Case Studies

Case Study One - Dining room in Victorian house

My brief was to transform a largely 70s/80s style pine room into something more modern and fresh, which nonetheless complemented the rest of the house. The clients also wanted more storage; somewhere to display antique blue and white china; more light; and more flexibility. The budget was very tight, so I decided to use various tricks to upgrade the space, including transforming the old wonky fireplace almost entirely through paint and making my own decoupage "Moroccan' tiles for the hearth. I designed the large blue cabinet on the back wall around the clients' collection of china and blue glass and installed mirror behind the shelves to reflect the light from the one window opposite, while at the same time bringing the greenery of the garden into the room. I chose the denim blue colour scheme to provide a 'neutral' background to enable the client to dress it with different colours for different seasons and occasions.

Click on the first picture below to open the gallery showing before and after photos of each wall, as well as images of the room dressed with different complementary colours.

Case Study Two - Joe Komodo, the founder of global fashion label Komodo - adding history and texture to a new build

My brief from Joe Komodo was to transform this new build apartment with warmth and texture with a focus on vintage and upcycled pieces. The catch was that I only had two and a half weeks from first viewing the apartment to the date on which Joe needed to move in with his young son. He asked me to source and install every single piece of furniture and item, except for a cherished Tibetan Thanka, which he already had. I installed new engineered oak floors finished with a grey oil, new lighting and new eco carpet. Rather than ripping out the kitchen and starting again he wanted me to find a way to use the current layout and laminate units while creating a warm and more rustic feel while remaining contemporary.