Enfield Full House RefurbishmentScandinavian Living Room, London
Soft pastels keep this family room bright and fresh.
Photographed By Olly Gordon
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Designer Vickie Nickolls of Interior Therapy was then called in to give the whole room a makeover. She painted the walls white and used pastel tones to bring a fresh, cohesive feel to the space.The kitchen was left in situ, but new, Shaker-style cabinet doors were added and an island was installed to break up the two spaces.
Houzz at a GlanceWho lives here A family of four with two young boysLocation Enfield, north LondonProperty A semi-detached Edwardian houseSize 4 bedrooms and 1 bathroomDesigner Vickie Nickolls of Interior TherapyPhotos by Olly Gordon“The clients moved in at the beginning of December and I started two days after that,” explains Nickolls. “Once all the rooms were white, the focus initially was to try and get the living room ready in time for Christmas. The kitchen, dining and living space was actually the last room we tackled, as it needed structural work to knock two rooms together.” When it came to decorating the open-plan kitchen, dining and living space, the clients wanted a Scandi feel with pastel tones. They already had the blue Smeg fridge, but Nickolls suggested adding pink accents as a warmer alternative to pale blue. An existing sofa was raised higher off the floor by replacing its square black feet with long oak legs. “It’s such a neat idea, and it’s a trick I use lots,” says Nickolls. “Raising the sofa gives it a whole new look, while the oak ties it in with the wood in the rest of the room.”Sofa legs, Pretty Pegs. Merano pink chair, Swoon Editions. Rug, Cox & Cox.