Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-27 19:15:27. 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, 2017-09-27 19:20:32. We wanted the walls to be free of units, so shelving was the perfect alternative,’ say the couple. ‘It also lets us put colourful bits and bobs on display. Deep, load-bearing drawers were included to hold cookware and tableware. ‘They’re easier to access than cupboards and help keep the kitchen tidy,’ say the owners.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-28 17:42:12. The white worktop is a simple contrast to the pine boards. For a lived-in look, the builder sourced the floorboards from a demolished Victorian house. ‘They give great character to the room,’ say the couple. The owners chose a feature wallpaper for the dining area to give the space depth and detail. ‘Wallpaper can work well in a kitchen,’ they say. ‘We went for a dramatic design and we love the feeling it gives you of walking into a woodland scene. Although the pattern is bold, the colour is a subtle grey, which brings a feeling of tranquillity to a large open-plan room like this.
Averyl Dufour Dining Room, 2017-08-25 08:19:22. 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, 2017-08-25 08:19:48. Be mellow yellow, team rustic wooden furniture with pale yellow walls and low-hanging pendant lights for a rustic country look that will endure. Unvarnished wood acts almost like a halfway house between both colours, blending seamlessly with the scheme. Privacy film used on the bottom panes of the windows stops prying eyes peeking in, but also creates a pretty feature with the tree design.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-08-23 17:34:24. Pick a pretty palette of petal pinks. Inspired by gorgeous blooms, this scheme will bring a feeling of spring all year round. White highlights provide a gentle lift, while distressed finishes toughen up the look (just a smidgen). Pile on the comfort with layers of throws and cushions and you’ll have nailed the cottage bedroom look.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-08-25 08:19:28. Embrace Scandi style, get into the Nordic way of life with relaxed, uncomplicated style. Keep the walls mostly bare with an all-white scheme for a fresh and uplifting backdrop. You only need a few pieces of mismatched furniture to continue this simple scheme. Then add character with colourful fabrics, easy artwork, a fun garland that steals the show and warming velvet curtains.
Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-08-25 08:19:10. Nature themed home office, when you’ve only the smallest space to work in, choose your furniture on a scale to match. This bijou desk in pastel pink is petite but practical. Bumblebee wallpaper sets the bug’s life theme, joined by butterflies on the wall art and letter holder. A troop of beetles marching across the cushion and lampshade complete the scheme in quirky country style.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-08-25 08:19:34. The first step was to declutter, which created more space. ‘I went around the room deciding what was no longer needed and what could be sold or recycled. I sold many items on Gumtree, Facebook and eBay, which boosted our budget! They then made sure that everything had its place, in order to keep the space calm long term. This shelving unit not only helps to organise the bedroom, but its light profile means that, despite its size, it does not encroach on the rest of the space. ‘It’s great for our art books and other bits and pieces, while the white storage boxes add uniformity,’ say the couple.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-08-25 08:19:00. Team yellow with grey, hang a decorative wallpaper at one end of your kitchen to create a strong contrast with sleek modern units. The pendant lights above the dining area highlight the space, while picking out the colours of the wallpaper. This scheme is all about mixtures, from the combination of yellow and grey to the juxtaposition of feminine and industrial.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-08-25 08:19:40. Step up, Maximise your storage potential with attractive ladder shelving. No need for nails or screws, simply position your freestanding ladder up against a bare wall. Although trendy, you can still buy storage ladders for a reasonable price – and they will tend to be less expensive than a floor-standing shelving unit or storage cupboard. What’s more, they can be moved from room to room, making them wonderfully versatile and adaptable.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-08-23 17:34:19. After hiring an architect, the pair made a start on the renovations. The biggest challenge was how to reconfigure the middle of the house. ‘The wall between the front living room and the dining room had been removed by the previous owners, so we reinstated it to create a “grown-up” lounge,’ say the couple. ‘We then allocated the darkest space for a downstairs cloakroom and storage.
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