Luxurious, Individual, Interior Redecoration
Our client purchased this property in 2020. Shortly afterwards the country went into lockdown and the entire project took place remotely, from creating interior design schemes for every room, through to implementation, including bespoke soft-furnishings, re-upholstery and redecoration throughout.
The design challenge facing our Decorbuddi, Ann Jackman, was to design a beautiful cohesive interior, incorporating a mix of furniture from our client’s previous property, pieces that had been purchased from the owner and the existing fixtures and fittings. The solution, was to create gorgeous, rich, colourful and textured schemes for every room, that suited our clients’ lively style and personality. We chose beautiful wallpapers, fabulous fabrics and striking artwork. Careful consideration was given to all the design details from rugs to lighting, cushions and accessories.
Every room works independently and in totality, with spectacular patterns, materials and colour combinations bringing joy as you move through the house.
Originally arranged as two Victorian workers cottages the property was reconfigured in 2002 into one substantial, contemporary, open-plan design. On entering you are greeted by the light-filled, galleried entrance hall, overlooking the impressive double height-dining area below.
Our starting point was very practical – getting the stone flooring cleaned and renovated. We then addressed the colour scheme, which had been a very dark blue. We created a fresh, green based neutral backdrop combining Paint The Town Green Wuthering Heights and Farrow and Treron, brought alive by the giant ferns and green glass tiles behind the hob at the other end of the kitchen, seen through the open-plan doorway.
We chose Cole and Sons Bouginvilea wallpaper to link the two spaces and work perfectly with the orange and pink chair the clients brought from their previous home.
The oval dining table came with the house and the dining chairs were already the clients own. New artwork, lampshades and rug quietly draw the eclectic mix of elements together.
The wallpaper is papered on both sides of the opening to link the two rooms completely. Taking a panel onto the opposing wall creates a much more complete and decorative finish, embracing you as you transition between the spaces.
The pinks are taken up the stairs from the kitchen into the mezzanine above. A wonderful blend of luxurious pieces that we have upholstered for our client over the years combined with a yellow sofa, we had reupholstered in Designer’s Guild fabric for this project. Antique mirror was added to the wall behind the new sideboard, to reflect and add another light, textural, layer interest.
The ottoman adds the perfect show-stopping pop of pink.
The sitting room demanded its own colourful scheme and a layout designed for conversation and entertaining. New items include the sofas and rug from William Yeoward and handmade full length curtains.
We brought in our French polishing expert to refinish areas of the beautiful flooring that were in need of attention.
We weren’t in a position to change the sink and tiles in the cloakroom. Instead we chose a wallpaper, Leopards by Cole and Son, that would command attention drawing the eye away from the less loved elements that had to remain.
Our expert decorator did a brilliant job of wrapping the wallpaper around the doors of the cupboard above the toilet, to enable us to gain maximum impact from the design.
Moving upstairs, the first guest bedroom continues the animal theme. Cushions from Emma J Shipley provide a flexible focus that can easily be changed for a quick update, with or without the throws and lampshade, depending on the desired level of change.
Likewise, the second guest bedroom is grounded in warm neutrals, with pops of colour that can easily be changed and natural elements in the woodland wallpaper and accessories.
A softer coral and blue colour palette was chosen for the master bedroom suite. The sea fern feature wall adds an additional decorative layer, and “Kit Kemp esq” sense of style, without the expense of creating an oversized fabric headboard. The collection of cushions are from Andrew Martin.
Design elements not shown here include the creation of new utility room and storage cupboards for the housekeeper and renovation of three bathrooms. The next project for later in the year is to take the colour out into the garden.
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Decorbuddi: Ann Jackman