Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-21 11:47:05. Deep clean your chopping board. Need to freshen up your wooden chopping board? Simply halve a lemon, pour a generous amount of salt on the board, and use the lemon as if it were a sponge to scrub off any old residue. Leave for ten minutes then rinse with water and leave to dry. Simple.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-21 20:19:18. The couple also reused their old dining chairs, as they still fit in perfectly and add a fantastic hit of colour. Along the wall runs a handy storage unit that doubles as a side table. Above, cool cube shelving keeps favourite reads out of younger hands, while lending an artistic feel to the space. Geometric tiles have been used on both splashbacks, behind the sink and oven. ‘These tiles feature our favourite things – colour and mid-century style,’ say the owners.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-21 20:37:03. In terms of decor, the couple chose simple Shaker-style units in an easy-going grey, to keep the look light and fresh. And the owners now have the island they had always wanted. ‘We didn’t hold back on size,’ they say. ‘The island is big enough to have our fridge, freezer and dishwasher built in, plus a cupboard for the recycling, so it’s a multifunctional cook’s zone.’ To the right is a counter-top cupboard that holds everything the family need for speedy breakfasts in the morning.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-09-11 21:48:38. Take in elements of nature, the combination of skylights – on both sides of a pitched ceiling – and floor-to-ceiling wood panelled cupboards gives this attic bedroom the feel of a grown-up treehouse! Failing that, the open space with its glass stair panels and natural materials (chunky wool as well as the bleached wood) has a really tranquil Scandi finish. A place to daydream up in the clouds.
Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-09-11 21:48:09. The desk light, you don’t have to play it safe with this practical purchase, splash out if necessary and find the perfect lamp to (quite literally) light up your working space. An unusual shape or colour lamp will add an interesting touch to your desk, making your office a feature of your home rather than a space you want hidden at the weekend.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-13 05:05:48. 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 Bedroom, 2017-09-11 21:48:45. Take in elements of nature, the combination of skylights – on both sides of a pitched ceiling – and floor-to-ceiling wood panelled cupboards gives this attic bedroom the feel of a grown-up treehouse! Failing that, the open space with its glass stair panels and natural materials (chunky wool as well as the bleached wood) has a really tranquil Scandi finish. A place to daydream up in the clouds.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-09-13 05:05:28. If you’re lucky enough to have a large window with a view of the countryside, your cottage bedroom will need little else. A pretty accent colour in a white space will do the trick. Frame your vista with floor-length curtains gathered in the middle so that they hang neatly for maximum impact. Duck-egg blue in a soothing water-inspired shade is the perfect complement to all the natural greenery outside.
Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-09-11 21:48:03. Cosy rustic home office, who says you need traditional office furniture in your workspace? Make it a little more comfortable by incorporating a comfortable high-back chair into your scheme. A desk made from aged oak and metal has a rugged, rustic feel – a perfect den for studying those gathered finds.
Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-09-11 21:48:22. If you’ve only got a nook or small office zone to play with, make the best use of any vertical space available by building shelving units right up the ceiling and buy a pair of steps to access them if necessary. Also ensure that cable management and integrated task lighting is included if you’re starting from scratch with a bespoke built-in solution.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-13 05:05:58. We wanted the kitchen to have a classic look,’ say the couple, ‘with painted units and a speckled granite worktop. We would have liked everything to be white, but that’s not realistic with a young family. In the dining area, a wallpaper mural adds atmosphere and depth to the white scheme. ‘It’s the first thing people comment on,’ say the owners. Solid-wood flooring has been used throughout the open-plan space. ‘It’s cool in summer and warm in winter, and is highly durable in a family space.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-13 05:05:52. Style up with wallpaper cuttings by Cover drawer fronts or alcoves with geometric wallpaper. Pick alternating patterns for each space. Cut paper to size and use an all-in-one sealer, glue and finish to secure, and refresh your living room with spring colour, with make a sofa the focal point and revive your living room with a fresh palette for spring. Paint the wall behind it in a soft pastel shade and swap old sofa cushions and throws for a new line-up in pretty co-ordinating colours.
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