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Contemporary and practical living space

The brief

To create a contemporary open plan living, dining room and kitchen. The client wanted a natural oak floor throughout, comfortable dining to seat eight and to be able to socialise with guests whilst cooking.

The challenge

To subtley dress the windows that run the full width of the room without over crowding the space. To ensure that all zones connected well on removing the wall between the kitchen and the living room to create the dining room and make the area properly open plan.

The approach

Survey and measure the space, provide furniture layout options. Incorporate and  client’s style and design brief criteria to develop the scheme and assist with selection and purchasing of flooring, finishes, wall coverings, lighting and accessories.

The result

The accent colours of citrine and Royal purple work beautifully with the neutral white and grey background. Natural materials and balance of textures create a harmony throughout the space. Petra says ‘I love it! The space works brilliantly on all levels, it’s a relaxed space that I can study in but it’s also a great social space that connects to the garden.   It’s all I had wished for and much more.’

What our clients say…

“Claire’s support and advice whilst doing the interiors of multiple homes over the years has always been invaluable. I am an experienced client who generally has a clear vision but Claire has a brilliant knack of allowing me to run with my own design ideas, whilst incorporating her experience and huge library of sources to bring these ideas to fruition.” – Pennie Benjamin

Do you have a similar project in mind?

The scope of each project depends highly on the various elements that are to be included. Whether a full design and implementation service is required or simply a soft furnishings brief, I will help you make it become reality.

An initial phone call will quickly establish an outline design brief and budget and how I can best assist you:  0118 941 8203 or send an email

Studio 12 Designs was rated at the highest level for client satisfaction by the Houzz community in 2015 and 2017.


Claire Tull is a member of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID Registered Interior Designer) and is subject to their Code of Conduct.