Styling A Property For Weekday Living A Home From Home


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Styling A Property For Weekday Living A Home From Home

  1. 1. A UNIQUE interior design company established to bring a personal service to homeowners, landlords, developers and estate agentsWe LISTEN, OBSERVE, DISCOVER, CONSULT, and RESOLVE
  2. 2. Project: - Cutlass Court Granville Street, BirminghamProject Summary 1 Bedroom purpose built apartment in the city centre of Birmingham, part furnished. First time let so freshly painted and new flooring and vertical blinds. The Landlord had stipulated no change to the wall colour and no curtain rails to be fitted. Corporate Let to a professional; working Monday – Friday in Birmingham, returning home at the weekends – the apartment serves as a ‘crash pad’. The living area was furnished with a sofa bed, side table, dining table and chairs and TV and stand. The bedroom had a built in wardrobe, double bed, bedside tables and chest of drawers. A few pieces of artwork hung on walls.Project Outcome By utilising an appropriate colour scheme and accessories, I created an environment for living in which was harmonious with the clients home life at weekends and calming and relaxing to come home to after a hard days work. The project was completed in 3 days, and included the planning, shopping and styling. A home from home from the High Street.
  3. 3. open plan kitchen The added textures and accent colours bring the space alive with powerful energyArtwork inspired by food creates a feature wall and the notice-board‘contains the area, in this previously bland and featureless space
  4. 4. open plan living area Working with the black of the sofa, and the accent colour of red, the addition of large pieces of architecturally inspired artwork add a dramatic touch to this otherwise lifeless living area. The red rug grounds the table and the graphic floral cushions offer a hint of feminism in this otherwise masculine flat.The addition of a feature light to provide atmosphere andthe planting adds refinement
  5. 5. open plan living area The dining area of this living space is clearly defined by the change in ceiling light fixtures. The new artwork creates a feature wall with the artwork purposely hung so that each image can be studied on its own rather than a group. The fabric table runner continues the theme from the lounge area unifying the two. The architectural nature of the floor lamp is a reflection of the artwork in the lounge area. The central table arrangement adds height and is anelegant feature evenwhen the table is not laid for a meal.
  6. 6. bedroom Taking the red accent colour through to the bedroom and adding pattern demonstratesthe power that dressing the bed has onchanging the feel of the space when adding colour to the walls is not possible. The plants soften and the bud vases add a touch of romance. Theartwork picks up on the reds and the addition of the blue in the cover.
  7. 7. bathroomWorking with the black and red from the lounge and adding theblue from the bedroom, the whole scheme is pulled togetherensuring that even thissmall apartment can be harmonious. The mirroring of the artificial flowers from the dining table and the red plant pot from the kitchen reinforce that colour flow in a compact environment. Sensual elements areadded with the pebbles and candles.
  8. 8. project costsStore Description Cost £ Room usedB&Q Plants and containers 17.90 Kitchen, lounge, bedroom & bathroomThe Pier Pot Pourri 6.00 BathroomDunelm Vases, candles, artificial flowers, waste bin, 127.62 Lounge, dining, Kitchen, bathroom, outsideMill artwork, welcome mat, cushion pads front doorIKEA Lighting, mirror, artwork, vases, notice 114.29 Kitchen, lounge, dining, bedroom, board, storage boxes, fabric bathroom, hallwayBHS Bedlinen & white cushion 45.00 BedroomM&S Red cushions 15.00 Lounge & bedroomProject total exc Design and Management £325.81 Note: Project costs @ May 2008
  9. 9. Julie Stevens T| 07889 021140Younique Designs Ltd E| 1 Castle Hill Court W| Castle Hill Rochester All images © Younique Designs Ltd Kent ME1 1LF Project completed May 2008
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