This stunning Arts & Crafts home was in need of some tender loving care when this family moved in. Many of the original features were damaged and needed repair, and the owners wanted to return it to its former glory by keeping as much charm and authenticity as possible. But this is still a modern family home, so whilst renovation was important, equally important was the need to bring it up to date and make it functional for a young family.
Phase one renovation comprised the entrance hallway, two reception rooms, staircase and landing. Original Arts & Crafts fireplaces were sourced and completely reinstated with newly fabricated wooden surrounds; vintage and antique furniture was placed alongside bespoke commissioned sofas and tables; patterned encaustic tiles provided a warm welcome in the entrance hallway, and aged oak parquet was laid seamlessly over existing floorboards, maintaining the integrity of the (albeit damaged) listed floor.
The result is a warm and comforting family home that showcases the owners’ fabulous art collection, and allows them to enjoy the wonderful quirks of the building. Phase two renovation is currently underway - including modernising the family kitchen, bathroom and 2 first floor bedrooms.
The owners of this Victorian terraced property wanted a kitchen extension and open plan living space that would complement the period property whilst providing a practical solution to the demanding requirements of the space - family kitchen, dining room, breakfast bar, playroom, office, grown up living room, downstairs WC, etc.
Careful planning facilitated a solution that worked for all the family - a kitchen extension opened the space out into the garden, and the industrial touches of concrete flooring, stainless steel worktops and dark units were balanced by warm vintage furniture, colourful walls and much layering of textures.
Bold colour and vintage finds create a warm and cosy living space in this Victorian terrace property. Tactile fabrics and pattern mix with mid century furniture to create a sociable and sophisticated haven.
DreamHouzz was a ground breaking immersive pop-up experience brought to you by Houzz UK. Nine designers were selected to transform an empty warehouse in Bermondsey into eight inspiring roomsets - where everything on display was available to buy in the online shop.
This room was ‘The Perfect Masculine Retreat’ - for a homeowner in his 50s who wanted a contemporary look that was both eclectic and industrial. He doesn’t have the budget for iconic pieces but he loves design and does like to make a statement.
So this masculine but elegant space was deliberately cosy and inviting. Once the core pieces of furniture were chosen and industrial concrete wall paper applied, rugs, cushions and throws were added to provide layers of texture. Cool greys mix with warm, vintage-inspired textiles and earthy natural materials such as wood and leather. Filled with practical storage solutions and industrial touches, this is a relaxed contemporary look that’s low on maintenance but high on affordable design.
This loft conversion had several requirements: there needed to be a play room for teenage kids, a comfortable second guest room as well as space for a toddler bedroom.
A modern, characterful teenage den was created with stripped back walls, contemporary wallpaper, plenty of storage and lots of audio visual kit. The large slouchy L-shape sofa cleverly converts into a comfy double bed, making this a spacious room for guests. Comfy cushions and tactile throws create a warm and characterful space, which is divided into a separate bedroom for a 3 year old – complete with a map of the world and inviting sheepskin beanbag.
The owners of this period property wanted a calming retreat from the hectic pace of family life - somewhere to relax and unwind at the end of the day and shut themselves off from rest of the world. The bathroom was a particular focus, where the desire was for an eclectic boutique, luxury feel to take them away from the every day.
Soothing colours of salmon pink, calming greys and blue/greens were used to create a peaceful environment with layers of texture and comfort. What’s more, the original fireplace in the ensuite was the perfect spot for a statement freestanding bath, the ultimate indulgence.
Photography: Denise Stock
This family didn't know whether they were going to have a boy or a girl, so the challenge was to create a fun, peaceful and playful nursery that catered to either eventuality.
A calming backdrop of stone and cream was given a lift with pops of orange and lime, and those all important blackout blinds were made in a quirky twist on the traditional polka dot. Wall decoration comprised a slice of nature, with animals, birds, trees and leaves in authentic and rare retro wallpaper.