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Stylish but practical family home by LLI Design, England


London-based interior design practice LLI Design has completed the Butterton project. Completed in 2015, the stylish family home is located in Buckinghamshire, England.

The clients, a young professional couple with two children, wanted a modern look that wasn’t cold and clinical, they wanted their home to be somewhere they could relax and entertain, but at the same time would function as a practical family home.


According to the designer: “The family had bought the house new and over time had come to recognise that it did not fulfil their wishes as to how they wanted to live.


“The original layout was fairly traditional, with a family / kitchen room at the back of the house looking onto the garden, a separate dining room at the front was seldom used – mainly because it was difficult to access from the kitchen. There were two further reception rooms, one of which, whilst large, was also under used as the layout, lighting and decor combined to make it an uncomfortable space.


“It was calculated that up to 40 per cent of the space was very seldom used, which was an important factor in the redesign. The house in general, needed to be taken to a new level of design and quality, LLI Design proposed that more open plan living would suit the family’s lifestyle.


“The wall between the kitchen and dining room was removed in order to create one large area divided into a family living space, new kitchen and dining area. This approach changed the whole dynamic and truly placed the kitchen at the heart of the home whilst at the same time having the added benefit of flooding the space with natural light from front and rear aspects. One of the reception rooms was redefined as a TV / lounge and the other as a study.”


By changing the dynamics of the spaces involved and re-thinking how the family wanted to use their home LLI Design have not only maximised the available space, but created an uplifting and comfortable home which the owners can proudly display to their guests.

Images courtesy of LLI Design / Alex Maguire Photography 

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May 23, 2015 | Property | View comments

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