Homes We Love: Bold colour contrasts

Discover how Katie Shutt’s home combines colour blocking and luxe details.

Katie Shutt

Hospitality worker living in North Devon

Colour blocking with teal in the living room

living room with teal feature wall and modern grey sofa and armchair
A bold feature wall and grey sofa set create a stylish contrast.

When Katie Shutt and her partner Ben first moved into their home, they set out to create a space that’s best described as ‘sleek, clean and contemporary.’ To bring this motto to life they picked our Baltimore sofa and armchair set in the living room. “The Baltimore set has clean lines and its neutral colour complements the rest of our décor,” Katie says. “It also has a slim frame which makes the room feel spacious.”

Their teal feature wall contrasts their sofas in the background giving it a contemporary touch. “We picked teal for its relaxing, earthy qualities and that it’s easy to stay in the room for a long period of time without feeling overwhelmed.”

Combining teal with neutrals in the dining room

dining room with teal wall and grey dining chairs
The teal, white and grey palette continues in the dining room.

They also chose the same colour scheme for their dining room. “We wanted the dining room to flow with the overall space downstairs so we decided on the same teal colour,” she explains. “This definitely brought the outside in and made it feel warmer in the winter.”

The new and improved cosy grey kitchen

modern kitchen with grey cabinets
Their newly completed kitchen.

As first time home-owners, both Katie and Ben undertook most of the renovations themselves. Their most recent completed project has been their kitchen which they have outfitted with new grey cabinets. “I am most proud of our new kitchen as it’s something neither of us have done before,”she reflects. “We love learning new skills and your home will mean more to you if it is full of your hard work.”

Adding luxe details to the bedroom

bedroom with dark blue walls and mirrored bedside tables
Luxe and cosy accents come together in her bedroom.

For her bedroom, Katie decorated the space by contrasting white or mirrored furniture against dark blue walls. “My bedroom is my sanctuary designed to feel like a luxury hotel room so we filled it with mirrored furniture to reflect the light.”

A sunny feature wall in the guest room

guest room with yellow walls and white bed
A bright and sunny guest room.

Meanwhile, they picked a more vibrant colour for their guest room feature wall. “Our guest room gets the sun most of the day so yellow was the obvious choice!” Katie explains. “It brings in the sun and makes the room feel much bigger than the room actually is.”

Decorating with classy mirrored accents

blue and white hallway with statement silver mirror
Bold mirrors in their front room and hallway.

Decorating with statement mirrors is one of Katie’s most consistent details throughout her home. Katie explains, “My favourite thing in the world (after my dog) is mirrors - it’s such a good way to add style to a room without making it feel cluttered or full,” she says. “They bring in the light and make the space feel much bigger.”

white makeup room with a big mirror and plastic chair
Katie’s chic and girly makeup room.

Her latest addition is the new mirror in her makeup room. “It was important for my makeup room to feel light and airy,” she explains. “I wanted it to be girly and professional looking.”

Shop The Look

Shop the look
1. Baltimore dove grey plush fabric 2 seater sofa by Furniture And Choice
2. Baltimore dove grey plush fabric armchair by Furniture And Choice
3. Imperial grey velvet button back dining chair by Furniture And Choice
4. Estella gold wall mirror by Dunelm
5. Teal rug by B&Q
6. Frances coffee table by Wayfair
7. Sophia scallop chair by Homebase

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