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Making the most of a Small Bathroom

By | Bathroom, Black, Colours, Flooring, Good ideas, Lighting, Mirror, My work | No Comments

“We are a busy family of 5 in need of help with reorganizing of Storage space, new space planning and modernizing of our existing bathroom. High in the wish list is a bathtub to wash our big sized dog after trips in the woods.”

Conquering small bathrooms can be challenge when lacking in storage, organization and in need of modernizing. The clients were open to something different, not the normal white, to clever spacing planning and have good storage possibilities which was all very important for the active family.

We decided to take away a little bit of the entranceway creating a possibility for a shower nook in the bathroom without sacrificing the otherwise small floor area in the bathroom.

The wall between the bathroom and a little laundry room was removed. We added sliding wardrobe doors in black glass to reflect light and create a more spacious feel.

We were lucky that the window could be moved enabling better placing of vanity and mirror cabinet.

The clients loved the idea of darker walls and lighter floors. This gave the bathroom depth and created a unique feeling to the room.

Maximizing space and cleaning up all clutter with a mirror cabinet, matching wall storage cabinet and vanity just gave the extra practical edge to the room. By opening the bathroom more made the bathroom more spacious visually. The oval free-standing bathtub become the hero, or focus point of the room which the clients loved! With the darker walls good lighting was necessary under and over the mirror cabinet.

All it takes is just a few simple changes to the whole space planning of the bathroom area and the family functions much better. This adding value to their life and the whole apartment.

We like that!

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RoomDesign has had the privilege of working on this prosject giving advice on the spaceplanning,  furniture, tiles, lighting and colourscheme.

Thanks to the fabulous family in Nesttun that allowed me to help them on their renovation travels!!<3<3

Hugs Lisa xx

 

Clever ideas for a small bedroom.

By | Bedroom, Black, Furniture, My work | 2 Comments

Do you have a troublesome storage problem? Is the answer yes? Well you’re not alone!

I was called in for a project to help a family, earlier last year,  looking for exactly to solve this problem. With a baby on the way, the family wanted as much extra storage as possible!!!They wanted bunk beds, extra storage for books and toys, and a double bed for guests and a walk-in closet to clothes!  As you see with the pictures below I think we managed to get everything in.

The hidden away double bed underneath the bunk beds rolls out very easy. The built-in shelves at the end of each bunk gives good space for the books and toys, in easy reach. And the little walk-in closet at the end of the bed makes for easy access to hang all clothes and storage for other things. An advantage with built-in furniture it opens up the floor area for play and games for an active family.

Have to say a big thank you to the fabulous clever John Johnsen, the builder. None of this would ever have been able to do without his positive ‘YES!’ he can fix it attitude. I like to hear a Yes! He’s a good man and would recommend him to anyone wanting home building jobs!

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Practical and functional!  Great fun. You like?!

Have a great day everyone:-)

Hugs.

 

Black and White

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Our home is an extension of whom and what we are. So what we do and have in our homes shapes and influences our look on life, our mood and every day’s efficiency. So when redecorating or refurnishing, do it with happiness. Do it with style and confidence!

hallway

 pic via Pinterest

Love the dark door frame and the clean lines of this hallway. Black and white are always a very cool combination!

Happy week everyone:-)

 

 

Good as Gold!

By | Bathroom, Bedroom, Black, Colours, Fireplaces, Kitchen, Livingroom, Wallpaper | 4 Comments

GOLD is going to be hot hot hot this year in interior. Guaranteed!  So whether you sling gold together with white and pastels or rock it up in dark rooms you’ll be creating a space that oozes with style.  I think I’ll be opting for a spray can and blitzing up a few old vases or the like. An addition of wallpaper or a mirror in gold would be stunning. Whatever you do –do it with confidence and have fun!

living room

via Littlenudgebathroom
via Shelterness

kitchen

via Houseandhome

dining

via Boligliv

wallpaper

via Beingtazim

fireplace

via Apartmenttherapy

 

Have a great day:-)

-Hugs Lisa

 

 

The dark side

By | Bedroom, Black, Colours | No Comments

Sometimes we have to go outside our comfort zone to achieve something awesome.  And painting walls in dark charcoals, sexy inky blues or black can just be the thing to create that absolute amazing space in your home. Follow your instinct and your heart…heres some inspiration for the weekend!

Pics via 1. Poemabatsoilik, 2&3 Pinterest

 

See on Monday… have a happy weekend everyone!!!

 

 

Moody black

By | Bedroom, Black, Colours | 2 Comments
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Awesome…now I know there are a lot of people out there who would just die thinking of painting their walls black but it just has this magical and amazing effect on a room. A lot of interior designers would totally disagree with me but I think it can make a room bigger widening the space not making it smaller, with thought for combining the ceiling and walls in together.  It’s an incredibly bold colour oozing with self-confidence.

What do you think?

 

Love Lisa