Eppie Thompson knows one or two things about being creative with color. Her home and her business are just about it – creativity and color.
Her one-bedroom London apartment is like a jewelery box full of glittering jewels. Harlequin patchwork of patterns, colors and shapes combine to create a unique living space full of interest and personality. These extraordinary qualities make this truly one of the best homes in the world, despite its compact size.
Eppie founded and operates The Fabled Thread, producing unique embroidery and sampler kits for fellow craft and needlework enthusiasts. She bought and designed a one-bedroom apartment in London. He knows to run The Fabable Thread from there and says that the two purposes of space determined many of the design decisions.
Like her beautiful sewing kit, the apartment is full of colorful items. Much of the art, furniture, soft furniture and upholstery were made by Epee or a member of her family. The result is a surprisingly personal and creative space.
It took a lot of work so far, but although the layout and flow of the space was good, I had to change everything except the flooring.
“I got rid of the old kitchen and bathroom. That is, I had a blank canvas at first. I was working on a fairly tight budget, so the options were more limited and how I refurbished I had to be creative about what to do, “says Epee.
Designing an apartment so that she can succeed in her business and live there at the same time presents some unusual challenges. For example, some unusual kitchen ideas are custom-made so that the kitchen table and bench are higher than the height at which they stand to cut the cloth, and the bed base is very deep for storing wool. There is a fact. Every corner of the 600-square-foot apartment had to do double effort to make it feasible as a home, office, storage space, and gallery.
“The legendary thread crossed the flat in just about nine months,” says Eppie. “I am very grateful for the amount of storage I created at home. Everything is intended to be on display and the walls and shelves are all full, but I don’t feel cluttered.” There are many exciting storage ideas throughout the house.
“When I saw the flat, I was taken to the living room by a hallway and double doors, which felt like a little Georgian parlor,” says Epee.
She decided to play it by paneling the bottom of the wall and wallpapering the top half with William Morris’s classic Willow Bow wallpaper. Many of Flat’s original features had been removed over the years, so one of Epee’s biggest challenges when she was thinking of corridor ideas was to get the character back.
“My hometown is like the set in my world,” says Epee. “So I also wanted to set up a scene for the visitors it was. I drew a Javawocky opening line around the door frame, which reminds me that a little nonsense is good for the soul. Anyone who visits it can prepare for their inner madness. “
“It’s very difficult to decide which space is my favorite. Each has its own character,” says Eppie. The kitchen is the place where she spends most of her time as she has the only table in the apartment.
“I love all kinds of handicrafts and spend most of the night sitting here for sewing, drawing, painting, collage, etc. This is the space where I feel most lively.”
Eppie originally painted the kitchen cabinets white. I thought this would make the room feel brighter, but it turned out to be clinical and clean. “I repainted them in India Yellow, which blends nicely with the wooden floors, countertops and tables, creating a rustic atmosphere in the space,” she says.
Rarely find a one-bedroom apartment that can accommodate dinner guests, and Eppie is pleased with how the space works.
“Because the dining area is small, I made the corner bench and table 70 cm wide. That means I can pack a lot of people for dinner, and you start trying to place a plate on it. When you actually start to notice how small the table is, “she says. “Most of the cupboards are occupied by electrical appliances, so I added a tall shelf above the dining area to increase storage space for food, cookbooks, and tableware.”
With a deep sofa, textile layers and warmth in pink and orange tones, the living room is a wonderfully cozy space. It’s like a room to search around with sewing.
The main change here was to incorporate bookshelves and cabinets on both sides of the fireplace. Among the many exciting living room ideas here are Epee’s creative and over-budget touch for bookshelves and fireplaces.
She explains that the back of the bookshelf is a bright red shiny tongue that gives a much deeper impression and creates a sense of space. Around the fire, “says Epee. ‘So I painted it decoratively to hide the plain MDF boxing. I didn’t want to dominate any element of the room, so all the colors of the fireplace are just subtle changes in the color of the walls.
The bedroom used to be Eppie’s workspace. This long room had space for worktables on either side of the French door to the garden. After the business relocated, one of the worktables was relocated to the studio and replaced with a cozy armchair for reading.
Your business may have advanced, but there are still many home office ideas worth renting from this space. The rest of the workbench will be a great standing desk with curtains that hide all the unsightly admin stuff like printers, paper, folders and more.
“I love my house completely,” says Epee. “It’s the place I’m most satisfied with and inspired. The more I develop an apartment, the more my own artistic activities develop. Every time I make changes at home, I use colors and patterns. I gained confidence in. “
Embroidery artwork, painted frames and cushions by The Fabled Thread