Kitchen Snug Makeover


A picture of the dining room table with cream leather chairs
A photo of the dining table and chairs from a different angle
A close up of an unused corner of the room
A view of the dining area leading in to the snug area.
A view of the snug area with mismatched accessories.
A view of the kitchen with cream leather bar stools and mis-matched artwork.


A photo of the new dining table with black legs, a lime-washed wooden top and the new dining chairs
A close up photo of the new dining room table with the new chairs.
The unused corner with a new side table, lamp and mirror.
A view of the new dining table leading in to the snug area, with new lighting and decorative plants.
A view of the snug area with the new cushions, lamp, mirror and accessories.
A photo of the kitchen area with new barstools and artwork on the wall.


I'd been asked by the client to design their guest bedroom, and they were so pleased with the results that they asked me to take a look at their kitchen and second living space. This space didn't need a complete re-design as the clients had installed the wallpaper and decorated after they'd moved in, but they felt that their furniture wasn't working with the scheme and that the room needed a design direction. They wanted to make more of the dining area and improve the lighting, and for the whole room to reflect their style and personalities. They had chosen some artwork but weren't happy with the overall effect it gave, and felt that the room lacked a focal point and some of those pieces which really make a statement. Overall, they wanted to add glamour and a real sense of style to the space.


We decided to add a few key pieces and accessories to bring the look together, which would help to unite the taupe, grey and black tones of the room. I chose a larger dining table to further define the dining area, with smoke grey translucent chairs which are a modern take on the traditional medallion chair shape. I replaced the single ceiling light with two glamorous chandeliers spaced evenly over the table to improve the lighting and frame the dining area perfectly. Next to the dining area, I added a marble-topped side table with a table lamp and mirror above to make a feature of this space, and chose an oversized carved statement mirror to go above the sofa. I changed the artwork in the kitchen area to three monochrome prints which are the same size and in the same frames, to give this area a cohesive look. Finally, I added toning cushions and throws to the sofa, with an elegant cream and grey rug to add a touch of shimmer, and oxidised silver planters to finish the scheme.