Objective: To open up the main living space and bring apres ski to Slough!
With a love of the mountains, the aim was to create a cosy living room in an open plan space. The room had to be multifunctional and serve as a play area for kids as well as a place for the parents to relax at the end of the day.
Being an old Victorian terrace, the house is lacking in natural light and so the archway between the dining area and living area was taken back to open up the space and let more light into the rooms. A clear division was still left though to help visually separate the rooms. The fireplaces were given a new lease of life, removing the old external bricks on one and opening the other one up. A bioethanol stove was installed as the house is in a smoke controlled zone and so a log burning stove isn’t permitted. Plus its better for the environment and cheaper to install! A fresh coat of paint, lots of wood, with grey and white texturing and yellow accents create a really warm and inviting room. Strong use of geometric prints were used in the soft furnishing to reflect the shapes of the mountains and create a cohesive look. The baby toys are stored in a large seagrass basket and the open area of the rug gives a nice soft place for the little one to play. A set of three nesting tables provides flexibility in the room, allowing tables to be away during the day to give ample play room, but be brought out when guests are over for a place to put drinks down. The room is finished off with three black and white mountain photos taken on various ski holidays to give the room a personal touch.