Customer requirements: Total transformation of a lounge and dining room.
Mary, a recently widowed customer wanted to change her living space and turn it into a cosy and cheerful space, using colour. Our task was to redesign the lounge and take way the harsh sharp lines of the original room, which was her late husband's choice. Mary was unable to describe the way she wanted her finished room to look, or how to achieve it.
The only stipulation about the living-room make-over was that we had to retain the carpet and a David Bowie print which her late husband loved. The original lounge was a harsh masculine space, the finished result was a warm and elegant welcoming space, perfect for entertaining friends.
Remove original masculine style furniture, fittings and soft furnishings, leaving a blank canvas to work with
Create a chimney breast focal point
Remove harsh looking roller blinds from bi fold doors
Replace angular contemporary light fitting for soft romantic Chandeliers to diffuse the light
Add ambient lighting in the form of table lamps
Add 2 new soft, feminine, colourful, bespoke sofas
Using a colour from the sofas, paint the ceiling of the room at the end, that leads into the garden and the chimney breast teal, to create the illusion of a lower ceiling and create a focal point, thus bring the 2 parts of the room together and creating a cosy feel to the room
Change the orientation of the room by removing the original large sofa In the middle of the room, which created the appearance of 2 separate rooms and replacing it with one sofa positioned at an angle opening up the room
Removing the TV from the wall and placing it on an eye level unit
Disconnecting the TV sockets and hiding them from view with a water colour abstract print
Painting extra colours to the print to pick up all the colours used in the room
Change all sockets and switches to chrome to create a uniform effect
Replace old wooden rug with modern turquoise sheepskin effect one
Add decorative shelving and wall ornaments to break up large expanses of bare wall
Add realistic looking decorative artificial plants to create the illusion of bringing the outside in. Position them at the end of the room nearest to the bi fold doors
Replace harsh, angular looking dining table and chairs for soft comfortable curved ones
Hang a collection of photograph frames of different shapes and sizes, (all of a silver colour metal)to hold precious memories
Fit a bespoke heavy duty curtain pole, to span the entire width of the room (5metres long), in order to hang a bespoke set of velvet curtains that can be pulled completely over to one side, so as not to impede access to the garden when the bi fold doors are fully open
Add a large decorative frosted glass jar to the chimney breast opening, containing battery operated fairy lights, which can be lit when visitors arrive, to make the room feel cosy and magical
Mustard, navy and chrome accessories compliment the look
Areas we cover Shropshire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Tameside. Other areas by agreement.
Qualified in fields of Interior design, painting and decorating, plumbing, joinery and electrics.
Our combined creativity/skills and 'hands on' on approach means that we are able to achieve a selection of bespoke designs, other designers are unable to achieve, due to using a 'middleman'.
For a comprehensive list of home improvement services we provide see our home improvement services page.