Interior fans, we’ve got a special Style Files for you this week. Why? Because it features one of our very own clients homes which we designed! Yes we asked previous client Matt, if we could pop over to his swanky East London apartment. Luckily for us he said yes and we came away with some lovely interior shots of the bedroom and open plan living area. It’s a modern minimalist white infused bachelor pad interior as per his client brief. If you like what you see feel free to pin the images, there’s a board at the bottom so you can save them. So what were the results? Scroll on down to find out!
1. What was the design process behind this flat?
As with all our clients, we ask them what their brief is e.g. budget, deadline, colour preferences and what their style is etc. Matt told us he wanted a young professionals contemporary flat with minimal furniture and light walls. He did say however that he liked the idea of dark contrasted with light, so we opted for some dark furniture and walls to make the colour pop prominent. We sent over our ideas in one of our usual presentations and Matt chose from our suggestions which pieces he liked the most and went for them!
2. What was the biggest challenge when designing the flat?
Sometimes it’s difficult to persuade our clients to be a little braver. For example with Matt, he loved the idea of painting one of the main walls in the living area in Little Greene’s ‘Scree’ or ‘Lamp Black’ but he couldn’t bring himself to do it. In the end he just went for a darker feature in the bedroom. It still looks amazing but we think it would have added that extra bit of intrigue in the living room to break up all the white.
3. Wher is the furniture / decor sourced from?
Most of it is from MADE.COM – things like the bedside tables, pendant lights, occasional chair, living room rug and dining table are all from there. The sofa is from Maisons Du Monde, the paint is called ‘Lamp Black‘ by Little Greene and the art work is from Desenio.
4. What’s your favourite feature in the flat?
We both really love the pendant lights in the bedroom and over the dining room. It’s great that Matt went with this suggestion as it was a bit of extra effort some clients wouldn’t go to. Although it was an extra cost at around £250 (for 3 pendant lights to be installed), they bring an extra level of depth that make the rooms come to life. Lighting is crucial for any room as it takes a design from good to great. Layer your lights at different heights for an interior designer look.
5. What was the budget for this design?
It was around 5k in total for the open plan living area and bedroom, and this was buying all the furniture from scratch and taking into account tradesmen fees.
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