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A lady sat on a sofa in a pink, 70s style living room.

Live that style with Bo Fentum

Interior designer Bo brings 70’s soul back to her living room

A lady sat on a sofa in a pink, 70s style living room.

Meet Bo

When she’s not running her own interior design business, Bo devotes her spare time to renovating her London townhouse to reflect her love for all things retro. Here, she talks about how made-to-measure curtains and voiles have helped transform her vibrant living room.

A bright 70s inspired living room with glass doors that look out onto a garden

Bo’s style

It’s a mixture of mid-century vintage and colourful new. I’m very drawn to colour and unusual shapes and you’ll find lots of that in my home. I’m also very influenced by nature and love good natural lights and greenery. The house was quite tired and dated when we bought it, so we’ve spent a lot of years updating it whilst trying to recapture that 70’s soul feeling, including adding this extension, which has become our living room.

This forest green fabric just stood out to me, and I kept coming back to it. I just knew it was exactly what I was looking for.
A pink 70s style living room with green curtains

Heart of glass

I love the wall of glass at the end of the room, as it really makes the most of the garden view. However, in the winter I really noticed the psychological effects of sitting next to a dark expanse. I felt like I just wanted something to make the room cosier. I did some research into mid-century homes and came across loads of images with large voiles and curtains.  The voiles are great because they give us privacy, and the curtains make it really cosy at night.

Once the curtains and voiles were fitted, it was just the cherry on the cake. They really transformed the space instantly.

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