As a colour scheme, our aim was to create a bright, fresh space that was both calm in the living room yet energetic in the playroom. The fireplace was originally painted black, but we had instantly felt that it dominated the room too much, especially as it occupied nearly the entire width of the chimneybreast. We suggested painting it a deep blue grey colour to soften it's impact yet preserve it as the main focal point in the open-plan reception room.
We incorporated magenta pink in the accessories and a mustard yellow footstool - both help to warm up the space and create a cozy atmosphere. The rugs are patterned as we wanted to introduce larger scale prints to help break up larger blocks of colour. They also help to delineate the living room and playroom spaces, especially as they are different shapes.