No project is too large or too small, from a downstairs WC to a whole house refurbishment, we will collaborate your ideas with our design flair. We offer a plethora of products and finishes, combine those with our installation skills and scheduled installation service, we will transform your existence with stunning results.
Here are a few recent projects we have completed.
'The Dark & The Lights'
When there is a large space to design, it can be daunting to some designers to know where to start, especially in a space that is not yet built, first of all the clients were a family of five who were keen to come together after school and work, around mealtimes and they knew they wanted something unique and something WOW. The answer to this was to orientate the kitchen to face the dining and the lounging so conversations can be had whilst the family were all together but all doing different things, the vast space needed some contrasts, the Tabacco Elm Daval kitchen furniture was chosen as an interesting back drop to add weight to the space, whilst the remaining surfaces were treated to a Cashmere shade for the wall units, walls, ceiling and painted doors. I have to mention these elements first as the most noticable feature of course are the natural elm breakfast bar bench with the rugged edge and the dazzling lights were planned to create the greatest impact from every angle
'The New Kitchen Diner'
These lovely clients originally asked me to re - design their existing kitchen, diner, boot room, downstairs loo and bike shed so the space gave them more functionality from arriving home through the back door with a dog, 3 children, muddy boots and coats.
The new lay out and the pocket doors added so much ease to the daily bustle, new external french doors and re-sized kitchen window was added to the scheme flooding the space with light. We got very lucky with the height of the room accomodating the 2 rows of wall units and regardless of the fact the units were mid toned, there was a very airy and open feel to the space and the remaning space was left to celebrate the artists work, who said
"Seriously thrilled with our new space....very comfy....just what we wanted....there is an artist in all of us....great ideas, great design xxx "
'The Post Modernist En-Suite Shower Room'
This little space previously homed an oversized pink bathroom suite that the owners were, let's say more than keen to update, to create a walk in shower that reflected their sophisticated interior style, and for it to compliment their post modernist home.
The Viero Hydro wall finish was our starting point as I knew the clients would love the visual impact as well as having a hydrophobic washable finish, the complimenting tiles were added for heavy duty water exposure in the shower and the geometric patterned floor tiles gave a striking contrast.
'The Walnut Bedroom'
The brief was to design and install fitted wardrobes that gave a more freestanding look, the textured walnut headboard was the starting point here and looks great with the walnut finish wardrobes and leather bar handles, the wallpaper was very well chosen by Mr M, our photo shoots show an exploration of spring, summer, autumn and winter accessorising.
'Thanks Julie. You and your team did an amazing job'
'The Bright & Airy Kitchen'
The Brief; to replace existing kitchen that had served Mr M very well previously, needed refreshing with light and uplifting painted units, the exact shades were chosen and a Minerva continuous worktop with an integrated sink that was easy to clean, with seamless and invisible joints that feels and looks great. This client took a holiday whilst the project was installed to avoid the inconvenience.which worked very well.
'Thank you very much for assisting and project managing and making sure I got exactly what I wanted. I am absolutely delighted with the end result, and very appreciative of your guidance, advice and help you gave throughout. Nothing was too much trouble and the installation was very professionally done. One very happy customer, Rob
'The Scandi Style Kitchen Diner'
The brief was to create a kitchen diner that can accommodate several guests, to have a modern feel and some quirky, salvaged elements with some imaginative ideas, also bring more light in! We created the design you see before you by swapping the existing kitchen space with the diner, this created a more spacious and workable kitchen area, the light grey gloss units and the contrasting charcoal backsplash defined the shelved space, the wooden splash back was the clients idea and adds the warmth back in, the 'starship enterprise' sliding pocket door was a real space saver which did indeed 'let in the light' from the hallway as did the French doors. The salvaged light fittings from a farm, the faux stone wall panelling and the table we made from the scaffold planks gave the client the rustic element the clients were after, looks kind of scandi in here!
"We really appreciate how well you have thought through the design and layout, you've sourced and come up with some really great ideas, your trades people are of great quality and have been respectful on site" Mr & Mrs B
'The Crystal Ball Kitchen'
This client's 1899 Arts & Crafts Grade 2 listed home, formally a York City & County Bank, has been treated to a beautiful bespoke, hand-painted in frame kitchen which incorporates the latest technology appliances, including the “Strictly Come Dancing" glitter ball extractor.
The client chose the Farrow & Ball archive colours of Charcoal for the island unit and Partridge Grey for the wall and free-standing larder/ appliance cupboards.
The original restored parquet floors co-ordinate beautifully with modern day living and two years down the line it is still looking as good as the day we completed the job.
'The Hallway & Lounge Transformation'
The Brief; To improve a dark existing hallway previously lacking character and light.
"We were stuck for ideas about what to do with our dark hallway, Julie suggested widening the doorway to the lounge, removing the wooden spindles and replacing with glass panels then to install the stone panelling this dramatically transformed the space, we loved the panelling so much, we continued into the lounge, and replaced the fireplace to complete the new scheme, this gave us our redundant lounge back. We are over the moon with the transformation, a big thank you Julie, without your brilliant ideas and guidance we would never have done it"'
Lee & Michelle Hood, Hessle
'The Textural Downstairs Loo'
The Brief; To create a downstairs WC to impress.
This room became all about using and balancing interesting textures, having dealt with this client in the past, I knew they would like this decorative wooden panelling, it's made up from slithers of redundant Rioja wine barrels, and have lovely tones or wine stains in purple and deep reds when you inspect them closely, this worked so well with the Daval wenge fitted furniture with leather handles, the wall on the right was finished with a Venetian plaster which bounced light around and handled the round window beautifully. Not forgetting the pebbled flooring to complete this stunning look
"Julie has some really great ideas and has a good eye for detail, she's also a pleasure to deal with"
Paul & Helen Harrison, Woodmansey
'The Hand Painted Home'
This clients priorities where to have a painted kitchen where the colour palette for the family kitchen, dining and lounge spaces were defined, the original staircase and landing contributes to the overall scheme.
One of the great benefits of the painted kitchen is that the client has an everlasting palette of colours to enable new trends to be incorporated into the home during its life cycle.
This home undertook some structural work, removing the original hallway completely, and other original walls were removed which divided the kitchen and dining room, and in doing so created a dramatic eating, greeting and family space with a striking panelled chimney breast and a very functional kitchen design, giving this keen chef some great storage and functional spaces, ideal for creating those “bake off” masterpieces.
At the other side of the house footprint is a warm and cosy evening room for putting the feet up and relaxing, with dramatic use of dramatic and bold dark Basalt Blue, and the contrasting sun room for that morning cuppa, shows off both the dark and light contrasts to their full, dramatic effect, creating a beautiful family home for all seasons.
'The Working Home Family kitchen'
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The Brief; Kitchen for Mr & Mrs G
The brief was to create more worktop space, add light and integrate casual dining space.
We took away the existing kitchen / dining room wall and we also took away the existing dining room doorway / entrance area which opened this space into the hall. This encouraged light to filter through from the back door through to the new open space. Using a tilted peninsular layout created a lot more workspace as well as floor space, and the Daval kitchen door finishes being Stone Ash and Stone with a sparkled white gloss worktop gave them the light and airy space that they craved. We also added a space to sit in the hallway to put on shoes and hide them away and a copper glass tinted mirror complimented the look.
"it's light, bright and functional for a busy family. It's great for the kids at mealtimes and family catch up times as the open plan space means you can cook and socialise".
'Luxury Master En-Suite Bathroom with Sauna'
The Brief; Bathroom Design for Sally & Stewart.
The brief was to create a sanctuary bathroom with a large shower, freestanding bath, double basins & towel storage
Having worked with these clients in the past, I knew the colour palette would need to be warm and inviting, and so would the room temperature, the bathroom was single brick before we created another insulated interior layer, the existing sauna also had wooden panelling which needed an update, our solution was to clad this area with the Panel Piedra stone panelling product which added so much character to this space, and adding a new glass door, the images speak for themselves.
"We are delighted with our bathroom, in fact it's our most favourite room in the house. We love the fabulous new stone walls that clad the sauna and the underfloor heating such a treat for the feet! love everything about it.
Thank you Julie Ball".