Sara & Ryan's home on 'Fill your house for Free'

In last week's show viewers who watched Gok's 'Fill your house for free' got to meet the most fabulous family, Sara & Ryan. I really loved designing their spaces and getting to know them as a family at their beautiful home. This was my first home I filmed so of course I was super excited and nervous too! There was 3 spaces to design - their bedroom, the loft room Ryan's mum to come and relax and stay and Ryan's new office space. 

After spending some lovely time with them at their home, I designed some mood boards to create their new scheme with the pieces we found for free and the plans for up-cycling some pieces too! 

They had a great style in their family home from pieces they had collected over the years so it was a joy to be adding to their lovely, stylish boho home. 

So here is peek at some of the things we did:

I originally came up with some calming, cool and cosy ideas for loft living as the space was to relax in, sleep in and make some tea and breakfast so I wanted to reflect the beautiful light, airy space Sara and Ryan had provided us with in the converted loft. I loved this starting image I found which set the ball rolling for the inspiration. (sourced on pinterest)

This was my moodboard for the loft space I created. Simple tones, beautiful interesting details all brought together their 'Style' for a calm and relaxing space for mum to enjoy. One of the free pieces was an old pine cabinet which I thought would make a great table to house the TV. I bought some wheels for the cabinet (from IKEA) so it could be placed elsewhere easy in the space - and also a nod to Ryan's love of industrial design. We sanded it, painted it and cleaned up the handles - and voila - a great new table for the TV! 

Our free cabinet sanded and painted! We are about to take these feet off it to put the castors on!

Our free cabinet sanded and painted! We are about to take these feet off it to put the castors on!

The Amazing Nessa putting together the castors onto the cabinet! (wasn't she great everyone?) 

The Amazing Nessa putting together the castors onto the cabinet! (wasn't she great everyone?) 

Ta da! the finished piece! Looked so pretty! 

Ta da! the finished piece! Looked so pretty! 

Loft bed space finished - all that natural light ! 

Loft bed space finished - all that natural light ! 

For their bedroom - I wanted to create a cool funky space for Sara's amazing accessories, shoes and clothes. She didn't have a great space to really get ready in, and enjoy - so I wanted to nail this brief for her but to also create a really stylish bedroom for the both of them to enjoy! As you saw on TV - they had a LOT of pine in their home. To me, it had great potential written all over it - and it's easy to transform with sanding down and some paint! So we set about planning which pieces sat best in the room and then transformed! Sara had a really beautiful yellow throw that she was keen for me to use as a centre piece in the room - so we used contrasting tones to create an eclectic yet chic space. 

Chosen pieces up-cycled and re-painted in key tones I just knew Sara & Ryan would LOVE! 

Chosen pieces up-cycled and re-painted in key tones I just knew Sara & Ryan would LOVE! 

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Sara had beautiful possessions and accessories which looked FAB when styled on her new dressing table

Sara had beautiful possessions and accessories which looked FAB when styled on her new dressing table

Max's incredible desk / bike stand design! 

Max's incredible desk / bike stand design! 

With Ryan's love of industrial design - I couldn't not design in a trendy filament bulb light with striking red cord! Think they liked it! 

With Ryan's love of industrial design - I couldn't not design in a trendy filament bulb light with striking red cord! Think they liked it! 

For Ryan's man cave/ office - he loves industrial design so we wanted to give the sense of space more and create a space for him to work, climb and admire his eye for great design. I LOVED max's desk that he designed for him - was amazing!!!! What did you think of it? very very clever! 

I hope you loved watching the episode - very inspiring and such a pleasure from my heart to have worked with the family and amazing team!