Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-10-18 04:35:34. When it came to the kitchen layout, the owners moved the cooking zone against the wall. They also decided to start with high units, moving lower with the peninsula, dining table and sofa, for a pleasing sight line. Building a small side return extension has added width to the space and four Velux windows in this newer part of the building, plus sliding glass doors, allow the light to flood in.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-10-18 04:35:47. 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 Kitchen, 2017-10-18 04:35:41. 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, 2017-09-09 22:10:46. 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 Dining Room, 2017-09-09 22:11:19. Will you be adding colour to your dining room? Be aware of the change of seasons - intense wallpaper and fabric-covered chairs may be sumptuous and luxurious when its cold outside, but rather more intense in the summer heat. Remember colour doesn’t have to be permanent, so consider more temporary updates to your dining room a striking runner, chinaware and vases of seasonal blooms will not only inject colour into a neutral scheme, but can be a temporary reflection of summer brights or winter hues.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-09 22:11:10. Hand-paint a lampshade, the painterly trend is easy to achieve – a few brush strokes and no artistic skill required. Why not have a go at updating your lampshade? Mark out your pattern in pencil before you begin, but ensure your fabric paint is undiluted so the marks don’t show through. Use a good-quality flat brush to create strokes on the lampshade. Allow it to dry before switching on the light.
Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-09-09 22:10:28. 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 Living Room, 2017-09-09 22:10:00. 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 Bedroom, 2017-09-09 22:09:20. 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 Bedroom, 2017-09-09 22:11:28. If you think trad florals are out of fashion, think again (and check out the picture above). They’re back in a big way, so use them to create a bright and blooming bedroom that’s a joy to wake up in. Choose your chintzy wallpaper carefully, though – the metallic finish on this one helps to keep the look modern.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-09-09 22:11:03. Create an adaptable display, ook for frame-less ways to display photographs, postcards and pictures. The impressive ampersand on this mantelpiece makes the perfect perch for mementos and prints. Artfully stagger your images for a cool and contemporary look that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The images are easy to switch around without spending a small fortune on art, mounts and frames.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-09 22:09:35. 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.
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