Life has felt really hard this week since yet another Cyril evening announcement and I’m one of the lucky ones where my work is gratefully largely unaffected. We have learnt to dread and fear these evening soirees in equal measure, and live in a constant state of limbo not knowing truly what the future holds. Since our lock down last year we have learnt to stay nimble, that plans that can change at a drop of hat and one should always have the bar fridge fully stocked. Whilst my initial love of lock down has somewhat dwindled since March/ April 2020, what I have really held true is our intent to create beautiful spaces.
When I started this business almost 7 years ago, it was ALL about the people, and that remains unchanged. There is something truly priceless about working with real people, real families, real businesses and transforming their spaces into something magical that speaks to them. More than ever our spaces are sacred, a place that is solely ours, a reflection of self and most importantly a place we spend 99% of our time from now until who knows when.
I met Mr and Mrs DDS when they will still hoping to buy a home they had found and wanted some initial advice on the space. They could see the potential of what could be transformed into a family home for them and wanted a second opinion. From the get go, I loved the dynamic of this pair…not one thing could be agreed upon simultaneously and they have fabulously animated discussions on anything from curtains to tiles.
We started 2021 off with a bang with their renovation, something that I will be forever grateful for. Whereas we had ended 2020 feet dragging, hearts sore and seriously fatigued, we were able set the tone for the new year with such a dynamic pair . They are kind, they are fair and they have great taste, albeit it never on the same page!
My team and I had great fun transforming this space into a home for them. Making it modern, unique and with quirky design elements to give it the right amount of flavor.
Project manage the design and renovation of a double storey residential home renovation.
- redesign and renovate 3 bathrooms with new tiles, fixtures and fittings.
- Updates to existing kitchen
- structural removal of walls and rebuild to enlarge master en suite, garage and create a dressing room for master suite, as well as creating scullery area off kitchen
- new flooring and skirtings throughout
- new aluminium windows and doors
- updating electricals and replacing all existing light fittings with new
- paintwork throughout
There were very few curve balls with this project and I can happily say that I can’t think of one “challenge” (although perhaps it was how to house all of Mr DDS’s sneakers!)
So many – I love the flow of forest green through the house from the guest bathroom vanity to the lounge TV unit to the feature shower wall in the master bathroom!