Homes We Love: Chic, compact and modern

Discover how our customer La Braya makes the most out of her small space.

La Braya Richmond

Communications officer living in London

Styling a chic modern space

Grey corner sofa in living room with cosy wall panelling
The Harlow sofa complements the cosy wall panelling

As first-time homeowners, La Braya Richmond and her husband set about creating a chic, modern space with plenty of light and airy touches. Featuring new wall panelling and sanded light wooden floors, her compact space feels bigger with glass and mirror accents throughout the open-plan living room. Meanwhile, our Harlow sofa sits stylishly in the corner with its retro-modern curves and cosy plush fabric.

Black TV wall and patterned fireplace in living room
La Braya’s black TV wall and patterned fireplace

On the other hand, her black TV wall creates a striking effect amidst the light neutral palette. And, her fireplace is a lesson in injecting personality into a space with patterned tiles contrasting the black background.

Wooden table and acrylic dining chairs in open plan dining area
Neutral open-plan dining area with wooden dining set

Rounding off the open-plan room is her dining area. The dining set matches La Braya’s aesthetic of mixing different materials together as she chose transparent acrylic and wood dining chairs. The simple touches make the space feel bigger.

Maximising a small bedroom

Cheerful pink bedroom with wooden accents
Close up of cheerful pink bedroom
Cheerful pink bedroom with wooden accents

La Braya’s bedroom highlights how it’s not about size but how you style it. She chose a sofa bed that doubles up as a sofa during the day to make full use of their limited space. It’s not an option for everyone, but it certainly shows how she can still make her space feel sophisticated and comforting. For a cosy touch, she installed wooden panels on one side of the wall and complemented her pink bed with a gallery wall featuring pastel prints.

Personal touches through upcycling

An upcycled wooden bookcase
An upcycled wooden bookcase

Since moving into their new home, La Braya and her husband have been keeping busy with lots of upcycling projects. One of her favourite projects has been transforming her bookcase. Her new shelves allow her to curate and display her books and accessories.

White entrance and hallway with patterned tiles
White entrance and hallway with patterned tiles

La Braya’s front entrance and hallway are another example of her and her husband’s impressive handiwork. Featuring white walls and a splash of pattern thanks to adhesive tiles, her entrance is a chic balance between minimalist and maximalist styles.

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  1. Harlow L-Shape sofa by Furniture And Choice
  2. Calvino coffee table by Furniture And Choice
  3. Aspen dining table by Furniture And Choice
  4. Brooklyn dining chairs by Furniture And Choice

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