Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-25 17:37:23. Be inspired by these fabulous and daring kitchen colour schemes. Colour is a powerful design tool that completely alters the mood of a kitchen. It can change your perception of the space, making it feel wider and brighter, and it can draw the eye towards features worth highlighting. And, of course, it’s a great way to express personality.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-24 08:38:36. Top priorities for the couple were an island that would include a breakfast bar, plus a larder. ‘We also wanted a formal dining space,’ they say. However, in the cramped galley kitchen they had, the owner’s wish list just wasn’t going to happen, so they decided to knock down the lean-to and make way for an extension.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-25 17:37:43. Find inspiration in modern art, bring energy to a scheme with zinging shades of yellow. This unusual kitchen, with its sleek blocks of colour, is inspired by the artist Mondrian. The floor makes a huge visual impact, turning what is otherwise heavily neutral into something spectacular and noteworthy. We love it.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-08-25 08:19:48. 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 Bedroom, 2017-08-25 08:19:40. Roll with pattern, try an alternative to expensive decorative wallpaper. Paint a wall lavender for a pretty backdrop. Take a decorative roller with a raised leaf or floral pattern, roll in a contrasting paint shade and apply the pattern up and down the wall. Don’t worry about being exact – any imperfections will add to the hand-rolled charm. Fit long-lasting tongue-and-groove for a practical shelf that oozes country style.
Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-08-25 08:19:10. Bedroom home office with map wallpaper, this home office was designed around a love for travel – pins can be pushed into the wall map to show destinations visited. The space is bright and playful, with toys and various quirky accessories displayed along the shelves, and hidden home office storage. Hidden storage means a home office can be installed in the corner of any room. Cabling drops down through holes in the bespoke cupboard and sockets are concealed at the back, so when the panel is up, there’s no hint of work in the room.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-08-25 08:19:34. Be brave and mix up lots of different floral prints. When searching for your fabrics, choose designs that feature similar colours. Here, pink, green and blue are repeated over and over in the bedding and on the wall art. The upholstered blue bed tones the look down, while picking up on colours within the patterns. It’s worth keeping walls and flooring neutral for balance.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-08-23 17:34:19. 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 Bedroom, 2017-08-23 17:34:24. Dress with wallpaper, trick the eye by papering a cupboard or wardrobe door with a fun, mural or wallpaper design. This fabulously creative idea requires minimal effort and time – just choose a wallpaper in line with your budget. Look for a design that emphasises the scale and height of the ceiling while providing a striking focal point. For a seamless look, it may help to replace obtrusive doorknobs or handles.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-08-25 08:19:00. Own the night, go for the unexpected in your kitchen by choosing a dramatic midnight blue shade for your walls. Kitchens are often light and bright, so this is definitely a kitchen colour scheme that will stand out. The brass panel on the island lends this space the feel of a decadent cocktail bar – perfect for whiling away a few hours with friends.
Averyl Dufour Dining Room, 2017-08-25 08:19:22. Recessed walls can be used to maximum effect in the modern dining room. Here the dining room multitasks as storage for music and books. A plant divider keeps the living and dining room space separate but socially connected. Great use of a mirror maximizes the sense of space in this Mediterranean dining room white the bench and chair combination playfully mixes the formal and casual.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-08-25 08:19:28. 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.
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