Re-design of a local fitness centre

SW14 Women Fitness cruelly lacked personality, warmth and uniqueness to compete with surrounding gyms and attract customers. Belle & Cosy was tasked with the challenging re-designing the gym in a weekend and on a very low budget!

An ethnic feel in an old farmhouse in Provence

Our latest work involved decorating an old 18th-century farmhouse in Provence. It had just been fully and extremely well renovated a few years before, keeping its original features (stone walls and wooden beams) while adding an industrial twist through the treatment of the doors, flooring and windows. We just had to add our touch to give…

A creative journey to define a personal style

Identifying one’s style is an important part of the designer’s process. Let me take you on the journey I went through to identify my style, using my personal reflective journal, that little notebook where I gather loads of ideas, sketches, notes and materials. I have always enjoyed drawing, collage and arts in crafts in general….

Cosy living room

With winter on its way, feeling cosy at home is important. A fire place, some autumn flowers and a cosy decoration are simple ways to make a living room the perfect place to relax as the cold days approach. In this room, we have blended exotic objects, nordic designs and natural materials, with the period…

Teenage girl bedroom in pastels

A cosy bedroom is important for teenagers. A room where they feel cocooned and secure, while studying, watching TV series or simply relaxing with friends. Pastel colours, loads of cushions on a bed and fairy lights are simple ways to bring that cosy feel to a bedroom. Keep it tidy but fun with practical storage (Ikea…

Summer garden ideas

Pallets used to create a cosy lounge outside, a nice rug and some colour decorative items, will do the trick to completely personalise your garden and create a cosy and welcoming corner. Enjoy your summer!

Redecorating a family home on a low budget

The owners of this lovely cottage in South West London had just moved in and were a little overwhelmed by their recent move, struggling to organise their clothes and toys, and wanting their children and guest to feel at home in their new house as soon as possible. The budget needed to be reasonable as many…

Mediterranean feel in South West London

This family home had a wonderful potential for its tenants who were looking to make it more welcoming and cosy on a small budget. From the Mediterranean region, they wanted to bring a bit of their roots to the place. See the rooms before here. Belle & Cosy helped create a proper desk space in…

Teen boy room’s clever comic book shelves

Teens tend to have a lot of things that they want accessible quickly, but that we would like to be a little bit organised! Comic books are one example. In this room, we used the wall behind the door and next to the bed, to put up some picture rails to store all the comic…

A family home in Mortlake

No shelves, no wardrobes, no colour and hosting a family of 6… this house was tired and hard to organise due to the lack of storage space. This was a challenging project but with some clever and affordable purchases, some paint decoration and storage added, this home was brought to life. It is now fresh, bright and…

A summer cottage in Normandy

This summer house by the sea in Normandy was built in the 70s and presented the typical decor of that time. The owners did not want to spend a fortune on its renovation, as it was their secondary home. However, they wanted to make it more cosy and current for their children and grand-children to enjoy more…

A 1970s architect home in Helsinki

This large, very large, home in Helsinki had been built by an architect in the 1970s, and extended by the owners in the 90s. The volumes of this Finnish house were impressive, but it was dark and earthy, using dark wood and stones as walls. The tenants wanted to bring colour and as much light…

Make-over of a home in SW London

This outdated family home had potential: it had beautiful period fireplaces and doors, wooden floors, but it nevertheless desperately needed revamping… Keeping the original features while adding some more contemporary touches was the challenge. This home with little personality blossomed into a beautiful home to entertain in, functional for a family with children, and with…

Refreshing a home in Paris

This traditional Parisian family home needed to be revamped in order to be put on the market for sale. The kitchen, bathrooms and main rooms were redecorated, giving it a more contemporary feel. A more spacious feeling was given to it by taking down the walls of both front reception rooms and turn them into…