Laurent Bedroom, September 15th , 2017. Easy living, if space allows, introduce a living room feel into your bedroom for the ultimate in hotel boudoir chic. Chairs, upholstered ottomans, artwork, books and treasured collections in a zoned area will create a mini sitting area and add a touch of cosiness. In this scheme an antique dresser painted in a dramatic black provides a natural focus. ‘No matter how small your bedroom is, a chair is always practical,’ says Nicola Holden of Nicola Holden Designs. ‘If it causes too much clutter, consider plumping for something like the unobtrusive Ghost chair by Philippe Starck. Choose hard-working furniture such as ottomans and chests of drawers, and don’t neglect forgotten areas such as those above a door, where built-in shelving can look effective.
Laurent Kitchen, September 15th , 2017. Pigeon perfect, varying the colour on kitchen cabinetry is a clever way to distort perspective and give the impression of more space,’ says Jasper Middleton, Design Director, Middleton Bespoke. ‘In this galley-style kitchen we used pale paint on the taller, more dominant cabinetry, making it appear to fade into the background a little. Painting the base units in a different, much darker shade helps draw the eyes away and distracts attention from the room’s narrow shape.
Laurent Bedroom, September 15th , 2017. Imgur user Fatisbac posted the photos of his aunt’s pet Chihuahua Pancho’s bedroom online, and they have since been celebrated in all their glory.And you can see why people are barking mad for the design – the little bedroom even has artwork depicting dogs playing poker, a mini chest of drawers and bedside lamp for a spot of light reading of an evening.
Laurent Dining room, September 15th , 2017. Don’t shy away from dark colours or bold patterned wallpaper in a dining room as it gives you a great opportunity to be a little braver and create a dramatic backdrop that is an ideal talking point. Opulent fabrics, such as silk and velvet, on curtains and upholstery adds a decadent feel to any dining occasion and can be updated seasonally to change the mood of the room in an instant.
Laurent Bathroom, September 15th , 2017. When the time came to redecorate their bathroom, the owners turned to social media to inspire their fabulous new scheme. ‘When we moved in, we weren’t keen on the bathroom, but it had some nice features,’ say the owners. ‘We liked the shape of the basin, the bath was comfy and the big window kept the room bright.’
Laurent Bathroom, September 15th , 2017. Stick to a monochromatic palette, keep to a monochrome scheme and add colour, texture and pattern with out-there accessories. White will open up a bathroom like no other colour, making it feel as spacious as possible. White tiles and black grouting can be a winning combination in a small bathroom.
Laurent Bedroom, September 15th , 2017. Work the walls, take your cue from the Shakers and use peg rails for extra hanging space. Run lengths of pegs wall-to-wall and use them to hang everything from clothes and bedding to pictures. Paint in a pale shade to blend with walls and keep the look uncluttered.
Laurent Bedroom, September 15th , 2017. Swap linen seasonally, the easiest- and most inexpensive- way to ring the changes in a bedroom scheme is to decorate with bed linen. All you need is a plain, neutral backdrop and you can indulge yourself with flamboyant patterns in seasonal colours that give your room an upbeat feel.
Laurent Dining room, September 15th , 2017. The dining room should no longer be a room only used for high days and holidays. Make your dining room more relevant with multitasking ideas. The modern dining room has evolved beyond its traditional purpose into a multitasking space that should work hard. No longer kept as a dusty little-used room for formal eating, the dining room in many houses needs to be reconsidered and remodelled to fit into modern life.
Laurent Bedroom, September 15th , 2017. Hot zone, got a novel to finish? Somehow, we think you won’t complete your tome here. Not with that view to enjoy each day, plus those large, embracing armchairs on the terrace look far too tempting. Still, we might stretch ourselves to send a few postcards home. Perhaps in a day or two. Screen goddess, while the kids hog the telly downstairs with their games console, we think you should move on up… Yup – a TV is cleverly hidden in the housing at the foot of the bed. If only we could get hubby to bring back the remote.
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