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Sandbanks beach apartment refurb

Brief: to add 'beachy' personality a 3 bed beach apartment

This lovely apartment on the Sandbanks peninsular needed some TLC and ideas to add cosiness and personality. The property was made cold by brash lighting, cold tile floors and ugly vertical blinds. The budget was unspecified, 'as little as possible without cutting corners'. I also needed to ensure that 8 people could be accommodated for sleep, eating and sitting (currently not possible comfortably).

All walls were painted in matt emulsion colour-matched to Farrow and Ball Ammonite and Wimborne White. Wallpaper was added on one wall in each room and in the hall to give it a bit of WOW.

The floor was an ugly tile which was replaced with driftwood-effect grey luxury vinyl flooring. All the vertical blinds were replaced with curtains, voiles and fabric blinds (most made in house). The TV was moved onto the long wall, partly because the owner wanted a larger TV and partly because I didn't like the way it dominated the room where it was. It also allowed me to fit in a space-saving dining table to compliment the dining space at the breakfast bar. All light fittings were replaced. Beds and secondhand finds were upcycled. Bathroom tiles were replaced by cushion flooring.

Rugs were added for comfort and artwork and accessories added for vibe. All pictures were made from prints, greetings cards and pages from books mounted and framed in budget frames.

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