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How I put together a furniture scheme

One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is sourcing the furniture elements for my clients.  I have a few favorite go-to places that I know guarantee style, functionality and quality design elements so I thought I would share a little insider information with you and hopefully help to inspire you to create your dream space. 

I’m currently working on a residential property just outside London.  The house is bright light and modern and they wanted to create a sophisticated and comfortable space which they could use for entertaining, and also to relax and unwind in the evening. 

With this in mind I wanted to find functional modern classic elements that would create a sophisticated and elegant space.  So I headed straight to Ventura Designs.

The first and most important step is to measure and plan out the layout to see what will create the best use of space and flow. 

I created a few different layout options which I presented to my client to see which one would work best for their family and guests. 

My client decided that she wanted to keep all the entertaining in this room so we created more seating on the right and removed the seating on the left to replace with a dining area. 

After further discussion my client decided that she would like less seating so the area was a little less crowded and she would keep extra seating in her storage should she need it. 

We ended up with the layout below, which creates enough seating but has more flow.  

The beautiful and elegant furniture items are listed below: 

The Bentley Sofa from Ventura has straight lines and helps to frame the seating area. 

We chose the Nordic Grey legs to tie in with the colour scheme of greys with an accent colour of duck egg blue. 

I chose a gorgeous fabric from The Style Library for the sofa

The client wanted a very neutral grey tone colour scheme to match her existing curtains and wall colours and loved the classic elegance of a grey undertone with duck egg and turquoise accents via the cushions, lamps and accessories. 

For the arm chairs I chose a curved edge to soften the seating area and create a more interesting design. 

I chose a slightly different variation of grey to add a little more depth and interest from Romo Fabrics.

The Ottoman had to be functional but I wanted to soften and create a comfortable feeling and so chose the gorgeous Conrad with buttons and a table placed on top. I added a patterned fabric from Romo to liven up the colour palette but still keep to the grey tones and the table in Nordic Grey to match the legs of the sofa. 

The side table between the arm chairs I wanted to look soft and blend in with the colour scheme so I chose the Chelsea Round finished in Platinum with soft antique mirror top. 

I chose a rug from the Tim Page Collection called Sherbrooke in the colour Alloy which adds depth and pulls the whole scheme together – the size was carefully mapped out to house all the furniture elements on top. 


2 x designers guild F1872/18/C Glenville – Sea Mist  

2 x designers guild F1618/14/C Moyarta – Duck Egg 

2 x Nobilis Rolf Amande No.10736.78 

2 x Harlequin Momentum 12 Tremolo Oyster / Titanium 

This is the overall look and I will share photographs of the finished space once everything is in situ! 

I hope you enjoyed this little insight and can’t wait to share more soon! 

Sophie x