Sunday, 8 April 2012

Completed projects: Adding colour

I hope you are enjoying your Easter. Apologies it has been so long since my last post, life has gotten in the way of blogging. Saying this, I have still been keeping my toe in the Interior Design water - below are pictures of two completed projects, the dining room and kitchen of my friend Lucy and her husband, who asked me to help them add colour to the rooms.

Their dining room was the main place for entertaining guests, they wanted it to feel welcoming and cheerful with a colour that went with the oak furniture that they already had, they also needed a colour that would compliment a print they have from San Francisco. I suggested a teal palette, using two tones of the same hue to break up the room, make the most of the natural light source from the large patio doors, and to highlight the period features. I also suggested black curtains, which tied the warm tones of the furniture and cool wall colour together. Below are the before and after pictures, the wall colour is Dulux Winter Teal.

Before - plain walls
After - the lighter teal is used on walls that received the most amount of natural light

After - decorative alcoves are highlighted through two-tones of colour

After - the colour compliments the San Fran print

Their kitchen was refurbished with the rest of the house, it was lovely and new but just needed a bit of colour, and a means of covering up some damage from damp that occurred after the refurbishment. The colour scheme needed to compliment the wooden cabinets and dark worktop and floor tiles they already had so I went for splashes of vibrant complementary colours - amethyst and lime green, toned down with the addition of a light grey. I suggested a repetitive tile pattern using the metro style tiles with a base of white, which not only helped to add the colour subtly, but also kept the project within budget! The blind includes all the colours of the tiles and ties the scheme together.


After - the kitchen now has more life to it with matching tiles and blind

After - repetitive tile pattern

After - still a large amount of white used, to add balance to the room
I have some other projects that are close to completion so I will being updating you soon.