Family Home Reconfiguration & Refurbishment
This home layout wasn’t working to its full potential for the family. The brief was to create a space which has less emphasis on formal dining, a more functional kitchen and increased space for casual entertaining and family activities. They also needed to retain a utility and study area.
By changing the kitchen and entertaining space to the larger area of the home and removing the hallway wall adjacent to the stairs, this opened up the opportunity to have kitchen, dining and relaxed seating in the same space
The toilet and utility area are neatly tucked in behind the rear stairway wall with a new walk in pantry built under the stairs. The original formal dining space which was rarely used, is now a large family room for TV and games with another dining area/table should it be required.
The rear study and reading room at the rear of the home affords a view over the picturesque garden. New additional storage to the entryway also helps the family keep on top of clutter
I wanted to evoke a sense of calm, sophistication and opulence for the family and therefore proposed a neutral of Grey and Pink accented with a stronger Pink, Violet and deep Blue, along with corresponding feature wallpapers
The kitchen cabinetry was sprayed in Drawing Room Blue and accessorised with brass tap-ware and hardware to provide a contrast and some glamour. The splash-back was a pale grey to coordinate with the rest of the scheme. The laundry unit was painted in the same colour as the walls, so as to give the impression of more space in that area
Furniture, where wooden, was a grey washed oak to echo the flooring, with sofas and cushions a velvet material in the accent colours of violet and pink. The dining chairs are material and low backed, in similar accent colours.
The media centre in the family room was painted in the same pale Grey as the room, to remove focus and help widen the room optically.