Having lived in the US for a while and worked at the Cranbrook Art museum in Michigan, our client was keen to bring some of the Saarinen colours into their sitting room scheme. These earthy tones work perfectly with the brick tones of the fireplace. Art Deco touches were added with the dark wooden trim on the tub chairs and the black band contrast leading edge on the curtains.
Before & After
Our brief was to transform a galley kitchen, dining room and conservatory into an open plan kitchen diner and in doing so make the most of the gorgeous Sussex views at the rear of the property. Our clients love entertaining and are very family focused.
What we did - we took out the internal walls, devoted the hitherto kitchen and the dining room to the new kitchen and rebuilt the conservatory with large bi-fold doors as the dedicated dining area.
This listed property was fitted with a bathroom including WC and an adjacent WC. The client was keen to knock these through to create a family bathroom. The ceiling was also incredibly low so we needed to explore if there was scope for raising it. Planning permission and listed building consent were sought for the replacement of the two single windows with one larger one and yes, we had a small but much needed void above which enabled us to raise the ceiling height. Our client was thrilled with the result.
Our client purchased this property keen to make some structural changes to improve the natural light and the flow in the space. Having an open plan sitting room space was high on his agenda. The original layout comprised a modest sitting room and a corridor, with an under used bedroom off it, leading to a side door. By removing the stud wall we completely opened up the space, added bi-fold doors which made the most of the natural light and the pretty orchard garden. Strategic placement of the furniture ensured that the larger space was correctly zoned with a TV area and a quieter games area.