Our client needed a London crash pad and an impeccable home to rent out. This ground and lower ground 2 bed flat in a Victorian terrace had been badly converted and needed a complete makeover. It was a dark and gloomy space that needed rearranging, rationalising and opening up.
The lower ground floor was rearranged to create a sense of light and comfort. A courtyard was created to give light to the new guest bedroom and kitchen. The dining room was opened up onto the new decking area, perfect for alfresco dining.
Pale flooring, neutral greys and taupes were used to give it contemporary, bright and luxe feel. We complemented this with light timbers, simple furniture and luxurious, warm fabrics.
Our clients could not believe their luck when they found this dilapidated parkside property at auction. The semi detached Victorian Villa had been used as council offices for many decades, all its original features had been removed and its character had become institutional. Despite this our clients could see that its location shrouded by trees and its timeless character made it unique in London.
We joined the project as construction started adding the care and detail required to create a warm family home. We helped to reinstate the original room layouts and proportions and then adapted them to the family and their routines, working with the logic of the existing house to simplify construction and minimise costs.
With the layouts in place we worked closely with our client to design elegant and robust interiors for a young family; reinstating appropriate Victorian detailing, using traditional craftsmen and adding a contrasting contemporary layer that relied on quality of light and materials. The result is a warm and welcoming home awash with green light from the trees and buzzing with playful laughter.
Our client had moved into a classic Victorian warehouse apartment in the East end of London. Exposed brick walls, large sash windows and open plan spaces without formal room division.
Our client loved the bright and spacious lateral living but was tiring of hearing their partners TV football in the background of their business calls or being unable to create privacy between themselves and overnight guests.
We worked with the existing pattern of their life, the proportion of the spaces, and the character of the apartment to install insulated partitions in discrete locations to allow living and bedroom spaces to be sealed from one another. Yet full height pivoting doors were able to stand open against the partitions and retain the open plan connectivity for day to day living.
The success of the project was in maintaining the character of the quintessential loft apartment but refining its operation to create a comfortable home.