Averyl Dufour Dining Room, 2017-09-21 20:41:27. Spin the colour wheel, choose complementary colours for a palette that’s pleasing to the eye. Vibrant orange will always pack a punch in a dining room, but introduce it through a circular motif wallpaper and the effect is all the more intense. Counterbalance with blue tableware and a single velvet statement chair in cobalt to stand out and harmonise. Enhance the relaxed retro vibe with on-trend mid-century style furniture.
Averyl Dufour Dining Room, 2017-09-21 21:00:33. The owners moved into their four-bed semi in 2014 and, after a year of dreaming up their perfect kitchen, they hired a builder, who came highly recommended by friends, to extend 5m into the garden. ‘We hit a snag when we found out that the roots of a protected oak tree in our garden were threatening to damage the new foundations, so we had to have the extension underpinned,’ say the couple. ‘This really ate into our budget, so we had to prioritise. The granite worktops were our big splurge, but we shopped around for bargains for the rest of the room.
Averyl Dufour Dining Room, 2017-09-21 20:36:14. Spin the colour wheel, choose complementary colours for a palette that’s pleasing to the eye. Vibrant orange will always pack a punch in a dining room, but introduce it through a circular motif wallpaper and the effect is all the more intense. Counterbalance with blue tableware and a single velvet statement chair in cobalt to stand out and harmonise. Enhance the relaxed retro vibe with on-trend mid-century style furniture.
Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-09-02 23:06:01. Lots of light, it’s important that your home office doesn’t hide you away in a dark corner of your living room – you won’t get any work done and you’ll end up resenting your own home! Make sure you find a spot with lots of light; this will not only save on your electricity bill, but will increase your productivity and keep you in a good mood, especially if the sun is shining!
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-04 21:06:53. Get creative with space, before decorating or furnishing an awkwardly shaped living room consider how best to optimise the space available. Think about an L-shaped sofa in a tight eaves space teamed with trunks that can function as coffee tables as well as handy storage. Keep a dark room white to make the most of what little light there is.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-02 23:05:57. Leave the dishes… to the dishwasher, cooking can be therapeutic, but it’s not so much fun facing all those dirty dishes and pans after the meal. This is where dishwashers come into their own, but in a small kitchen you may not think there’s room to fit one. Beko has tackled this problem and introduced slick slimline models. The cutlery basket is removable and the plate supports and cup racks are foldable, so you can change the layout to suit your needs. And what’s more, all of Beko’s built-in dishwashers can tackle a full load in just 30 minutes.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-02 23:08:53. 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 Living Room, 2017-09-04 21:07:37. Place your pattern to create a theme, pattern can work as well in small living rooms as it does in large, but it pays to think carefully about where you put it. Wool fabrics are made for cosy country-style firesides, but keep tartans, checks, paisleys and florals confined to throws and cushions on sofas and armchairs, leaving walls for plain paint finishes. Add a natural flooring rug to bring the two sides of a room together.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-09-04 21:07:15. Step up, Maximise your storage potential with attractive ladder shelving. No need for nails or screws, simply position your freestanding ladder up against a bare wall. Although trendy, you can still buy storage ladders for a reasonable price – and they will tend to be less expensive than a floor-standing shelving unit or storage cupboard. What’s more, they can be moved from room to room, making them wonderfully versatile and adaptable.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-04 21:07:24. Create an uplifting desk area, give an old chair a new lease of life with a fresh coat of paint. Pick a eye-popping shade in a hardy egg shell and paint just the chair seat and back, leaving the legs unfinished for a contrasting effect. Finish the scene with a crisp white desk and enhance the bright tone with matching desk lamp and accessories.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-09-04 21:07:47. After this couple moved into their two-bedroom Georgian flat in Bristol, along with their six-year-old son, they realised that their bedroom was gradually becoming a dumping ground for all kinds of clutter. They put it down to the space being the biggest room in the flat, but knew they needed to resolve the way the space was designed. ‘Nothing really matched as we were using old pieces of furniture. So basically the room just wasn’t working for us and desperately needed a complete overhaul,’ they say.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-02 23:08:50. Team yellow with grey, hang a decorative wallpaper at one end of your kitchen to create a strong contrast with sleek modern units. The pendant lights above the dining area highlight the space, while picking out the colours of the wallpaper. This scheme is all about mixtures, from the combination of yellow and grey to the juxtaposition of feminine and industrial.
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