Our family home refurbishment project will feature this week on Homes by the Sea on More4.
Working alongside the architect on the redesign of this five-bedroom detached house, we were briefed to create a well-designed yet functional family home.
Light, colour and originality were key for the fun-loving family, but with young children the home had to be practical: that meant washable loose covers in bright colours for the dining chairs; durable, wipe-clean fabrics for the sofas, and colourful, functional joinery.
Horton won the ‘Entertaining Space of the Year’ category at the 2014 Northern Design Awards for our Music Room design.
We are currently working on the second phase of this project – a contemporary extension to the house with a gym and colourful playroom that opens out on to a new terrace area with exterior lighting design to allow the family to make the most of the incredible location and views.
Client Testimonial October 2014
We gave them a pretty tough brief – ‘we want our house to feel well designed, but not so it looks all design-y. Oh, and we have small children; so it has to look wonderful, but be practical enough so we don’t keep yelling “don’t touch that!”’
But they nailed it.
Every room feels like us – a true extension of what we’re like.
Every room looks different – yet they all flow into each other.
Every room is a pleasure to be in. Even better: we’ve yet to shout “don’t touch that!”
All our family loves our house. Our friends love coming round here, as do our children’s friends. We’ve spent more quality time with friends and family as a result. Horton’s designers have changed how it feels to live here. They have changed our lives.
Series 3 Episode 6 of Homes by the Sea will air on Tuesday 1st November at 9pm on More4.