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Hot Property: A Wynd Design Makeover

Luxe gets the lowdown on one of Wynd Design’s recent projects…

From midwestern America, to London design school, to the luxury postcodes of Wynyard, it has been quite the journey for Christi Anderson. We check in to hear about one of Wynd Design’s recent living room makeovers…

The lowdown

This Wynyard lounge had not been touched since the property was originally built in the early 2000s. It had a dated fireplace that was never used, original curtains which blocked light coming into the room, bulky leather sofas which were pushed up against the walls leaving the centre of the room completely empty, and a wicker picnic basket the client was using as a footstool.

It was the primary space for watching television but looked and felt very lacklustre. The client is a really lovely couple with teenage children, and the space did not reflect their personalities at all.

A Wynd Design transformation

The client wanted a room that was cosy and inviting with an exclusive private members club look and feel to it. A space that enveloped you when you walked in. We worked with a local joiner to design wall panelling which gives a clever new depth to the space. We also designed a bespoke TV stand and a smart home supplier installed a wall mounted TV and soundbar.

New wide plank wood flooring, fireplace with electric fire stove and wall lights were all installed. A Ruggable rug brings more warmth and pattern to the room, and is washable which is ideal as the client welcomed an adorable puppy to the family during the project.

We installed voiles on certain windows for privacy and room darkening Roman blinds with pelmets for ideal TV watching, and used subtle lighting throughout the room.

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The results

The look and feel of the fabric was extremely important to the client, and we spent a lot of time curating a selection of fabrics – rich velvets along with textured linen and patterns and prints. It was important that all fabrics and colours worked well with each other to give a depth to the scheme which still felt harmonious – and most importantly felt comfortable when sitting on the furniture.

We put patterned fabric on the back of the Delcor Montrose chairs with comfortable velvet on the front – a great way to introduce some pattern and colour in an interesting way on furniture.

The Delcor Montrose sofa was covered in a rich burnt orange velvet, which is the perfect contrast to the depth of blue on the walls and panelling painted in Farrow & Ball Stiffkey Blue.

The new large footstool was custom-made by a local supplier to be the perfect size and has storage space inside for throws. The furniture brings a mid-century and modern vibe to the room and the bespoke cushions bring the scheme together with a pop of colour and charm.

We worked with Cinnamon Bay Interiors in Yarm to find the perfect artwork to complement the space. The room has a cohesive look whilst still having personality with lots of interesting architectural and detailed design elements. And most importantly, it functions perfectly as the ideal TV snug for the family to enjoy together.

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About the designer

I grew up in a family of builders in Nebraska, USA. While working in London, I met my husband and am now very proud to call the beautiful North East my home. I set up Wynd Design to bring luxury interior design to the North East.

At Wynd Design, we listen carefully to our clients on how they want their home to look and feel and offer design solutions that are completely bespoke to them. We bring an organised approach to what can be a chaotic and overwhelming undertaking.

With our huge breadth of experience, we save our clients time, money and stress by leading them through the design process step by step.


Photo credit: Focal Point Photography