This busy family had moved into their house with the aim of making it their own. Work and life got in the way and, four years later, they had bought some furniture but didn’t have the time or inclination to do any more. We were commissioned to add colour and personality and this is exactly what we did.
When we assessed the rooms, and how they were using them, we determined that there were a lot of rooms that overlapped and one room which wasn’t being used at all. We made this room into an evening cocktails room - a place for drinks before and/or after dinner - with useful built-in storage at one end. Because it will be used primarily in the evenings, we were able to use darker, more luxurious colours and textures.
The overall colour palette for the project is blues and greens with warm neutrals, and touches of turmeric and burnt orange. In the living room which is mainly used as a comfy family cinema room, we added a navy blue feature wall to minimise reflections on the TV, and a bespoke window seat with storage was built into the un-used bay. In the previously-wooden kitchen and dining area, the cupboards were painted to modernise it all and we added a designer table and chairs, and Tom Dixon lighting.