Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-19 03:01:44. Invest in a easy-wipe induction hob, sauce splashes can be a nightmare to get off a hob. In the past, cleaning involved lifting off the heavy metal pan supports and cleaning around the gas burners and temperature controls. But, invest in an induction hob and cleaning is made so much easier. Using electromagnetic waves to emit heat just to the pan surface, spillages won’t stick to the hob surface and all you’ll need is a damp cloth to wipe any stains away.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-19 03:01:08. In the past, there may have been more of an all-or-nothing approach to colour in the kitchen – remember avocado green and burnt orange in the 1970s? The new palette is a bit more restrained, with pale blues, greys and darker, inky shades proving a big hit – though that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with kitchen colour, as you will see in the schemes below. Tone is important too – even within the grey family, warmer greys create a different feel from blue-based shades of slate.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-19 03:01:20. In the past, there may have been more of an all-or-nothing approach to colour in the kitchen – remember avocado green and burnt orange in the 1970s? The new palette is a bit more restrained, with pale blues, greys and darker, inky shades proving a big hit – though that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with kitchen colour, as you will see in the schemes below. Tone is important too – even within the grey family, warmer greys create a different feel from blue-based shades of slate.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-09 22:19:51. Add a pale blue, keep the look simple with pale-blue units that inject a hint of colour. Grey worktops offer durability and practicality, while blending into the background and allowing the mint blue to grab the attention. White tiles and wall paint, plus the stainless-steel appliances, are similarly undemanding of the limelight, making this colour scheme beautiful in its simplicity.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-11 21:47:55. 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.
Averyl Dufour Bathroom, 2017-09-11 21:47:48. Turn a problem into a feature: Use every inch of an attic space by building a bath into the eaves. If you have an awkwardly shaped ceiling – like this loft bathroom – turn it into a decorative feature. Paint the ceiling white to contrast with the statement wallpaper behind. It’s a great way to add character in a confined space.
Averyl Dufour Bathroom, 2017-09-09 22:19:33. Be clever with tiles, When decorating a small bathroom, such as an en suite in a loft conversion, introduce a horizontal line around the width of the space, either with tiles or paint. This trick will visually widen the space, creating the illusion of a bigger room.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-11 21:47:38. Rather than buying new appliances the owners re-used what they had. But it wasn’t purely a financial decision. ‘Our dishwasher and fridge-freezer were fairly new, and we didn’t want everything to look shiny, new and modern,’ they explain. ‘It was important to achieve a homely feel.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-11 21:47:32. Tile a chimney breast, artisan tiles are too beautiful just for the bathroom – use them to add a neo-Moorish mood to the living room. Start tiling from above the mantel, or, if you don’t have one, start from a baton levelled with a spirit level (not the skirting or floor as these can be uneven). Apply a thick layer of tile adhesive to the wall using a tile float (a metal spatula with a serracted edge). Use tile spacers, or, if the tiles are uneven, judge the space by eye. Grout tiles after placing them in position using a grouting float.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-09-11 21:47:17. Create a comfortable window seat where you can steal a bit of sunshine. Here, bold mustard yellow and a retro curtain fabric provide striking contrasts to the delicate florals on the seat pad and bolster cushion. Keep the woodwork bright white and the window sill simply dressed with bud vases and blooms that bring the cottage garden inside.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-09 22:19:25. Streamline with handleless units, go for a super-sleek scheme with impressive navy units in a handleless design. The white island and floor tiles are not to be overlooked, though, as they help the colour to ‘pop’, creating the maximum possible impact. Floor-to-ceiling units are the key here, as it means the colour on the walls is uninterrupted, which helps to give the clean look that is vital to this scheme.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-09-09 22:19:42. Stack it up, use a crate as a quirky box shelf to display personal objects and trinkets. Wooden crates don’t have to be expensive and even less than perfect ones are easy to make pretty and practical. You don’t even need to fix to a wall, just stack a couple up for the ultimate budget storage unit. If you like, give yours an instant update with a set of stencils, a tester pot of paint, a stencil brush and a steady hand.
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