On this page, you’ll find a cross section of images of clients homes, our rental apartments and also commercial spaces redesigned and transformed by Sian and Team Moregeous. Most are back to brick renovations, project managed from conception, through design, building work organisation and management, and on to final dressing and completion. All have been done on affordable, realistic budgets, capturing design trends before they’d even knew they were trends 😉
Lots of our work is press featured, for example: Ideal Home, 25 Beautiful Homes, House Beautiful, Move or Improve etc, and has also been featured on Channel 4, the BBC and ITV’s May The Best House Win (which we won!)
We also filmed four episodes for a Channel Five series called Half Built House where our challenge was to transform four houses from brick disaster areas to gorgeous, sorry Moregeous homes in under two weeks each with just a team of under ten builders.
Three spectacular transformations were also filmed for BBC1’s Getting The Builders In, real client work done for real clients, but for the camera, featuring Sian, Mr Moregeous and also Jon Rebbeck from Didsbury builders Bigg Hands.
Withington Baths : The Bathhouse Project
Design, specification and installation of products for the restoration of the original female bathhouse at one of the UK’s last remaining Edwardian Baths.
Amtico flooring, Farrow & Ball paint, bespoke joinery, Photowall window murals.
Triton Shower PR Campaign
Designing, specifying and wallpapering one set three ways for one campaign for Triton’s new remote access shower control.
Bath Empire TV ads
Designing, specifying and installing two different sets for a TV campaign for Bath Empire / Soak Bathrooms. Dressing the sets during the shoot.
The Splendid Sausage Co, Manchester
A new city centre restaurant designed and transformed in less than two weeks using a palette of inexpensive materials in vibrant colours. OSB boarded the existing booths, brilliant white lifted the ceiling, vivid red gave punch to the scheme and a host of independent design touches arranged and specified by Sian such as a unique reclaimed bar top, bespoke upholstery & typography, specially designed lighting and even a circus ceiling in the ladies loo ensured a totally individual look.
A luxury mini hotel room owned by Team Moregeous in West Didsbury, Manchester which is available for short period rentals and even overnight stays, this glamorous & company room was transformed using lots of DIY and upcycling skills, with a palette of rich greys, pale silvers and eye-popping yellows.
Small terraced property renovated and transformed on a budget including a new kitchen and bathroom with a palette of cream, pale blue, oak and vintage styling. Creation of very popular on the blog reclaimed drawer shelving.
Full redesign undertaken by Sian & Moregeous Design of a two bedroomed Manchester apartment in a converted factory. Transformed to create an industrial but glamorous, vintage feel. New shower room installation, full redecoration and refurnishing.
Team Moregeous are constantly reusing, repurposing and re-loving furniture, lighting and vintage finds, and these tasks make us very happy 🙂
Half Built House Eastbourne
Large family kitchen, dining area and living room designed and specified by Sian Astley of Moregeous Design for Channel 5’s Half Built House.
Half Built House Birmingham
Large family bathroom, bedroom and first floor office designed by Sian Astley of Moregeous Design for Channel 5’s Half Built House.
Half Built House Exeter
Contemporary white gloss and oak kitchen, dining room, a bedroom, ensuite and family bathroom designed by Sian Astley of Moregeous Design for Channel 5’s Half Built House.
Half Built House Perthshire
Compact family kitchen / dining space and therapy room designed by Moregeous Design for Channel 5’s Half Built House.
Back to brick redesign of a first floor one bedroom rental apartment in West Didsbury. The galley kitchen was opened up into the living area by removing a stud wall but building a new small half stud to maintain a feeling of separation between the spaces. The coving was restored and extra storage gained by lowering the entrance hallway ceiling. The bedroom / en-suite were reconfigured and both fireplaces opened up.
Never seen so many lumps & bumps as on the communal hallway walls in this three storey Victorian property converted into six apartments. We’d already renovated the flats so the hallway was next. All the perished plaster was removed, new insulated plasterboard used, re-skimmed throughout then dado rail added for durable paint below and glamorous wallpaper above. With new lighting and stripped back timber bannister and newel post, the transformation was complete 🙂
Back to brick redesign and refit of a residential bathroom in Victorian terrace. Doorway moved to allow the installation of separate shower cubicle, previously not thought possible by client. Whirlpool bath, no visible pipework, cabinet mounted basin on wall mounted unit and travertine tiles & mosaics.
Back to brick redesign of a large one bedroomed rental apartment in West Didsbury. The tiny narrow kitchen was opened up into the living area by removing a stud wall, extra storage gained by lowering the entrance hallway ceiling, I redesigned the shower room layout, opened up a huge fireplace and completely refurbished the property in 8 weeks. An apartment fit for a princess, said the tenant 🙂
Rose Cottage, a Grade 2 listed, two bedroomed cottage which the Moregeous team redesigned, rebuilt, renovated and redecorated for our lovely client Hannah in 2009/10. It featured on ITV’s May The Best House Win on Jan 21st 2011, and we won our episode.
We are very proud of this little project, it’s specification and finish, in fact, we love it!
Back to brick redesign of small top floor studio into one bedroomed apartment. Lots of hurdles to overcome on this one as it was tiny but all in all it’s a great use of the limited space available, not an inch is wasted!
Green Tea Restaurant, West Didsbury
This was a project which had to be completed in under a week.
The design reflected the food, geography and nature of the Ben-Xi area of North Western China and you can read about the inspiration behind this scheme here:
Project Monochrome, West Didsbury
A back to brick full redesign, renovation and redecoration of a one bedroomed, top floor apartment. Again every inch of space is used, with the opened up ceilings bringing light and creating an almost church like feel.
Heaven Spa at The Hilton, Manchester
Redecoration to create an enchanted forest, jewel in the city feel to the spa.
Project Luxe Liner
A bathroom redesign and installation for a client to create a luxury, period feel in a 1930’s property,
using Chanel, Jo Malone packaging and the luxury liners of the early 1900’s as inspiration.
Project Everett, West Didsbury
A back to brick redesign, renovation and redecoration of three rental apartments
housed within one Victorian terraced property
Kitchen redesign and installation on a very affordable budget: slate tiling, underfloor heating, white gloss units, granite worktop, bespoke printed blind using Moregeous provided image
Redesign and installation of small family bathroom for private client
Salford Registry Office
Specification and redecoration of the main registry room and private room to create
a sumptuous, decadent feel in what had been an unused office space