14 December 2020 | Updated: 16 December 2020
The vision for this client’s new home was to keep with the traditional exterior of the property but go as modern as possible internally.
Situated within the ceremonial County Durham, the client owned the land in which they built this property; it was actually the garden of their previous property now directly opposite. The old Edwardian building had very conventional features, so the vision for their new home was to maintain a complimenting exterior but bring a contemporary feel to the interior decoration.
The front exterior of the house remained stone brick to keep with the traditional look of the surrounding properties but the back of their house overlooking the garden features, brings a modern twist to the property and allows for plenty of natural light to celestially enter the living spaces.
Inside it lacked personality, so using the light grey concrete effect Bottega Topo 120×120 for flooring throughout the ground level of the property, alongside bursts of colour throughout the home, gave it a real sense of style. Using smoky light grey colours for the open plan living and dining area opened out the dreary rooms and highlighted the tall ceilings. The space no longer looked cramped and oppressive.
Elegance & simplicity
The homeowners worked intricately with the design team on the project, wanting to ensure congruence throughout their home. All four bathrooms (and downstairs WC) feature rustic effect tiles and metal mosaics for an industrial yet luxurious feel throughout. With the extensive range of neutral and natural colour options the PORCELANOSA Group offer, there wasn’t a shortage of choice and the couple were able to find exactly what they wanted for the metallic contrast they had in mind.
The master ensuite with cylinder steam room donned the Samoa Antracita from Porcelanosa and impressive Gravity Aluminium Rose Gold. The pink gold tones complimented the dark stone effect effortlessly.
Rose gold & dark grey
A stylish combination
Ferroker, Ruggine Aluminio and Gravity Aluminium Hexagon Gold were used for the two ensuites again bringing natural elements together for the perfect pairing of stone and metal.
Stone & metal
A perfect pairing
By using the same style tiles the client could maintain a consistent design throughout without mitigating practicality and all the while bringing a dated style into the 21st century. The final result of the property mirrored the homeowner’s vision perfectly and the unique choice of mosaics on offer allowed them to take advantage and play around with their love for colour. This property is now something of real estate dreams.
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Gary Hall Building Ltd
LOCATION: Consett, County Durham