Updated: May 29
Today we are revealing our loft conversion photos! Almost two years since we completed this project and I have finally got around to writing a blog post about it. I'm going to run through the photos and share the details as we go.
As we got planning permission for a large dormer window at the back and a velux window at the front of the house, the space is beautifully bright and airy. I chose one of my favourite Farrow & Ball colours for the walls, Pointing. It is such a delicate cream that works in so many spaces and is one of my go to colours for creating an effortless laidback look.
The pitch of the roof is really heigh and I wanted to empathise this and create a focal point. We cut MDF into chunky planks and used this to clad the main wall behind the bed. I also wanted the space to feel calm and relaxing, in order to achieve this I used lots of natural materials such as wood and linen, the brass finishes add warmth to the scheme.
This gorgeous hand embroidered rug was my inspiration for the colour story. I picked out the navy blue and blush pink and used these colours in the soft furnishings and accessories, this process is a great way to create a room that is harmonious and well considered. Layering a smaller embroidered rug on top of a large hemp rug is another way to soften a space and add an additional element of interest.
The ensuite bathroom is very small, but so useful and beneficial to the scope of the house. This isn't our forever home and we are hoping that the addition of a master bedroom with ensuite will add value to the property in the future.
I have loved these Bert & May tiles for so long, and always panned to use them in this bathroom. Due to the size of the space I wanted to keep the rest of the design simple and bright. I used one of my go to Fired Earth tiles on the shower enclosure and laid them in a herringbone pattern to add a little interest.
I incorporated woven baskets and plants to add some warmth and soften the space. As I find bathrooms can feel sterile and cold without. A good way to make sure two spaces that are connected flow and talk to one another is to use similar colours and finishes. Here I used grey as the main colour and mixed metals by using a brass mirror and towel hooks.
You can read all about our initial plans in this previous blog post.
Check out all the photos here.