This period property still had some of the original features in the living room and entrance hall. The kitchen had been previously extended. The ceiling was still however very low with a large difference in levels and the room was dark in addition to being quite narrow. The client invited us to update the living room with the mandate of retaining the original features. At the same time they wanted to modernise the kitchen and make it feel more contemporary and airier.
How It Went
The living room was updated from a traditional style to a classic contemporary. We used a neutral colour palette and layered it with textures to add a more luxurious feel to the room. The cloakroom was re-located to give the kitchen extra width. We also designed a window wall wrapping around the kitchen/dining area. This effectively allowed for the room to be flooded with light and at the same time making a closer connection with the garden. Levelling the ceiling made a big positive impact in the overall space.
Issues / Problems Overcome During The Project?
With this project it’s fair to say we encountered more challenges than issues really. The client felt very strongly about having a separate bath and a walk in shower in the family bathroom. It proved very difficult at first to find a modern and clean line layout incorporating everything to fulfil the remit. Nevertheless, the client loves the final result – a contemporary bathroom that feels like a spa.
A friend initially recommended Tailored Living Interiors to us, and what a great recommendation it was! We were initially hoping for some interior design advice but the team went the extra mile to recommend key architectural features in our kitchen, which of course we incorporated. We were so happy with the interior design process that we asked the team to continue to do project co-ordination. We loved their attention to detail and their dedication to make sure the final design was exactly (if not better) than anticipated. We have already recommended their services to friends and colleagues.