Room Tour: Dramatic Jewel Tones in a Luxe Bar and Media Room
Bold pattern, rich tones and deluxe textures combine to create a unique entertaining space for a vibrant couple
The owners got in touch with Decorbuddi through Houzz after spotting the company’s profile and reading the glowing testimonials. “Our Houzz profile, showcasing our previous work and client reviews, is very important for that first point of contact, as it gives potential clients the confidence that we’ll do a good job, even before we’ve had a phone chat,” says Debbie, who successfully delivered the dramatic and playful space the couple had dreamed of.
Who lives here? A sociable couple and their two young children
Location Worcester Park, south-west London
Property A four-bedroom, semi-detached, new-build house
Room dimensions 18 sq m
Designer Debbie Hannah of Decorbuddi
“This isn’t the only reception room in the property,” Debbie says. “Downstairs, there’s an open-plan kitchen and family room, so the couple, who are very sociable, had the idea of turning the L-shaped living room on the first floor into a playful bar and media space. We wanted to bring their idea to life in a way that would suit their personalities.”
The dark blue velvet sofa, TV and colourful artwork (out of shot) were already in place, and these directed the rich colour palette. “We were working to a tight budget, so part of the initial discussions were about what they needed to keep and what could be changed,” Debbie says.
Walls and cabinetry painted in Royal Navy, Little Greene. Roman blind and curtain fabric, Montpellier in Peacock, Baker Lifestyle.
Bespoke cabinetry was built in a sociable U-shaped layout, creating space for two stools that can be turned to look out across the balcony.
“Throughout the process, we always had in mind an image of our clients hosting their wine club, entertaining friends and enjoying every second of their time in this room,” Debbie says.
English Rose wallpaper in Midnight, Feathr. Solid surface worktop in Paper Moon, Pietra Gold.
“The picture light in the media room [see next photo] creates a wonderful focal point, and the glow from the LED strips under the bar shelves really bounces off the glassware and makes the whole space sparkle,” she says.
“The panelling injects instant luxury and elegance into the space and successfully draws together so many different elements, such as the detailing in the bar area and the design of the media unit,” Debbie says.
Turner picture light in Antique Brass, Pooky.
The soft grey tones in the wood floor are picked up in the opulent rug in the media area.
Renmin 4-door cabinet, Eccotrading Design London.
“We’re so pleased with how it all came together,” Debbie says. “The drama of the wallpaper, the classic quality of the media unit, the sumptuous velvet curtains, the gold metallic detailing and the comfortable armchair – it all works so well with the couple’s fun and lively characters and lifestyle. But, of course, most of all we love how much our clients enjoy it.”
Bar stools upholstered in Fancy That Botanic fabric, Rebecca J Mills.
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