As from the basement to make a spacious and bright apartment in a Victorian style
Designer Lisette Woot reconstructed apartment onthe first floor of a house in south London, which actually was a common basement. She tried to make it more spacious, lighter and more comfortable. And she did it for a very reasonable price thanks to design tricks.
entrance to the house
Designer increased area due to backyard, and now the apartment has a bedroom and a bathroom. Then she took up finishing the room, using rich fabrics and quality materials. She even managed to save by using design tricks and secondary raw materials. The main aim of the designer was to get rid of dampness and darkness, and the expansion of the area. Now the apartment has got rustic chic, it has become a comfortable and bright.
Owner: working woman
Area: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Location: Fulham, South London
Designer: Lisette Wout of Lisette Voûte Designs
When Wout first appeared in the building, theninterior beige color prevailed, she wanted to add some color to make decor cheerful and warm, but the room was so bright. For the walls, it chooses light green color with bluish-gray tint that appears there here. Woot preserved wood paneling in the rooms and added like in the hallway, but painted them in white. This technique made the room lighter and visually higher. She also painted in white, and the fireplace and found a large slab of limestone instead of the crashed black tiles. Now things look much neater.
The only piece of furniture, which the hostessapartments brought into the apartment, was a chest of drawers, which she got from her grandmother. Since he apparently looked pale, the Woot decided to take him to a specialist for polishing, which led him to order, and now he is playing the role of the coffee table.
Relaxing corner by the window
Woot organized resting place near the window in the living room,here she put tables and chairs, and we've got a cozy corner where the owner of the apartment can dine. At the bench seat is raised and can be stored inside the right things.
The door to the kitchen
Earlier in the kitchen could pass onlycorridor, but now it is separated from the living room double doors. So much easier, and now the light from penetrating the living room into the kitchen. The doors to the kitchen sliding as usual would occupy more space. In order to save space and personalize a room, I bought a cheap sofa Woot, it changed the upholstery using corduroy. Cushions with a floral design complemented the modern way in a rustic style.
Cute b / y dresser
Most of the money spent on the work of builders andquality materials, but Wout and landlady saved to a large extent. The designer, for example, found a used dresser, covered it with varnish, and now it fits perfectly into the interior of the living room.
Woot has established a special grille nearradiator, which performs two functions: it closes the ugly battery and plays the role of a table, with a width of 45 cm table top on the table is enough space to put the lamps and other items..
The kitchen was very old and tasteless. The designer decided to keep the furniture, but had it repainted. Now everything looks different. The handles on the furniture and nickel faucet, countertop and apron and made of Carrara marble.
The cozy bedroom is dominated by warm softcrimson and coral shades. Antique chest of drawers - is another acquisition of Woot that it cost 80 pounds. She bought it on the Internet, and he does not need any restoration work.
The combination of different fabrics
Large French windows providemaximum access of daylight in the bedroom. A chair by the window is the same as is in the dining area. The fact that Wout acquired two chairs - one set in the bedroom and another in the hallway. If a hostess will come the guests, it will be able to seat them. Plain cloth cheaper than patterned, so the curtains have chosen it, and there are patterns on the cushions and upholstery of chairs.
The original bed and bedside table
In this bedroom, the designer has combinedhomemade headboard and couch. The headboard is upholstered with a soft woolen cloth and decorated with copper nails. Woot acquired bedside table, covered it with lacquer experts, so that it now looks like vintage.
The bright master bedroom
Bedroom owner of the apartment has been expanded tosidewall. Dormer windows, which are located above the bed, reflected in the mirror on the opposite wall, thereby making the room much brighter. The windows have svetomaskirovochnye dampers, which are regulated remotely, so there is no need to stand on the bed to open or close them.
French windows open to the garden in the back yardhome, so much room in daylight. All the doors and the handles in the apartment have been replaced by a model with a nice design and with brass accessories. This not only gave the feeling of quality, but also allowed to buy a new apartment lovely image.
Wardrobe in the bedroom
The bedroom has a wardrobe mistress installed from floor to ceiling, in addition, we added a side of curly shelves. Cabinet changed his appearance, he is no longer dark, it looks friendly and adds comfort.
The bedroom and shower hostess were organized withtaking into account the expansion of apartment area. In the shower walls and floor Woot Carrara marble, like in the kitchen to give a luxurious feel. It is very light and easy to use stone.
In the bathroom mistress Woot has set a dressing table with a marble top and a built-in washbasin. She also picked up a quality mixer and valves. Oval-shaped window in the bathroom adds to the charm.
The second bathroom can be accessed fromcorridor. It was a washbasin on a pedestal that was not convenient, as there was no storage space. Woot has set built locker under the sink, on the contrary - a narrow pencil case, which can be seen reflected in a mirror. Now the room has enough space to store things. Above the bath with shower, marble walls, and plumbing is identical to that in the bathroom at the owner of the apartment.
However, what was the basement, if the designers manage to make a stunning property even from a public toilet.