A large living room in a 1950s bungalow is transformed from bland and empty into a cleverly zoned space which can be used for playing the piano, entertaining, reading, or watching TV.
Getting the layout right in this long room was key. The piano is in one zone, whilst the rug defines another cosy area around the fireplace.
A large Persian rug bought when travelling is the centrepiece of the room, and was the starting point for the colours used.
The walls are painted in a neutral warm colour, but the clever use of zingy patterns in the soft furnishings means the room is anything but bland.
The modern structure of the building was balanced with the traditional style of the client's furniture. Patterns are mixed to their best effect in everything from the lamps to the cushions, and highlighted with accessories. Carefully chosen fabrics were used to re-upholster the sofas and a cherished armchair, bringing the scheme together. The eclectic collection of original artwork now has the perfect background to show it off, and the whole room has become a colourful take on classic style.