The property was a lovely traditional Victorian mid-terrace in York which still had a number of period detailing including intricate corning, plasterwork and encaustic tiles.
The client brief was to support the client with the remaining design decisions to ensure the entrance was bold, felt like a space in its own right whilst visually linking with the rest of the property. After spending years working on the technical drawings with their Architect and finding a contractor to complete a substantial amount of work to reconfigure the ground floor to introduce a utility room with shower facilities, an open plan kitchen, dining and living room with sliding doors to the garden and on the top floor create a home office with built-in units and a new apex window meant the client had run out of steam to finish the rest of the property. They needed help to bring the entrance to life, introduce light and work with the period detailing. This was a great project to be involved in to make what can often feel like a transitionary space into something special and somewhere you want to linger. Key to the design decisions was the introduction of a bold blue colour, lincrusta wallpaper and statement lighting.
The feedback received from the client was wonderful confirmation that I exceeded their expectations.
"Alexis, who is lovely, helped us with a dark and unloved three-storey Victorian terrace hallway, stairs and landing - we couldn’t work out what to do with it. Her colour, wallpaper and lighting choices considered our paintings and she created a warm, inviting and bright space. When you walk through the door now it lifts your spirits and makes you smile!"
Sue and Phil, York