• Katey Korzenietz

Before & after: family home remodel & renovation, Torquay…

…but first some blurb about my ‘hand-holding’ design service and how it works… I thought I’d share with you some snaps (professional photos are being taken later – once art has been installed & all soft furnishings in place etc) of a small ‘hand-holding’ project I carried out recently. These are the before and after photos of the bedrooms that I designed for a family home in Torquay. The house required a completely overhaul; it was remodelled and renovated, knocking down walls and opening up new spaces, bringing in light and generally modernising it to create a fresh, light, welcoming family home. This client wanted me to help her make “bolder interiors choices” as she always “plays it safe”. This is the type of request I get time and time again, where a client wants to make changes to their home but just doesn’t have the confidence to go it alone or the skill / knowledge to bring it all together, specifying the right elements to create a new look. For a modest sum, I am able to give clients the confidence, the skills and knowledge, designing for them spaces that they would otherwise not have felt able to achieve. This is what I mean by hand-holding and probably makes up about 70% of the residential work I undertake. It’s affordable, quick to turn-around and once I’ve presented to my client they can crack on feeling fully equipped to implement the design themselves. Win-win – I love these kind of projects! Before & After MASTER BEDROOM SUITE The brief:

  1. design a “hotel look” bedroom & en-suite that is luxurious & sophisticated

  2. create a space in which the client can fully relax & feel rested in

Girls’s Bedroom no.1 The brief:

  1. design a funky, bright & modern 12 year old girl’s bedroom

  2. colour scheme must include turquoise!

  3. specify colours, lighting, wall coverings, soft furnishings & curtains for bedroom & en-suite bathroom, as well as drawer handles. Retain fitted wardrobes.

Girls’s Bedroom no.2 The brief:

  1. design a girly, modern & cosy 10 year old girl’s bedroom

  2. colour scheme must include pink & glitter / sparkle

  3. specify colours, lighting, wall coverings, soft furnishings & curtains as well as drawer handles. Retain all fitted furniture

Whilst the photos haven’t been professionally shot and the rooms not ‘styled’ I hope you’ll agree that the transformations are really effective and answer the brief.

All curtains, blinds and cushions on this project were handmade by Inspired Curtains. We work together on the majority of my projects and their work is second to none.

Happy weekend y’all


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