The clients were completing the refurbishment of their southwest London home, and were keen to have the input of an interior designer for their smaller living room to ensure their vision of a bright, calm space reflecting her Swedish background was considered right from the start. The rest of the house is very open plan, so this was to be a more intimate grown up space for the adults in the family to enjoy.
Our Decologist’s starting point was an existing crittal window wall between the hallway and the living room that kept the spacious feeling in the hall way but provided the necessary quiet space for adults to retreat to. Using a clean white palette and limed floorboards for a typically Scandinavian backdrop, the designer incorporated the clients most cherished pieces – heirloom chairs (her mum’s, mum’s, mum’s chairs) and typically Swedish decorative items like the brass pot and the wooden candleholder to create a warm and inviting room. The brass drinks trolley and framed oil painting add a splash of grandeur.
The light and airy scheme weaves together whites softened with greys and different woods. The existing cast iron fireplace adds a graphic punch, picked up in the simple black frames of Chinese artworks and the critical window wall.
When this family moved into their South West London home, they seemed the advice of Decologist Trudy Blanco to style the grand living room in the ground floor of the property. The brief was simple – to create a stylish living room that reflects their latin heritage and love of travel while respecting the Victorian character of the property.
Taking the existing Arctic Pear chandelier, Art pieces and travel treasures as a starting point, Trudy balanced the informal global feel with traditional English furniture, such as the velvet chesterfield and vintage leather club chair. The muted colour scheme is elevated through the dark charcoal built in libraries. The result is a relaxing, stylish living room that truly reflects both the global heritage of it’s inhabitants and the English tradition of the building.
Our client wanted to make their neglected basement in South London into a fun-filled space for the whole family to enjoy , to work and to play. An existing sofa and rug were the starting point for this colourful, modern and quirky design.
The Decologist sectioned the space in three main zones: work, play and relaxation. The play area featured the existing table football, a chalk board wall and a bean-bag sofa for the children to read and build dens. In the work zone, a glass table on acid yellow metal legs and fun card-board chairs and quirky storage make a perfect work zone for mum when the kids are at school. Finally, to complement the existing furniture in the relaxation area the designer added a quirky puff, coffee and side tables and the all important wall-hung bar. Fun cushions and accessories were added throughout to bring the look together.
The final result? A unique playful space that has something for everyone.
Our client wanted to convert a small neglected bedroom in her Dublin home into a versatile and stylish spare bedroom, that would also house the family’s overflow storage and serve as an occasional home office for her and solicitor husband.
Decology designer, Michele, designed a built-in bed, desk and cupboard solution that wraps around the room, making best use of the limited space. Tones of blue, teal and brown where use to create a serene environment. Belgian linens, an eclectic mix of cow hide, velvet and shag cushion and a luxurious silk and wool rug complete the look.
When this North London couple had their first baby, they naturally wanted her to be close to them, so they settled her in the room next to their’s on the second floor of their Georgian home in trendy Islington. The only problem? this was her dressing room!
Their Decologist was tasked to create an elegant baby girl nursery, on a budget as Baby would move room’s in the next year or two. The designer used a mix of textures and on-trend soft pastels to create a calm and stylish environment. A mix of wall hung storage solutions are used to accommodate baby toys, clothes and books while the main built in units in the room still house Mum’s stylish wardrobe.
This stylish London couple, had recently completely refurbished their west London home, the space was bright, modern and architectural. The family spend most of the time in the Kitchen, and our clients wanted some help in softening and bringing some warmth to the space.
Using their existing art as inspiration, Decology designer Michele, has create a colourful tongue in cheek scheme. A cocooning reading nook has been created in an unused alcove under the stairs,a trio of elegant blown glass light fixtures will be hung above the large kitchen island, and an assortment of cushions and rugs have been included to add texture (and combat the slight eco in the room). Finally a living wall will be installed on the kitchen wall to soften the stark white and bring the outdoors in.