The project started life as two buildings from different periods, backing up on each other: the front, a gracious Georgian house; the rear a smaller Victorian house. The second floor lateral development presented the designer with beautifully proportioned rooms in the front section and a maze of smaller rooms, at a different level and with low ceilings, in the rear. The brief was to simplify the layout and maximise the feeling of spaciousness. The design team had to fit a generous master suite with dressing room, a smaller guest suite, a guest cloakroom, an open plan living/ dining area with small but fully equipped kitchen, and as much storage as possible, into 120sqm.
When it came to furnishings, the brief was once again simple and natural, warm and comfortable. The team at London Land Interiors selected wool and viscose rugs in creamy tones for the reception and bedrooms, and cream textured silks, with sheer natural linen for the window treatments. Colours are all soft neutrals with a splash of olive green in the master bedroom and burnt orange accents in the living room. They concentrated on layering textures and mixing natural materials to create interest. The finished product is an understated and luxurious home reminiscent of a comforting cashmere throw.