This tired and staid ex-rental apartment was transformed into a stunning family home, perfect for entertaining.
To create a kitchen with natural light we widened the kitchen and knocked through from the living and dining area. The dated bathrooms (which were triangular shaped) were modernised by using wall-hung vanity units and toilet pans. This gives an effective illusion of a much larger floor area.
Changing the staircase for one that climbed anti-clockwise made the hall feel less cramped. We also uncovered a hidden staircase below hall level. This is now a wine cellar. Finding and utilising additional space like this is always a bonus in Central London.
Secondary glazing was replaced to acoustic glass and all rooms were rewired and plastered to give the best finish. The old laminate floor was updated to a beautiful engineered oak.
All the bedrooms were designed to the brief of each occupant. The girls’ bedroom, was to be bold and fun. We used zesty orange and ivory with black as accent colour. The people-themed wallpaper acknowledges the busy London environment and gives an urban feel.
The boys wanted a London feel which was achieved by a combination of; funky wallpaper, rig lights, masculine black curtains and a striped fabric to inject a London bus red.
The master bedroom requirement was ‘hotel glamour’. We used purple accent colours to create enough warmth to convey a more homely touch. Emphasising elegant features such as the lights, tassel tiebacks and headboard gave a modern but classy result.