Sims Hilditch, Radlett Family HomeContemporary Living Room, Gloucestershire

Polly Eltes

Inspiration for a large contemporary formal enclosed living room in Gloucestershire with multi-coloured walls. —  Houzz
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SWITCH INTERIOR DESIGN wrote:24 November 2014
  • joanna pearson
    6 years ago
    Am I thick? have you already answered this question? What is the colour of the bookshelves, please?!
  • 007drling
    5 years ago
    I'd love to know what pink paint you used for the shelving. Thanks
cheesmansandra4 wrote:8 March 2018
scarrwheel wrote:4 June 2017
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    Sims Hilditch
    3 years ago


    Thank you for your interest in our Sims Hilditch Radlett Family Home Project. The sofas were made bespoke for this particular project.

    Many thanks


What Houzz contributors are saying:

Sarah Warwick added this to Is It Over for Grey?4 December 2017

Here’s another take on pinky-grey. The shade on this shelving is paler – an ultra-sophisticated blush – but like other more mauvey tones, it creates gentle and appealing heat.

Kate Burt added this to How To Decorate With Dulux's Colour of The Year 2018 – Heart Wood20 September 2017

Bring out its pink…Dulux’s Heart Wood is a versatile colour, and it can be warmed up or cooled down. Want to know how? This room will show you. Here, the gentle putty colour used on the floor-to-ceiling shelving provides a neutral backdrop – but what you put next to neutrals can really alter the colour they appear to be. See this in action: use your hand to cover half your screen, taking out those pink chairs and the sofa, and suddenly the backdrop is a blank canvas, neither warm nor cool. The seating really heats things up and pinkens the colour of the shelves rather than enhancing its grey tones. Charcoal or pale grey sofas with more blue than red in the mix would have the opposite effect and cool things down.

Susannah Hutchison added this to Should You Team Grey With Salmon Pink?8 August 2017

Paint the woodworkWho says woodwork has to be painted white? No one, actually, and these muted bookshelves show how well a softer shade than white can work with grey tones. Another interesting design idea here is the patterned wallpaper – the overall effect is grey, but with added interest.

Kate Burt added this to 9 Tidy Spaces That Will Inspire You to Organise Your Home13 February 2017

…or try a trioSometimes, having everything arranged in twos can be a little stilted – it really depends on the room and available accessories. If you find this is the case, the designer’s favourite rule of three offers an alternative approach to symmetry. However, to maintain a sense of balance and order, try linking your trio of objects, furniture, lighting or artworks by theme, colour or shape. In this space, the main furniture (the sofa and two armchairs) are a trio, as are the cushions, and a number of the accessories on the shelves behind. Mixing trios of objects with others in pairs, or other even configurations, will still give you a sense of order in a way that lots of disparate, lone objects with no visual connection probably won’t.Why three is the magic number in design

Jo Simmons added this to Colour: Is Blush Pink the New Neutral?9 June 2015

Team with other neutralsA soothing shade of pink brings colour while also perfectly balancing existing neutral undertones. Here, blush pink is teamed with other muted shades for an harmonious, easy-to-live-with look.

What Houzz users are commenting on:

Lauren added this to Living Room Ideas11 April 2021

This colour sofa in the navy lounge room?

serena_vdw added this to Pink Pink Pink15 November 2020

sophisticated pinks and neutrals

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