Our clients refurbished the property beautifully with a fantastic modern kitchen and family bathroom, but the tired furniture and furnishings in the rest of the house was really letting it down. We brought in a lot of rental furniture to create a cohesive smart look, but tried to use as much of our clients’ belongings as possible. We did have to buy a few soft furnishings and accessories for them in order to finish the look.
This beautiful and very large room had old fashioned and tired furniture and furnishings which did not suit the modern fireplace and high tech colourful under shelving lighting. The wall lights were also restricting placement of wall art. The curtains, whilst good quality were too heavy and dated.
We provided contemporary rental furniture and bought some striking cushions. We removed the wall lights and added a large mirror and much needed wall art. We had neutral off-white roman blinds made-to-measure very quickly which better show-cased the beautiful grand bay windows. The very large room was then divided into 3 zones:
- A formal sitting area centred around the modern fireplace
- A reading area in the bay window using the client’s chaise longue (it was originally lost in the master bedroom)
- A smart desk area
DINING / RELAX / KITCHEN AREA:
The extension to the house was very modern with a fantastic new white kitchen, but the old fashioned dining furniture, tired sofa and clutter really let it down. The unusual chair was worth keeping however. The curtains were also just sheets hanging precariously from the large patio windows.
We had new voile curtains made-to-measure to soften the windows. Provided contemporary rental furniture and bought new cushions to add interest and colour to the sofa, emphasizing the lovely brick wall. A rug and coffee table help separate that area from the dining area. New more contemporary ceiling lights were also sourced to finish off the look.
This room at the top of the house with low ceilings was much neglected and looked really small. We rented an upholstered bed with a luxurious headboard and expensive looking bedspread and cushions. The curtains were kept and a smart dressing area was created after the wall light was removed to make place for a feature mirror. The room was now a lot more aspirational and in-line with its very smart and modern en-suite bathroom.
This room on the first floor had all the right key elements in terms of very nice floorboards, great windows, curtains and fashionable grey wall colour, but once again the furniture and furnishings were really letting it down. The make-over created a very smart guest bedroom.
A very good size double bedroom, but the green wall colour was polarizing and the art of “Staging” is to appeal to the widest target audience. The client agreed to repaint the room in a neutral colour and we staged it to look like a teenager’s bedroom. This helps viewers remember the different bedrooms in a house and hierarchy.
This very small bedroom was completely forgettable and unappealing. We staged it into a very fresh and cute single bedroom. It could have been dressed as a study, but there was already a large study on the ground floor (not in photo gallery).