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The Arts & Crafts Inspired Home

Treganna, Caerdydd

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Project photography Louise Misell ©
A photo taken at the bottom of the stairs showing the blue painted stairs, yellow wallpaper and ceilings in various shades of green. A photo showing the hallway before work started, with un plastered walls and no pint on the stairs.

This large Victorian property has undergone a complete renovation. Following a brief wishing to emphasise the period features and create a comfortable and layered home, we have added warmth and character whilst maintaining modern functionality.

A close up photo of the shelves in the yellow painted kitchen, with plants and cookbooks on them.
A photo showing the windows and bi fold doors in the kitchen. A bench had been created with storage, and a single curtain with a red pattern on it is on the doors.
A close up photo of the hallway, showing the red painted front door and a tall plant against the yellow patterned wallpaper. A before photo of the hallway showing the white front door and un plastered walls.
A photo taken from the landing, showing the red front door and the blue bannisters, with a rattan chair on the landing. A photo taken before work started showing the bare walls, white front door and no decoration.

The materials used have been chosen for their honesty and simplicity - we've combined wool, wood, rattan, brass and iron with subtle patterns for a welcoming but calming effect.

A photo of the sink area with white marble worktops, a red patterned tile on the splash back, and a traditional brass tap.
A photo showing the kitchen, with navy blue base units and pale grey wall units. There are William Morris fabric blinds at the windows, and the walls are painted a soft yellow. The kitchen with bare walls, no worktops and the cabinets being built.
A photo of the space on the landing which has been turned into a reading nook with a chair and a rug. A before photo of the landing showing the white painted bannisters and un plastered walls.
A photo taken looking past the stairs towards the front door. The stairs and paneling are painted blue and there is a red patterned rug on the original quarry tiles. A before photo showing the white painted stairs looking towards the white front door and the new meter cupboard.

Inspired by the client's love of the Arts & Crafts movement, pieces such as the reclaimed wooden bar stools stay true to its creators' ethos.

A photo showing the large bank of navy kitchen units and the aubergine painted tongue and groove paneling behind the TV.
A close up photo showing the single curtain made from a red botanical patterned fabric over the bifold doors.
A photo of the landing with blue painted bannisters, skirting boards and built in cupboard. There is a poster on the wall  which says 'now is the time' in Welsh.
A photo showing the aubergine painted tongue and groove paneling behind the TV, with the bench seating in front.

Subtle botanical prints in the soft furnishings and tiles complement the views of the garden and soften the harder lines of the modern kitchen, whilst remaining understated and classic. Used throughout the home, the tonal colour scheme of soft reds, blues, yellows and aubergines bring the whole design together in a cohesive way.

Thoughtfully designed storage and a layered approach to colour and texture mean the home welcomes and relaxes its occupants from the moment the front door is opened.

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