Hidden Doors and Whimsical Wallpapers: A Sneak Peek

Here’s a little sneak peek into one of our projects. This one has now come to a close and we wrote another post for this project when it was just getting started.  With this large, beautiful property, it’s tricky to narrow our focus down and only talk about one aspect. There are so many exciting parts to focus on!

However, there is one type of room that we don’t always have in London projects: a utility room.  Our current client is lucky enough to have the space for one in her home.

We completely re-jigged the ground floor layout of this property. We also extended it, which meant that we could provide the client with both a lovely pantry off the kitchen as well as a secret utility room leading out to the back garden.

The plan for the ground floor


The door to the utility room is off of the entrance hall, however as a visitor to the house you wouldn’t even know it was there! We have cleverly hidden it using the fantastic Zoffany Arbour wallpaper in a beautiful indigo. (If you want to see another project where we put in a new room but did something different with the “hidden” door, check out this project.)

Now you see it, now you don’t


Not only can wall coverings come in handy by hiding doors, they can also make a huge impact on the interest of the space. This particular hallway wall covering works beautifully with the paler blue diamond design of the floor tiles.
Our client’s twin boys’ have some super wall coverings installed in their bedrooms as well, which are a real eye-catching feature. Rather than going for the same in each room, we chose two different fun designs.  We picked a gorgeous ombre mountain scene for one of the twins. This wall covering is by Atelier Bishop who offer a great range from their Etsy shop. It comes ready to install with a self-adhesive backing.

For the other room, we went for a tree mural from Sian Zeng. The repeating panel design of this wallpaper means that you can make it work with any width of wall.

Check out more designs from Sian Zeng here; some of which are magnetic!

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