Interior Designer Case Study – The School House
Interior designer case study showing the beautiful results of a full-service interior design service for the renovation of an old school into two residential properties.
Melissa Interior Design was involved with this project right from the very start – from the initial purchase of the property, which was uninhabitable, down to the very last styling touches.
Working alongside a private property developer to revitalise this dilapidated heritage property, the building was stripped out, walls were demolished, an extension was added, and first and second floors were installed.
Our services included initial design concept, space planning, lighting and electrical layouts, kitchen and bathroom design, full FF&E specification, procurement, purchasing and order management as well as project supervision, installation and final dressing.
The final look of the property has many quirks and interesting architectural details thanks to the heritage of the building. The front door and canopy above the door are an experience in themselves and needed proper treatment to ensure the front of the house looked brilliant and retained character.
In signature Melissa style, the interior of the property is neutral, calming, and has a feeling of peace. Lots of natural materials are used throughout the property, with wood featuring a lot. The colour scheme is very calming but accents of soft and rich greens were used throughout for colour.
Key pieces of furniture were chosen for their vintage or antique look to give a nod to the age of the building. We went for vintage-looking light fittings too to add a cosy feel. These older pieces contrast nicely with the more modern elements. The kitchen, for example, is quite traditional, featuring a butler sink but a modern shade of grey was selected for the cabinetry.
It was great to be involved with this project from the start and see new, calming life breathed back into an old building!
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