Averyl Dufour Kitchen, September 19th , 2017. Pigeon perfect, varying the colour on kitchen cabinetry is a clever way to distort perspective and give the impression of more space,’ says Jasper Middleton, Design Director, Middleton Bespoke. ‘In this galley-style kitchen we used pale paint on the taller, more dominant cabinetry, making it appear to fade into the background a little. Painting the base units in a different, much darker shade helps draw the eyes away and distracts attention from the room’s narrow shape.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, September 19th , 2017. If your living room is your main TV room, it goes without saying that seating needs to be positioned to give a good view of the television, and that it isn’t so far away that viewers need to squint. Living rooms without a TV give you the freedom to choose a more aesthetically pleasing focal point, whether it’s a period fireplace, an ornate mirror or a statement coffee table. If you do have a TV but don’t want it on show when you’re not watching it, you can always hide it away behind the doors of an attractive TV cabinet.
Averyl Dufour Bathroom, September 19th , 2017. If you have a small bathroom don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of small bathroom ideas for you. No matter how compact your room, we have a chic design to fit your needs. A small bathroom can be stylish, practical and, with the right know-how, space-efficient. Make a small bathroom look infinitely bigger with neutral colours that run along the floor, up the walls and even continue onto the bath and loo. This will create a feeling of never ending space, rather than breaking up the bathroom into separate areas, which can make the room feel boxed in.
Averyl Dufour Dining Room, September 19th , 2017. Feature window, take inspiration from your favourite time of year- an interesting white curtain pelmet is reminiscent of fairground bunting in this cheerful white and pink dining room, and unique accessories such as a large candelabra and floral tablecloth will provide talking points for guests.
Averyl Dufour Bathroom, September 19th , 2017. Consider adding a skylight, if possible, to open up your bathroom and create a light and airy space. White furnishings will help to bounce light around the room, meaning you can inject personality with a few interesting accessories. Lighting is key. Include task lighting next to mirrors and dimmable options in alcoves or behind a bath to create drama and mood. Make sure all light fittings have the correct IP rating for safe use in wet areas.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, September 19th , 2017. A pantry or pull-out larder is the most practical way to store food, while a built-in wine rack, or even a wine fridge or wine cooler, can also come in handy. Kitchen cupboards with built-in spice racks or kitchen drawers with built-in dividers for cutlery are a great help when it comes to keeping things organised. A pull-out bin with an integrated recycling compartment makes it easier to do your bit for the environment.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, September 19th , 2017. A coffee table with drawers or a hidden shelf is perfect for keeping remote controls within reach but out of sight. Footstools that open up to reveal a secret storage compartment are another neat tidying trick, especially in small living rooms. Open shelving is great for books and ornaments, but it’s useful to have some kind of drawer or cupboard storage in your living room as well, where you can tuck away things like laptops and other items that you don’t want on display. Remember to leave plenty of room for any furniture with doors or drawers to open properly.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, September 19th , 2017. All white living space, a mix of different types of furniture can often be too busy or overbearing. For a more relaxing ambience, select furniture from the same colour palette to continue your design theme in two areas, linking them together. Lighter wood finishes such as maple and birch give a feeling of space. Here, an original fireplace, double doors and parquet flooring lend a grand feeling to this spacious, open-plan living room.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, September 19th , 2017. Other things to consider include leaving enough space next to the hob for setting down pans, allocating an area for serving up dishes, and making sure there is enough space in front of the oven for the door to open unhindered - a minimum of half a metre is a must.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, September 19th , 2017. An L-shaped kitchen works well in an open-plan kitchen design. A row of kitchen units runs along one side of the ‘L’, while a row of low-level units runs along the jutting out portion of the ‘L’ – an easy way to create a barrier between the kitchen prep and dining or living zones.
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