Small Home Office Conversion.
In 2004 the conservatory was an addition to this end of terrace Victorian property and had for many years acted as a dual ‘dumping’ ground and workroom. The space had never fulfilled its full potential or used for a specific use, although it had started out as a dining room! This is often the case scenario for conservatories that if a property is limited in available rooms for specific functions. The brief was simple. My clients wanted to claim back the available space as an office, retain the elegance and simplicity of the structure, have all clutter out of sight, be subtlety modern and inclusive of an essence of ‘London’. The proposal was set about by making changes to convert this potentially attractive area into an environment to be proud of. Armed with inspiration from clients requests and in situ black and white diagonally laid floor tiles, the way forward was clear. We were eager to fulfil the brief of maintaining the elegance of the room and not strip it from its classical lines, a suggestion of keeping it light with flowing lines in fabrics and wall coverings was paramount. The ‘impact’ of the room was to be delivered via the window treatments as there was only one wall available to decorate, and this had to become the point of visual interest. City scape ‘Londinium’ wallpaper from Graham & Brown was perfect suiter with clients endearment of London and fitted the contemporary edge. A desk and storage unit, all bespoke (see below) was designed in high quality 40mm Egger laminate with high gloss drawer fronts complete with soft closing drawers, coupled with an overhead cabinet in the same with up hinged doors and gloss fronts again. The light levels were maintained by installing roller blinds as this allowed maximum light levels, and in the summer be able to see full view of the small cottage garden hence the blinds could be raised to the maximum height level. The blinds also complimented and reflected the garden by carrying a leaf pattern. The result was stunning and refreshed.