This bijoux 2 bedroom flat in the heart of Victoria is used as a pied-a-terre by its owners who live outside of London. Set in a beautiful turn of the century apartment block, the basement flat was bursting with period features – it was simply tired, unloved and in need of a complete refresh. The brief was simple – inject colour, charm and warmth and turn this functional flat into an inviting home from home – whilst being respectful of the history and grandeur of the building. First step was to look at the layout, remove unnecessary stud walls and open up the (albeit tiny) entrance hall and kitchen. We then added colour and texture through selecting rich and sumptuous fabrics – and adding brass accents and reclaimed fixtures to give the flat an authentic, lived in feel. Antique, vintage and modern furniture sit alongside each other, with a vibrant blue/green colour thread weaving coherently throughout each room.
Another incredibly charming and functional project by Brooke Copp-Barton.
Photography: Megan Taylor
A full, back-to-brick remodelling of a family home on the edge of Tooting Common saw interior design studio A New Day place a stunning kitchen in the middle of an open-plan living space that reimagines the ground floor. Dining at the front of the house and living area opening to the garden all connected by the herringbone floor. The house with its ample storage uses colour and texture to create an unpretentious but simply beautiful family home.
Photography by Anna Stathaki
Hands up who is tired of beige-on-beige monochrome rooms? Hands up who craves colour and fun? Justine Guillermou of Rainbow Shaker is a French interior designer who recently moved to the UK. Her work is colourful and playful incorporating raw and industrial materials like wood, metal and construction materials like OSB. She shared one of her recent projects Bow Brook, an apartment in a converted schoolhouse. What a transformation! Tired, nondescript spaces are now vibrant and fun.
Photography by Justine Guillermou of Rainbow Shaker
Hound House is a newly built built country home in the Oxfordshire countryside, designed by hám interiors. They used reclaimed materials which adds such beautiful touches to this home and leads you to believe it’s been around for centuries. The flooring choices really make this home shine.
“Cloudy blue and terracotta tones immerse the home’s front heritage rooms, lending a feeling of intimacy and seclusion. To the rear, an elegant kitchen sleeves into the dining space, finished with shiplap cladding and leather banquette seats, with framed views to the garden. Pale celadon, eggshell and taupe tones forge an understated yet sophisticated palette, enlivened by bursts of geometric tiling in the entry and rolling cloud wallpaper in the powder room; a reflection of the family’s light-hearted disposition.”
Colour and light play together in this reworking of an Edwardian home in inner Melbourne weaving their magic to create a stylish, liveable family home. Park House by Melbourne-based interior designer Georgina Jeffries.
Photography by Cricket Photography Studio