As UK Flooring Direct’s Home of Inspiration we’ve invited a collection of the country’s most talented interior stylists to share their expertise with you. We’re excited to introduce to you the lovely Charlie Davis, creating the chic dining room look that can be tailored to suit your style preferences.
Flooring: Break tradition as seen above and reverse your walls and skirting boards; by painting your skirting boards a slightly darker shade than the walls you are steering away from convention and creating a look which is very effective and instantly adds a modern twist. Mercury LT by Sanderson is a great alternative to white.
Paint: This one is obvious. If you want to make your scheme look sleek, smart and modern, you can't go wrong with a mixture of whites, stainless steel, greys and a hint of an accent colour of your choice.
I also feel that it is important to give some texture to the kitchen to save it from feeling too smooth and soulless.
Wallpaper: Sanderson also offer a vast selection of wallpaper; this is a great way of adding texture and pattern to any wall, and this grey paint-effect wallpaper would add lovely depth.
2. Photography by James French, jfrench.co.uk - Styling by Charlie Davis, charliedavis.co.uk
Lighting: Industrial lighting works very well in a contemporary setting and this Warehouse Lamp pendant by LOAF is a fantastic way of combining tradition with modern chic. Metal and wood are a great mix when it comes to creating a look that welcomes old and new in the same capacity.
Photography by Fiona Walker-Arnott, fwaphotography.com - Stylist by Charlie Davis, charliedavis.co.uk
Display: There are lots of ways to be very creative when displaying items inside your house. Get quirky and arrange storage units in a mismatched array on your walls like the image shown below, or alternatively use one statement piece with large glass panels like this one from IKEA to show off your prized belongings.
Crockery: Sainsbury's have released a stunning collection of homeware goods including these nibble bowls which are very on trend this season in indigo and white; this beautiful colour combination is a timeless addition to any room.
Seating: Add an eclectic mix of chairs to a dining table and you instantly have a fun twist on the traditional coordinated table setting. You can jazz up ordinary dining chairs with paint or fabrics, upholstering them is a great way of giving them a fresh look without breaking the bank. Alternatively a bench is a great option for kids and can be an ideal space saver as well. This one from Habitat is a stylish alternative to chairs.
1. Phtography by Fiona Walker-Arnott, fwaphotography.com - Styling by Charlie Davis, charliedavis.co.uk
2. Photography by Oliver Perrott, oliverperrott.com - Styling by Charlie Davis, charliedavis.co.uk
Fabrics: Velvet textures add instant warmth to your home, or for a fresh and minimal look opt for linens instead. A statement sofa can be the centrepiece of a room, or the use of fabrics on smaller pieces of furniture allows texture to spread throughout a room and create contrasting looks.
For a large selection of velvet and linen fabrics take a look at Villa Nova, Sanderson and GP & J Baker.
About Charlie Davis: Charlie Davis is a creative and eclectic stylist who has been practicing for over 6 years. Working internationally on a variety of projects she has built up an impressive client base ranging from BBCW and Marks and Spencers to Ideal Home and 25 Beautiful Homes. With a strong passion for style Charlie thrives on new challenges and approaches each new project with a determined attitude. For more information visit charliedavis.co.uk
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