ABOUT THE PROJECT
When Sharon and Paul planned to open up their Victorian home’s rear, they wanted it to feel contemporary, bright and open.
Concerned that making the changes might lose the house’s original identity, they sought our help. We discussed their concerns and we showed them how a modern space could be integrated with an older home. Mood boards for all furnishings were included with the furniture layout plans.
Their home is now a showstopper! They enjoy all the benefits of a bright, spacious home with a great layout.
Warm tones and natural finishes enhanced the cool, simple grey backdrop. We positioned the artwork around the house to make this simple design have the most impact.
The house is filled with artwork, natural wood, and warm metal tones to create harmony with the bright and open backdrop.
BRIGHT AND OPEN DETAILS
Hardware in black throughout all bathrooms complements the grey interiors, adding a contemporary, clean touch.
"As much as we wanted to maximise natural light, we weren’t sure how the planned contemporary space at the back would fit with the period feel at the front.
In addition to offering some layout ideas we hadn’t considered before, Kate listened to what we wanted to achieve and advised what style of windows and doors would complement the original windows.
As well as getting our style, she challenged us to think a little further about our design.
Throughout the project, Kate was responsive and flexible, bringing a kitchen designer and carpenter on board and working with our builder.
It was wonderful to have Kate on hand to help me choose the right pieces for my spaces.
It feels so ‘us’ in our house now. In addition to working brilliantly, it looks great as well!"
— SHARON & PAUL, MAIDENHEAD