Avalana Design – Bodacious Blooms Noir Wall Mural £75psm
At first glance this unassuming property in Greater Manchester looks like another urban
new build but what lies inside is a maximalist dream and it is set to become an Air bnb
scroll stopper. Here’s how you take a bland space and transform it into an immersive,
cinematic scene inspired by lands afar.
The new Air BnB in Beswick, Manchester which has been given the Avalana magic!
Founder and CEO of luxury property brand, Bliss & Beds, Mirko Didara, wanted to make
over one of his properties for rental with a clear aim of creating an extravagant place to
stay. He visualised a nature-inspired luxury interior to contrast against the urban
exterior. He called on the expertise of Manchester designer, Avalana Simpson to bring
the scheme to life.
downstairs WC, lounge, open plan dining / kitchen, staircase and landing, main
bathroom, three bedrooms and an en-suite.
look and feel, but having some consistency throughout using colour. The first thing I
specified was to paint all interior doors and skirtings in an edgy off-black to carry this
fluid feel throughout. Even the stairs got the black treatment. I then selected my
wallpaper designs for each room which featured black, golds, taupes and silvers. This
would give an glamorous feel but in a modern way, perfect for a luxury hotel vibe using
a traditional upstairs, downstairs living plan. Some bespoke colour alterations were
made to stick to the colour palette but I wanted each room to have its own identity. For
example the main bedroom became the bloom room, the second bedroom swan lake
and the third blush jungle.
walls and no real obstructions or unconventional shapes, it was a challenge to ensure
that the smaller bedroom could accommodate two people to stay and sleep comfortably.
A lot more spatial planning had to go into this in order to make a small room look and
feel bigger. It also needed to be just as opulent as the main bedroom so it felt
harmonious. Careful consideration was needed so for the furnishings to keep to the
dimensions of the room. It’s very easy to go safe in a square room but my thought was
to use paneling to help create interest. Paneling can also help to blur the harsh lines of
a new build property, especially by taking it up and onto the ceiling. Thought was also
given to how to present the bed. There wasn’t enough room for a dramatic, full scale
headboard or four poster bed frame. However, using a blush toned custom made
headboard which ran just underneath the window frame an area for the bed beautifully.
This positioning also permitted space for side tables. Precious floor space was
maximised by using a floating style dressing table with space for a coordinating blush
pink cushioned stool.”
impact as possible on first impression. It had to be visibly stunning and be a space
people wanted to be immersed in from the moment they saw it on the internet, to when
they stepped through the door. Functionality was key too. Serviced accommodation
meant that storage and space were big factors to consider when designing the floor
plans and sourcing furniture. Guests would need to feel like it was a home from home
as well as a fest for the eyes design wise.”
styling. Lots of greenery and oversized vases and lanterns were used to add ambience
but given this was a rental and not a home, I paired back the maximalist homewares.”
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