Bright colors create a lot of drama in this period house in Glasgow
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The owners of this period house in Glasgow bought the property away from London knowing they wanted a good sized family home in the catchment area of a good school.
“My dad gave us a tour of Facetime and we knew we wanted him right away,” says the owner. “It needed updating but we were very happy to take on a project and we didn’t want to live to someone else’s taste. It was less unnecessary to buy something in relatively poor condition.
While wanting to update their home, the couple also wanted to keep the existing period features. Added some Art Nouveau and Art Deco touches and touches, including gold borders and repeating organic patterns.
Glasgow is steeped in the influence of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the couple were inspired by their love of natural forms and their elegant and unmistakable sense of proportion. Beautiful light switches and shelves in carefully coordinated colors underscore the couple’s attention to detail.
Right off the bat, the hallway’s bold color palette gives you an idea of the bravery with which this family home is decorated.
‘The house hadn’t been altered since the 1970s. The renovations we wanted to do took about a year and a half and included a new, expanded kitchen at the back of the house.’
“We did the messiest jobs first and focused on creating a fun house and space for the kids,” says the owner.
The homeowners’ approach to decorating their home is bold and deeply instinctive, “I choose wallpapers as additional artwork for my house. ‘ The leaf pattern wallpaper connects perfectly indoors and outdoors. ‘
The high ceiling gives even more impact to this idea of a carpeted wall.
The dark color palette of the living room creates an ambient atmosphere, ideal for cozy nights. The black painted walls are softened and contrasted beautifully by the jewel tones of the mustard accent colors.
Touches of metallic brass and velvet mustard welcome warmth into the dark color palette. Color-coordinated books also enhance the look.
Captivating patterned wallpaper sets the scene for the master bedroom. Providing the perfect backdrop for this eye-catching breathtaking blue velvet button headboard.
As with the rest of the house, the vibrant colors and patterns bring warmth and character to the attic bedroom. The beautiful Christian Lacroix bedroom wallpaper idea makes a bold statement. Enhanced by low navy blue walls and white ceilings, for the wallpaper to stand out.
This sleek new bathroom was part of the renovations. The owner has chosen a traditional style of sanitary ware, beautifully complemented by peacock-colored subway tiles.
The south-facing garden had an independent garage that they could convert into a recording studio, making it a must-have for the creative couple. They created this elegant sunken patio, with bottle green tiles. It serves as an outdoor room most of the year.
Feature originally written by Alison Gibb.