Modernizing an Arts & Crafts home

Posted on Tue, 12 Mar 2019 by KiM

I wanted to share another to-die-for project by London design firm 2LG StudioA 5 bed Arts & Crafts home given our modern twist with contemporary craft and bespoke elements. It was love at first sight and we wanted to maintain the strong heritage of the architecture, whilst bringing it up to date with our new take. We created a bespoke colourway of our floral, handprinted, wallpaper (designed in collaboration with Custhom) and our hand knotted rug for FloorStory. Giving a through-line on the ground floor – our personal take on the nature inspired prints of William Morris. Much of the original oak panelling, doors and pillars is left lovingly exposed, with the rest of the home given a neutral base to let the artworks and antique pieces shine. The lighting in the hallway, and throughout in brass and black metal, has a leaf motif that is entirely appropriate for the Arts & Crafts movement, yet adds a modern wit.

A bespoke brass and oak dining table, commissioned by us from british design brand, Novocastrian, with contemporary chairs by Ercol, becomes the centrepiece of the home. 

The Liberty of London upholstery on the banquet seating giving another nod to the cultural heritage of the property. 

A contemporary makeover of a Victorian cottage

Posted on Tue, 12 Mar 2019 by KiM

I am in love with this home – particularly the meticulously appointed kitchen (complete with 2 sinks!!). Here are some details: the alteration of and addition to an existing Victorian cottage in Darling Point, Sydney. An exploration of finding the contemporary and grand within what is historic and compact, we have deliberately detailed the space in such a way that the handmade appears both youthful and reverential. As a result, this elegant four bedroom home appears as a delicate, slightly feminine study in the role of the contemporary classic. A beauty by Alexander & Co. (Photos: Tom Ferguson)

A moody and eclectic Georgian home in London

Posted on Sun, 10 Mar 2019 by KiM

I spotted another London location home gem on Shoot Factory and I’m digging the vibes of this 2300 sq ft beauty. Pluses: lots of plants, some dark and moody chill spaces, a lush backyard, shaggy puppy, photography art.

A garage converted into a family playroom

Posted on Fri, 8 Mar 2019 by KiM

If this isn’t the coolest hangout/games space/playroom I don’t know what is! When your client hands you a 12-car garage from the 1980’s it is time to get creative. Four bays became a play room complete with four Pullman-style queen bunk beds, a shop became a dining hall and party room, and three bays became an indoor sport court. Working with durable finishes, eclectic furnishings, and outdoor fabrics a bulletproof retreat was created for children of all ages. By Hoedemaker Pfeiffer.

Photos: Andrew Giammarco

This home could not be more fun!! LOVE IT!!! By 2LG StudioAn edwardian cottage in the charming setting of St Albans in need of modernisation. We re-designed the entire property, added a large kitchen extension, first floor extension and loft, doubling the size of the property to make a characterful family home. The clients passion for travel, the sea and surfing, is evident throughout with many items sourced from salvage yards and antique shops in Sri Lanka. The striking blue pillars are a great example. Throughout the property we specified bespoke encaustic tiling, patterned carpet, exposed plaster, floral wallpaper and vintage lighting to give a lived in, eclectic home that reflects the warmth of the family. In the kitchen, custom cement island in pale blue and grey swirls compliments the solid wood worktops and impressive range cooker. This happy home has a through-line of  bold colour that brings it life, something that is a signature of our design work.