Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-25 17:37:23. Combining a tiny kitchen and an adjoining dining room, then extending out, has given the owners a huge all-in-one space that suits their sociable lifestyle. The owners moved into their four-bed semi in 2014 and, after a year of dreaming up their perfect kitchen, they hired a builder, who came highly recommended by friends, to extend 5m into the garden. ‘We hit a snag when we found out that the roots of a protected oak tree in our garden were threatening to damage the new foundations, so we had to have the extension underpinned,’ say the couple. ‘This really ate into our budget, so we had to prioritise. The granite worktops were our big splurge, but we shopped around for bargains for the rest of the room.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-25 17:37:43. 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 Kitchen, 2017-09-24 08:38:36. Let your freezer do the hard work, we all dread the day the fridge or freezer starts frosting up, and it’s only a matter of time before you’ll need to go through the inconvenience of letting it defrost – while all your freezer food starts to spoil. Fortunately, Beko has a range of frost-free models so you’ll never have to defrost the freezer again. The adjustable glass shelves are also easy to clean, while the antibacterial door-seal stops bacteria from entering the fridge.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-09-01 23:06:55. Opt for built-in storage and textural accents, one of the best features of attic bedrooms is the abundance of natural light that you can utilise. Here, a massive skylight is placed directly in the centre of the roof, allowing light to reach every corner. The sense of airiness is enhanced by the built-in units, bed and storage, all of which match the pale wood floor. Add luxurious but simplistic textiles and pops of colour and this attic room achieves a sleek Scandi look.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-01 23:07:05. Do it with tiles, add interest to traditional kitchens with a patchwork of multicoloured tiles. Exposed brick walls and a ceiling-mounted rack for pots and pans play their part in the overall look of this country kitchen scheme, too. A mishmash of styles is important here to achieve a lived-in style. You don’t want it to appear too ‘planned out.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-01 22:59:52. Warm up white, give a white room heaps of character and personality by adorning it with artwork that you just can’t live without. A crisp, clear wall is a good backdrop for styling with colourful accessories and won’t make the space feel cluttered. Keep to a palette of one or two colours to keep the look consistent and cohesive.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-08-30 20:50:02. Reinvent unused objects, Turn a wooden box into a nifty bedside table. Paint the inside the same colour as your walls for a co-ordinated look, or leave as nature intended for a rustic vibe. Introduce colour with accessories to lift the scheme. Keep an eye on your recycling for glass bottles in pretty shapes and designs, soak in hot water and remove any sticky labels, then give them a whole new life as mini flower or bud vases.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-08-30 20:41:49. Combining a tiny kitchen and an adjoining dining room, then extending out, has given the owners a huge all-in-one space that suits their sociable lifestyle. The owners moved into their four-bed semi in 2014 and, after a year of dreaming up their perfect kitchen, they hired a builder, who came highly recommended by friends, to extend 5m into the garden. ‘We hit a snag when we found out that the roots of a protected oak tree in our garden were threatening to damage the new foundations, so we had to have the extension underpinned,’ say the couple. ‘This really ate into our budget, so we had to prioritise. The granite worktops were our big splurge, but we shopped around for bargains for the rest of the room.
Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-08-30 20:48:32. 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.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-08-30 20:50:58. Brighten up, breathe life into a stark white kitchen with eye-popping colours and fluid shapes. Canary-yellow accessories complement the pink and red chairs, while accessories pick out these colours, too. The rest of the scheme is white, but the colourful touches lift it into adventurous territory.
Averyl Dufour Dining Room, 2017-09-01 07:01:21. Think pink, as general rule, the stronger the pink the less of it you need, so try a shot of shocking cerise with black and white to create a sophisticated look that’s oozing with energy. Use white as the base as it sets off any pink to its best advantage. Introduce the explosion of colour with sumptuous velvet seating and vivid curtains. Team with black accents to take the look from girly to glam. An opulent orb pendant light will lean the look towards opulent 1950s Hollywood.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-08-30 20:49:59. Paint an island, make your kitchen island a focal point by painting it in a deep-blue hue. This shade tones beautifully with the chocolate-brown grain of walnut and other dark woods throughout the space. Pendants hung above the island provide much-needed task lighting, while emphasising the importance of the island at the same time.
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