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Projects galore

Just a quickie today. I wanted to show you why i’ve been a bit rubbish keeping up with the blog lately…. I’ve got projects. Projects galore in fact. There’s currently six in the mix which is certainly keeping me on my toes.

You will all probably have seen the Masonic Villas project, which is rolling along nicely. Lighting fitted this week, orders rolling in as we speak and decorating booked for May.


Then there’s the Magnetic Playroom project, which is now complete and awaiting its big reveal v soon.



But I have another four more that i’ve not even shared with you yet. It’s just too hard to write about them all, but I thought it would be interesting you show you what else is going on at Making Spaces.


A fab sized family home with two sitting rooms, so this room above, overlooking the front garden and away from the family kitchen is going to become “the snug”. A grown up space for grown ups only. We’re going classic, with a twist. A self-confessed lover of light neutrals, it’s the first time the homeowner will have ever veered away from her usual colour palette. It’s going to be interesting to see how she reacts to the tester i’m off to have mixed right now!


A most beautiful open plan living room, kitchen and dining space. This vast room needs focus, the layout sorting, the design pulling together and also a space to accommodate an office. Working from home is the call of the day so a easy on the eye work space will be slotted into the overall design.

In this same property, there is also the bedroom. I swore like a sailor when I walked in here. I was floored.


How gloriously amazing is this room? I might not get to play in here for a little while as the living room is priority number one right now. I get the feeling this whole project may be a slow burner, which is great actually. A listed property like this takes some serious research and consideration.

Onto something a little different….


An office refit for small but perfectly sized Leeds based business. It’s my first dabble in a commercial scale premises, but i’m really enjoying it so far. I’m having to look at the space through a different set of design goggles. I’m hoping to bring a bit of personality to the mix of course, but it’s got to work first and foremost. Layout is vital.

And last but not least:


A gorgeous sized 1930’s front room. The homeowner’s love of Scandinavian design, baskets and blankets is nearly as full on as mine. I already know this will be a fun project.  It’s moving really quickly, so far we’ve got the paint colour and shopping list sorted after just two visits. Exciting.

So that’s my lot. It’s mental seeing it all on one page. What a lot of rooms to play in. Can’t wait to share them all with you as they progress…


  1. WOW Karen! You have a full book! These are amazing projects (gasped at that bedroom!), excited to see you work your magic on them. 🙂 The commercial one looks interesting!

  2. Jen Stanbrook says

    Wow, you are really busy, and these rooms/homes are so diverse. Can’t wait to see the finished result.

  3. Gosh, hats off to you Karen, that’s a lot of work. How gorgeous is that wood panelling and the green tiled fireplace? Best of luck with all the projects. When I win the lottery I’ll fly you down here to do my place 🙂

  4. Goodness me, no wonder that lot is keeping you busy! Look forward to seeing what you do with them all, especially the office space.

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