Owl Design Ltd have been shortlisted for Interior Design Scheme – UK Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2020.
The brief for Owl Design Ltd was to create a home in which they could grow as a family but enjoy now too – pre-family. With their love of mid-century design and geometric patterns our styles were a perfect match. The designers aimed to create a home that added colour, pattern and texture, but in an understated way, and provide the perfect back drop for their existing mid-century pieces, along with acquiring some more along the way.
The space had to function as a sanctuary from their busy working lives but also as a great entertaining space. With their love of cooking, cocktails and music the kitchen was always going to be the hub of the house and had to work hard as well as looking the part. Owl Design Ltd turned the front room into a ‘snug’, with a black ceiling and a log burner and cosy, rich toned seating.
The master bedroom became their very own hotel room to retreat to, right at the top of the house, with a full wall-width bespoke wooden headboard and venetian plastered en-suite shower room. Another of the client’s requests was to have a coherent story running through the house, and not to lose the 1930s feel of the property feel altogether. Although the kitchen room looks incredibly modern, the designers took the black from the new steel and glass doors and ran that though the property with details such as door bars, hinges, sockets and switches. Owl Design Ltd sourced Bakelite handles and designed a new art deco inspired glazing for the front door.
Each room flows to one another smoothly, even if they are completely different in style or colour (the front room for instance). There is also an inviting feel to the space as a whole, the original mid-century furniture and lighting helps to make the space feel unpretentious and welcoming.