Thursday, 27 April 2017

Top Twenty Modern Country Attic Rooms And Loft Conversions

While I'm getting on with the dull, messy work of removing the distemper from our daughter's bedroom walls, why don't we pleasantly distract ourselves by dreaming of future projects that lie ahead? Don't tell me you don't do the same!!

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Modern Country Style: Swedish/French Style Victorian House Tour

fitted wardrobes:

In our new house, we have a top floor which spans the full length of the huge roof. I'm constantly coming up with new configurations for this floor as there are no internal supporting walls up there at all. This would originally have been a large, shared space for the servants quarters, so, nearly two hundred years later, there is certainly a case to be made for considerable upping of the luxury factor, away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the house.

Attic bedroom!

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Today, let's take a look at my Top Twenty Modern Country Attic Rooms....

Workspace created from an attic! We love this option for transforming your attic into livable space!:

Neutrals and bay window are beautiful! Maybe more decoration? Grand Designs Australia - Series 1-Episode 3: Southport Heritage House  |  LifeStyle Channel:


These rooms take the very best of the cosy, rustic charm that the quirky roof lines and exposed beams can bring, and unites them with a relaxed, contemporary vision that brings these spaces bang up to date without losing a single jot of their identity. Yup, that'll be gorgeous Modern Country Style!

hello bedroom!, can I stay with you a lot?

Attic bedroon:

Beautiful Bedroom:

When it comes to windows, we're lucky enough to have several original windows up there already but we'll certainly be adding as much additional light as we can using VELUX windows.

Crate storage stool in Frivole's attic craft room:

-floor, vanity...Neptune Bathrooms:

Loft Conversion:

Many of these spaces are bedrooms and so I should add that whilst I definitely want additional light by day, a massive advantage of VELUX windows is the fully-fitted blackout blinds that will transform the way you sleep. Not a single chink of light can pass through, if that's what you need. Blissful dreams here we come!

Light and sunny bedroom (image from House to Home):

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Country Bathroom with Polished Floorboards and Freestanding Bath:

I am determined to squeeze in a dressing room when it comes to renovating our space upstairs. I love the idea of using the space to create a complete haven. And a bathroom. And a guest room. And a study. And a... And a...

Pollyanna, Cotswolds thatched self-catering holiday cottage, Thatched self-catering cotswolds holiday cottage:

Attic bathroom:

Dressing room in loft:

Hmmmmm. Possibly all this attic loveliness is going to my head. I'd better get back to stripping distemper....

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Friday, 21 April 2017

A Good Hard Look At The Bare Bones Of Our Teenage Girl's Bedroom!

Okay, so this is what we were faced with on the viewing of our house. I have to be honest, at first, it didn't fill me with warmth and love...

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...but, once everything was cleared by the old owners, we were actually left with a really lovely Georgian room.


We'd done nothing at this point, other than strip the original floorboards and use Osmo to bring them back to their full glory (covered here)...


I always find it useful to break any room down into all the things it has going for it and then to have an honest look at anything I'm not so keen on. Only then can you really overhaul a space and enable it to be its very best.


Advantages:
Gorgeous central sash window
Cast iron radiator
High ceiling
Original period features
Fireplace
Floorboards in good condition
Chandelier
Shutters


Disadvantages:
Slightly odd shape - this doesn't show much in the photos but the walls are by no means parallel
The picture rail has been cobbled together in places
The electric wires need channelling into the walls
The shutters are made from old cupboard doors


Now to work out how to play up the lovely list of pros, whilst toning down or removing all the cons - and all, this time, on a minuscule budget!


Time to weave together some Modern Country Style magic!


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Monday, 3 April 2017

Getting Stuck In On Our Teenage Girl's Bedroom.....

Now all the boring structural stuff has been sorted out (SO important, I know, but soooo boring!), it's time to press on with making things beautifully Modern Country Style....

We've begun work on one of the bedrooms for our teenage daughter....

and started off with this before we moved in:

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We've been very busy and I can't wait to show you what we've been up to so far...

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