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!