We’ve kicked off the New Year with an article written for the fabulous Affinity lifestyle magazine.
We wanted to give a big shout out to some of the suppliers we regularly use to style our client’s spaces. Much of their items and work have featured in our 2016 interior design projects and are sure to be selected again for this forthcoming year’s work!
We are delighted to showcase our latest design project. This busy young family wanted to transform their already contemporary space into one that was more inviting and user friendly. Having collected several iconic pieces of furniture and artefacts along the way, it was important that the design and scheme incorporated these and showed them of to the fullest.
We wanted to create a harmonious and calm space and therefore textured grey wallpaper was used to create the statement wall in the living area along with a carefully selected paint palette from Farrow and Ball.
All of the living room seating and table arrangements were placed upon a beautiful and very luxurious designer area rug, the pattern of which provides interest and a focal point within this particular zone.
The incredible spider ceiling light was already part of the scheme and is a major contribution to the space’s overall ‘wow’ factor. It can be raised and lowered to suit the needs of the family depending upon the look they want to create.
In order to complement the grey modern tones in this space, blues and zesty yellows were selected and work well here in providing those all important ‘pops’ of colour. Fluffy faux fur cushions were also added to create warmth and the use of pattern on the other cushions create further interest and an element of fun.
A sleek white kitchen was fitted and the complementary surfaces were chosen to blend seemlessley from one material to another. Cool soft rubber tile flooring provides a unique and unusual statement which is both practical and pleasant underfoot.
We are so pleased to say that things are coming along beautifully in South Bedfordshire. This turn of the century coach house which was designed by the famous Albert Richardson has been completely refurbished to incorporate and retain its integrity whilst adding an exciting state of the art glass walkway that creates the link between the original house, the extension and original stables and outbuildings.
With building completed back in August, we are working hard to complete the interiors…. watch this space!
Mood Boards and Interior Design for country cottage ‘snug’
Our client in rural Bedfordshire has commissioned us to start the re-deign of her beautiful 150 year old property.
She wanted something intimate and cosy for the family to sit enjoy TV and chats together. She was keen to keep her sofa, a deep rusty red with golds so this was important once we started to draft the first design.
We designed three different looks.
The first, a classic and traditional scheme that not only incorporated her existing sofa but also enhanced the character of the room. Warm deep rusts and golds fabrics were selected alongside complementary paints in deep paprika’s and peppers.
The second, a more contemporary design that picked out the reds but also tonal golds and silvers. This was contrasted with a dark charcoal grey accent wall that will make that all important statement!
After presenting the first two boards, we then surprised our client by unveiling our third board. Pretty and calming amethysts and greys are used in this scheme in order to create a contemporary and stylish space. Combinations of patterns were used confidently in order to create a real ‘wow’ factor!
Once our client has chosen her scheme, we look forward to bringing it to its full fruition – watch this space!