Initially we drew up the space in 3D and explored different furniture layouts but found that the space felt best when we kept the garden view as the focal point – that meant keeping the new sofas in the same orientation as before. Our client also wanted help with how to best display various pieces of artwork she’d picked up on her travels; once we’d drawn up the space in 3D, we were able to virtually shuffle all the artworks on the walls and found that a mix of clusters and standalone pieces distributed across the walls worked best.
When redesigning a space, we look at all the furniture, lighting and accessories together. In this way, we can look at balancing colours, patterns and textures throughout the different pieces we are suggesting. For example, we suggested a small scale zigzag in pinks and purples as the curtain fabric because these warm tones contrast the green colour in the garden. We introduced a large scale feature wallpaper by impressionist painter Jessica Zoob. This was chosen to complement the clients collection of Murano glassware, which is displayed on this wall. The existing built in TV bench and glass cabinet door/drawer fronts were painted in a grey shade to complement the wallpaper and the bright colours around the room. The new sofas are upholstered in a neutral grey woven fabric, however we brought in colour and pattern through a mix of cushions – some of which the client already had and others which we had custom made. The patterned chair in the corner was another great way to inject some personality and bold pattern & colour into the space.