Recent Projects

3 Bedroom Penthouse Flat Renovation with Water Views

Brief To modernise a 1980’s penthouse flat with views over Southampton Water. The client wanted to incorporate a neutral base but with a warmer feel to the current ‘grey’ trend. Inspiration and Design Keeping the rooms neutral, my decision was to incorporate lots of different textures with simplistic patterns. The clients have always struggled to find a sofa that they found comfortable so it was incredibly important to locate this item first. Although the fabrics available for the seating were limited we opted for a warm mushroom linen and agreed we would add more sophisticated fabrics in soft furnishings to […]

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Residential – Mudeford Townhouse

Brief To modernise a 3-storey town house for a couple desiring a contemporary yet homely feel with clean-lines and plenty of storage. Most importantly this home needed to be easy to manage within their busy lifestyle. INNOVATION & DESIGN I loved working on this project with amazing views over Mudeford Quay. My clients had recently moved in and wanted to renew the dated eclectic mix of styles and fashions the previous owners had installed. With every room needing renovation we had a clean slate to work with and my client had created a great reference book of their style likes […]

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Bournemouth Seaview Apartment

Brief To renovate a 1960’s style top floor Apartment overlooking the sea near Boscombe. The client required clean lines, a modern design using grey and turquoise that added light, texture and a modern look. Inspiration and Design No major structural changes were planned, albeit the property required re-wiring and the existing wall lighting was completely inadequate for purpose. With solid concrete walls and ceilings we were limited, so for a streamlined design we opted to install a false ceiling to discretely hide wires, with modern recessed LED’s and new cabling channelled into the walls for smart new switches & sockets. […]

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Renovations – Talbot Woods

Brief An existing client moved home and wanted assistance with various new window treatments and some alterations. The core of the house had been renovated and the furniture awaiting delivery. Curtains were to be relatively neutral with a little sparkle / glamour. Inspiration and Design Following various visits to look through fabric collections a decision was made for each room. Unfortunately with the curve to the ceiling and deep window sills we were unable to install the modern wave curtain to the bays as the tracks would sit too far into the room to allow the curtains clearance so we […]

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Style and Window Treatments – Winton

Brief Having recently moved house from a traditional property, my clients wanted to keep their existing classical furniture and soft furnishings and make them work in a new and different environment. Their desire was also to update their styling to compliment open plan living whilst still maintaining a flow between old and new items. Inspiration and Brief Many existing curtains and window treatments could not be altered to fit so needed replacing and as many rooms were set out differently, with more space, some additional furniture was required. We opted to keep curtains relatively neutral in the cosy living space […]

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Roman Blinds

Brief So many clients have radiators underneath their windows but want a modern looking window treatment that doesn’t reduce the heat available. Radiators block us from using full length curtains so unless we opt for sill length we are restricted. Sill length look good in old properties but don’t really correspond with contemporary styling. Inspiration and Design There are varying different blinds on offer but Roman Blinds are my favourite as they still allow us to install a seductive fabric with pattern and texture. Their cleans lines are modern and allow the windows to be opened to light plus any […]

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Brief My clients were modernising their 4 bedroom detached property and, having started with the kitchen & lounge, they weren’t happy with the finished look in the rooms started. They asked me to visit and immediately I could see they had block coloured fabrics and pictures etc in the spaces so had created overly dominant features which displeased them. The client lived by the river so wanted the core to be neutral and calm. Spaces were to be utility but with some elegance, glamour and colourful features or accessories. Each owner had a very different style so I wanted to […]

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summerhouse, garden room, fun, cream, blinds, planting, lavender, candles, seating

Summerhouse Garden Room

Brief The summerhouse was installed in the gardens of a Victorian cottage surrounded by fields and a cattle farm, with animal loving owners. The house was dressed traditionally, had low ceilings and was quite dark. The new Summerhouse Design was to be modern, with clean lines, bright and airy. A space was required to relax, listen to music and work. Innovation & Design Although modernising, there were plenty of old items of furniture from the house that could be recycled. Using Chalk paints some of the wooden items were re-painted and, although time consuming, allowed the budget available to be […]

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Residential – Southampton Waterfront

Brief To modernise a 3-storey town house for a family who like to socialise. It was important that the soft furnishings in two of the bedrooms were currently suitable for teenage boys but adaptable as guest rooms when they left home. Inspiration & Design Located in a busy marina, I was inspired by both trade and water. Historically Southampton used to be a busy cargo and passenger port but now known more for its cruise terminals. Having viewed some of the clients existing possessions, I found some beautiful wooden chests and stone lamps that worked perfectly with the travel, water […]

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New Fencing

Replace Fencing & Stain

Brief The client was looking to replace their existing brown fencing that was broken and had a low staggered ‘crenel’ effect. Inspiration & Design Using a local company, I was able to give them access to the property for removal and replacement. I selected a modern style of fencing with straight top and increased the height of the fence to fall in line with the brick pillars whilst also improving their security. Once installed another firm was able to come in and stain both sides with two layers of black protection so that the colour corresponded with the house. The […]

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