Our remit for this project was to create two social spaces within the client's home. A relaxed Family Room and a second more formal Drawing Room.
The Drawing Room was designed as an area to relax in solitude or enjoy an aperitif and conversation with friends.The silver and grey tones are underlined with cream to instil a feeling of clam, whilst the burnt orange injects adult indulgence and avoids the scheme feeling bland.Although structured in form, the furniture is comfortable with soft fabrics to encourage lengthy use.The lighting from Porta Romana is muted and enhanced by the remote control Chesney fire to add easy atmosphere.Formal drapes, with remote control blinds ensure privacy and sun protection.
In contrast, the Family Room was designed as a space where everyone could relax, play games or watch TV. However, it had to be an area that could cope with children's clutter, but revert to an adult friendly space in the evening.
The key to this is storage and this design has it in spades.
While the leather ottoman provides the perfect place for playing board games or putting your feet up, it also contains masses of space for toys of a variety of sizes.The two bespoke cupboards also have a large amount of shelving to hold books, DVDs and CDs and also hide the majority of the client's audio visual equipment. The TV has a bespoke surround to tie it in with the cupboards.The strong colours of the furniture and rug are designed to invigorate and enthuse; the textures feel warm and tactile. The softer shades of the walls and cabinetry act as a soothing backdrop to this.http://www.jamiehempsall.com/case-study/family-room---multi-purpose---award-winning/ These rooms are part of a whole house project that earned us the award for Best Interior Design North East UK in the UK Property Awards in 2010.