Townhouse interior design, The Gap

Brief: Furnish a townhouse to create a designer finish on a budget
A problem cabinet on the back wall caused the room to be cut in half when it was used for a TV stand, because of where the sofa had to be placed to face it.

Creative solution:

  • Bought an oversized silver mirror, lamps and accessories then turned the sofa around to face the room. The dead wall became a beautiful backdrop for the sofa
  • The room effectively doubled in size visually
  • A dark room with no windows was originally the dining room just off the living room. I convinced my client to change the room to a study. We added a new desk and shelving from Freedom, a tall boy character chest of drawers from French Connection and two huge wall mirrors to reflect the windows in the living room
  • This opened up the dead wall, giving extra light and visually enlarging the space
  • We purchased some interesting upholstered chairs to create a designer look on a budget
  • An assortment of lovely lamps adds a sophisticated ambience