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An aspiring interior designer has wowed fans with her stunning home renovation.   

Olamide James, 27, from north London, tweeted before and after photos of her living room area, which shows how she made her home from dull to bespoke.

The photos have now received more than 33,500 likes and 8,400 retweets. 

Olamide, who is the director of her own company said: ‘I shopped at places such as Wayfair, Dunelm, and Homesense – but the chairs, sofa, and headboard were made bespoke.’ 

The photos have now received more than 33,500 likes and 8,400 retweets. Pictured: Her living room after the renovations

An interior designer has wowed fans with her stunning home renovation. Olamide James, 27, from north London, tweeted before and after photos of her living room area, which shows how she made her home from dull to bespoke. Pictured: Her living room area before the renovation

An interior designer has wowed fans with her stunning home renovation. Olamide James, 27, from north London, tweeted before and after photos of her living room area, which shows how she made her home from dull to bespoke. Pictured: Her living room area before the renovation

Olamide, who is the director of her own company said: 'I shopped at places such as Wayfair, Dunelm, and Homesense - but the chairs, sofa, and headboard were made bespoke'

Olamide spent £20,000 renovating the home

Olamide, who is the director of her own company said: ‘I shopped at places such as Wayfair, Dunelm, and Homesense – but the chairs, sofa, and headboard were made bespoke’

Olamide's bathroom before, with wooden features and silver fixtures

Olamide changed the tiles to 'marble' and went 'extra' with the decor in her bathroom

Discussing the bathroom, Olamaide explained: ‘I changed the fixtures to gold of course , changed the tiles to marble and obviously went extra with the decor’ (Before left, after right)

The kitchen before, featuring a wooden worktop and splashback, and silver fixtures

Olamide changed the sink from silver to white, got a gold tap instead of silver and painted the silver details gold

Kitchen before and after: ‘I changed the worktops and splash back to quartz instead of wood, changed the sink from silver to white, got a gold tap instead of silver and painted the silver details gold’ Olamide explained

With a £20,000 budget, Olamide also made-over her kitchen, en-suite bathroom, bedroom, and an open wardrobe and office.

The aspiring interior designer made sure her home was dripping in gold, white, and marble.

‘I stayed at my family’s home until everything was completed in July,’ Olamide explained.

‘Most of the work was done in one month and a second month was just for finishing touches.’

After posting the pictures online, fans described the room as ‘beautiful’ and ‘amazing’.  

Olamide bought the house in May and stayed at her family home while redecorating

Olamide bought the house in May and stayed at her family home while redecorating

The aspiring interior designer made sure her home was dripping in gold, white, and marble. Pictured: Her bathroom, with trendy accessories including a gold pineapple and scented candles

The aspiring interior designer made sure her home was dripping in gold, white, and marble. Pictured: Her bathroom, with trendy accessories including a gold pineapple and scented candles 

Olamide shopped at budget stores such as Homesense for much of her decor, but had key items such as her grey sofa made bespoke

Olamide shopped at budget stores such as Homesense for much of her decor, but had key items such as her grey sofa made bespoke 

Finishing touches: Olamide explained she focused on finishing touches such as flowers

Olamide made her work space a 'cloffice' where she could hang clothes and work

 Finishing touches: Olamide explained she focused on finishing touches such as flowers 

'This is probably the least exciting but the most practical room and something I've always wanted' Olamide explained.  'I converted the secondnd bedroom into an open wardrobe  and office. I call it my "cloffice". Using one room for multiple purposes is always a constructive choice'

‘This is probably the least exciting but the most practical room and something I’ve always wanted’ Olamide explained.  ‘I converted the secondnd bedroom into an open wardrobe  and office. I call it my “cloffice”. Using one room for multiple purposes is always a constructive choice’

Olamide's stylish living room. She painted walls a light grey and installed a large wall-mounted TV that doesn't take up floor space

Olamide’s stylish living room. She painted walls a light grey and installed a large wall-mounted TV that doesn’t take up floor space

One replied: ‘Love every single room, beautiful.’

Another commented: ‘When I buy my first home, I’m heading to your inbox.’

Explaining her design motivations on Twitter, Olamide explained: ‘This is a before and after two months post renovation after purchasing my home. 

‘As you can see I’m extra and love interior design. 

‘I’d love to start staging homes and interior designing so an RT will go a long way. 

The bedroom, before renovation, was a bland and plain space with a grey carpet and no distinguishing features

The bedroom after: Olamide changed the floor to marble and had a bespoke headboard made

My bedroom before and after: ‘I changed the floor to marble, got a bespoke headboard made , changed the light fixture and my friend kindly tidied my bed sheets’ Olamide said

Explaining her design motivations on Twitter, Olamide explained: 'This is a before and after two months post renovation after purchasing my home'

Explaining her design motivations on Twitter, Olamide explained: ‘This is a before and after two months post renovation after purchasing my home’

'As you can see I'm extra and love interior design. I'd love to start staging homes and interior designing' she said

‘As you can see I’m extra and love interior design. I’d love to start staging homes and interior designing’ she said

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