Dec 14

From blank canvas to family home…

When Karen and Mike Elliot first came to see our designers they had great vision for what they wanted for their new home. Unusually, their vision did not incorporate any of their existing furniture. We really did have a blank canvas to work with. We often rise to the challenge of creating entirely new interiors around furniture our clients have already, so it was a refreshing change for designer Sally.

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Sally was able to help find the right fabrics and wallpapers to create Mike & Karen’s vision and also offer some other ideas which may not otherwise have been considered.

It had always been a master plan for the Elliott’s to extend their kitchen and last year saw this dream become reality.  The floor plan more than doubled in size, which gave them the space to incorporate a classic/contemporary kitchen and a spacious family living area.  Karen wanted the room to have warmth and colour without detracting from the neutral, calm tones of the kitchen furniture.

The golden yellow tones of the feature wallpaper contrast perfectly with the deep purple velvet fabric of the corner sofa group.  A touch of wool plaid on the scatter cushions automatically brings a feeling of warmth and texture to the room.

Something more formal…

The formal lounge is used frequently and Karen and Mike desired a room which had a comfortable feel without being too casual.  The lounge is mostly used in the evenings so we created quite a dark, suptuous interior by opting for black, taupe and gold.  The finished result is both elegant and very welcoming.  The jet velvet sofas and their beautiful geometric scatter cushions are both inviting and luxurious.

So, what did the client think about the end result?  Here’s what they had to say:

“Working with John Dick & Son, and in particular Sally, was a real pleasure.  She quickly understood what we were trying to achieve and what we liked and disliked.  Her suggestions have all proven to be correct and her input has been invaluable.  The end result is stunning.

Nothing was a problem,  Everybody at John Dick & Son has been fantastic to deal with; from the sales staff during our first showroom visit through to the delivery driver, everyone has been a joy to deal with, we always felt they genuinely want to help.  A job very well done.”