The look that Louise Swarbrick Design is known for regarding interior decor, is that of mixing the modern with the historic.
Working in many period houses, we have been able to enhance the architectural features and provide a light airy feel that we associate with today’s every day living.
Owning an older property can bring its challenges as often the adaptation of existing plumbing and electrics to accommodate the demands of modern appliances and expectations can be a costly experience.
Nevertheless, it brings rewards and a personality that are not often provided by a new build.
We usually tackle the project by providing a sympathetic colour palette based on pale shades that meld together to give a seamless sense of space.
This can be used as a backdrop to more dramatic elements in the wallpapers and fabrics chosen to enliven the scheme. Colour and texture in these elements allow the client to bring their unique style to the house. Against the neutral background brighter designs can be used to add drama and fun.
The use of both contemporary furniture and lighting juxtaposed with antique pieces is a house style we are proud of. This way the past and the present will sit together happily. Things from your life history need not look out of place in your newly refurbished home.
We bring the new to the old and soften the modern with the past.