I love an interior design show house. It’s the perfect place for designers to push the boundaries and explore ideas that have been tumbling around in their brains. They’re a show and tell, a veritable fountain of inspiration. Brooklyn Designer Show House by interior design firm Chused & Co.
This stunning Arts & Crafts home was in need of some tender loving care when this family moved in. Many of the original features were damaged and needed repair, and the owners wanted to return it to its former glory by keeping as much charm and authenticity as possible. But this is still a modern family home, so whilst renovation was important, equally important was the need to bring it up to date and make it functional for a young family. Original Arts & Crafts fireplaces were sourced and completely reinstated with newly fabricated wooden surrounds; vintage and antique furniture was placed alongside bespoke commissioned sofas and tables; patterned encaustic tiles provided a warm welcome in the entrance hallway, and aged oak parquet was laid seamlessly over existing floorboards, maintaining the integrity of the (albeit damaged) listed floor. The result is a warm and comforting family home that showcases the owners’ fabulous art collection, and allows them to enjoy the wonderful quirks of the building.
I just can’t get enough of Brooke Copp-Barton!! (Photography: Megan Taylor)
This maisonette flat running over the top two floors and loft of this Victorian terrace was a blank canvass and complete labour of love. The property was run down and in a sorry state of disrepair. The brief was to turn it into a warm and inviting family home for a working mum and her young son. What’s more, colour, pattern, eclectic touches and vintage finds were to be positively encouraged! With the requirement to store thousands of books we kept the vaulted ceiling and created bespoke wall to ceiling joinery to form the backdrop and heart of this open plan space.
I love how considered and unique this home is and the colours really make it homey. Designed by Chiswick (West London) based Brooke Copp-Barton.
In search of harmony between architectural perfection and the beauty of natural textures. His style typically mixes contemporary and historical elements with a solid understanding and deep respect for traditional building techniques and materials.
Belgian architect Benoît Viaene‘s portfolio has captivated me with his attention to detail and appreciation for soft edges and simplicity.
It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself to work on a weekend then it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Hawthorn Studio by Wallis Design.