To stay within budget, we decided to keep the window pelmet but to clean the lines. The darker curtain and wood accents give the room a more upmarket feel.
The white console table with the glass top had to go . Again, a small injection of dark wood, a surprisingly cheap lamp and an accessory give this area an distinctly more refined look.
In this room, the trick was to keep the in-built wardrobe: it was well made, but really dated.
We stripped the heavy walnut veneer, got rid of the etched mirrors, had this unit lacquered and changed the handles from shinny brass to a softer brushed chrome.