A BLANK CANVAS...
... for a completely fresh start.
Following divorce, Emma had been in rented accommodation for a while before making the more permanent step of purchasing a one-bedroom new build flat. Having lived in a total of 27 different ‘homes’ before this point, Emma now felt that this would be the home she wanted to put her personal imprint on and make her own. When she first got the keys, she brought nothing more than a sofa and mattress from her former life so excitingly, we had a total blank canvas to work with.
We created separate zones to give the feeling of different rooms within the open plan layout.
Emma’s brief was to firstly determine how she would use the space inventively to serve her needs of living, working from home and leisure. She then required a creative vision for the décor and finally execution, which was to be completed in just 10 days whilst she was away.
Keeping things affordable
Emma needed to keep things affordable. By using paint rather than more costly wallpaper, the concept was to zone different areas of the flat and use the paint to give personality in each of these distinct zones. My design included an open-plan dining and living area with opposing feature walls in a lichen green with an accent of yellow for sofa cushions and the modern seating at the dining table.
The bespoke workstation.
It may be home number 28, but thanks to Sarah it has the number one spot in my heart. I absolutely love every corner of it.
A bespoke workstation was created, with a hand-crafted wooden desk and shelving, contrasting beautifully against the black wall behind them. With this, we made economical use of a limited space and gave Emma a totally separate zone for work. The workspace purposefully has a cool and contemporary feel which complements the aesthetic of the open plan setting, yet deliberately cannot be seen from the sofa. At the end of the working day Emma can then mentally switch off and relax in her music corner.