This semi-detached Georgian house in Hertfordshire has a hallway, sitting room, family room, kitchen-diner, conservatory, home office, utility room, cloakroom, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The house was purchased in 2011 and needed a lot of renovation work.
This living room is decorated in a vibrant yellow with colourful paintings and traditional furniture, such as the coffee table with its intricate detailing. The red carpet and large Persian rug create a daring colour clash that shouldn’t work in theory, but that looks great and really brightens up the room.
Bright accents of blue and yellow complement this cheerful, family-friendly kitchen-diner. With its artworks, animal ornaments and fabrics in a variety of patterns, this room is the perfect example of eclectic. The trick to getting it right is sticking predominantly to one colour, and keeping large items of furniture neutral.
Vibrant furnishings and striking artworks add personality and charm to this white and red sitting room, while the pinkier shade of the sofa looks fantastic against the darker red of the carpet. Although blue plays a less vital role here than in the kitchen, it still makes an appearance at the back of the bureau and on the plant pot.
An otherwise monochrome room is given a major colour injection with bright yellow walls, which rather than stealing the limelight for themselves, seem to draw the eye to the chequerboard floor. The blind fabric and cushion add a hit of pattern and have been chosen in colours that tie in perfectly with the rest of the scheme.
Aquamarine colours inject a fresh feel in this bright and cheerful bathroom. Turquoise accents add interest to the room, while the under-sink unit provides valuable storage space. Keeping the ceilings and floors white is a useful trick to stop the blue from becoming too dominant.
The iron bed and red soft furnishings give this pretty pale green bedroom a warm, traditional look. There’s no need to have a box-shaped bedside table if you prefer not to. Although you may miss the drawers, a small round table or stool will do the trick.
The brass bed gives this room a traditional twist, while the pale blue walls imbue a sense of calm. Checks, florals and stripes are all mixed up here, creating a space that’s full of personal touches. The bench seating is the ideal spot for reading a book of an evening.
This bright conservatory, with its pretty painted wicker furniture and potted plants, is a sunny haven. Take advantage of the glass roof to grow some plants inside so that your conservatory truly becomes a halfway house between the indoors and the outdoors.