"It was such a pleasure working with Kate. She completely got my sense of style and understood what I was looking for from our first meeting. It was great to have someone to bounce ideas off, as sometimes there are so many choices, it can be overwhelming. Her sense of style and expertise is amazing and I am so delighted with the end result."
I am delighted to share with you one of our latest Interior Styling projects.
The owner of this property has a beautiful home, so I was surprised that she asked for my help. But sometimes you just need reassurance that you're doing the right thing and it's nice to have other ideas when you're spending so much money on permanent fixtures such as tiles and lights.
The owner had already made quite a few decisions. They were in the process of having beautiful wardrobes made and the bathroom remodelled which originally had a bath under a sloping ceiling and was being changed to a walk in shower with a double vanity where the bath went. I came onboard when they needed to choose a colour scheme and tiles for the En-Suite. I enjoy shopping for tiles more than anything!
During the meeting, I ascertained what they wanted to keep in the room, what they had already purchased and an idea of the colours they liked. This is often led by something they want to keep. I think it's very important to keep the owners personality in the room, rather than telling them to start completely from scratch. There are always items around the house that you can relocated or repurpose. I think its very wasteful to have everything new, even if there is a healthy budget. It brings so much more personality to a space if you add things in that you've collected over the years.
This picture was in their lounge and now works beautifully in the bedroom.
Bought from Vintage Style Living
The Master Suite is the only room on the third floor. The walls sloped into the ceiling, so my first suggestion was to use the same colour on the ceiling as the walls. One of my favourite colours is a muted Green Grey, Farrow & Ball Cromarty. Rather than using a safe White or Grey, Cromarty adds a subtle hint of Green which complements so many things and works especially well with a very pale Pink (more of the Pink to follow).
A few suppliers as seen:-
King Size Sugar Puff Bed from Loaf / Protea Cushions Sanderson from John Lewis
Curtains & Blinds made in Dusky Pink Mika Cotton Fabric from Susie Watson Designs
Rug from French Connection / Bedside Wall Lights from Ella James
Floating Bedside Tables from Urbansize / Ceiling Lights from Spark & Bell
Wardrobe & Dressing Table Handles from Plank Hardware
For the En-Suite, I chose tiles from two of my favourite companies, Mandarin Stone for the pink Astrid Pink floor tiles and Cottage Gloss Handmade Rustric White Tiles from Your Tiles for the tiles in the shower which I think work really well in walk in showers. They are a longer metro tile and can be laid vertically, making the shower look much bigger.
The walls were painted in Farrow & Ball Pink Ground, another very subtle colour and especially good when convincing a man to use Pink in their bathroom!
Both the client and I are thrilled with the results and it just shows what a great collaborative experience it can be. So don't be put off if you have lots of ideas of your own and rest assured, I don't take over! I can help with as much or as little as you need.