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Function is, of course, a top priority when considering the design of a sitting room. For instance, some may require an elegant space for evening drinks and entertaining, whereas others may benefit from a family-friendly room where different generations can come together and relax in each other’s company. However, whilst function is undeniably a clear factor in shaping a sitting room, personal style and architectural considerations come into play, too – so how best, then, to blend these varying elements? We talk to leading designers to glean insights on key projects of theirs, highlighting stylish and effective solutions.

Louise Bradley on combining a contemporary aesthetic with a period property

A focus on high-end luxury projects has seen interior designer Louise Bradley create settings that bring together functionality and finesse. Here, she provides her insights on fulfilling a contemporary brief to suit a historic property.

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