The wonderful Becky and her 2 girls are just the best family and were a pleasure to have as clients. From the moment I walked into this home I knew we were going to create something special for them.
Becky’s energy is infectious and given the circumstances of losing Dean, I wanted to make sure this home was a place of future happiness, hope and joy for her, Madison and Aubrey.
Once Dean’s bedroom we needed to transform this space into a welcoming entrance. It had to function well, allow for maximum storage and also set the scene for the homes décor and feeling beyond. Floor to ceiling IKEA Pax wardrobes, which we customised, gave them all the storage they could need and allowed the girls to independently put their coats and bags away. The deep blue colour palette echoed the colour scheme Becky and Dean had started to introduce previously and set the scene for the feel of the home.
Now a welcoming and organised entrance was achieved next on the list was the study. We established from the heat maps that this was a very under used room and it certainly wasn’t working as both a playroom and office. With that in mind and Becky needing a designated work from home space we turned the room into a fully functioning office with mini desks for the girls to also do homework or craft whilst remaining close to Mum.
The Living Room
The living room was a beige and bland space with mismatched furniture and no focussed style direction. The furniture placement wasn’t working and we needed to open up the space, improve the flow and feel. Storage was increased, a kids area introduced and we upped the sophistication stakes by adding drama with a dark green scheme with patterned wallpaper. Ambient lighting makes this space the perfect adult retreat for Becky at the end of a long day.
This project is the perfect example of how you can add dark colours even in smaller spaces and inject heaps of personality through colour, texture and pattern. Improving function is at the heart of the renovation and now all of the rooms work for the family and improve their way of lie within their home.
Wardrobes: IKEA Pax wardrobes with Grimo doors in Navy
Wallpaper: Etsu by Romo W429/07
Vinyl Flooring: Grande Sade Tapi Carpets
Armchair reupholstered in Clarke & Clarke Riva in Chartreuse
Grey sofa: Ikea Landskrona 2 seat sofa in Dark Grey
Wall Colour: Farrow and Ball Green Smoke
Wallpaper: Glasshouse by Graham & Brown 111719
Storage: Hacked Ikea Havsta cabinets painted in F & B Railings with reeded glass
Ceiling Light: John Lewis & Partners Hiko Large Ceiling Light
Floor Lamp: IKEA EVEDAL floor lamp, marble/grey
Walls painted in Farrow and Ball De Nimes and All White
Kids Desks: IKEA Flistad Desk
Kids Pegboard: IKEA Skadis
Becky Desk: John Lewis & Partners X Frame Desk, Natural/Green
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