As the house was authentically Art Deco, it would have been a sin not to include the influence of that period in the styling. However, as the developer hoped to reuse the furniture and furnishings in further properties once this one sold, we added a flavour of Art Deco with a modern twist.
The Family Room
The family room, open to the kitchen, was a large expanse of white walls, white marble tiled floors and gorgeous original stained glass windows. All the hard and white surfaces made the space cold and clinical. Adding warm colours and textures made it more inviting. An empty open plan living is often hard for viewers to visualise. Zoning and dressing each area within the large space demonstrates suitable furniture and creates the lifestyle encouraging prospective buyers to mentally move in. To save on the budget, we decided not to dress the stained glass windows as they were such a beautiful original period feature. Instead we added a striking feature wall and artwork to draw the eye upwards and break up the white expanse.
The Formal Dining Room
The Art Deco influence was more pronounced in this room as it was open to the hallway featuring a magnificent oak-panelled staircase. Again, as an empty room it was undefined, so we gave it a purpose: a welcoming formal dining room. We found the perfect furniture, lighting, curtain fabric, wallpaper and accessories to complement the Art Deco style.
Once the scheme proposal had been approved by the client, the orders were placed albeit with a couple of substitutions due to stock availability, delivering the wallpapers and light fittings direct to site for their tradespeople to install. Then, on a nominated day the Design Fix install team brought and positioned all the furniture and furnishings, taking away all the packaging. Dressing an empty property for the sales market to this high standard usually take one to two days depending on the size of the property.