Interior Transformations – highlights from our recent projects - Shakespeare Design

Interior Transformations – highlights from our recent projects

The last few months have seen many examples of my clients making a big impact on the interior of their homes by finishing off the rooms in their home that are most important to them. Scroll down to see the After and Before snaps of Bedrooms, Kitchens and Exterior Paint schemes. What a difference it makes when you add the finishing touches.

Project 1:

The image above shows the ‘After‘ look of this Master Bedroom of stunning proportions in a large family home in the Eastern Suburbs.

Before:  Below is the same Bedroom before it was finished. With cream linen curtains with bloc-out lining on all 8 windows (yes its a big bedroom!) it looks amazing. The result is a dreamy bedroom that feels soft and cocooning.

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Project 2:

After:  This beachside Master Bedroom had a complete make-over.  We used soft grey walls (Dulux Brume), glass pendants in dark blue/grey from Articolo, custom made gallery of framed Brett Whiteley sketches and stunning cushions in Katie Ridder fabric. The room is finished off with the luxurious rug from Robyn Cosgrove.

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Before:  Previously unfinished, the owners wanted a room that was both masculine and feminine and elegant. Screen Shot 2016-04-07 at 2.12.02 PM

Project 3:

After:  Northern beaches Lounge room. With a new baby on the way, the owner’s wanted the Lounge room to feel comfortable but also practical.  Sheer curtains in a very practical colour of dove grey and touches of mint and yellow bring this room together. The result is practical as well as comfortable for entertaining.

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Before: The room felt empty and sterile.

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Project 4

After:  This stunning Inner West terrace house needed a new exterior colour scheme. Fresh shades of off white (Porters Pumice, Dulux White on White) and a pretty cornflower blue (Porters Napoleon) that matches the original Victorian tiles on the entrance path lifted the house. The colours also tie in with the Jacaranda tree when in bloom! Screen Shot 2016-04-07 at 2.15.31 PM

Project 5:

This was a stunning Cabinetry project for a client moving into a new home in the Inner West. Despite the trend for open-plan living, this house needed more storage and a proper entrance way so we added walls and cupboards.

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Before (above left):  The front door opened into this dark open plan area wth a shade of yellow paint, brightly stained, orange-timber floors and heavy timber blinds.

After (above right):  Two new walls were put in to create a Hallway and TV room. Next was a new fireplace, curtains and white washed, pale timber floors.

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Before (above left):  The house lacked storage and an entrance way.

After (above right):  We designed a new hall way and TV room. Cupboards were concealed in the new hallway wall for storing coats and shoes. Stunning white pendants created a wow factor in the new entrance.

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Before (above left):  The Kitchen was from the early ’90s and tired with bright, golden floors, black granite benches and ornate cupboard doors.

After (above right):  We re-designed the layout and advised on up to date materials for the new Kitchen. The design included wide drawers instead of cupboards, caesar stone bench tops, a wide island for entertaining and preparation and hand-glazed tile splash back.


Project 6

After: The owner of this Master Bedroom in the Eastern Suburbs wanted to treat herself to a luxury bedroom that felt glamorous and comfortable. We added designed a scheme that included a new powder blue bed, embroided cushions, wallpaper, celadon green glass lamp and oak bedside table. This a little snap shot (before the doona cover went on!) but you can see result is stunning.

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Before: Before the Bedroom lacked warmth and the furniture wasn’t very practical.

Screen Shot 2016-04-07 at 3.53.10 PM Most of us have rooms at home that aren’t ‘finished’ but adding the final touches can really affect how much you enjoy your house. Give me a call if you would like to discuss ideas on how.

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