Run For The Hills husband and wife team Chris Trotman recently renovated a dated Victorian house in West London, which was previously set up as two unmodernised flats. It needed to be formally de-converted back into a family home before Planning could be granted for a side return and three room loft extension. The finished house is now a five-bedroom, three bathroom property. The team gutted the ground floor completely and reconfigured the layout, removing the ‘double’ front living/dining room that many people opt for, instead keeping a small ‘adult’ living room at the front, then a small utility/guest bathroom and then creating a really large open-plan ‘Family Space’ at the rear onto the garden. The house has a stylishly modern feel, with crittal doors throughout the ground floor. But the design also boasts dramatic, oversized decorative covings, flower petal ceiling roses and ‘vintage-feel’ but new herringbone floors, all of which keeps the house feeling warm, inviting and full of period character. The design also features lots of textured limewash paint, giving an overall feeling of vintage, lived-in charm, despite being freshly done.
Vintage mixed with modern, pale colours in the open spaces and darker colours in the smaller rooms make this home the perfect juxtaposition of old and new, dark and light. (Scroll to the end of this page for sources)