Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-09-21 20:54:11. Whether it’s working from home, doing a few admin tasks or the kid’s homework, more and more of us are looking to incorporate a study area in our home. However, very rarely do most homeowners have a dedicated room that they can simply turn into a study, so a clever use of space is key. With thoughtful planning and creativity, almost any space in the home can be turned into a useful home office.
Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-09-21 11:02:33. Creative hub home office, zone off a corner of a room for a desk where you can indulge in your favourite craft. Hang shelves above the desk for extra storage and paint the room in an inspiring colour that will get your creative juices flowing.
Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-09-25 17:37:07. Don’t be afraid of introducing pattern into a small space behind a desk, as an interesting wallpaper or mural will cleverly distract from a messy desk and can play with the perception of space. If wallpaper isn’t your thing, you could use a pinboard, wall-mounted clipboards or rows of curtain wire with small pegs to hang up inspirational tear sheets, photos and postcards to make an interesting backdrop to your study area.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-07-05 11:09:55. The fireplace is a natural focal point, while the stripey rug and cream pouffe add an exotic vibe to the scheme. A shelf along the front of the fireplace is great for adding colourful trinkets. Plenty of cushions and throws, plus individual touches such as the brass wall light, add character to the space. The owners are really happy with their room. ‘It looks much more interesting than before,’ they say. ‘And if we ever get tired of the feature wall, we can just paint over it – but that won’t be for a while.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-06-28 05:14:31. Change key pieces, get the monochrome look for less with just a few subtle changes. Start with an all-white backdrop and paper one wall with a budget wallpaper that really stands out. Keep bed linen simple, but add texture with a faux fur striped throw. Repurpose modern plastic stools as side tables and finish the look with metallic cushions for a little understated glamour.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-07-01 11:09:39. Knocking down their lean-to and building a new extension has given the owners a huge kitchen with tons of storage, plus space to cook, eat and hang out together. We fitted a new kitchen when we moved in eight years ago,’ say the owners, ‘but we’d never been happy with it. Also, it was in a lean-to that always seemed dark and there was a lack of storage and work space.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-06-26 05:14:25. Make a splash, satisfy your colour cravings with a vivid splashback – it’s an especially good approach if you’re daunted by the thought of colourful units. It’s also relatively simple to change your scheme in future if you fancy a change. Pink and red highlights help to make the blue splashback stand out even more than it would on its own, but again are confined to easily modified bits and bobs.
Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-07-08 04:03:33. Organised home office, put your favourite theme on the wall of your home office for all to see, pasting up sheet music as ersatz wallpaper. Or, to keep things nice and easy, search out a wallcovering in a similar design. In front of this busy pattern youll need simple, elegant furniture. Choose a stone-painted desk and a curvy metal armchair. Traditional parquet flooring, polished to a shine, brings a warm tone to the room.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-07-09 11:07:04. The accent colour is as popular as ever and here yellow comes into its own, particularly against darker greys. A great approach is to go for a base colour then use an accent shade to highlight areas or to add a vibrant splash. When choosing an accent colour or a mixed palette, you can’t go wrong by following colour theory. Complementary colours are opposite each other on the colour wheel and will create a strong contrast with a vibrant feel, while colours that are near each other on the wheel will give your scheme a more relaxed vibe.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-07-03 11:09:48. Re-cover a headboard, Revamp an old headboard with a fun, photo-motif fabric. Choose a modern design unusual enough to take pride of place in a minimal bedroom. Because you’re only covering a headboard, the outlay for fabric shouldn’t be big. Paint walls white to let the fabric print stand out and lift the look with a touch of lime using two citrus cushions and curtains. Dress the bed with plain linen to continue the white scheme.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-06-30 21:10:01. o help them plan the new space, the pair found a local kitchen company. ‘Despite all the changes. our existing range cooker stayed in its original position, which really helped to save time and money,’ they say. ‘And to keep the look traditional, the builder lowered the chimney to conceal the cooker hood and ducting. It looks great, yet we have all the benefit of a modern kitchen.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-07-07 11:10:02. Choose vibrant orange, give your kitchen instant wow factor with vibrant pops of colour on the splashback and island. The island here has been cleverly designed not to be overly imposing, with its colour hidden on a panel below the counter, rather than all over the unit. The sculptural design of the stainless-steel extractor fan gives a contemporary edge.
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