Laurent Dining room, September 15th , 2017. Lighting is a key element too, so make the most of natural light where you can, framing a window or French doors with floor length curtains, which can also add a warming feel in the colder months. A decorative chandelier or statement pendant lights directly above the table create a wonderful focal point, but add a selection of candles and lamps to create a relaxing ambience for evening entertaining.
Laurent Dining room, September 15th , 2017. Keep your guests comfy and add a vivid splash of colour with a selection of cushions to sink back into. The Butterfly House collection includes a heady mix of embroidered floral patterns and eye-catching butterfly motifs. The palettes are hot pink, rich purple and sapphire blue. And you’ll love the luxurious velvet and cotton sateen textures too.
Laurent Dining room, September 15th , 2017. Create the perfect ambience for meal times with the right colour scheme for you - and your guests. The dining room is often one of the less-used rooms in the house nowadays, so if you still have a formal dining room, it’s worth embracing that sense of occasion and being a little more extravagant and daring with its decoration.
Laurent Kitchen, September 15th , 2017. Planning and decorating your kitchen. Kitchens are the most hard-working room in the home. In many modern households they are so much more than a place to cook and clean. They’re the hub of the house, where people come together to eat, relax and socialise. With all these different jobs to perform, getting the right kitchen design is essential. Kitchens must, of course, be practical, but with an ever-increasing range of kitchen cabinets, kitchen appliances, kitchen worktops and kitchen accessories to choose from, they can also be a stylish space that reflects your personality.
Laurent Bedroom, September 15th , 2017. Lovely linen (changed often!), invest in the best you can afford, so you can sleep easy – you may prefer cotton, you might go for linen, you might lust after silk. Whichever you choose, it’s the quality that counts. If your colour scheme is pure white, this is your chance to add a bit of personality into your space, be it with patterns, mismatching colours or geometric shapes. And if you can stretch to an epic headboard, even better!
Laurent Dining room, September 15th , 2017. Dark wood and neutrals, neutral colours and a cleverly placed mirrored wall keep this room feeling light and spacious against dark mahogany antique furniture. Contemporary artwork complements the colour scheme and keeps the look fresh and up-to-date.
Laurent Dining room, September 15th , 2017. Double function room, for those without a separate room, a small dining area can sit neatly behind a sofa as part of a larger living space. When the table is not in use, it can be used like a mantelpiece, or sidetable, and dressed with flowers and attractive accessories. Alternatively, put it to use as a desk, somewhere for the children to do their homework or indulge in some arts and crafts.
Laurent Dining room, September 15th , 2017. Bearing in mind your dining room is going to be primarily used for entertaining, it should be one of the most inviting areas of the home. All it takes are a few little tweaks to get your dining room up to scratch, whether it’s freshening it up with new upholstery or injecting some personality with a feature wall of framed photographs or prints.
Laurent Dining room, September 15th , 2017. Perk up with pattern, warm up a rustic kitchen-diner with soft furnishings in a mix of disparate patterns and subtle autumnal colours to create a relaxed cottage feel. Mix warm tones that follows nature’s lead. Anchor the look with a signature tablecloth featuring a geometric pattern in burnt umber, then draw in the seating with a mix of cushions in earthy tones and different designs. Emphasise the lived-in and busy with plenty of glazed ceramics and kitchen accessories. Here, an ochre Roman blind adds a burst of warming yellow.
Laurent Kitchen, September 15th , 2017. Modern cream kitchen with black granite worktop. In a modern home, choose a cream kitchen to create a bright and summery feel. Combine cream units with black worktops for a practical, family kitchen and choose glass doors for two of the cupboards to display your prettiest tableware. If you have space, add a small breakfast table and choose a pretty tablecloth in pale blue polka-dot or vintage floral fabric.
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