A beautiful 19th century Victorian era, Grade II listed semi-detached home over three levels was refurbished to suit the needs of a family of six in the leafy St Johns Wood neighbourhood of London. Our design celebrates and enhances the rich original features of the Victorian home such as the detailed cornice, high skirtings and marble fireplaces whilst enhancing the design with modern conveniences of technology such as automation, lighting and heating.
A rich walnut herringbone flooring with a brass strip border sets the warm tone for the main ground floor level, complimented by the dual tone of the doors and architraves. The double fronted living area is treated as two separate spaces that come together as one while entertaining. A warmer living space for the road facing TV and Music room with bespoke designed furniture pieces to accommodate the extensive music equipment of the owner is juxtaposed with the garden facing formal living room. Inspired by Victorian details, display shelves have been designed to fit on either side of the marble fireplace and act as an animated backdrop to the formal living room.
Whilst the floor, wall and ceiling colours at this level have been kept neutral, the richness and warmth is brought out by the selection and combination of fabrics of the furniture, persian carpets, window curtain detail and art.
Leaving the neutral tones on the main living space, rich colour tones are infused into the more personal spaces of the home. Each room is enhanced with beautifully designed joinery to cater to the storage needs of a large family. Carefully curated furniture, art and curtain design infuse the home with warmth.
The lower level with the dining room, kitchen and conservatory is the heart of the home. Bold colours and textures infuse warmth into the conservatory that has been converted into the main family room.