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    Laura McDowall
    May 20 th, 2016
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    Living room

    This room should feel Elegant & sophisticated

    Future requirement

    Going to take electric fire out and install a real fire (not log burner as would need to loose the fireplace)

    Love about the space

    Flooring, shutters, how light the room is in the morning, original features.

    Dislike/hate about the space

    The curtains!!

    Include the following Colours/prints/textures

    Colours – yes I love grey (boring i know) and cooler tones, I also like the idea of an accent colour but not sure what one. I prefer cool tones to warm.
    I also like texture as long as it is not too out there! I want the room to feel elegant but still comfy.

    Exclude the following Colours/prints/textures

    Red, orange and brown.

    Would consider changing

    Wall finish I prefer paint for this room and would consider a new colour (current one is Farrow and Ball Cornforth White). I also would consider a different colour in alcoves or maybe mirror but not sure if that will look tacky?!

    Window treatments I love the shutters but want new window treatments, these are just from Ikea and were a quick fix.

    Practical requirement

    Storage Alcove storage for vases and wine and to house TV. This is really critical.
    Lighting Table lamps, maybe a floor lamp if there is room.
    Seating 5 at least with flexible for another 1 or 2. Sofa style and comfort is crucial for us –  I want an elegant looking sofa but something that is also very comfy and not too straight.  My hubby is 6ft 3in so it needs to be deep enough for him to be able to relax on but not too deep that it takes over the room.

    Workspace no


    I want to keep the mirror above the fire but need to dress the fireplace and mantle

    After speaking to my husband again we definitely want a central coffee table or ottoman, we entertain a lot so need a surface to put things on

    Favourite furniture brands and shops

    Mint velvet, apple, john lewis, houseology (but its expensive), sweat pea and willow, house of isabella

    Pictures of the space

    Would like to keep in the design

    Should inspire this design

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    Floor plan


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