Brought into this family home renovation just after purchase, we were able to introduce our clients to suitable architects and contractors. This was a long standing relationship and we got to know our Anglo-American clients very well, benefiting from fantastic exposure to suppliers and Interior Design influences from across the pond. The overall decorative style of the house could be described as classic contemporary, a hybrid of the property’s architecture and the owners’ modern tastes.
They are a busy, professional couple with three young children, so the brief went beyond pure design to the practicalities of a low-maintenance home. We absolutely loved working on this Classic Contemporary brief with clients who loved pattern, and bold colour combinations.
We had the sofa designed to an image our client referenced from unknown provenance. Other furniture pieces, existing and reupholstered – include the use of Madeleine Weinrib Ikat fabric on the armchairs, blending contemporary and the classical with fun artwork to match.
Detail shot showcasing the combination of contrasting strong purple Ikat and bold brown geometrics all within a calm off white scheme abundant with classical motifs such as the egg and dart mouldings.
The iconic Porta Romana Duck Feet Lamp with a bespoke purple Ikat fabric shade. Bespoke joinery and mirror were designed to complement the scheme.
The Family TV Room/Playroom – there is a marked change from the Chevron wooden flooring on the Upper Ground floor to stone flooring in a Roman pattern on the Lower Ground floor. We have used the same reference to geometric pattern and art which brings out the contemporary to balance the classic.
A conservatory style extension with a classic roof lantern was designed and creates a dining area where the client requested bold wallpaper. And bold we went – the combination of dark brown and navy is elegant and brave, our clients' existing Hermes dinner service in green complements the scheme and brings a freshness and lightness to what could appear heavy.
The animal theme runs through the house.
The relationship between the kitchen, dining area and garden beyond. The Kitchen plan included the creation of a hidden utility Room, an essential addition for a busy family.
We were pleased with how the classic elements came together in the kitchen and formed a distinct look – against the much bolder look of the neighbouring dining area.
Typically washing up areas are designed around a window, here there is no such view, but the space is so elegant you don’t need more to look at.
A tailored cloakroom
with a co-ordinating tailored boot room.
Chevron wooden flooring on the Upper Ground floor leads to navy bordered runner up the original staircase.
The little details are what we really like – bespoke lampshades with navy silk trim that also matches the piping of the headboard, end of bed bench and contrast kick pleat to the valance of the bed.
We love the dark blue at the back of the bookshelves giving depth to the room and a lovely contrast to the accessories.
A dressing room was created which also acts as a walk through to the master ensuite – the style and detailing to the joinery is continued, as is the blue and white decorative scheme and Bird & Thistle design.
A true classic contemporary bathroom. We loved how this came together.
A view from the master ensuite back through the dressing room to the master bedroom beyond.
The children's bathroom, continuing the classic contemporary theme but with a little touch of fun for the family. We particularly liked designing the bespoke mirror, referencing the roman blind fabric but in reverse with green polka dots on cream.