A love for colour is very apparent in this student’s London home.
Soizic bought her semi-detached 1930s house in the summer of 2018. Having enrolled on the Good Homes Interior Design Course earlier in the year, she used her new interior design skills, styling knowledge and inspiration from the course, to transform her family home.
“I absolutely love colour” explains Soizic “And this is probably due to the fact that I grew up in very sunny places between the Caribbean, French Guyana and Reunion Island, where everything from the flowers to the sea and the sky are in beautiful vibrant hues”.
To get the lovely, warm welcome she wanted, Soizic started her renovation in the hallway. The original beige carpet on the stairs and light blue walls felt too cold, so she painted the stairs white and added a bold, striped stair runner in shades of burnt orange.
The Future is Orange
Soizic felt the house’s original grey colour scheme was too pale and uninspiring. To create the colourful home she craved, she used orange as a link or “fil conducteur” as she says in her native French to pull the new house colour scheme together. By decorating feature walls in her favourite wallpaper, she added colour in the hallway and living room too.
With her clever use of accessories and the jungle theme of her chosen wallpaper, Soizic added interest to her scheme with well-loved items she had collected from her travels in Thailand and South America.
Following her colour theme to her outside seating area, gives a cohesive look to this warm. inviting home.
Rachael Kilby-Tyre, her Course Tutor and My Interior Design School’s Design Director is impressed.
“You can feel a real sense of confidence in Soizic’s design choices” says Rachael. “Using top tips from her course, she has followed her colour scheme throughout the house with accessories and bold prints. She’s obviously enjoyed herself and really added her own personal style statement to her new home.”