Spring has sprung!

I have submitted two designs for a design challenge! The brief was to design a spring inspired living room - the first design was centred around a floral wallpaper and the second used elements of Scandi design.

A botanical twist on an industrial theme!

Soften the edges of industrial styles with botanicals, natural light and an bring outside in!

I wanted to push myself out of the comfort of designing modern traditional Victorian terraces and so took on an open plan concept and paired this with a softened industrial style. I wanted the kitchen to stay true to the original concept of industrial by using bare brick, minimal decoration, reclaimed timber, industrial spotlights and a mix of metals. However, when I moved into the dining area, I wanted to soften the edges slightly and so continued with the basic colour palette and the bare brick but introduced a botanical mural, warmer colours and foliage. The lighting in the dining room remains true to the industrial style, as does the furniture and reclaimed oak flooring. The bi-fold doors take up the end wall and mean that the botanical theme is reflected through to the garden, essentially extending this room outside. Softer, warmer colours are reflected in the rug, lampshade and use of art and candles to create a beautiful space for entertaining both in summer and winter. As I have somewhat mastered the art of adding gardens to my designs, and in this case it was an essential part of the inspiration for the dining room, I have added a decked seating area, raised beds and awning to this design. 

Reverend Green and Professor Plum!

Another Victorian Terrace but the last for a while! 

The original kitchen was a small area at the back of the house and the room in front was used as a simple breakfast room. However, I have always loved having more space in the kitchen and so I moved the kitchen forward and used the original kitchen as a utility room and replaced a window with a door out into the garden. In the lounge, I continued with green as the base colour and added a deep, rich plum to compliment a botanical theme. For the first time on any of my design concepts, I have designed the front and back gardens as well. This was a learning curve on my software and although it was frustrating at times, I am really pleased with the result!

WINTER WONDERLAND

How about cuddling up in front of the fire after an adventurous day in the snow? This hygge inspired, Nordic getaway is the perfect romantic break...

Victorian Terrace Make-over

I have always loved Victorian terrace houses, especially those that are in beautiful coastal towns that I have lived in such as Brighton and Plymouth. After spending a lot of time setting up and launching my online store, I wanted to come back to design and have a go at combining the original character and features of this style of house with a range of design styles. Here are the results!

Let's start in the lower ground floor - A navy shaker kitchen with gold accents that leads through to a family dining area and TV room. This space has a more modern feel to it but continues the navy and gold palette with some statement wallpaper and feature lighting. 

Heading up the ground floor we enter a through lounge and formal dining area. The lounge has the original bay window to the front as well as beautiful crown molding and picture rails which I wanted to keep and enhance with the design. There are also ceiling roses and original fireplaces. The stripped wooden floors mix with traditional William Morris style wallpaper as well as mid-century furniture and organic textures throughout.

I love this colour palette at the moment and feel that it makes for a beautiful and relaxing bedroom. Partnered with floral wallpaper, gold accents and a mix of vintage furniture and quirky lighting, this master bedroom brings a sense of luxury without being too dark and overwhelming. 

I designed this boho inspired bedroom with my daughter in mind. It is light and airy with plenty of storage as well as still incorporating fun elements and natural textures that I know she loves. There is still plenty of colour and warmth but it is a departure from a childhood bedroom to a young teenagers bedroom that will grow up with her. 

An upcycling adventure!

Breathing new life into a neglected vintage sideboard...

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From this...

...To This!

Contemporary Shaker Kitchen

For me, it is the wall tiles that pull this design together! ... and the dedicated coffee corner is always a winner!

Calming and Peaceful Nursery

My first nursery design. I fell in love with the llama and rainbow wallpaper and knew I had to use it somewhere!

Kitchen Make-Over

A friend of mine moved into a property just before lockdown last year and I helped them move and decorate what we could. They have continued to do what they can over the last few months but their next project is their kitchen. They are unable to change the units or do anything structural and so wanted to give it a makeover on a budget. They had a colour scheme in mind and so I was then given the opportunity to revamp the rest. I have used a wood effect vinyl and antique copper handles to freshen up the units which were very dated. The tiles have been painted to coordinate with the grey legs of the dining table. I have added a pop of colour and pattern with a botanical print blind and given them options to add slate effect vinyl flooring as well as some new accessories to make it feel warm and welcoming. They are really pleased with the options I have given them and I can't wait to see the finished result! 

A Calm and Relaxing Botanical Bedroom

One of my personal favourites - I love the colour combination and the feeling of calm and serenity that comes from this design.

Into Outer Space

A modern twist on the traditional

One floorplan, two very different kitchens!

New design concepts
From boho to coastal

Boho bedroom mood board

Boho bedroom with dressing area and en-suite

Boho bedroom

Boho bedroom

Scandi lounge mood board

Scandi lounge - view from dining area

Scandi lounge

Retro-inspired kitchen

Retro-inspired kitchen

Botanical themed WC

Coastal console

Family Living Space

My first professional design commission.
 
A re-design of a living room and adjoining playroom. All this was completed online due to Covid restrictions.

The photos I was sent of the existing layout and decor.

Floor plan with possible furniture layout.

Colour scheme 1: Gold

Colour scheme 2: Green

Colour scheme 3: Neutral

Bespoke alcove storage design.

Sample Board

Lounge area 3D realistic plan.

Fireplace wall 3D realistic plan.

Playroom realistic 3D plan.

Accessory inspiration.

Holiday Home

My second design commission.

Breathing new life into a holiday home on a tight budget. We decided on a brief of 'seaside and sunsets.'