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A Guide to Styling Your Console Table

A console table may seem only appropriate for an entrance hall, however, in recent years the design of console tables has evolved and they have become my go-to piece of furniture to finish off any room. Whether it be a study, a living room, entrance hall or dining room – a console table enables you to create moments of style, functionality and personality in your space. Now, I’m sure you can imagine, you can buy a great console table as a foundational piece, but where it really comes to life is the console table decor and styling.

Here are some of my top tips and tricks that I tend to incorporate when styling a console table to bring it to life.

Step 1: Bottoms Up

Console tables don’t always have an open shelf at the bottom but when I’m searching for the perfect piece – I always try to source open consoles with either a bottom shelf or completely bare. Open consoles present the opportunity to ground the bottom with some more substantial items. Baskets are a great option if you need some extra storage but don’t be afraid of using large vases, sculptures or ornaments on the bottom shelf. Generally, the rule of thumb is to use items on the bottom that tall enough to only leave a very small space between the item and the top of the console table.

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Step 2: The Backdrop

Always hang or lean a mirror or artwork behind the console table. This step is essential to tying the whole moment together. The piece should always be reasonably large to ensure you really elevate the area and to complete the styling of the console itself. If you have limited wall space then simply use a smaller or longer piece. Either way, ensure you don’t skip this step! Take a look at my Spring Decor Ideas blog for more inspiration on wall art and mirrors.

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Step 3: Statement Decor

At this point, you need to start adding some height and visual weight to the top shelf of the console. When I say “statement decor” I mean significant pieces like lamps and large vases. By now you know my love for using stacking books to elevate a piece of decor and this is a great technique not just for shelving but for console tables too.

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Step 4: Finishing Touches

The final step is to add the details! At this stage, we only want to add the finishing touches that will compliment the elements we have already added. I say it time and time again, but remember that less is more, so only add touches that you feel really elevate the statement pieces. There are countless ways to accessorise a console table but I love to add some greenery or florals, decorative objects or small bowls and trays which work wonders as a practical yet beautiful accessory.

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10 Spring Decor Ideas to Make Your Home Feel Fresh

Spring has finally sprung and we are finally entering the warmer seasons. Arguably my favourite season of them all as everything starts to come back to life and we dust off the cobwebs ready for outside-in living. As we say goodbye to the dark, Winter months for another year and we start to experience longer and warmer days, it’s time for the big Spring clean and to give your home a much needed refresh for the year.

I’ve pulled together my 10 favourite Spring decor ideas that will help bring some life back into your home after the long, closed-up Winter months.

1. Styling Refresh

A styling refresh can be so simple and only takes a few tweaks to lighten up the look of your home for the new season ahead. Make little styling tweaks to coffee and accent tables, shelves, mantel, and countertops using things you already have around the house.

You can read my top tips styling blog for more detail on how to style your home. Here are my top tips for just a quick style refresh:

  • Use stacks of books to raise objects off the surfaces occasionally
  • Combine items in groups of threes–preferably with varying height objects
  • Remember – less is more
  • Balance different tones and textures to create depth and interest
  • Don’t put all objects in one line, play with the spacing to give the shelf or table some depth
  • Change your tea towel on the sink, your table runner or throws for a quick win

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2. Fresh Greens and Florals

Arguably the easiest home update for Spring is to bring the outside beauty inside. A beautiful bunch of seasonal blooms or a few sprigs of greenery in a vase – such as eucalyptus – can make your space feel fresh and bright. If you’re not into fresh florals or greens then why not pick up some faux flowers or plants? A great way to refresh your Spring decor, faux flowers and plants have come a long way and I’m often amazed as to how real they look! A potted olive tree – large or small – or a simple bunch of Hydrangea’s on top of the coffee table will finish your Spring interior off beautifully.

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3. Update Bedding

Simple but affective! The Spring awakening, wake up to fresh, bright sheets that make you feel light and bright. Ditch the big blankets and dark colours and swap your sheets for linen or silk to wake up with vibrant skin. I love white bedding all year, but there is something about white bedding in Spring that makes the bedroom feel cheerful and bright. Change out your dress cushions for lighter, pastel colours – this also helps when the days get warmer and you need to help keep your home cooler.

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4. Have a Move Around

Moving your furniture around is one of the easiest refreshes you can do to your home. It doesn’t have to be in the same room, you can beg, borrow and steal from other rooms in the house to create an entirely new look. It requires a bit of effort and some time planning but once you go for it, the results can be astounding!

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5. Add a Pop of Colour

When I say “add a pop of colour” I don’t mean for you to go and add bright pink all over your house! If you’re scared of colour and are tempted by neutrals, you can’t ever go wrong if you stick to a colour palette that you would find in nature. Sky blues, bright greenery and cloud whites are a failsafe combination mixed with a neutral textured palette.

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6. Cram on the Cushions

Anyone that knows me, knows I am a sucker for cushions. Soft furnishings are the easiest way to give your home a refresh so simply swapping your cushions for some Spring-coloured ones in your living room and bedrooms will instantly make the rooms feel fresh and bright for the new season. Having a stock of Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter cushions covers in the cupboard isn’t a bad idea and you can always create new combinations whenever you feel like something new.

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7. Embrace the Sun

With the longer, brighter days racing towards us, embracing the sunlight in your home will instantly transform the vibe. Welcome the sunshine and replace your heavy, lined curtains with light neutral linens that help with the heat and bugs but still let the light stream into your spaces. Swap your fabric roman blinds for venetian blinds so you can have them down but open for practicality.

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8. Get Creative

Swapping your artwork can be a really quick and creative way to give your spaces a refresh. You can get some great prints for great prices on website like Desenio and you simply swap your prints in your frames you already have. If you’re feeling really creative, why not try your hand at painting your own piece? You never know, you might have a hidden talent you didn’t know existed!

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9. Bold Tablescapes

Move your home seamlessly into the Spring season by changing your table setting. It’s a really easy and simple way to make your home feel Spring-ready. You can easily transform your dining table – whether its in your kitchen or in its own room. Add or change your table runner for a pastel or outdoor shade, change up your place mats for textured woven or light-coloured cotton and add a beautiful vase of seasonal fresh florals to tie the table together!

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10. Bring the Outside-In

Spring is all about bringing the outside-in, opening the doors and enjoying the warmer weather and longer days so don’t forget about the patio when doing your home refresh. Your patio should act as an extension of your home in the Spring/Summer months so ensure it is calm, relaxing and as beautiful as your home. Add a few cushions and decorative pieces that complement your home and an outdoor rug can complete the look. Ensure you have lots of throws handy for those cooler nights around the fire-pit and extra pouffes for additional seating.

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Home Office Ideas to Inspire You

You may have thought you wouldn’t need to invest into a new home office when the pandemic hit in 2020. However, nearly a year later and the majority of us still working from home, we still don’t have any end date for when we will return to the office or if we ever will to the extent that we did before COVID-19. I for one decided to overhaul my home office late in 2020 when the realisation had sunk in that we are in this for the long haul! I hadn’t realised quite how much my office set up – or lack of – was affecting my output, creativity and concentration each day.

If you’re looking to upgrade your home office this year, I’ve pulled together some of the key home office ideas that will inspire you to create the space you really need. Whether you have small nook to work with or a beautiful big home office that can have built-in storage and shelving – this blog will give you the inspiration you require to get going!

Office Nook

You can turn any space into a mini workstation with an office nook. Tucking an office nook into the family room – if you don’t have the luxury of space for a separate office – is a great home office idea that ensures you have the space you need to work everyday. A built-in desk or a desk that fits the space, a comfortable office chair and some shelving will start to make the space feel comfortable. Adding some shiplap panelling is a cost-effective way to give the nook some detail and interest to avoid it being bland and uninspiring. You could even go for a pop of colour if you need some extra help to get through those gloomy winter days!

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Built-in Storage

Built-in shelving and storage is one of my favourite design features to add into a home. If the room has the space for it, built-in storage creates a focal point and interest in the room whilst also being practical. It is a great way to fill a large space if your room is feeling hollow. Go for full ceiling to floor shelving or add in some cupboards to help with tidying up some of the mess that inevitably comes with an office. Installing bespoke built-ins allows you to create the space you need – whether you want to hide your printer and piles of papers or you simply want an elegant Zoom backdrop! If you can’t afford a built-in but have the space, go for a full height book shelf or a console table and style it up!

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The Focal Point

Shelves, shelves, shelves! The “shelfie” is the new trend for 2021 and what a great trend it is. Adding shelves is simple way of creating a focal point and interest in an otherwise boring space. Whether it is your backdrop or something to look at whilst you work, adding some shelves and styling them up will instantly transform your space. But remember, with a “shelfie”, less is more – don’t go cluttering them up!

Adding a pop of colour or a piece of artwork on the wall can also help to create a focal point in your room. When you need that much needed “thinking time”, taking your glance away from the screen and looking at a colour or piece of art can really help stimulate the brain. Not to mention when you walk into your office each day you are more likely to feel motivated and inspired! Also ensure you have candles and diffusers in your room, candles can be extremely relaxing for the mind – not to mention they also look beautiful on a desk, shelf or console unit.

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Styling Ideas – How to Make Your House a Home

I often find when new clients come to me, they know what they want to achieve but don’t quite know how to get there. It usually comes down to the finishing touches and how to style your house to really make it a home and by that I mean – YOUR home. Interior styling can really elevate your house from feeling like it could belong to anyone to truly being your home and a reflection of who you are.

I’m going to take you through some of my go-to styling ideas that will make your house feel refined and timeless. Whether you prefer a cosy farmhouse feel or a modern contemporary, these ideas can be applied anywhere to make your house a home.

Add Cosy Textiles

This might seem like an obvious one, but you would surprised as to how many people don’t have an abundance of cushions and throws on every appropriate piece of furniture. Cosy textiles are the easiest way to add colour and personality into a room. Whether you like bright bohemian colours and patterns or modern luxury, this styling idea will help anyone transform their house into a home on a budget or not.

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Lay Down a Rug

A rug is a quick win that can take your tired flooring and bring it back to life in an instant. A rug can change the whole aesthetic of your room and similar to cosy textiles, they portray so much personality! Boho, rustic, contemporary or traditional – ensure you pick the pieces that represent you and how you want your home to feel. Use a rug to frame your space, whether it is zoning a large room, or simply covering the majority of the floor in the living room or bedroom.

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Introduce Florals

A simple styling trick that most people don’t think about. A beautiful vase with a fresh bunch of seasonal flowers will brighten your space. Go for colours the represent you and your interiors – the display will simply draw the colours from within your space to make it feel homely. If flowers aren’t your thing, go for dried or faux flowers – pampas is very trendy for bohemian style interiors – or beautiful greenery in plant pots to bring the outside in.

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Rearrange Furniture

Have you got your furniture arranged that is 1) practical and functional for your needs and 2) does the flow work in the space? Think about these questions and consider a rearrange of your furniture if you can’t answer yes to both! Ensuring your furniture layout works for you and how you live will ensure your house starts to feel like a home. Layout and functionality is everything and its okay to think outside of the box and break the traditional conventions of room layouts. The key to any functional room is to have a focal point, as long as you have that, rearrange as much as you like! You can also introduce unconventional furniture items – such as floor cushions to help with space and practicality.

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Touch up the Walls

Think about adding mirrors and wall art to bring your walls to life. These accessories are definitely considered a finishing touch when styling a room. You can really showcase your personality through wall art as it acts as an outlet for feeling and expression. Source some art – from suppliers such as Desenio – that incorporates the colour scheme of the room and think about the positioning. Does it look better to have one big piece of art above the fireplace? Or would three frames with progressive artwork look better on a wider wall? Mirrors act as light reflectors and can make your room feel brighter and bigger. Ensure you place them to help move the light around the room, mirrors can create some beautiful light that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.

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Liveable Luxury – the Interior Design Trend for 2021

2020 changed the world in a way that no one was anticipating. It changed most aspects of everyday life, pushed all of humanity to adapt and change the way in which we were living and going about our daily lives.

With most of the population working from home and with many families also homeschooling – the way in which our homes need work and function changed completely. What once was just the dining room or table, overnight became an office, a homework station, and a place to eat three meals a day for all the family. Our homes now need to be adapted to this new way of life, to be practical and functional yet luxurious to be in for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

I’ve pulled together some of the best design ideas you can do in your home to quickly give it a refresh and a rethink. It’s all about space saving, thinking about what you practically need and then creating a space that provides you with the best liveable luxury.

Versatile furniture

Now more than ever we need versatile furniture that can double (or triple) up in functionality. Last year, we added workspaces to our living rooms and classrooms to our kitchens as “quick fixes”. But this year with our “new norm” apparent, we need to find new ways to reimagine our homes to incorporate new pieces of furniture that restore balance to our multi-functional spaces.

Transforming your spare bedroom (if you have one) into a multi-functional space is a great starting point. Adding some workspace and swapping your spare bed for a daybed can be a quick win. If you aren’t fortunate enough to have a spare room, adding a focal point to your living area with shelving and a desk can also give you the space you need without feeling like you are taking over your whole room.

Durable fabrics

As well as transforming your multi-functional spaces to being practical and useable, you’re probably also thinking about your sofa and dining room fabric choices and even flooring at this stage. The more time we are spending in our homes, the more wear and tear our furniture is getting and it will be around now that you’ll start to see wear happening if you haven’t utilised durable fabrics up until now in your home! Durable fabrics for upholstery in particular will ensure your pieces remain in tack and can uphold the new increase in demand. Fabrics like microfiber and leather are the most durable – especially if you have children! Remember, that just because it is durable doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful.

Edible Gardens

If you’re anything like me, the repeating lockdowns and restrictions forced me into the garden and I started to enjoy the greenfingers way of life like many others I expect. A great way to bring some joy into your home whilst also being practical in creating your own indoor edible garden. Not only are they practical – especially for those people that also discovered their inner chef in 2020 – but they are a great activity to create with the children. I’m not talking about your windowsill littered with random pots of seeds, to make an edible garden a feature in your kitchen, you’ll need to go to the next level and get creative with how you will display these little pots of joy.

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Christmas Decoration Ideas

Christmas upon us and with a year that will be like no other, we need to fill our homes with as much joy as possible. There is nothing better than sipping on mulled wine and eating a mince pie in front of a Christmas film whilst it is cold outside. So you need to make sure you deck your halls with a beautiful Christmas house decor that makes you feel warm inside.

I’ve pulled together my failsafe Christmas decoration ideas that will fill any home with much needed Christmas joy. From Christmas wreaths to greet your guests on arrival to tablescapes that are just rather a bit special. These Christmas decoration ideas are to inspire you to use in your own home this Christmas and I hope you find delight in creating a stunning Christmas house decor as much as I did.

The Centrepiece

The centrepiece, the pièce de résistance – the Christmas tree! My partner always loves to have a real tree for the smell… I get agitated about the mess and extra effort after the big day, but life is about compromise right?! My top tip for decorating the tree is to keep the baubles tonal to your interior, I’ve gone for a mix of bronzes, burnt orange, white and gold to really pick out the colours in our room. I always have a wrapping theme so the presents under the tree add to the overall look in the room. I even bought new stockings this year which finish off the area just perfectly. To create a really warm, cosy and inviting space, we have our White Company winter candle burning constantly, filling the room with scents of spicy cinnamon and zesty orange. For the final touch – add the pooch… but you may not be able to get one of those in time for Christmas now!

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Tablescape

When it comes to Christmas decoration ideas, I think the tablescape might possibly be my favourite one. Every year I do something different as it doesn’t take a lot to create something fresh and new. This year, I’ve gone for an elegant, country farmhouse style. I created this tablescape with a beautiful white table runner, layered with a green garland, pinecones, tall candlesticks and peppered with tea-light holders. I added a silver leaf, fairy light garland on top just to give the table a more sophisticated feel rather than rustic. I finished off the place settings with beautiful wicker placemats, topped with simple white napkins, cutlery and a tasteful cracker. With the tablescape, it’s all about creating layers of interest and texture to really bring it to life, focus on elongating the table but also ensuring it is practical to converse.

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Handmade wreaths

By no means least, the door wreath. Your door wreath sets the expectation to your guests of what Christmas delight lies behind the door. With a beautiful wreath to greet your guests when they arrive, they will instantly feel festive. Christmas is all about creating a feeling and an experience so why not start it from before your guests even step a foot inside your Christmas grotto? I made my own wreath this year with the help of a local business. The business – Rose and Rhubarb Flowers – usually do an in-person wreath making workshop every year, but this year we did it remotely. Bekah helps you to create the wreath you want and I wanted mine to be a reflection of my tablescape.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy and decoration-filled Christmas with your loved ones! If you’d like to discuss your next project to see what could be achieved, get in touch.

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Project Spotlight | Master Bathroom

A bathroom project can always be challenging. They usually come with hidden complications that can’t be foreseen but they can be even more challenging due to the size of the space you are designing. The benefit? Bathroom designs are usually epic and will blow your socks off. This master bathroom ensuite was just that. Think dark, yellowing bathroom transformed into ultimate sophistication and elegance through contemporary, modern design.

My clients had lots of bathroom ideas when I met with them. They wanted clean lines, minimal cleaning and had already been inspired by bathroom designs that were contemporary and modern. The space needed to work really hard for what they wanted to achieve. I spent a long time working on the configuration and finding a furniture supplier that could design to the space we needed.

The bathroom designs went through a number of iterations, I started with the concept direction and then focused my attention on making the space work well, ensuring there was enough movement and all the elements were included that the client wanted.

Below is the original concept I presented to my client:

My client loved the concept board direction so I started to work on the bathroom design and layout, investigate what suppliers could deliver the size, quality and finish that I was looking for based on the bathroom ideas I had for the concept direction. This project was delivered to a high-specification so every element in the space needed to be good quality. Working with Porcelanosa, I found some amazing tiles for this space – I went for floor tiles on the walls too that were the same size as the floor tiles so the grout lines were seamless. I also added in a chrome trim through the full height tiles and then continued to edge the half-height tile edges. This is relatively cheap to do and really adds a wow factor to a bathroom.

For the rest of the bathroom design, I kept to elements neutral, clean and elegant – balancing tones of neutrals to create a beautiful space.

Here is the final design scheme the client signed off.

As with any bathroom design, it really relies on the suppliers and tradesmen to execute it to the standard you are looking for as a designer.

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Below you can see the before and after transformation of this master bathroom.

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Christmas Gift Guide | For the Homeware Obsessed

Christmas is fast approaching and this year more than ever, we want to spoil our loved ones. But if you’re anything like me, my family and friends are more focused on their homes and Christmas gifts for the home than anything else. We have spent the majority of our time in our homes in 2020, so while we have been stuck looking at the same four walls for the best part of 9 months now, your loved ones might just welcome a little surprise gift for the home.

We all know Christmas shopping can be stressful and added to that, we have restrictions for going physically shopping this year which can add to the stress! So, I’ve put together a “Christmas gifts for the home” guide which can all be shopped online and should impress your loved one who are homeware obsessed and ready to add a little comfort and luxury to their everyday.

For the Coffee Table

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I love nothing more than styling up a coffee table! I also love receiving a beautiful book and for that matter – giving someone a beautiful book as a gift. Here are my tops gifts that will make a coffee table – or ottoman tray – just a little more elegant.

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For the Cosy Night In

I couldn’t do a Christmas gifts for the home guide without including a whole section dedicated to being cosy. Gifting something that creates a cosy experience in the home is a force to be reckoned with and I for one, always fall back on these gifts if I get stuck. Here are my top picks for all budgets. Of course, this section includes many items in The White Company winter range – if you haven’t tried these yet, you better get some quick! They are literally Christmas in a smell…who doesn’t want that?!

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For the Kitchen Table

As we have been using our kitchens so much more in 2020, buying beautiful gifts for the kitchen can be a welcome sight to brighten up the room. Focus on elegant and sophisticated products that bring a little bit of sparkle to any kitchen table. The gifts I’ve included on this edit are for celebration, for sharing and for enjoying time with your loved ones this Christmas.

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Project Spotlight | Cambridge Victorian

With this project, my client was after a refresh for a Victorian living room. As with every Victorian home, the ceilings are high and there are some exquisite features. This room needed new flooring due to the original floorboards being drafty. It was also in need of a new fireplace so we focused on getting those elements right and then revamping the room around those necessities.

The space is a beautiful one so it was important I highlighted its best features. My client has traditional taste with a modern twist which is perfectly in-keeping within a Victorian home and for bringing this room to life. There were a number of elements the client wanted to keep such as the sofas, ceiling lights and chairs so it was essential that the design direction pulled these all together.

Below is the original concept I presented to my client:

My client loved the concept board so I mostly delivered the final installation to the concept board. The focus of this space is most definitely the stunning fireplace, it is the focal point of the room so everything has been designed around it. Some simple swaps such as the blinds, adding the seamless, photo frame TV to the chimney breast and hiding the cables make a huge difference if you’d like upscale a space effectively.

The final concept comprised of deep, rich hues that compliment one another to create beautiful layering. The effect? A warm, bright space which makes you want to cosy up in front of the fire on those cold winter nights.

Here are some images of the room before we started the installation. You’ll notice we also removed a lot of furniture and clutter from the original space.

Below are the images of the final installation.

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Project Spotlight | Suffolk Living Room

As with every transformation, I started with a blank canvas for this project. My client had a large living room in a new build home in Suffolk and needed help with making it feel warm and cosy – which isn’t easy! As I discuss the trend of dark walls in my blog “wonder walls”, my client knew they wanted to go with a dark navy on the walls, which I was confident would work well in making the room feel smaller and more inviting.

There were a number of items the client wanted to keep such as; a small side table, the ceiling lights and a shelving unit and of course, the TV on the wall. I set out to create a beautiful, cosy space that was all about relaxation. With a large home, this room is purely for adults and calm at the end of a busy working day.

Using a dark palette as the base foundation of this concept, I started exploring what tones would bring the colours to life and really accentuate the deep, rich tone of the navy blue.

Below is the original concept I presented to the clients:

My client loved the concept board so I mostly delivered the final installation to the concept board. I created a cosy living area to snuggle down and watch TV but I also introduced a “reading corner” to pull the space together.

The final concept comprised of deep, rich navy that was complimented beautiful with white and neutral tones. We also included a few hints of black throughout to compliment the clients existing furniture.

Here are some images of the room before we started. The clients had already removed the majority of their furniture when image one was taken. Image two shows the wallpaper that the client previously had hung. Image three was taken once the walls had been painted in navy.

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Project Spotlight | Hills Road Apartment

I’m really excited to share the 3D visualisations for a potential project that is launching in 2021 with Enterprise Residential Development Ltd on Hills Road, Cambridge. When working on the requirements for this project with the client, they were looking for a full apartment design that appealed to young professionals.

We discussed different approaches to the design, what kind of style the client would like and also considering the style of the building and architecture itself. I created my concepts for this project based on simple design that felt luxurious and homely. I wanted potential buyers to view the apartment and envision themselves living there as soon as they walked in the door.

The aim of the interior design was to utilise colour and accessories to make the space feel as one with a continuous flow and continuity but also every room has its own identity.

Below is the concept and 3D visualisation for the kitchen/dining area:

Below is the concept and 3D visualisation for the master bedroom:

Below is the concept and 3D visualisation for the second bedroom:

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Project Spotlight | Countryside Living Room

When discussing this project with the clients, they wanted to bring their tired, formal living space up to the standard of the rest of their home. They wanted to create a cosy, elegant space that was practical yet sophisticated. The rest of the home has a modern, countryside feel so they wanted to carry this forward into the living room to keep flow throughout the house. The room is used for formal living and entertaining so it needed to feel comfortable and inviting – the look of the room in the evening was extremely important when developing the scheme.

The clients wanted to keep the sofas and curtains but everything else could change so I set about talking colour palettes, what they do and don’t like and of course, the dreaded budget question. They originally asked for bespoke shelving and storage for the alcoves however, this changed throughout the progression of the project.

Below is the original concept I presented to the clients:

They loved everything on the concept board, so I set about creating the final scheme. I gave the clients two options, one that was “safe” and one that pushed them slightly. To my surprise, they chose the second option!

The current economic climate presented a number of challenges with supply chain and securing contractors to do the work, so the final installation changed slightly from the final scheme board.

The final concept comprised of soft wood parquet flooring, dark navy walls with neutral hues, antique brass accents and country living finishing touches.

Below is the finished installation transformation with before and after images.

If you’d like to discuss your next project to see what could be achieved, get in touch.

Georgina Robertson, Owner, COCO Interior Design

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