“Design is about making people happy, either functionally, emotionally or aesthetically” [Robin Siegerman] We don’t know what it is about spring but it really does inspire the seasonal cliché of change and all things new. Sometimes we stop seeing our surroundings because they are too familiar to us. Our backdrop simply becomes the background. We can sometimes tolerate parts of our home because we don’t know how to change them or, as a project, it just seems too onerous to tackle. We suggest looking at your home with fresh eyes in a couple of different ways… Take photographs of one room from a variety of angles to really see every aspect of it. What could you improve? What can you…
A bathroom has the potential to be a statement room – it’s the place you start and end your day. You may also have a bathroom reserved solely for guests or a child’s bedroom with their own facilities. Each needs its own special treatment to make sure it is beautiful and fit for purpose.
We work with lots of people and help them see what is possible. We factor in budget, timescale and future plans for the property – is it an investment, a home or a project? And then we set to work with our trusted design and build team to go beyond the brief and create something special.
I don’t know about you but I have noticed that rather a lot of my friends’ homes are starting to look suspiciously similar – sporting a variety of shades of grey. There is also an overt tendency towards accents of copper. Don’t get me wrong, it looks beautiful and the combination does exactly what was intended for the spaces adorned – creating a look that is calming, sophisticated and oh so current.
Shelve the romantic notions about managing a property refurbishment project and consider a few realities. Some people are born to manage a property refurbishment and others, well, just aren’t. If the very thought of it makes your blood run cold – consider that it’s a skill that runs through the blood of director Simon Edkins at Cream & Browne.
Have you got the stomach for a total refurbishment or do you prefer to take a back seat? We find that most of our clients like to direct from a safe distance!