Design projects in my own home don’t come around as often as work for clients. It’s probably just as well – as an interior designer it’s so much more difficult designing for myself!
Although really I’m designing for my wife and I, so I still have a client to respond to and work with. Luckily we share pretty similar design sensibilities, and our interior design projects are very much for ‘us’, with lots of ideas for our interior shared and developed together.
This week we started on a really exciting architectural redesign: a complete remodelling of the part of our home that’s our master bedroom and bathroom. We’ve wanted to tackle this since we moved here ten years ago, although redesigning other rooms and parts of the house have got in the way.
I’ll save the ‘before’ pics for later, and instead share with you what the overall space looked like as it was stripped back… no going back now!
There used to be low ceilings throughout this part of the house, as well as very low wall tie beams. When these were removed the feeling of the space was completely transformed…
In fact, I was so staggered by the nature of the space that I redesigned the layout in order to keep as much of this as possible. It was a really interesting process and I’ll write more about it when I share the layouts and the story of the space planning.
This project will also be a great opportunity to show you more about the design and construction process in one of our interior design projects.
Our usual projects – and their journeys through the design process – are so personal to our clients, so I keep that work and the design development pretty private.
I can share much more of this one though…