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.