When Sophie and Michael England’s builder suggested an interior designer for their house renovation, Sophie never expected that they would get on so well. ‘We met Karena Clayton through Mascot Builders, who were working on our home and had used her before,’ says Sophie. ‘We had already started the building work in the house, so it was a relief to find someone who could hit the ground running.’
The couple sought a classic contemporary look for their Edwardian property, mixing old and new to create a timeless finish. ‘While I wanted something with the wow factor, I didn’t want it to be a showpiece,’ says Sophie. Karena came up with designs featuring contemporary panelling and cornicing, rejecting the ornate in favour of clean, elegant lines.
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