When this couple finally came across this three-bedroom 1930s semi-detached property in Wednesbury, after searching all over the West Midlands, they knew they had found the perfect location.
Being brought up in the area with friends, family, and work all close by the couple decided to buy the property despite the fact it needed a total overhaul – with the exception of the bathroom, which had just been installed.
The open-plan living room and dining area with a huge bay window, and the ideal garden size immediately sold the property to the couple – although they knew they were in for a challenge.
There was no flooring in the hall, no plaster on any of the walls and the kitchen was half ripped out. Despite the amount of work that needed to be done, the couple decided they would ‘turn it into the home they had envisaged’
The open-plan living room includes the use of pale wallpaper and grey sofas then dressed up with pastel cushions. Adding the different size cushions creates a luxurious, layered look. The living room has now been transformed into a great space for entertaining, which is perfect for the pairs huge family and many friends.
The couple decided to have a fireplace fitted in the living room to make it feel more cosy in winter. Although, all the walls are painted in white for a unified look, the colour scheme actually works all year round as you can use different accessories to alter the feel of the house as the seasons change. The fireplace also works as a great place to show off your possessions and style up a shelf.
The couple have always preferred modern interiors, but wanted some shabby chic pieces. The vintage style sideboard adds a little depth to the room by introducing something different. The pair was not afraid to mix modern details with vintage accessories. They had inherited some pieces from their grandparents and parents, and came across items from second-hand shops, car-boot sales and antique fairs, which they then incorporated in each room.
Shelf and sideboard
For the kitchen the couple chose neutral cabinets from Ikea and a warm wooden worktop which make the room appear bigger. Keeping the scheme nice and light works best as the layout is quite small. Space has also been maximized by hanging wall units for extra storage.
Bamboo copper bowl
The home office is an essential space to get work done and it is vital the area is relaxing. This small room includes a practical wooden desk filled with little details to help you get inspired, the light box is a lovely finishing touch.
The couples use of the polka dot wallpaper in the bedroom against the mismatched furniture creates a very laid-back scheme. To form a serene feeling they have used blue and grey accessories. The layering of the pillows adds a cosy feel and the small decorations are a homely touch.
The neutral backdrop of the children’s room is flexible as it means you can play around with fabrics and accessories whenever you fancy a change. With young children it is essential that their rooms can be changed over time as they grow up so fast. The use of the pastel colours create a calm space, however, the prints add a fun, vibrant element.