I’ve so enjoyed looking over the photos of this project we completed in Aug/ Sep last year, which now obviously feels like a lifetime ago. (January was a long year, wasn’t it?!)
My best projects are the ones where we can do a full overhaul, furnishings included, so that you can truly transform an ugly duckling into a super duper swan, and bring the best of the space to life across all elements. In fairness, this wasn’t the ugliest duckling I’ve had the pleasure in transforming. In fact, I’m sure back in the late 90’s it was quite the hot stuff when travertine was in and so too was chocolate brown. My joy in this project, as with most of mine, came from working with the clients and I still feel there should be a reality series following these two around who were both hugely entertaining from start to finish.
They have renovated a number of times so were no newbies to a schedule of works, but with busy lives and work and family commitments, they needed to release the reigns of this one to someone else. Tenants had moved out and they wanted to now transform this pad into a great city break for their parents. They were practical with considered decision making skills as well as both being hugely creative too. As stark opposites to one another, they completely balance each other out but in a massively entertaining way…imagine a Sofia Vergara marrying Bear Grylls (struggled with the personality comparison, but you get the picture right? )
Besides navigating the various personalities living in the actual block itself this was a great transformation from start to finish and the end result is bang on trend with the right energy for a seaside pad. In fact I’m desperate to escape there myself!
Project manage the design and complete overhaul of a 2 bedroom investment property in desperate need of a fresh update.
- redesign of kitchen using as much of the existing carcasses as possible with new tiles, joinery, fixtures and fittings
- redesign and renovate both bathrooms with new tiles, fixtures and fittings. New design to include an additional toilet
- new flooring and skirting
- new decking on balcony
- updating electricals and replacing all existing light fittings with new
- paintwork throughout
- replace old metal windows with aluminum
- furnishings and decor for entire apartment
The clients were a dream, it was keeping all the other tenants in the building happy over the renovation period that was a serious feat!
I love the flow of this entire space, but my favorite features are definitely the tiled penny round floor, my navy panelled wall in main bedroom and the wallpaper in the boys room.