Kirstie Interior Designer

We need HELP! From an Interior Designer.

Our house needs to feel like our home. (Part 1.)

My clients had purchased a new build. The move happened really quickly as the property was ready. So they moved in during November without any window treatments. They had engaged with a high street company that offered a design service with supply make and fit. They also pulled together some accessories, but the company that they used are of course only allowed to advise on the items that they stock, so there they were very limited. There was still a lot to do to change their house into a home.

Before Photos of the Kitchen.

Ok, the colours in the kitchen were lovely. It just needed a little more pulling together. Creating different areas of use.

The roman blind at the front small window offered no privacy at all. So I selected wooden Venetian blinds, that were fitted throughout the property which gave greater privacy and protection from the sun. To balance the window with the french doors and to make it more of a feature. I selected the same fabric to make floor-length curtains to hang on a pole. This gave a balance to the room.

The wall colour was stark and need toning to add warmth to a relatively large space. So I selected Farrow & Ball Savage Ground just to add depth and definition.

The kitchen table needed to be moved, which I then selected a feature light to create a focus on the dining area.

For a seating area, a small leather sofa was chosen. One for practicality being a kitchen and to make it easier to clean. Two because it is a great little sofa.

Central lighting, removing the little lampshade I replaced this with directional spotlight bar. To lighten up the area and to focus the light on key areas around the room.

My clients weren’t local but wanted paintings to go in their kitchen that represented area’s around Bristol that they had fallen in love with. So I commissioned one of my local artists to set to work a create something that was bespoke and very special to my clients. Yet as the paintings were bespoke we were able to tone the colours of the paintings to blend in with the rest of the room.

After photos of the kitchen.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog. highlighting different reasons why clients get in touch. I will be sharing some of the other rooms from this project. So keep an eye out for chapter 2.

If you need to talk about one of your projects that haven’t gone to plan or given you the outcome that you were hoping. Then get in touch and we can see what we can do.


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