Fitzrovia Townhouse, London W1
This 3,000 sq ft property was transformed from a warren of small and dark rooms to a series of light-filled living spaces.
The entire property was taken back to a shell and new extensions built on 4 floors. The ground floor was completely given over to a huge kitchen and family room with a double formal reception room on the first floor. 3 bedroom suites were created and the top floor opened up to give a light flooded multi-use room with a roof terrace overlooking the rooftops of the West End. CAT 5 & 6 infrastructure was installed throughout to allow multimedia access in every room including the cinema room installed in the basement.
Decoratively we used a very tight palette with tones of grey beautifully offsetting the washed oak floors.
Saffron Hill, London EC1
The owner of this industrial conversion fell in love with the space, proportions and views but was less keen on the industrial aesthetic of raw concrete and slate flooring from the late 1990s fit out.
Maintaining the existing layout, we reconfigured and re-fitted the kitchen, installed two luxury bathrooms and redesigned the ceiling with bespoke lighting channels. We also replaced some bulky fitted furniture with bespoke cabinetry, sharpened up the architectural detailing and laid black walnut flooring throughout.
The furnishing brief was contemporary, comfortable and simple to complete a refined and relaxed living space.
Gee Street Show Apartment,
We were approached by the selling agents to dress the penthouse of this new development on the Clerkenwell / Shoreditch border. The brief was to make the apartment appeal to the typically design-led Clerkenwell market but equally to the more eclectic tastes of the Shoreditch demographic.
The apartments were designed by renowned architects Munkenbeck + Partners and were very much a blank canvas with feature concrete walls and white poured resin floors.
We injected some colour by teaming some classic modern designs in funky colours and added a more whimsical element with a few bohemian and vintage finds.
Clerkenwell Loft, London EC1
The owner of this factory conversion asked us to update the main living area to provide a more contemporary aesthetic.
We contrasted white-oiled oak flooring with a dark grey kitchen and polished concrete worktops. The brushed brass detailing on the kitchen rail references the centrepiece of the scheme, an 8' x 4' sliding panel in polished brass which conceals the entrance to the sleeping area.
Brewery Square, London EC1
The Clock House at Brewery Square had been empty for a number of years when the client approached us for advice with a view to buying the property. As the building is listed, and is one of the few remaining parts of a Victorian brewing complex, it was felt that the best approach would be to undertake a 'light touch' restoration and to furnish it using many of the client's existing pieces and artwork.
There were few remaining original features other than the beautiful staircase and tessellated hallway, so we played on the building's industrial connection by exposing some of the brickwork and leaving the fireplaces unadorned. In the basement a stone floor was recreated and the supporting floor beams left exposed to create an atmospheric and intimate space in contrast to the light and restful neutrality of the upper floors.
The result is a beautifully airy and relaxed home, which is simultaneously simple and grand.
Polesworth Abbey Gatehouse, Warwickshire
The Gatehouse, which dates from 1350, was in a semi-derelict state when funding was secured in 2009 to restore the property and make it available for vacation stays. Working closely with the architects and the trustees, we devised a decorative scheme that reflected the medieval history of the building while providing a welcoming place to stay.
The overall effect is traditional and comfortable with a few splashes of bold colour, which really shows the craftsmanship of the original building and the beautifully executed intervention which will secure this incredible building's future for generations to come.