Project Feature: The Last House on The Left
Charlotte from the.last.house.on.the.left took on a huge house renovation project where only two of the original walls were left standing before her and her partner re-built. They had a lot of painting to get through and chose a variety of colours from the M&L Paints collection to bring their plans to life.
Charlotte decided to use Limestone in the finish Interior Eggshell, for their hallway, not only did the colour fit the brief perfectly, but the finish ensured that the paintwork would be able to withstand all of the comings and goings.
Charlotte’s husband runs his own flooring company, and a statement floor was in their plans from the beginning, something to admire as soon as you enter the home. By installing some panelling to complement the modern-take-on-a-traditional-look scheme, the space was already quite busy. The muted and subtle colour Limestone was understated but still warm and welcoming.
Given that this was a project that started entirely from scratch, nothing original was kept however, the statement hallway flooring continues into the downstairs loo, carrying on the modern twist on a traditional look. The pair chose bold, bottle green Victorian metro tiles with a crackle glaze because if you can’t make a statement in your downstairs loo, where can you? The sitting room was already painted in Olive Green, and the leftover paint used to finish the bathroom cabinet – a perfect colour match!
The creative pair chose to embrace the dark and cold north-facing sitting room by painting it in Olive Green, creating a cosy snug atmosphere to watch films, and the occasional rugby match on their projector; the dark and dramatic colour was ideal for creating that cinema feel.
The main bedroom of the property is south-facing with double height vaulted ceilings, so is a bright and airy space. With so much space, Charlotte wanted to make the room feel cosier for bedtimes, so they decided on a celestial theme. Inky Blue was the perfect colour for creating a space-inspired look and was paired with statement lighting from made.com and cosmic prints from Oliver Bonas.
With a hefty project under their belts, Charlotte and her husband have some great words of wisdom for anyone unsure of where to start with their decorating project.
Do you have any tips for choosing a paint colour?
Just chose what you like and go with it! The joy of paint is that it can always be easily changed. Think about the finished room before you chose the colour, and consider any furniture or accessories that you already have – will they complement, contrast or clash?
Did you have different techniques for choosing colour in different rooms?
I think choosing the appropriate finish depending on the room is just as important on the colour. For example, in our bedroom we have Inky Blue in Interior Chalky Matt for a contemporary feel, but for the cabinet in our living room, we’ve chosen the same colour in Interior Eggshell so that the paintwork is more durable. When we used the leftover Olive Green in the bathroom, we made sure to seal it with a water-resistant treatment.