Averyl Dufour Dining Room, 2017-09-21 20:36:14. Unify a multifunction room, co-ordinate a large open-plan room with a happy blend of colours. Start with a neutral backdrop throughout and add hits of colour across the scheme using soft furnishings. Keep the practical kitchen a defining monochrome and then merge into cool subtle grey and pastels for a seating zone (this one benefits from an abundance of natural light). Finally, bring a reclaimed dining set back to life with co-ordinating seat pads in vibrant jewel tones for an uplifting eclectic finish that works.
Averyl Dufour Dining Room, 2017-09-21 21:00:33. The dining room should no longer be a room only used for high days and holidays. Make your dining room more relevant with multitasking ideas. The modern dining room has evolved beyond its traditional purpose into a multitasking space that should work hard. No longer kept as a dusty little-used room for formal eating, the dining room in many houses needs to be reconsidered and remodelled to fit into modern life.
Averyl Dufour Dining Room, 2017-09-21 20:41:27. Use colour in isolation, paint a single cabinet a strong shade to stand out and create a cool, stylish atmosphere. Let an impressive and sturdy dresser dominate the dining space in stormy grey. Choose rustic furniture in natural tones as a counterpoint to the intense paint colour. Hang a vintage chandelier for an air of luxury and keep the cabinet crockery pretty and co-ordinated with an all-white display.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-08-25 08:19:48. We wanted the kitchen to have a classic look,’ say the couple, ‘with painted units and a speckled granite worktop. We would have liked everything to be white, but that’s not realistic with a young family. In the dining area, a wallpaper mural adds atmosphere and depth to the white scheme. ‘It’s the first thing people comment on,’ say the owners. Solid-wood flooring has been used throughout the open-plan space. ‘It’s cool in summer and warm in winter, and is highly durable in a family space.
Averyl Dufour Bathroom, 2017-08-25 08:19:59. Use the same tiles on the floor and walls: A clever trick to making a small bathroom look bigger is to use the same tiles on the walls and the floor. Not only does the natural stone in this family bathroom add a spa-style touch, but the continuous run of tiles creates a spacious feel, along with the wall-hung fixtures that save on floor area. If natural stone feels too neutral, you can easily pep it up with strong colour pops with your towels, storage and accessories – an on-budget way to add personality to your bathroom.
Averyl Dufour Dining Room, 2017-08-26 04:38:08. Where there is room for a table, maximise any natural light by placing it close to the window. Colourful stools will give punch to your decorating scheme and can be tucked neatly underneath when not in use, while an extending table is useful to accommodate extra guests. If you are lucky enough to have a dining room, dont just keep it for best – take the breakfast experience to another level with a proper sit down affair. If it adjoins the kitchen, consider a through hatch to save on too much back and forth between table and stove.
Averyl Dufour Bathroom, 2017-08-26 04:38:31. Characterise with colour: This compact modern bathroom uses a number of techniques to create real wow factor, despite the small square-footage. Add a hearty dose of colour to inject vibrancy and personality into a white bathroom otherwise at risk of feeling clinical and characterless. A bright yellow ceiling and shower screen give this small bathroom a real focal point, while downlighters and white tiles keep the space feeling light and bright.
Averyl Dufour Bathroom, 2017-08-25 08:19:52. Use those corners, Smaller bathrooms can be a challenge when it comes to squeezing in all the features you need and want. Consider a corner bathtub if you’re short on square footage – you’ll gain an interesting feature as well as a practical bath. And if you can’t go wide, go deep, with steps leading up to the bath if necessary. Use the corner as a shelf to store bathroom necessities.
Averyl Dufour Dining Room, 2017-08-26 04:38:16. Strong use of colour is not for the faint hearted, but a great way to create a dramatic dining experience. Be daring with colour on both the walls and floors, or for a more subtle approach, try a bright rug under the table to help define the dining zone, or create focal points with graphic paintings and prints. For an atmospheric dining experience, a range of tones in the same colour will unite the entire space, while a dark painted ceiling will give the room a cosy feel. If you have a dado rail, consider wallpaper above it and a deep colour below for a cocooning effect.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-08-26 04:38:36. Having moved out for three months during the worst of the building work, the couple returned to a house that was still in a complete state. ‘It had no rear and we could only use two bedrooms and a bathroom, all of them crammed with furniture and things from downstairs,’ they say. ‘For two months, we were also without a kitchen and managed by doing most of the cooking on the barbecue.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-08-25 08:20:04. 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. In terms of the look and feel of the space, Scandi influences were the starting point for much of the decor in the bedroom – muted tones and natural materials are prominent throughout. ‘We used magnetic plaster, which is a type of plaster that allows you to turn any wall into a magnetic surface. It’s great because you can hang anything, from pictures to shelves, on it by adding a magnetic strip to the back.
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