A great balance of the traditional with contemporary fittings & finishes
This new Living Room was created from an old Conservatory & uses the same colour scheme as the kitchen to create a unified & relaxing space.
The light fitting over the small dining room table can be raised & lowered.
This custom-built cabinet sits comfortably in a small corridor that links the kitchen to the new Living Room.
A bank of 6-pane windows & a skylight provide additional light to the kitchen.
The owner made the mirror & its matches the silver look of the other furnishings in the Sitting Room.
All the custom-built cabinets were given a hand-painted finish.
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MOTH's always having a go about my style files complete with magazine pages from many, many years of diligent reading & collecting. He says they take up valuable cupboard space & should be turfed. However, he fails to recall (conveniently!) that our previous home's new kitchen, bathrooms & laundry were all designed from various pages of these precious files & often he was the first one to put his hand up to take a compliment on the finished product! Now in putting together the final finishes for our new bathroom, the old files have yet again come into their own, as I pour over them, pulling lots of different ideas together to formulate our end result.
I'd forgotten I had this one tucked away in the kitchens section & how much I love it. While it would be unsuitable for our present house, I'm still enamoured by it despite it being at least 10 years old. The owner from Wellington in New Zealand, combined her favourite images & clippings from magazines & because of this was confident enough to complete the entire design process herself. Her house is an old 1890's timber frame villa & as part of the renovation process a new Sitting Room was created from an old Conservatory which led off the kitchen. The original kitchen had an old coal-fired range in the fire-place & this was removed & the fire-place tiled to match the colour of the kitchen. A new wood combustion heater was about to be installed in that space, to provide additional warmth to the area.