Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-09-21 20:54:11. A killer desk,it’s the place you’ll spend most of your day, and something you’ll have to look at in your home all year round, so invest in a timeless desk that makes a bold statement. This gold zig-zag desk is the perfect piece to add a touch of extravagant glamour to your home office, while being so chic that it will never go out of fashion. Who’s even looking at your scrunched up first drafts! Personal touches, one of the joys of a home office is that you can really make it your own. Add a few personal touches – family photos, procrastination doodles – you are at home after all!
Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-09-21 11:02:33. Creative hub home office, zone off a corner of a room for a desk where you can indulge in your favourite craft. Hang shelves above the desk for extra storage and paint the room in an inspiring colour that will get your creative juices flowing.
Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-09-25 17:37:07. Revamped bedroom office, even a bedside table can double up as a mini desk if space is tight elsewhere in the house. Fit shelves above for display and keep a space clear for your laptop. Living room corner office, if you have to use a corner of your living room for your home office, invest in a notebook-sized computer that will not dominate. Choose a wooden desk and chair for a classic, unobtrusive look.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-09-19 19:43:14. They painted the walls over this, in a soothing shade of pink. ‘My husband wasn’t convinced about having the entire room painted pink, but as it’s just a soft blush shade it works well.’ The gently pretty hue was offset with grey and neutral accessories, such as the patterned throws on the bed. ‘They’re actually large oversized scarves – I wear them in winter, but they also look great on the bed! The soft blush hue also works well with stronger design features, such as the original fireplace with its teal and mustard tiling. A mantelpiece display – featuring original prints, a light box and personal treasures – softens the impact, and dominance of the cast-iron fireplace. As far as a stand-in for a wall-hung picture shelf goes, this mantelpiece makes an ideal display space in the rented property.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-19 19:42:01. Colours seen in nature, such as sky blue and restful leaf green have a calming effect on us, while red is a stimulating shade and yellow is uplifting (sunshine yellow… need we say more?). The key to decorating with one colour on walls and furniture is to use different shades of the same colour together, such as a soft apple green sofa alongside emerald metal side tables. It?s also a good idea to mix textures, for example combining matt paint on walls with a sleek, glossy lamp base. Try and work your colour scheme into all areas of your living room – such as your bay windows.
Averyl Dufour Bathroom, 2017-09-19 19:43:03. Go for mobile and multifunctional furniture. A limited footprint shouldn’t impact on your creative flair. If your bathroom is verging on the small side, consider using freestanding furniture that you can move around at a moment’s notice. Going for freestanding storage and seating allows you to move your scheme around whenever you like and, unlike fitted bathroom units, you can take freestanding pieces with you when it’s time to move out.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-19 19:42:19. o help them plan the new space, the pair found a local kitchen company. ‘Despite all the changes. our existing range cooker stayed in its original position, which really helped to save time and money,’ they say. ‘And to keep the look traditional, the builder lowered the chimney to conceal the cooker hood and ducting. It looks great, yet we have all the benefit of a modern kitchen.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-19 19:42:34. The couple kept the walls neutral and already had a beige sofa, so they got some curtains to match. ‘It wasn’t that exciting, but it was an improvement,’ they say. Six years down the line, the room badly needed an overhaul. The owners had grown tired of the beige and cream decor and the sofa had seen better days (especially because pale colours are never good with two young children). The only thing they liked was the false wall that houses the fireplace and TV – the rest had to go.
Averyl Dufour Dining Room, 2017-09-19 19:42:54. The original kitchen was tiny with only enough space for one person. ‘One of us was always alone cooking dinner, while the rest of the family were in another room,’ say the owners. ‘But now the new kitchen is complete, the children love running in and out of the garden and we can have huge parties and talk to our guests while we cook.’ The other thing that is great in this sociable set-up is the wine fridge and rack – their clever placement in the island makes it easy for guests to help themselves.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-19 19:42:45. The owners of this north London property spent five years living in their house before they decided to update the kitchen. With two young children, they wanted to see how their needs would change before they committed to a big building project. One thing they were sure of was that the layout wasn’t right. The narrow kitchen was at the rear of the house and there was an open-plan living room, which led into a dark central dining area. ‘The space had become a dumping ground for toys and coats,’ say the couple.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-19 19:42:12. Pick primary colours, modernise your cabinetry and panelling with colour blocking. The trick is to use one colour for each area to keep the look clean – the dining chairs are a good example, as they are all painted in the same green. As a result of the logical separations of each ‘section’, the look is harmonious, rather than jarring.
Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-09-19 19:44:04. Elegant window desk, set a desk by French windows so that you can enjoy the garden view while you work. Mix up styles by teaming an elegant small desk with an eye-catching fuchsia metal chair. Adding a comfy cushion makes it more welcoming. For a peaceful home office setting, decorate wall panelling and woodwork in white, then punctuate with favourite photos of friends and family.
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