I have a whole house to refurbish. Not a huge budget but probably enough. I'm struggling with what sort of style, probably modern. We have to do everything - new lights, floors, paint, curtains, bathrooms etc...
I've looked through lots of magazines, lots of lovely period properties (I've always had those) but now have a 70s property with large rooms and large windows and concrete floors and these mags don't inspire me.
I don't know where to start. May call in a curtains/blinds person for ideas? Can't afford an interior designer, or we could but only to do 2 rooms!
Anywhere I can look on the web? Best magazines? We don't want budget look (IKEA etc...) but can't afford £10,000 sofas! More a Heals sort of budget.
Try houzz.com website with a massive database of photos. Well organised, free to browse/membership and you can save multiple idea books so you can click away while saving images you liked in a nice orderly way without much hassle (you can also annotate each image with a caption stating what you like in the photo).
We had a whole house redesign/extension/refurb 2 years ago. My best sources of inspiration were:
- Living Etc - Dwell - Weekend newspaper supplements - Looked at ludicrously expensive stuff I could never afford and then thought about how I could source something similar eg our kitchen looks almost excatly like a Poggenpohl one but is actually a mix of Ikea, a fancy bit of joinery using elm from elsewhere in the house and a posh silestone worktop from a local stonemason. Poggenpohl cost £100,000. Our kitchen about £3,000.