The client had been living in the property for 15 years when they decided to remove an old conservatory and add an extension. The extension was to have a door into the sitting room.
The sitting room was a room that they had never been happy with, both with the layout and the furniture. There are several doors to the room and a bay window so choosing and positioning furniture was always problematic. The brief was to design a trio of entertaining spaces that flowed from room to room for them to host dinner parties, but also use day to day and relax. We had to integrate their existing antique furniture and blend the pieces into a scheme which added colour and pattern for an inviting space to both mingle and relax. It was really important for the design to exude quality and luxury in a more colourful and playful way. We designed the spaces with an eclectic style and the ratio of traditional style mixed with contemporary furniture gradually transitioned within each space so it has a natural flow from formal to relaxed living at the back of the house. The design included bespoke soft furnishings, re-upholstering existing antique furniture, bespoke joinery design, space planning, product sourcing and styling.
Dining 70:30 ratio (Traditional:Contemporary)
Photography: Jamie Thomson Photography
We had been living in the property for 15 years when we decided to remove an old conservatory and add an extension.
The extension was to have a door into the sitting room. The sitting room was a room that we had never been happy with, both with the layout and the furniture. There are several doors to the room and a bay window so choosing and positioning furniture was always problematic.
We decided to hire an interior designer so we could use their skills and expertise in firstly laying out the room and then furnishing it.
By using a designer the furniture was all ordered from room plans so we avoided any period of time between the renovation being finished and waiting for the furniture. The builders finished one day and by the next day, the rooms were furnished!
Looking at the three rooms that Natalie designed, my husband and I know that we would not have been able to create these spaces without her. The style and colours are perfect and each room flows into the other.
The extension is our favourite space. The furniture fits perfectly. The furniture, light fittings, accessories all blend together to create a superb room. Whilst there are outstanding pieces of furniture in the room, none of them are competing for the limelight, instead they all come together in a cohesive scheme which looks calm, inviting and relaxing.
Natalie was a pleasure to work with. She was always quick to respond to questions and offer help. We were happy to follow Natalie’s ideas and concept design. The rooms would not look as magnificent as they do without the skills and experience of Natalie Holden Interiors.