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Double D

Number 5 wasn’t favourite, only because the original entrance straight into the lounge is a real turnoff, now it looks fantastic with the seperate section to hang coats , shoes ect

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The fresher coat of paint in 5 does wonders, the light also bounces off the walls more, adding to the openness effect even though they have contained the area more, great result. To be honest we aren't looking at all the extra stuff either, in the new shot no coat dropped over the banister, we can't actually see the coat/hat hook area. I love they have taken away the lower banister, which for those first few steps probably wasn't needed. The new look uses verticals to keep the area clean and tidy. There is definitely a time for open and closed storage. The book case add a human/softening touch. Love it!

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Perry Kynaston

the last three which show before+after pics, the rule seems to be bright white instead of cream for the walls and light coloured sofas instead of dark? is that all there is to it?


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