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Room rescue: Sitting in Sweden 20 November, 2009

Posted by katiehodgkiss in 3D room design.
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Welcome to this week’s room rescue!

The room pictured below was sent in by Lisa Turner, who wants to redecorate the lounge in her Warwickshire home. Her ideal design is a “Swedish style with a dash of Designers Guild.  I’d like to be very modern, with wall lights and no television please!  The brick fireplace takes up three-quarters of the left wall so the problem is arranging seating around this focal point.”

Image credit: The Telegraph

After viewing the many designs offered by our mydeco community members, Lisa selected the one below, created using the mydeco 3D tool by community member Turquoiseshell

Lisa said: “This design has a very modern Scandinavian theme, and looks bright, making good use of the space. The global lighting over the fireplace is very different and something I would definitely like to use. The sleigh benches look a little uncomfortable  though.”

Quite right Lisa, we love the originality of this design, although perhaps it’s a little more Eastern than Scandinavian in style? The sleigh benches could be comfortable given the right cushions, and let’s not forget there’s plenty of room to snuggle up on that fantastic sofa! Good choice, Turquoiseshell.

Unfortunately, mydeco design board member Kelly Hoppen was not quite as enthusiastic:

Image credit: The Telegraph

“I really do not like this design. Why would you use turquoise when you are working with the brick work?! I would have added a dark wood floor and darkened the beams to match. If the fireplace is to be made a feature of then a roaring fire would be a must. Palette wise a rich cream, terracotta and complimentary natural tones would look beautiful. The furniture looks wrong in the room. It looks like the designer has tried to recreate a Majorcan villa in an English country house! No, no, no.”

Well Kelly might be the expert, but I’m sure most of you will agree that style is a matter of personal taste, and Turquoiseshell has been very considerate of Lisa’s specifications when creating this room.

Coming in a very close second was the design offered by 3rd floor (pictured below).

Lisa said: “The reason I chose 3rd floor as second was the use of 3 table lights around the sofas as it really draws your eye around the room, and i like the bench in front of the fire-place which I will definitely copy.”

Well it sounds like Lisa has found plenty of inspiration to redecorate her living room, and we wish her the best of luck!

Turquoiseshell’s winning design will be featured in the Telegraph tomorrow.

Think you can do better? Put your design skills to the test and redesign next week’s room. Or to enter a room in your house for a redesign, email a high resolution photograph to roomrescue@mydeco.com.

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