Further Shortlist Success: Keir Townsend for the Living Space UK Award

Keir Townsend are celebrating further shortlist success in the ID&A Awards 2014 with their project in Bramham Gardens, London for the Living Space UK Award.

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The walls of this apartment were knocked out to create one space for the kitchen/dining/ sitting room and to make movement around the apartment as easy and comfortable as possible. Surfaces in a palette of neutral, light tones in a variety of materials and textures create a visual perception of space – polished plaster is a favourite as this material reflects light. In this room every cm of space has been cleverly utilized so that it doesn’t appear cluttered. Splashes of colour have been introduced through the use of soft furnishings.

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The bespoke kitchen cabinetry was designed by Keir Townsend and made to order by their joinery specialists. The splash backs are in antiqued bronze mirror glass with safety backing and polished edges, and the dining table and chairs and chandelier are all bespoke and were too commissioned by the interior designers. The floor is tiled in textured ceramic tiles designed to look and feel like wood, providing a continuous practical flooring material that runs from the kitchen to the seating zone into the corridor and the bathroom.

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In the en-suite bathroom, Irina Townsend chose LED lighting to dramatically illuminate the basin in this small bathroom. The basin itself is made from recycled glass and lit from beneath with warm LEDs to create a stunning effect. The taps are in crystal and the cabinets are all bespoke.

Wall tiles are glass backed with silver and antique gold leaf. Emperador ceramic tiles were chosen for the walls and mosaic tiles in the shower. Floor tiles are ceramic, textured wood effect.

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Monochrome colours and a variety of textures and finishes have again been used to create a feeling of space in this relatively small but luxurious bedroom.