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Imogen transforms her living room

Using shades of pastel pink and ThistlePro Magnetic to create a vintage space

Imogen Blundell was overjoyed to finally get the keys to her first home, a traditional terrace with plenty of character based in Arlesey, Bedfordshire. However, she was less overjoyed with the dated, exposed brick fireplace in her living room. After settling into the property, Imogen knew she wanted to put her own stamp on the place, but wasn’t sure how.

When it came to transforming her living room, Imogen was set on creating a sophisticated, relaxing environment to entertain her friends and family. As an avid traveller and collector of unique souvenirs, she wanted a space that would show off her meaningful mementos and collectables, without the room appearing cluttered.

Pastel Pink living room with ThistlePro Magnetic plaster

When Imogen came across ThistlePro Magnetic she decided to cover the dated fireplace and create an interchangeable feature wall at the same time. Imogen comments: “As the living room is the main reception room, I wanted to make it an inviting and relaxing space and the exposed brick fireplace had to go. The previous owners had used the wall above it to mount a television, so the bricks were damaged from the rawl plugs. After hearing about ThistlePro Magnetic I thought it would be a great way to cover up the bricks and also create a functional space at the same time.”

Pastel Pink living room with ThistlePro Magnetic plaster

Imogen contacted a local plasterer and described the look she wanted to create. Imogen says: “The plasterer had not installed the product before. He commented on how straightforward the process was which put my mind at ease and he did a great job. It only took a few hours to install.”

Imogen left the plaster to dry for a week, to make sure that it had set, and then painted all of the walls pastel pink.  

Imogen then installed stylish wooden floor boards, collected a range of vintage style furniture and got to work choosing her favourite pieces to display in her home. To complete the decorating she purchased some duck silhouettes from Etsy and stuck magnets to the back. She could then attach them to the wall to create an interchangeable display.  

Pastel Pink living room with ThistlePro Magnetic plaster

Imogen was one of five winners of the British Gypsum Homeowner Creative Collaborator competition on Facebook. Each of the winners received a £500 voucher and two bags of ThistlePro Magnetic to makeover an unloved room in their home. The other winners created designs including an interactive play room, a monochrome bedroom and an industrial master bedroom. All designs reflected how easy it is to incorporate ThistlePro Magnetic into any room or scheme.

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