Open Plan Living - a complete rennovation
Mr and Mrs C of Wokingham, asked me to advise on a renovation plan they had in mind. An architect had drawn the buildings specification but they were struggling to visualise how a series of small rooms would look once a number of walls were removed and an extension added.
We talked through the style they were looking for and the main features they wanted to highlight. From that I created a floor plan and elevations to show how the space would look and connect in a cohesive design scheme. The start of the design scheme came from the kitchen and was to flow through into the dining area and into the living room. Having a clear design scheme enabled Mr. Mrs C to buy key pieces of furniture/purchase flooring whilst the build was taking shape secure in the knowledge that the sizes and design would work with the chosen kitchen.
Once the furniture was in place we concentrated in the textures in the chosen colour palette. A heavily textured wallpaper created the 'wow' factor linking the diner and the living room together. The red in the roman blinds and cushions mirrored the Merlot red splashback in the kitchen. Some great lighting in the form of spotlights/wall lights and mirrors provided some illumination and sparkle again matching the crystal elements in the work surface. Keeping in with the modern, minimal living style the client wanted the patio doors have a modern design for the vertical blinds with wand control and silver top fixings. The lime in the patterned roman blind added an accent colour to the scheme to give it a zing.
The build and implementation transformed small, dark rooms into an open plan, family living area. The bi-fold doors linking the kitchen and living room give the clients options on how to use the space. The chosen design scheme gave the clients the'WOW' factor they were looking for.