This is my 32-foot living room with a dining area. I moved into floral Benton's carpet with red velvet curtains and white walls and ceiling with very dark-stained beams.
Multi Award Winning Interior Designer Kerrie Griffin shows us how you can turn an old shed or stables in this case into accomodation.
Initially, this was a stable block that cost £2500 I brought the roof overlay out and built it down to create a rectangle giving more space inside. I removed the partitions and the stables doors and fitted with some factory seconds klober doors heavily reduced a few years ago, but then stopped the project due to personal circumstances.
Plasterboard £7 plus vat per sheet needed 7
Plasterboard fitter £170 inc 2 sheets of plasterboard
Shed ordered Robert dyers for £400
Flooring decided to paint took 30 litres about £55
Paint walls ceiling lining paper first foam, filler tape and paint £70
Paint sprayer £53.99 was £59.99
Cushions and accessories £350
My time is about 9 days working long hours.
Ive had a few heart to hearts with some of my customers last month. They were making do with worn uncomfortable bedding, sofas, chairs and beds, in essence they were making do and Im all for recycling but not if it cannot be remade into the comfiest object you own!.This client had two very old fireside chairs they had seen better days, no padding in the arms, back and seat, the colour was dated and when questioned she said they are most uncomfortable, so I asked why don't you change them, she said she had just made do for such along time she hadn't really thought about it.
Creating a welcoming space to relax in the evenings isn't always as easy as it looks says Kerrie Interior Designer and Owner of The Interior Co.
Creating a welcoming atmosphere as the nights draw in is worth thinking about now and with Christmas coming do any rooms need revamping?
7 Top tips I swear by for that cosy look!
Please read my blog about how I am spending my summer, the fabulous buys for my garden and why I paint my Decking white, not brown!
Create the ultimate home oasis this summer
After an utterly rubbish year last year, it was time to do some self-love. I have chosen the all-singing, all-dancing, speakers, waterfalls and led lights in and out, Palm Spas Colada, hot tub to put a spring back in my step! What have you self indulged on? Tag someone who needs one
Summer is promising heat waves. That means more time outdoors, warmer weather, BBQs, time for gardening, and longer days spent relaxing outside trying to get you back!. That's why now is just the perfect time to make your outside space work for you, says Kerrie Griffin, Interior Designer from The Interior Co. Make your back garden into the special place you will want to be in all summer long, even if it's raining. There's no better way to spend free time wrapped up under a blanket enjoying the fresh air under a canopy or marquee of some sort, making it a place you never want to leave. All it takes is some imagination and some careful planning. Do your research says, Kerrie. Follow our pinboards. I have one just for Gardens on The Interior Co Pinterest. I regularly pin garden ideas and look back on my most creative days to put some of my plans into action.