Designing a Dream Home: A Colorful and Comfortable Oasis

Welcome to the world of Taline Findlater, the talented designer behind Olivine Design. In this article, we will delve into the process of designing a dream home that reflects classic British style while remaining practical. Join us as we explore the art of layering patterns, bold colors, and mixing contemporary furniture with charming antiques. Get ready to be inspired by the colorful, comfortable, and layered oasis that Taline has created.

Creating a Vision: Designing Around Art and Furniture

Discover how Taline and Victoria incorporated the owner's beloved art and furniture into the design process, resulting in a home filled with cherished pieces and personal memories.

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From the very beginning, Taline and Victoria worked closely with the owner to understand her vision for the house. They carefully considered her existing art collection and furniture, ensuring that each piece had a designated place in the new home.

The color palette of the house was inspired by the paintings, with shades carefully selected to complement and highlight the artwork. The rooms were designed around the owner's furniture, although this posed a challenge as she desired large windows for breathtaking views, which meant less wall space for furniture.

Despite the challenges, the result is a harmonious blend of art, furniture, and architecture. The house feels like a gallery, with each room showcasing the owner's cherished pieces and reflecting her unique style.

Surprises and Delights: The Evolution of the House

Explore the process of building the house and how Taline and Victoria embraced the unexpected to create a luxurious and lavish home beyond the owner's expectations.

Throughout the planning and construction stages, Taline and Victoria worked closely with the architects and builders to bring the owner's vision to life. As the walls went up, the feeling of scale and grandeur became apparent, exceeding everyone's expectations.

One of the joys of a new build is the absence of unpleasant surprises. Instead, the team experienced pleasant surprises as the house evolved and rooms took shape. The hallway is luxuriously large, the kitchen-diner and sitting room are generously sized, and the three en-suite bedrooms provide ample space for relaxation.

The house, completed in October 2022, seamlessly blends modern amenities with classic charm. The exterior finishes add a special charm, making it a truly unique and inviting home.

Designing for Functionality: A Cozy and Manageable Home

Discover how Taline and Victoria designed the house to meet the owner's desire for a cozy and manageable space, perfect for both entertaining guests and enjoying quiet moments alone.

Functionality was a key consideration in the design process. Taline and Victoria worked closely with the owner to ensure that every space served a purpose and was utilized to its fullest potential.

The house features practical areas such as a boot room, laundry room, and cloakroom, which seamlessly blend into the overall design. These spaces allow the owner to fully utilize the downstairs area without any unused rooms or wasted space.

Despite the emphasis on functionality, the house maintains a cozy and inviting atmosphere. It strikes the perfect balance between being spacious enough for entertaining and intimate enough for quiet evenings alone.

Embracing Fresh Ideas: Pushing Boundaries in Design

Learn how Taline and Victoria pushed the boundaries of design, incorporating fresh ideas and unconventional choices to create a truly unique and visually stunning home.

Taline and Victoria encouraged the owner to step out of her comfort zone and embrace fresh ideas. One example is the use of wallpaper in the guest bedroom and main bathroom, which extends all the way up to the vaulted ceilings. This unconventional choice creates a sense of continuity and adds a touch of drama to the rooms.

The owner initially had reservations about this idea, but soon realized that it was the perfect way to elevate the design and create a cohesive look. By pushing boundaries and thinking outside the box, Taline and Victoria were able to bring a unique and captivating aesthetic to the home.

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