Mixing old and new in a London home

Posted on Sun, 22 May 2016 by KiM

I found this 5 bedroom West London terrace home on Shoot Factory and was instantly intrigued. The house has recently been extended to include a super sleek concrete inspired kitchen and dining space. A truly unique space – the floor, kitchen island, dining table, and seating is all constructed from almost seamless concrete. Finished with grey elm joinery, the kitchen-come-living space is beautifully simplistic and light. The exterior of the extension is made up of large expanse of glass and clad in rusted corten steel. The front sitting room provides a more traditional feel with bay window, herringbone flooring, original cornicing and ceiling rose, and beautiful marble fireplace. I feel like the concrete in the kitchen is a bit overkill….maybe if it didn’t run partially up the walls too and the bench at the built-in table was made of wood instead. Regardless the cabinets are gorgeous and I love the subtle tile backsplash. I have also fallen head over heels for that grey subway tile in the bathroom and may try and find something similar for my bathroom reno (likely cheaper than the marble subway tile I was thinking of using).

Liza says:

Love this one.

Shannon says:

Love so much. Where is the coverlet on the bed from? Love it!

Annie says:

The only thing I would change is the concrete bench with the table. I like the wooden chairs and would have them on both sides. As much as I like concrete it does need the softening of wood.

Holland says:

Yet another of the semi-minimalist ilk seen thousands of times before. How about some fresh design instead of tired, derivative stuff?

KiM says:

@Holland – I don't find this tired or derivative which is why I featured it. Feel free to shoot us over any links to this fresh design you speak of if you think we need the help.

Beth says:

That coverlet!

Dean says:

"I don't find this tired or derivative…" Ditto. I love it!

Feizzer says:

Really awesome. I am refurbishing my house in France and wonder how you find the people to realize such a nice job at reasonable prices. Any advise welcome.

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