CASE STUDIES

Every client has a unique vision, so no two design projects are the same. However, these case studies illustrate how Embellishments has successfully transformed two very individual projects into reality.

A NAUTICAL ADVENTURE

What was the design brief?
As part of a complete house renovation, the owners wanted something magical for their son's bedroom. To reflect his enthusiasm for boats, ships and ferries, we concentrated on a nautical theme. We agreed to highlight his favourite coastal spot in the UK. Using an accurate nautical chart, we re-coloured the map to suit and reproduced this as wallpaper to fit exact wall measurements. Hung in the same way as wallpaper, the room was transformed into something completely bespoke and elevated it to the extraordinary.

What is the key to the room's success?
With the paper as the basis to the scheme, attention to detail came next. The introduction of further seaside elements into the decoration gave the finishing touches: marine rope anchored the window treatments, hints of red and green meant port and starboard, and of course, requisite toy boats and appropriate artwork completed the look - one can almost smell the salt air!

COLOUR INJECTION

How would you describe the room?
This traditional, high-ceiling sitting room had wonderful proportions, but was tired and needed an injection of interest and personality. The client, a professional business woman, wanted something unusual that took her out of her comfort zone, and needed a confident eye to lead her in the right direction.

What was the design brief?
A complete redecoration, from furniture choices, layout and colour scheme was required. We initiated the process with the choice of a base colour, both for the wall treatments and the furniture. Once these had been decided using a soft blue, we agreed that the addition of a strong colour would create drama and enliven this traditional room. Using a deep red, we sourced cushions, a ribbon wrapped lampshade and striped velvet for the roman blind. However two key elements created maximum interest - a lush fabric rug and an oversized antique clock - both focal points for what became an extraordinary space.

British Institute Interior Design Member