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|Her partner, Shiny, is also an architect, “and luckily we have similar taste when it comes to interiors,Abstract Painting ” claims d’Avoine. “But we were on a really tight budget, and we decided to live in the flat for a while before starting work on it, so we could understand what we needed from the space. ”
One year later the pair applied for planning permission to put in a new window, transforming a darkish corner and helping them to make the nearly all of their living area. Finished in 2012, the sharp, well-designed space now loves lots of natural light and is filled with restrained, midcentury-style furniture that complements the bold checkered floor.
Houzz at a Glance
Location: Bethnal Green district of London
Developer: Russian For Seafood
Size: 2 bedrooms; 1 bathroom
“We had a really tight budget, so we didn’t want to grab out the solid wood floor,Abstract Art but it was stained a dark red color that totally sapped all the light in the room, ” says d’Avoine. The solution: “Matt and I both love checks, and the daring pattern gives the smooth a sense of thickness,Large Abstract Painting
which is useful, as it is quite long, ” the lady says. “It also leads your eye naturally into the other spaces. ” The statement floor is d’Avoine’s favorite area of the flat, although her contractors were not such big enthusiasts. “I think they resented it, ” she states. “It’s all hand colored, and it also took a entire week to finish. ”
The couple is drawn to midcentury pieces because of the unfussy, elegant shapes. “We have designed the whole smooth around this simple aesthetic, ” she says.
The apartment’s footprint is quite long, so they satisfied on a white color scheme to bounce light around the space and open it up. “That way we made the most of the natural light and could introduce color through accessories and furniture, ” claims d’Avoine. The lady purchased the 1960s Gary the gadget guy Plan sofa ten years back and had it reupholstered for their new home.
The 1960s sideboard, an eBay find, is from the same period as the sofa. “We invested weeks trawling eBay looking for something suitable, ” claims d’Avoine. “We were really lucky to find this. ”