Wimbledon

Wimbledon

Redecoration and restyling of sitting room

Ask any interior designer and they will tell you that it’s much harder to take over a project that is half finished, than to start one from scratch … and this was the case with this project. 

When I arrived on the scene, the room had been decorated; it had curtains and a couple of pieces of furniture (see my Instagram feed for before shots). However, everything was a bit bland and needed a huge injection of style. The two pieces of furniture already in place were very bold, particularly a very large Chinese cabinet and the pieces were very different to one another in terms of style. Oh joy!

My brief was to complete the room and turn it into a grown-up sitting room for entertaining. Although the room had been decorated, I felt that it needed a bit more oomph. I went bold on the ceiling with a beautiful deep reddish, brown colour (taking inspiration from one of the colours in the Chinese cabinet), and covered the chimney breast in some amazing vinyl wallpaper. 

A simple fire surround was designed and fitted, and various vintage (and some modern!) furniture were added. To finish off, I added some vintage accessories and enormous plants for maximum impact.

Wimbledon

Redecoration and restyling of sitting room

Ask any interior designer and they will tell you that it’s much harder to take over a project that is half finished, than to start one from scratch … and this was the case with this project. 

When I arrived on the scene, the room had been decorated; it had curtains and a couple of pieces of furniture (see my Instagram feed for before shots). However, everything was a bit bland and needed a huge injection of style. The two pieces of furniture already in place were very bold, particularly a very large Chinese cabinet and the pieces were very different to one another in terms of style. Oh joy!

My brief was to complete the room and turn it into a grown-up sitting room for entertaining. Although the room had been decorated, I felt that it needed a bit more oomph. I went bold on the ceiling with a beautiful deep reddish, brown colour (taking inspiration from one of the colours in the Chinese cabinet), and covered the chimney breast in some amazing vinyl wallpaper. 

A simple fire surround was designed and fitted, and various vintage (and some modern!) furniture were added. To finish off, I added some vintage accessories and enormous plants for maximum impact.


Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst

Four storey Georgian town house

A complete redesign of the ground floor, including a new two-storey rear extension, plus total redecoration throughout.

I installed bespoke kitchen cabinets with sliding wooden panels to compliment the neutral tones of the kitchen and the poured concrete floor. I have brought the room to life with flashes of orange and a myriad of houseplants.

Upstairs, the flow is fairly monotone with dark, painted floorboards and clean white walls. I’ve added drama in the bathrooms with beautiful, ceramic floor tiles and installed quirky wire shelving as alternatives to bathroom cabinets.

Styling is key in bedrooms. Plants are ubiquitous throughout, mixed with unusual vintage finds such as cane planters and side tables and old dressmakers mannequins. The finished look is individual and unique.


Talfourd

Talfourd

Renovation of five storey Victorian townhouse

The brief was to transform a series of rooms including a sitting room, a child’s bedroom and to create a master bedroom suite including a dressing room area and master bathroom. I was also asked to ‘style’ an existing room that the couple had very beautifully decorated but were struggling to ‘finish off’


Emmer Green

Emmer Green

Complete redecoration and restyling of sitting room

The couple had lived in this house for years but hadn’t decorated since they moved in more than 20 years ago, because they couldn’t agree on styles.

It was a beautiful Victorian room with period detailing but it certainly required a lot of TLC (please see before shots on my Instagram feed – they are quite revealing!) The furniture was very dated and mismatched, and the decor was lacking any style.

The couple loved Midcentury furniture, but neither of them could envisage this kind of look in their period property and also had no idea where to buy the kind of furniture that they coveted.

They also loved art and had several pieces dotted around the house, but none were placed in good spots, and certainly weren’t being shown off to their full potential.

My starting point for the room was a black leather Midcentury style sofa – this was the one thing that they agreed on. Off the back of that, I decided on a bold dark blue scheme that would work beautifully against the black leather.

New joinery was designed and built to replace the dated cupboards; floorboards were re-stained and beautiful blue and black patterned curtains were added to complete the scheme.

However, the magic really happened when various Midcentury pieces were added, including a fabulous old Post Office counter, as well as a stylish vintage Danish sofa. 

The artwork was redisplayed and various plants and vintage objects added to complete the look. Voila!

Emmer Green

Complete redecoration and restyling of sitting room

The couple had lived in this house for years but hadn’t decorated since they moved in more than 20 years ago, because they couldn’t agree on styles.

It was a beautiful Victorian room with period detailing but it certainly required a lot of TLC (please see before shots on my Instagram feed – they are quite revealing!) The furniture was very dated and mismatched, and the decor was lacking any style.

The couple loved Midcentury furniture, but neither of them could envisage this kind of look in their period property and also had no idea where to buy the kind of furniture that they coveted.

They also loved art and had several pieces dotted around the house, but none were placed in good spots, and certainly weren’t being shown off to their full potential.

My starting point for the room was a black leather Midcentury style sofa – this was the one thing that they agreed on. Off the back of that, I decided on a bold dark blue scheme that would work beautifully against the black leather.

New joinery was designed and built to replace the dated cupboards; floorboards were re-stained and beautiful blue and black patterned curtains were added to complete the scheme.

However, the magic really happened when various Midcentury pieces were added, including a fabulous old Post Office counter, as well as a stylish vintage Danish sofa. 

The artwork was redisplayed and various plants and vintage objects added to complete the look. Voila!


Bramleigh

Bramleigh

Complete redecoration of a sitting room and updating a tired breakfast room and kitchen

The couple were looking to transform their existing sitting room with a new look that was much more modern but ‘quirky’. They loved vintage haberdashery chests and old shop fittings but didn’t know where to source items like this or how to use them in a living room setting. Through my contacts, I found some great pieces which I styled with very modern, black sofas and armchairs from The Conran shop.

Although the kitchen itself was 20 years old, it was in a classic Shaker style and in extreme good condition.

My brief was to update this space and the adjoining breakfast area. The existing look was very ‘Cath Kidston’ and country style.

I reupholstered the sofa in a striking fabric, bought new chairs to go with the existing breakfast table and added modern pendants. Introducing great vintage art and various pieces of vintage glassware, ceramics plus an abundance of plants, finished the room off perfectly.