THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Katrina and Stuart knew their Oxfordshire property needed some TLC when they bought it. Their full-time work schedules meant they had little time to focus on the project but they wanted to get all the details right.
They weren’t confident in their own style and feared making costly errors, resulting in them not getting their dream home.
Using my colour psychology, I helped them understand their style and they made bolder colour decisions as a result. I designed new layouts and schemes that made the most of the space and offered a striking and colourful vision for their future home.
All of the space in the house is now maximised and has the greatest possible functionality, there is ample storage and the décor truly reflects them in a way that they never would have found the confidence to achieve by themselves, whilst retaining all the character of the original cottage.
Using muted colours for furnishings balances and contrasts with the strong teal blue walls and sofa with oak shelving, floor and stone fireplace. This balance helped us create the perfect blend of striking and colourful yet relaxing and peaceful.
We added lots of textures on the bed, topped with a grand headboard. These contrast with the hard surfaces of the wooden floor and window blind which keep the character of the cottage.
LET THERE BE LIGHT!
Opening up the two rooms was not only practical but offered up more views through the house and natural light.
"Kate really helped us with our renovation and with her flair for design and colour, our house has been transformed into a home. She understood our style and encouraged us to make bolder decisions with colour. She also supported the design process through lockdown, helping coordinate furniture orders with an ever changing build schedule."
— KATRINA & STUART, BICESTER