Laurent Bathroom, 2017-10-16 16:18:56. Choose furniture and accessories wisely, bring a nostalgic touch to the bathroom by upcycling a narrow console table to incorporate a small basin. Space-saving wall-mounted taps provide a neat solution. The more of the floor you can see, the more spacious your bathroom will feel, so go for a freestanding basin unit. Plus, you can pop a few baskets underneath if you’re short on storage space.
Laurent Bathroom, 2017-10-16 16:16:01. Balance a palette, be brave when using colour in a small bathroom – it’s a great opportunity to experiment with shades you may shy away from in larger rooms of the home. Using different colours for tiles and paint will add vibrancy to a space. Add towels and accessories in complementary shades to help unify a colour scheme across different materials.
Laurent Bathroom, 2017-10-16 16:16:46. Use those corners, smaller bathrooms can be a challenge when it comes to squeezing in all the features you need and want. Consider a corner bathtub if you’re short on square footage – you’ll gain an interesting feature as well as a practical bath. And if you can’t go wide, go deep, with steps leading up to the bath if necessary. Use the corner as a shelf to store bathroom necessities.
Laurent Living Room, 2017-10-09 19:11:23. Go for a smart piece of furniture that has a mix of open shelving and concealed storage space so that you can view the television and display books and a few favourite accessories. Stow away more day-to-day items in drawers and cupboard space. Choose from design-led floor-to-ceiling furniture or sleek modern sideboards. A modular, L-shaped sofa and stylish armchairs can be arranged to create a living area for relaxing and family gatherings. Add a rug and table or standard lamps for a snug look.
Laurent Living Room, 2017-10-09 19:10:56. Living area that opens to the garden, the large bi-fold doors in this open-plan living area help bring the outside space in during the summer months. Open-plan space with artwork, plants, artwork and an inventive mixture of textures creates a unique look and brings a multipurpose space to life.
Laurent Living Room, 2017-10-07 19:59:42. Hardworking living space storage, clutter can ruin the look of an open-plan living room, so it’s important to factor in ample storage when planning your layout. Hardworking units offer the necessary storage space while not distracting from the overall scheme. The L-shaped sofa creates a defined seating zone in the open-plan space, while accessories and soft furnishings in luxurious fabrics soften the look.
Laurent Kitchen, 2017-10-07 19:59:30. Deep purples, colour blocking is a great technique for replicating the relaxed feel of freestanding furniture within the more practical, easy-to-clean reality of a fitted kitchen. In this colourful kitchen, Farrow & Ball’s rich Brinjal makes the fitted corner dresser appear like a separate piece – boosting its presence in the room. ‘Keeping the walls and ceiling pale will provide a blank canvas for the cabinetry and really lets the colours sing,’ adds Gillian McCollum, Director, Murray & Murray.
Laurent Living Room, 2017-10-09 19:11:15. How to light your living room. Living rooms are multifunctional spaces, so they need lighting for all the different tasks they need to perform. First, you’ll need a general light source – a ceiling pendant light, for example – that will light the room at darker times of day when the household are milling about. Wall lights and table lamps will give a softer glow when it’s time to relax. An adjustable reading lamp next to a comfy chair will allow readers to focus on their book without dazzling the rest of the room.
Laurent Kitchen, 2017-10-07 19:59:28. Pretty in pink, keeping strong colours, such as this Dusty Pink, to below eye-level will reduce their prominence in the room, allowing you to go a few shades bolder than you might otherwise dare,’ says Barry Walker, Executive Operations Manager, Chalon. ‘Use polished worktops such as granite or quartz in pale shades to bounce the light and keep the overall look fresh and uplifting. Timber accents on doorknobs and freestanding pieces will provide contrast and help stop the colour feeling flat.
Laurent Living Room, 2017-10-07 19:59:02. Living room with grey sofa and wood pile. Sleek and sophisticated, this contemporary open-plan living room screams style where function inspires form, evident in the wood storage feature while the stove has glass windows on three sides, so its flames are visible around the apartment.
Laurent Living Room, 2017-10-09 19:11:33. 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.
Laurent Kitchen, 2017-10-07 19:59:09. How to choose the right kitchen layout. The kitchen layout you choose will be dictated largely by space. A U-shaped kitchen is one of the most space-efficient designs, and is perfect for small kitchens. It packs maximum storage and worktop space into minimum square footage. Make sure you include corner cupboards with carousels so not an inch of storage space goes to waste.
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