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.