I was going to show you a nice apartment in central London, but I realized that £1.1m is the same price as this five-bedroom semi-detached villa with its own garden in Stroud, Gloucestershire. , I felt I could not compete with this.
it is continuing Inigo It is a Grade II listed building, built in the mid-19th century for a cloth merchant and has been wonderfully restored by Niki Turner, a longtime admirer of mine who has appeared on this page before.
Located on the outskirts of Stroud, a super trendy Cotswold town, it has five bedrooms plus a studio and a mezzanine study. I don’t like mezzanine. Never fantasized all the time. If this was in my house, I would never leave. I can imagine sitting here almost in hiding, keeping an eye on everything going on in the kitchen below. By the way, here’s what the kitchen looks like.
Removing the ceiling to expose the joists is a good way to give the impression of extra height and may not suit every home, but it’s worth considering if you need more height. For example, instead of removing the plaster from the loft space and turning it into a bedroom, chocolatier Chantal Cody added a mezzanine to the entire top floor. Her house was a bit upside down so she had a top floor living room with access to a roof terrace and an internal balcony above.
Leaving the beams pristine (or colored wood) gives a more rustic look, but if your style or location is more urban, you can always paint the beams white or match the walls. , can create a more seamless look where the focus is. I will elaborate on the height of the room.
Move into the living room, where soft white walls and wooden floors create a relaxed and elegant impression that contrasts with the colors and plants of the next room. I always want a pale and elegant living room and I always end up adding color. But that’s also the fun of painting. You can try it, or you can accept it and change it. This time, I chose a slightly pale plaster pink that is elegant yet has a strong presence.
This is a great example of how you can infuse your outdoor space with plenty of color. At first glance, there are many structures. The walls and ceiling are all at different angles, there are built-in cupboards and storage (perfect for maximizing hard-to-place spaces and taking up less space than free-standing ones), and a support post in the middle.
If you follow the traditional route of white ceilings and colored walls, you’ll drive yourself crazy trying to figure out what the ceiling is and what the walls are. And if you accept that, the room will feel busy and disjointed as attention is drawn to every edge and angle of the room. Much better to pick one color you like and paint it all over.
You can do it in dark colors to create a cozy and intimate atmosphere, or you can do it in pale colors like this. If you want to experiment, you can choose two shades and instead of having separate walls and ceilings, you can use one (perhaps the darker) for the wood and one for the walls. You can also separate the sleeping area from the work and play areas by providing dark shade on the pillars by the bed.
I get asked a lot about loft spaces and sloping ceilings, so I thought it would be worth taking the time to take a closer look here.
Paste this for gallery wall inspiration. At first glance, this is a collection of random photographs in different frames, styles and colors, but they are all brought together on this wall and, as they say, in perfect harmony. You know we love the music in this house. The photo is all one piece because it is taken near the light switch. If you’re creating a gallery wall and the shape feels too uniform, adding a round clock or decorative plate is a great way to finish it off.
A nice rustic bathroom. I’ve seen taps like this more and more, but I’ve never actually done it myself. Anyone who has done it please share how they did it and how it works? It looks great but needs a more rustic bathroom to make it work.
Finally, the opposite end of the living room from the fireplace image above. Besides that, I’m in favor of putting interior wood on the mezzanine. who’s moving here? I think it’s wonderful.