Beckenham Family Home
Create a scheme that is warm but not ‘matchy matchy’ giving a more eclectic vibe. Colour palettes to be earthy colours with a dash of purple!
• The kitchen was kept in a similar position but all the wall cupboards were excluded adding full height units instead. This opens up the space and creates lots of storage.
• A banquette was built under the window opening up the centre of the room allowing a secondary seating area opposite.
• In the sun room that leads directly to the garden a sofa and footstool were placed along with a desk in the nook beside the boiler cupboard.
• In the music room / dining room we incorporated a baby grand as well as a formal dining table – the areas were zoned using carefully placed ceiling lights to define the dining area.
• The utility room was originally 3 rooms which we knocked into one streamlining the area into one large utility area and a bootroom area next to the back door.
• The bathroom was reconfigured adding a walk in shower and freestanding bath.
Design & transformation
• Using autumnal colours in the open plan kitchen area with the neutral painted kitchen as the backdrop
• The 2 cocktail chairs are upholstered in different fabrics to give the impression of ‘same, same, but different. These fabrics and colours will be used throughout the rest of the space on upholstery, cushions and window treatments adding pattern and texture into the mix.
• Using a dash of purple in the music room and painting the dining chairs a French grey to lighten and balance the room. Mis-matched fabrics on the re-upholstered dining chairs and piano stool.
• Sparkly light to add a bit of glamour over the dining room table with the added benefit of zoning it.
• The bathroom has a pink and grey patterned floor with the window treatments carrying this theme on – hot pink with a trim sitting on a neutral backdrop.