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 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, BBC 1 & 2, Channel 5 and ITV’s May The Best House Win (which we won!)
In 2017 we designed and installed three spectacular transformations for BBC1’s Getting The Builders In, real client work done for real clients on camera, featuring Sian, Mr Moregeous and also Jon Rebbeck from Didsbury builders Bigg Hands.
We also filmed four episodes for a Channel Five’s Half Built House where our challenge was to transform four houses from brick disaster areas to gorgeous homes in under two weeks each with just a team of under ten builders
The Didsbury Flower Lounge
Fabulously clients who run an award winning florists in Manchester. Deep greys and crips whites to showcase the their amazing blooms and floristry work. A heritage feel with Sian’s signature contemporary twists. Updating a small store to accommodate a growing business, changing the space around, adding storage, glamorising an office, and designing in feature walls for Instagrammability.
Geo Directional Wallpaper Ceiling
Total wild card. Live filmed but worked a dream. Wallpaper from Albany Papers set at angles on a ceiling for 2017 BBC 1’s Getting The Builders in. Coupled with a birch ply wall mounted storage system for a teenager’s bedroom.
Outdoor Room – Everyone Wants One!
Design and build of a large garden room for BBC 1’s Getting The Builders In, but more importantly, for Karl and his family as a tribute to their much loved and much missed mum. Hexagon Italian tiles, a Scandi firepit, a composite barbecue decking area (not seen!) and a warm cedar shingle backdrop. We loved doing this job x
Community Centre Magic
The total transformation of a community centre kitchen on a budget – painting cabinets, re-using existing doors, replacing the wooden surfaces with new Bushboard marble laminate surfacing and all in under 10 days!
Marble On A Mini Budget
A compact bathroom space, only 2m x 2m square. The creation of something family useful but also which delivered a glamorous spa like bathing space for mum. Topps Tiles marble, Baked Tiling Co decorative flooring and a Si signature shelf!
Withington Baths : The Bathhouse Project
Unafraid to tackle large scale, challenging projects, Sian redesigned the original female bathhouse at one of the UK’s last remaining Edwardian Baths.
Going full colour for 2016 on the fifth wall, she specified Farrow & Ball’s Folly Green for the pitched ceiling to add life and energy; bespoke joinery to accent the original cubicle walls in deep grey; two Photowall forest window murals to the blocked up windows and a bespoke Amtico floor using grey herringbone to visually accentuate where the original slipper baths used to sit.
Triton Shower PR Campaign
The challenge here was to completely change one room set over 24hrs to create three different room sets for an advertising campaign for the launch of Triton’s new remote access shower control in 2017. Urban cool, rattan botanical and blush romance were chosen to radically change the room set using only wallpaper.
Bath Empire TV ads
Designing, specifying and installing two different sets for a TV campaign for Bath Empire / Soak Bathrooms. Sian used a long time favourite, Harvey Maria flooring, to create visually interesting floor spaces which enhanced the bathroom suites.
The Splendid Sausage Co, Manchester
A 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 and vivid red gave punch to the scheme. 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 in West Didsbury, Manchester. Available for short period rentals and overnight stays, this compact but glamorous room was transformed using 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.
Full redesign undertaken by Sian of a two bedroomed Manchester apartment in a converted factory in 2014. Transformed to create an industrial but glamorous, vintage feel. New shower room installation, full redecoration and refurnishing.
Dark ceiling before dark ceilings became de rigeur 😉
Half Built House Eastbourne
Large family kitchen, dining area and living room designed and specified for Channel 5’s Half Built House.
Half Built House Birmingham
Half Built House Exeter
Contemporary white gloss and oak kitchen, dining room, a bedroom, ensuite and family bathroom designed for Channel 5’s Half Built House.
Half Built House Perthshire
Compact family kitchen / dining space and therapy room 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 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 createa sumptuous, decadent feel in what had been an unused office space