A living room design with John Lewis products

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This design was made in answer to a made up brief for John Lewis. The brief outlined the size of the room and the wants and needs of the clients. Here is the brief in short; warm tones, show off the victorian oak floorboards, to include an office area, spaces to display photographic work, be able to be used by all five family members and a stylish design. Above is the initial mood board of spaces, products and colour combinations

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After finding existing images that I thought related to the space and the clients brief I then grouped a collection of colours, patterns and materials for the space and looked at how they could work together.

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Having chosen the colour scheme and taken a look at the materials and patterns available within John Lewis the next step was to look at the products  in the grey and yellow colours chosen and that will go within the space. The above two boards show the various products that would work and the options for accessories and furniture for the room.

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These next two boards show the chosen furniture for the room. Starting to group them together and layer the materials and patterns on top of each other.

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Having chosen the furniture the next step was putting them together within the context of the room. Creating these visuals with the use of Autocad and Photoshop. The above image and below three show the views of the different walls and placement of the furniture in relation to the space. These visuals also show the suggested arrangement of the photo frames on the walls.

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The final below board shows some very simple 3d visuals of the room and an Autocad plan of the room. The time frame for this project was very short, if I had more time to work on this project these final visuals would be more detailed and engaging rather than the blocky simple images they currently are.

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We really enjoyed working on this project and hope you like what we designed!

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Inspiring Interiors – The Brick Wall

We are in no way saying that full brick chimney decor is ok. But in some rooms and with some styles the bare brick wall is a  great raw way of decorating the home.

Scandinavian style

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A brick wall works well in a Scandinavian bedroom, especially with a white wash.

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Again with a white wash brick works in a Scandinavian style kitchen. Especially with the mix of light wood and greenery.

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Again for the same reasons the brick wall works in this style lounge. Hints of greys and yellows, as seen in the above living rooms, are a perfect pairing for the brick wall.

Industrial Style

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The natural brick with the dark metal bed frames and large chunky photographs in an Industrial style bedroom is a great combination.

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Heavy metal and wood furniture and dark colours are a signature of the Industrial style. A white wash brick wall will brighten up this style whilst keeping in with the theme.

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Leather, cushions and big metal lights. Industrial style living rooms ooze style and comfort. A brick wall is a simple answer for this style. It allows photographs to stand out and is the optimum industrial wall covering.

Eclectic Style

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The eclectic style brings together bits from all styles that work together. In the above examples you can see hints of Industrial, Shabby Chic and Mid Century Modern.

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The brick background to this style works as a great neutral canvas for the other style to meet.

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We love the mix of Industrial, Mid Century modern and hints of Scandinavian in this first lounge. Especially the roughly exposed brick with the worn off white paint.

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5 Interiors We Love

We’ve looked at the bohemian style of decorating for this post. Breaking the rules of pattern and clutter with a bold and busy collection of materials and objects.

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Here is a great example of a mix match of pattern and colour working together to get a bohemian style. The different type of soft furnishings make this room seem bright and comfy.

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A less obvious bohemian lounge. The pouffes, cushions and rug add touches of bohemian making a plain and modern room different and a little retro.

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The purple table and decorations take hints of colour from the map, making the space bright and fun. The simplicity and chunkiness of the furniture is a tasteful opposite from the delicate look and feel of the map and flowers.

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Colourful, patterned tiles with the roll top bath is pretty bohemian. Add some candles and a few more plants and you’ve got a full bohemian bathroom.

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The tree branch, the soft pictures and the greenery hanging down all make this the perfect little corner of bohemian style in the kitchen space.

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