Putney Home Makeover

We think of this project as our lockdown baby. It began on the day that the second lockdown was announced and developed over zoom. We worked collaboratively with our clients, with duplicate samples being delivered direct to their home.

The interior design scheme was complete by the time restrictions were lifted and our shopping list prepared for the day that showrooms re-opened to try the selected furniture before making final decisions.

The scope of work included two bedrooms and the reconfiguration of the ground floor.

Master Bedroom

Working with existing bedside tables, wardrobes and chest of drawers, our client wanted a lovely light and calm bedroom.

The design style was set by the stunning wallpaper we chose from Lewis and Wood. The new headboard, bed, stool and soft furnishings all followed this quiet and relaxing theme with touches of pink in the accessories and reupholstered nursing chair to bring the space to life.

The contemporary chandelier was chosen for the lovely soft light that the opal shades create, together with the simple and elegant design in-keeping with the architecture of the house.  Handmade by Spark and Bell, it was tailormade for this space.

Guest Bedroom

The guest bedroom was looking very tired, with existing mahogany wardrobes in need of some TLC.

In contrast, we put together a scheme that is light, bright and inviting for guests. The existing bed needed to be retained and so we added a bespoke valance and headboard. Bespoke cushions were made to match new curtains. The pretty wallpaper is from Harlequin.

Again, the pendant lighting was replaced with beautiful handmade brass goblets that create a gorgeous soft light, suitable for bedrooms. We loved the story behind their design.

They were inspired by the “Children of Lir” of Irish legend that turned into swans and cast an enchanting light.The old wardrobes were removed, and we designed bespoke storage with a central dressing table to retain depth and a sense of space. New lighting was added to the dressing table area also.

Ground Floor

An open plan kitchen is central to the design of the ground floor. The existing design had the dining room leading out onto the garden with sitting room and TV den at the front of the house. As a keen gardener our client had little opportunity to sit and enjoy the fruits of her labour. Our brief was to reverse the configuration to create a beautiful place to sit overlooking the garden and lovely, social, entertaining space.

The starting point for the scheme was the existing taupe kitchen units, aqua splashback and bar stools that were not going to be changed. The new furniture layout maximised the entertaining space and view of the garden.

A contemporary furniture design was selected to suit the style of the property.

The living room wallpaper adds drama and a bit of a wow factor that ties in with the garden and achieves the individual scheme that suited our clients. The fabrics on the sofas and chairs were selected to add texture and depth.

Client Testimonial

“We have been working with Sophie of DecorBuddi for a year on a major refresh of the living areas and main bedrooms of our house. Despite all the hassles caused by lockdowns Sophie managed to source a wide range of fabrics, furniture, designs and suppliers for us to consider. She then guided us through the selection process with just the right balance of advice and encouragement. She has also been very helpful in the boring bits of ordering items and arranging deliveries and installations. We are almost finished now and are delighted with everything. We would recommend her enthusiastically.” J&R


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Decorbuddi: Sophie Wells
Photographer: KT1Photography