INTERIOR DESIGN, PROJECT MANAGEMENT OF RENOVATION & INTERIOR STYLING
Built in 1901, this Edwardian semi-detached house had many of its original features still intact, but was mainly needing bringing up to date and modernising in the style of the owners, who already had an interesting collection of mid-century modern furniture.
Working on the principle of keeping all the external elements (ceilings, walls and floors) traditional, we replaced modern radiators with cast iron and period radiators. In the living and dining rooms, we re-instated matching marble fireplaces and slate hearths and, in the kitchen, which was the room most devoid of features, we put back in all the cornicing, architrave, high skirting boards and ceiling rose, in keeping with the existing original features. All grounded by sanded-back original floors, finished in Jacobean Oak and a glossy floor glaze. All the original sash windows were also repaired, refurbished and draught-proofed.
We balanced this traditionalism with the owner's mid-century modern furniture and other vintage finds which we sourced to suit. As the owners did not want a run-of-the-mill kitchen, we customised units with specially-sourced steel legs to look like the mid-century furniture that was elsewhere.