Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-15 04:41:07. 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.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-15 04:41:00. Leave walls exposed, choose a colour scheme that will work for you – it doesn’t have to mean bright colours. This room has a lot of interesting elements, but it’s completely neutral. Exposed brickwork is very on-trend right now and adds warmth, with its earthy tones. Monochrome picture frames hung in a group on the wall are also an eye-catching part of the scheme.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-15 04:43:30. 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 Bathroom, 2017-08-29 08:54:42. Stack them up: Tiered wire storage keeps luxuriously packaged lotions and practical wash bags on show and easy to grab. If space is limited, you can tote the stand from bedroom to bathroom when needed.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-08-29 20:38:15. 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 Bedroom, 2017-08-29 08:54:34. Go soft on storage, choose a corner and use it to create a budget wardrobe and dressing area. Take a cue from clothing boutiques and opt for a walk-in arrangement made from a hanging rail and curtains – a casual, purse-friendly alternative to a wooden wardrobe. Choose sheer curtains in a single-tone pattern and hang from a slender track. Bring in a floor-standing clothes rail to store all those pretty dresses and snazzy suits.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-08-29 20:39:43. 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 Bedroom, 2017-08-29 08:55:18. Dare to go dramatic with furnishings, whether you’ve got a bedroom up in the eaves of a barn conversion or in an old country manor, this traditional space is an appealing option. The sheer scale of the original beams means that your furniture can be more dramatic, and still not look OTT; a brass bedstead, crystal chandelier and carved baroque-style armchair look right at home in this attic bedroom. The natural wood floor just adds to the timeless elegance.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-08-29 20:39:24. Bring in tropical accents, create a year-round holiday feel; escape to this attic bedroom with its zingy palette of tropical colours. The bold yellow and orange decor pops in an all-white space, but it’s best to use textures and patterns to prevent the finish looking flat. Here, bedside tables are inlaid with a floral mother of pearl pattern and topped with a pineapple lamp and palm-print shade, all of which complements the woven rug and warm-toned thrown with their geometric designs. Make your getaway now!
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-08-29 20:39:06. As well as being a place to sleep, the couple wanted their bedroom to be a peaceful sanctuary – ‘a stylish room we felt good about, not the jumbled, cluttered, untidy space it was.’ And as one half of the couple is a professional blogger, she thought the large room would be a great space to create a work area too.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-08-29 08:54:59. 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 Kitchen, 2017-08-29 08:55:11. 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.
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