay 23, 2016 - 3:14 pm

    I love everything! I guess my favorite part is the paneling. Just perfect and I understand you wanting it everywhere now. 😀 What a difference from before, I usually like dark dining rooms but am gravitating towards lighter ones now too.ReplyCancel

  • JenMay 23, 2016 - 3:17 pm

    Wow! It’s so different to before, and yet it’s still very you! Love it Kimberly, lots of hard work has really paid off. Go you! xReplyCancel

  • GeraldineMay 23, 2016 - 3:35 pm

    Stunning! So bright and light. Love the coral tones and gold. xReplyCancel

  • Kristin CadwalladerMay 23, 2016 - 3:41 pm

    OHHHHHH! I am having a Martin Lawrence Bullard moment here…in one word “DELICIOUS!” I adore every single thing K! Really, so well done and so you :) xoxoReplyCancel

  • AmyMay 23, 2016 - 3:57 pm

    Really cool, much better with lighter walls and better flow to your kitchen area, beautiful ☺ReplyCancel

  • Cheri @Remixed InteriorsMay 23, 2016 - 4:10 pm

    Wow! I love everything about this space. There are so many little details that I had to look through the pics a few times to catch everything . I love the wallpaper and art on your fireplace wall! Oh and the little nook with your bar cart and shelves is brilliant! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria JacksonMay 23, 2016 - 5:20 pm

    I don’t which part I love best!! Amazing transformation lovely! I think the picture above the fireplace (which is amazing in itself!) and the bar cart area are just perfect. Well done to both you and Wayne, should be very proud!

    Vic x


  • karen jonesMay 23, 2016 - 5:27 pm

    Moving over to the pale side then Kimberly ? ha ! Love it especially the artwork above the fireplace. Wonderful transformation.ReplyCancel

  • LydgiaMay 23, 2016 - 6:48 pm

    Oh Kimberly it is stunning! I love everything you have done. The wallpaper is out of this world. Congratulations! xx 💋ReplyCancel

  • Sharon de JagerMay 23, 2016 - 7:16 pm

    Hi Kimberley, absolutely stunning redesign! I have to say my favourite part is the panelling too! I’ve been a fan of dark spaces for a long while but I do agree that the lighter paint really does give it a fresh spacious feel. When you chose that wallpaper months ago, my eyes did somersaults and I didn’t really like it, but now that it’s up I like how it balances the room and ties in with all the other elements. Good on you!ReplyCancel

  • ShavondaMay 23, 2016 - 7:26 pm

    Girrrrrrrl!! All the yeses!!!! Every detail is just so good lady. It’s absolutely beautiful friend.ReplyCancel

  • Bianca HallMay 23, 2016 - 7:33 pm

    Well, unsurprisingly, you’ve totally smashed it! I looks every bit as glam as I knew it would, and it made me smile too! Now I’m totally going to have to come to Manchester to see it in the flesh. And steal your chairs. Xx

    P.S Lucky for you the panelling is stuck to the walls or that would be at risk of being nicked my me too.ReplyCancel

  • Bianca HallMay 23, 2016 - 7:35 pm

    Oh, and I was a really good reader and didn’t let myself skip to the pics! I read every word. Promise. XReplyCancel

  • NadineMay 23, 2016 - 8:00 pm

    So worth the wait! I love it all.ReplyCancel

  • NicMay 23, 2016 - 8:15 pm

    The panelling, rug, sideboard, wallpaper & the floor are my favourite bits.. I like the mirror black. Your hard work is definitely visible in how the overall look is lifted and it fits with your other rooms. Oh and the fireplace is really striking too. Those tiles and edging make it very sophisticated. Well done to you both, enjoyReplyCancel

  • MeeraMay 23, 2016 - 9:08 pm

    Ohhh Kimberly, it was sooo worth the wait! It is a BEAUTIFUL room! So much work has gone into this room and the result is breathtaking. I love every single thing. It must be such a joy to be in, it’s a joy to even just to look at the photos!

    I’d leave your round mirror in black. With the black lampshade and the gold frame next to it, it looks lovely as it is in black (just my personal opinion, feel free to ignore it if you want, ha!).

    Big well done to you and Wayne! xxReplyCancel

  • MarieMay 24, 2016 - 12:03 am

    you did it again. I love it. I love that little black and gold unit and don’t get me started on the panelling!! Beautiful..ReplyCancel

  • LynneMay 24, 2016 - 12:52 am

    It is fabulous. Amazing. Beautiful. And ALLLLL of the good things! You guys did an awesome job and it really is a most elegant, happy room now. I loved your old room but definitely love this one even more. Hurrah!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie @ Casa Watkins LivingMay 24, 2016 - 2:47 am

    Absolutely divine Kim!!!! I knew it would be! How incredibly beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • FionaMay 24, 2016 - 9:08 am

    Wow. I have total panel envy. (Did not know that was a thing.) I also love that you’ve been able to incorporate elements of your old scheme. You really do have a knack for timeless styling.ReplyCancel

  • kellyMay 24, 2016 - 9:18 am

    It’s lovely a lot of work & thought has gone into making this room superb! I think you could have gone bigger with the fireplace surround & hearth though xReplyCancel

  • Lizzie @ Living PrettyMay 24, 2016 - 9:38 am

    Wow!! The room looks much bigger and so much grander now. Loved it before, love it even more now! (And for what it’s worth, I’d keep the mirror black.)ReplyCancel

  • Pippa JamesonMay 24, 2016 - 10:47 am

    Great makeover Kimberly.I think the panels are really successful, you are lucky to have such high ceilings. Loving the round mirror as well. xReplyCancel

  • RebeccaMay 24, 2016 - 1:30 pm

    Hi Kimberley, I’ve been so excited to see the reveal and I wasn’t disappointed, it’s amazing! I love the wallpaper (as you know!), the picture above the fireplace compliments it so well, the chairs are gorgeous, elegant panelling and I want to steal your little elephants as they’re super cute. Well done the pair of you, no wonder you’re thrilled xReplyCancel

  • Stacey SheppardMay 24, 2016 - 3:30 pm

    Oh my god!!!! I love this! Stunning just stunning. That wallpaper is such a fab statement, the fireplace is so glam, the artwork is gorgeous, love the wall colour you chose and the panelling is a very elegant addition. What more can I say. You have excelled yourselves (best not forget Wayne’s contribution in case he is reading this). Enjoy your gorgeous new room. It’s swoonworthy indeed.ReplyCancel

  • Maria - Dinki DotsMay 24, 2016 - 5:10 pm

    Oh, it all looks so gorgeous!!! What a fantastic room – I bet you never want to leave it! It’s really come together perfectly – everything works so well together and it’s so glamorous and stylish! Good work Kimbo!!! Excited to see the kitchen developments too!! xxReplyCancel

  • AdrienneMay 24, 2016 - 6:56 pm

    I think it turned out great! I do have to say, I LOVE the mirror you used to have above the mantle. I vote you paint it gold and find another place for it ;)ReplyCancel

  • AriannaMay 25, 2016 - 3:21 pm

    wow wow wow!!! I’ve been dying to see this and WOW! Love it so much! That wall paper and the artwork is amazing! Divine as always my love! My how it has changed from the HHM shoot which seems like a decade ago hahaha xxxxxReplyCancel

  • Sandra PMay 25, 2016 - 8:56 pm

    Love. Love. Love.ReplyCancel

  • KatyMay 26, 2016 - 10:40 am

    Gah! It looks amazing, Kimberley! It definitely was the day for room makeover reveals, wasn’t it? I spotted at least five on Monday. LOVE your new room and how much it still feels exactly like your style even though you wanted to brighten it. Hope you love it too xxReplyCancel