This bijoux 2 bedroom flat in the heart of Victoria is used as a pied-a-terre by its owners who live outside of London. Set in a beautiful turn of the century apartment block, the basement flat was bursting with period features - it was simply tired, unloved and in need of a complete refresh. The brief was simple - inject colour, charm and warmth and turn this functional flat into an inviting home from home - whilst being respectful of the history and grandeur of the building.
First step was to look at the layout, remove unnecessary stud walls and open up the (albeit tiny) entrance hall and kitchen. We then added colour and texture through selecting rich and sumptuous fabrics - and adding brass accents and reclaimed fixtures to give the flat an authentic, lived in feel. Antique, vintage and modern furniture sit alongside eachother, with a vibrant blue/green colour thread weaving coherently throughout each room.
With the family living away from London, this project was overseen from start to finish, including finding and helping select contractors as well as full installation.
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.
This gorgeous 2 bedroom flat in a characterful 1930’s apartment block was bursting with charm and period features - it was just needing a little love and attention to bring it back to life. The brief was simple - inject warmth, colour and showcase the owner’s eclectic and varied art collection - and ultimately help turn it into more of a home.
First stop furniture layout - we played around with floorplans and where things should go before sourcing some beautiful vintage furniture and lighting to complement the owner’s existing pieces. Comfy sofas, soft furnishings and quirky vintage ceramics layered the look - and artwork was then rearranged in each room to complete the scheme.
This young family had moved into a charming light filled end of terrace home, that was tired and in need of updating. First job upstairs - the priority was to make their bedrooms a haven to escape to for all the family, including reworking a guest bedroom to make it work as a home office space too. And with a second baby on the way, 2 nurseries were high on the agenda.
We completely redecorated the top loft conversion, converting a spare box room into a walk in wardrobe for the master bedroom, as well as removing partitions to make space for a dressing table and makeup area. A muted palate, combined with tactile soft furnishings make the spaces fresh, modern and inviting.
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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.