‘We took a risk and ban­ished the beige!’

Bored by the ‘safe’ neu­tral colour scheme in their sit­ting room, Stephanie and Si­mon Sav­vides-how­ell de­cided to give it a glam-over, start­ing with a gold-fronted cabi­net they’d fallen in love with

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‘THIS ROOM WAS ALL SHADES OF BEIGE AND BROWN,’ SAYS STEPHANIE. ‘EV­ERY­ONE WARNED US AGAINST PAINT­ING IT DARK BLUE, BUT AS SOON AS I SAW THE FIRST COAT GO ON, I KNEW WE’D MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE. I DON’T KNOW HOW PAINT­ING A ROOM DARKER CAN MAKE IT BRIGHTER, BUT IT HAS!’

Walls painted in Hague Blue mod­ern emul­sion, £45 for 2.5L, Far­row & Ball. Ziggy brass cabi­net, £549, Swoon Use the OWNABLE APP to buy now

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