Ringley Chase, Manchester
Design and project management for a detached 5-bedroom family home in North Manchester. We were approached by the client with a wish to improve on the existing designer and come up with more creative designs for the Kitchen/ Living area, Master Suite, Lounge and a new Loft conversion. Working with the existing spaces, we created a better flow through the kitchen/ living space and designed a new, timeless kitchen – inspired by the simplicity or raw materials and their natural colour. The existing tiles were retained and complimented by the kitchen finishes whilst new furniture has been brought in to make an impact – elegant but functional.
Work on the Lounge is set aside for another day but we designed a scheme that included a bespoke double sided bar in dark stained ash that visually separates the Dining and the formal Lounge area. Monochrome refinement influenced the dark. Almost black chevron floor juxtaposed soft, light sofas and aged brass legs of the dining table.
A new Master Suite has bene created on the First Floor by making a smaller bedroom into a walk-in dressing room – leading to an airy bedroom with a soft palette of warm greys, olive green and brushed brass and onto the master en-suite with it’s feature marble porcelain tile floor. Gaining back space from the old corridor and moving the staircase to the loft, we could form a large walk-in shower and a new laundry room with a sink and fitted units.
The existing access to the loft has been moved entirely and what used to be a drop down hatch with stair is now a minimal glass and timber staircase in front of a large window to the rear of the property. This allowed us to open up some of the floor and create a void above the staircase with large Velux sky lights flooding the first-floor landing and connecting with the front of the house and main entrance.
We are now in the process of adding the final touches and considering artwork, furniture, decorative lighting and styling – ready for a photo shoot. Watch this space!