Full House Renovation, Wandsworth
Interior Design of a Semi-detached Edwardian home in Wandsworth. This house underwent a full remodel which included the creation of a larger kitchen area, larger bathroom on the first floor and a loft area with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. The brief was to provide some Interior Design support to all the rooms in the house with the main focus on the Kitchen, Dining and Living rooms as well as the Main Bedroom and the Bathrooms. The clients were keen to reflect the character of the property and create a traditional and neutral space in each of the rooms but possibly with a slight twist on the normal cream walls and wooden furniture. They wanted a design that was ‘cosy’ but not too cluttered. They were also keen to create a ‘wow’ feature of their downstairs W.C.
This living room is a very traditional relaxed and cosy space, with a neutral colour scheme and using texture as the detail than colour. The walls are painted in 'Purbeck Stone' & 'Strong White' by Farrow & Ball to provide a calm, relaxed feel and we have used a traditional shaded chandelier for the room to complement this design and chrome picture lights which help reflect the style of this property.
For the dining room, we have continued with the traditional theme but added some more contemporary items as this area leads into the kitchen which definitely has a more contemporary feel with aluminium bi-fold doors and a high vaulted ceiling. We chose a Cole & Son floral wallpaper in a soft grey with ‘Lamp Room Grey’ paint by Farrow & Ball on the walls above the picture rail and behind the kitchen. This, along with some contemporary glass wall lights and a lovely cluster pendant help create a relaxing dining space which, along with the dresser and table and chairs provide a lovely transition between traditional and contemporary.
The kitchen was a different space altogether in this design as it was created with a more contemporary feel in mind. We chose a light grey kitchen complemented by a marble worktop and contrasting dark tiled floor which was extended outside to provide continuity into the outdoor terrace. To reflect the contemporary feel of this space, we added a glass table and brightly coloured chairs. The room is painted in White with Farrow & Ball’s ‘Downpipe’ on the feature wall which complements the space and provide some focus.
We also had some input into the bathrooms of the house which were decorated with a contemporary Victorian style to them however the downstairs cloakroom had a much more contemporary feel. This was a tiny room but the clients wanted to make a feature of this space and create something striking. We used a beautiful dragonfly wallpaper from ‘Harlequin’ to decorate all the walls of this space and complemented this with a large brass circular mirror and glass wall lights to provide a really lavish feel to this space.
As you can see, this house progresses in feel as you move through the rooms, starting with traditional in the front Living Room and moving to a more contemporary feel as you move through the house towards the back into the kitchen/diner extension space. The use of texture and accessories has added to the style of this house and has helped provide the traditional, neutral feel the clients were looking for but with a contemporary twist!