OUR FAVORITE PROJECTS
Here we were given a wonderful opportunity to take a newly created room, a blank canvas and make it into a warm and cosy living space incorporating a state of the arts multi media system. The room was part of an extension scheme on a large family home. One wall being all windows with the option to open up onto a large terrace and gardens.
The room needed seating for television, films etc and also needed a place to sit and listen to music. We created both these areas to work along side each other making a very aesthetically pleasing space. We were able to design using pieces by Bo Concept, Fritz Hansen and More Furniture. We worked a wonderful warm, calm and cosy colour theme for the room with a beautiful feature rug by Linie Denmark which united the colours perfectly. Dark oak flooring and deep blue green walls set the ground work beautifully.
This is a master bedroom, part of a large two floor extension. We were given a well sized room with large bi folding doors onto a balcony and sky lights to work with. We thought we should keep it light and airy as that is the feeling it already dictated. We began with a beautiful pale oak flooring and almost white walls with a faded grey on the main wall that continues onto the cupboard doors. The colour we chose to have as the feature was a deep green teal colour. This we used on the furniture and the bedding was in a light grey and white. We brought together a lovely look with a mixture of some hand painted pieces, reusing a chest of drawers our client already had. Here we repainted to fit with the look. Using texture like linen, velvet, wool and sheepskin, we kept the feeling light but having a stronger feature colour worked really well.
HINDHEAD LIVING ROOM
This is a large family living room originally a stable built in the Victorian era. We were able to remove the dark brick fireplace and chimney breast that was added in the 1980’s during its conversion. We then brought a much simpler and more practical form of heat to the room in a large stove. Aesthetically setting a mood for the space already with its long exposed pipe going through the ceiling. We designed a media unit to house a TV, speaker, books, DVD’s etc. We kept it slim to the wall going full height of the room, looking impressive but painting in the same colour as the light grey white walls to blend at the same time. The staircase is a beautiful feature designed in the style of Carl Larsson and painted in a contemporary stand alone dark colour to really show it to its best. A large corner sofa, chaise and foot stool in greys as a neutral background to the coloured painted furniture. Mixing new with old Scandinavian was very important here. Soft furnishing are a lovely mix of linens, wool and Gotland sheepskin. Finally the room was crowned with a peaceful piece of art that linked all the colours of the room, giving unity between everything. Keeping everything as light as possible but giving the whole space a sense of flow, balance and importantly, warmth.
ROWLEDGE LIVING ROOM
Our brief was to update and design the layout of the living room to make it into a more open and functional space. The goal was to create a warm and cosy family room.
It was quite a dark room and we decided an injection of colour and light was needed. We began by lightening the whole room in a warm white and then building a solid oak floor to match with existing flooring in the hallway. With a wonderful bay window already there we decided this was an ideal spot to design and build a deep window seat. Ideal for getting snug with a lovely view of the stove. We used a beautiful patterned textile for the blinds and contrasting striped fabric for the seat cushion in the bay. The colour scheme worked very well in greys, whites and mustard yellow giving further warmth to the room.
We designed a new media unit to house TV, books and photos behind which we painted a dark wall to create an impression of depth and also coordinate with the colour scheme of the room. Furnishings include a cosy corner sofa and 2 armchairs by the fire that could also be turned to watch the TV when more seating may be needed. Beautiful cushions and blankets were placed on the furnishings mixing textures like linen, velvet and sheepskin to complete the cosy atmosphere of the room.
Here we had a wonderful opportunity to update a spacious double bedroom. Our only confines were the carpet in a green colour and the existing bed and headboard. The room had a wonderful feature window that immediately gave the room a romantic feel for us. We were inspired to use a bold pattern but soft colour wallpaper with complimentary warm white on all the woodwork to encourage warmth and light in the room. Where the main window was we made a bespoke design radiator cover extending over the window sill. With the wonderful wallpaper the windows called for simple white linen Roman blinds on the smaller windows and a Roman blind and luxury long flowing linen curtains framing the main window. We placed large chest of drawers on either side of the bed painted in complimentary colour by Dalahome. We mixed textures through wonderful lighting and a bookcase made from oak. For the bedlinen we chose linens that picked up the colour of the headboard and related well to the carpet too. The overall feel of the room is warm, light, romantic with a good sense of balance.
HASLEMERE DINING AREA
Here we were asked to modernise a dining space that linked with an already contemporary kitchen. We were to keep the dining table and a sideboard but we could create around this. The table was a dark stained oak so we sanded and sealed the table as a much lighter oak. The walls were already in a light grey running through from the kitchen so we worked on this colour way, placing bold lighting hanging low over the dining table and over a central island in the kitchen to give a feeling of continuity. For a sociable and intimate feeling we designed a built in L shaped bench taking two sides of the table. On the other sides we placed contemporary designed chairs complementing the table in matching oak. We made a bench cushion for comfort in a striped fabric picking out the colours with a mix of washable linen cushions, grey sheepskin seat pads for the chairs and a sensible washable rug was used with a fine grey stripe. We had a lovely space for a feature chair and lamp between kitchen and dining area providing a place to sit and chat in comfort.
Here we were shown a room that had already been decorated and there was only a bed and a chair to work with. The room had been painted in a warm white and a lovely soft blue on some built in shelving. The ceiling sloped greatly being a loft room and we wanted to work with this as a feature. We designed and made a simple headboard to extend on the wall where we placed the double bed. This also made a comfortable backing for the bedside tables. We designed and built radiator covers to fit with the soft feel of the room. We had plenty of space so we could comfortably fit an ottoman at the end of the bed. All furniture was hand painted by Dalahome in greys and whites to suit the colour scheme. We hung a feature wicker lampshade over the bed working with the colour of the window frames. We picked up the colour of shelving with beautiful bespoke blinds made in linen and complimentary fabric on the ottoman. Bedlinen was all in whites and blues with a mixture of cosy textures and pattern in linen, velvet and sheepskin. The guest room has a wonderful light, warm and welcoming feel.
HAMPSHIRE OPEN PLAN LIVING / DINING
Creating a Scandinavian feel for our client’s newly built home. In this lounge, dining and kitchen area we wanted to have a streamline look with no clutter and a feeling of light and comfort. We chose a warm oak flooring to run through the space and calm white, grey walls set the scene. Shutters were ideal here to keep light but to give privacy. We used a chaise corner sofa to create a cosy feel but still keeping the room open plan. Our own design trestle table and bench works so well here with Eames chairs. We used a mix of textures including linen, wool, sheepskin, painted woods and bare wood. We finished with a beautiful original painting complementing the mood of the space.
This bedroom was designed in a simple Scandinavian style. Soft whites, greys and dusty pinks. The bedroom was a small space so it was important to use furniture that had a light feel to it. We designed and made a large built in wardrobe along one wall with shelving to keep the room as uncluttered as possible. Sockets were housed here also so hairdryers etc would be out of sight too. We chose a pale oak flooring and used fresh white linen for the Roman blind to keep to the light feel. We made one feature wall with a beautiful patterned wallpaper to add to warmth and cosiness.
HASLEMERE LIVING ROOM
We were asked to create a contemporary and light living room with a Scandinavian style where the whole family could relax. We started with a warm white on the walls and a lovely Rustic oak flooring. Some existing furniture worked well for Dalahome to paint in complementary colours to our colour scheme for the room. The pieces were completely transformed. An old chaise was given a new lease of life by being recovered. We then chose sofas for their Scandi look and comfort, floating linen curtains were made and a large feature cowhide added a classic yet contemporary touch to the room design.
LOWER BOURNE LIVING ROOM
We were asked to help update the living room and the study/ guest room. The house is actually a Swedish build from the 1980’s. The windows swing open for clever cleaning purposes but it did mean they needed to remain in the wood stain finish. We felt the best way to make them blend more with updated colours was to go for a strong and striking fabric in both spaces. The sofa and chairs in the living room were to stay so we added complementary bespoke made oak furniture and a feature designer coffee table set on a pale cowhide. We designed and built a wonderful media unit along one wall where the TV was hidden and with a press of a button would rise and present itself! In the study area we kept the area simple with a wonderful easy to use sofa bed, bespoke oak desk and Dalahome painting an existing corner unit to work with our Scandinavian feel room.
HEADLEY DOWN LIVING ROOM
Here we were asked to update a living space where many dark antiques would be staying. Our brief was to simplify a space. Here we introduced simplicity in the room colours with a sense of coordination of colour. The teal colour we chose worked well with the darker woods and calmed the setting nicely. We were able to choose a couple of furniture pieces we had painted a light shade of grey and introduced various shades of grey in the rugs, recovering a lovely old chair, lamp shades and various cushion covers. There was also a beautiful and much loved chaise in the room that we thought was an opportunity to update with a fabulous fabric design to compliment the teal of the sofas and also give a real focal point to the room. The room really came together with a very light, calm and peaceful feeling.
SWEDISH GUSTAVIAN DINING
Here the room has a high ceiling with a whole wall of windows. We created a Gustavian feel with classic Swedish painted pieces. Some quality reproduction furniture made in Sweden and some original 18th Century furniture from Sweden. For intimate lighting for evening dining there is a glass chandelier with natural candle light. Otherwise the room is softly lit with only wall electrical lighting. Furniture in shades of white and grey with the occasional blue accent. The room feels light and spacious but also warm and welcoming for entertaining.
PROJECT MANAGING COMPLETE REFURBISHMENT IN HASLEMERE
This beautiful building was converted into apartments in the 1980’s. We are working on a large first floor apartment, building soundproof flooring so our client can have wooden floors throughout and we are removing a fake ceiling to expose beautiful hidden beams making the main reception room almost 6 meters high. Heating and electrics all being updated with decorating and interiors advice to follow. Here we are using all our talented trades to work together for this exciting renovation.