Holly Cottage Living & Dining Room Design
Creating a tranquil, relaxing and conversational living room.
The clients were struggling with the layout and feel for this room, which originally had been three rooms in a house dating back to the 1700’s. The space was dark and lacked flow.
Being an older property, there were also structural elements, which had to be considered and looked at, there were some damp problems and the wiring also needed to be reconfigured. These were undertaken before any work on the decoration could take place.
The clients wanted a feature fireplace installed and as they already had some lovely pieces of furniture, principally in the Art Deco style, and these needed to be worked into the scheme. There was to be a nod towards this period and style, without being slavish to the Art Deco period, which would not have suited the style and period of the house.
The solution was to create in essence three distinct zones in the room using furniture without dividing the room physically, a dining room end, a conversational area, and a TV/fireplace zone. By moving certain pieces of furniture the room can also work as a whole. The elements were tied together with the decoration, lighting and furniture. The room, has now become cohesive, but also a relaxing and tranquil space to be in, which can be enjoyed for reading, relaxing and at the same time cozy, but also opened up for entertaining.
The clients have been very pleased with the results and this can be summed up by their comment, “Overall we are really pleased with the way it has all worked out and we think you did a really good job, so thank you very much!”