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Manchester semi renovation

Annie was just what I was hoping for and more. She has given me fabulous ideas and listened to what I like and don't like and has very cleverly kept a couple of pieces of furniture I particularly like in the plan. She has turned the job from a big worry to an exciting project - whilst managing to keep within a realistic budget. I'll be contacting her again for the next job. THANK YOU ANNIE GOING TO LOVE MY NEW ROOM!!!!
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Helen Price

Manchester

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Traditional decor with contemporary boldness

Helen contacted me during her extensive renovation, involving knocking through the front room to the existing kitchen which was being extended.  She asked me to redesign the new open plan area and one of the considerations was how to treat the traditional stone fireplace which had great sentimental value as Helen and her husband had chosen the stone together, so it had to stay.

 

The chimney breast was given an update with Farrow & Ball Purbeck Stone, replacing the fire opening with an easier electric model. Helen was keen to keep her traditional look, but was also keen to give the space a modern feel to complement the new building work.  So we introduced a deep pink (which Helen loved) in the fireplace recesses toning it down with Purbeck Stone.   

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We replicated the new decor in the extension, including Aquamarine accents to complement Helen's new kitchen fridge/freezer.   Its surprising how the removal of an internal wall creates so much extra space.  Yes, the build is disrupting and messy, but it can be so worth it. In Helen's case it allowed her to create additional space in the new extension for a small sofa, dining table and chairs in front of the French windows in addition to her breakfast bar.  A really flexible and lively space.