Montacute DownContemporary Dining Room, Kent
Photography by Siobhan Doran http://www.siobhandoran.com
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Think about a colour splashBecause of the ‘now you see it, now you don’t’ element to pocket doors, they can be a really fun way to play with colour in an interior, changing the feel of a room from practical to playful in an instant.The bold turquoise door in this open-plan kitchen-diner shows how a sliding pocket door can add something special to the interior of a space. If you’re considering something similar, keep in mind that the colour needs to work well when viewed from either side, so it will need to complement the décor of the room beyond.Find the professionals you need to help you transform your home here.
The dining area of the kitchen is full of personality thanks to quirky artwork and spray-painted yellow Ercol chairs (bought at a house clearance). This area also has a higher ceiling than the kitchen space, helping to delineate the two zones.Mismatched pendants are more interesting than the typical matching duo or trio. “We suggested having lots of pendants to add interest,” says Hamilton. “Then we just searched and searched with the client to get the right combo,” says Hamilton.The white Habitat chairs were brought from the owners’ previous house. Getting a dining table that matches the dimensions of your space can be tricky, so this pleasingly simple wood and metal table was built bespoke by Tandem Studio.Pendants, Graham and Green and Rockett St George.
Know your limits When it comes to home renovation, it’s important to recognise when a task is too technical for either of you to attempt. However, if your partner is the over-confident type, he or she might take some convincing that a tool belt does not a builder make. Try to be tactful by suggesting you get some quotes from professionals to help with budgeting. Hopefully, the degree of difficulty will become alarmingly apparent.