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This Edwardian home needed complete renovation and redesign to accommodate a growing family with space to entertain and a home office.
The project was approached in two stages so that the loft and 1st floor could be completed to allow the family to move in while the rear extension was in progress. We worked with a local architect to create the loft space and ground floor extension.
The Loft conversion added a bedroom, dressing room and bathroom. This enabled us to redesign the 1st floor turning three rooms and part of the landing into a large master bedroom and en suite with french doors overlooking the garden.
The brief was to create a large multi functional living space with volume, light and to link with the garden.
A large extension with a curved zinc roof was added to create volume. A section of roof curved in the opposite direction links with the house’s original roofline.
Frameless glazing sits above full width sliding doors that pull back to reveal an open corner. This integrates the living space and garden allowing the family to enjoy the outdoors all year around, something that was really important in this design.
The counter-curve creates an elliptical window that along with the rooflights, clerestory glass, sliding doors and frameless glass together exploit the natural play of light within the space.
Lighting is a top priority in my designs. Automated lighting controls were used to enhance design features and allow the light to be easily controlled, creating the right ambiance and levels of task lighting needed.
An eco-space studio was integrated into the garden to house the office space and a family gym.
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This Edwardian home needed total refurbishment and redesign to make the space work for its new family. It was completed in two stages.
We added Veluxes Cabrio balconies to the loft bedroom, and all Velux’s were extended lower to enable clearer views of the surrounding landscape.
The shower room was completely redesign and updated to suit a teenager.
The whole floor was re-designed to create a double aspect master bedroom with french doors and a large new bathroom was added.
Space was cleverly taken to create a cloak cupboard with little impact to any existing rooms. In the snug, we removed part of the wall to allow more light and views of the garden into what was previously a very dark and enclosed room.
The client wanted to extend and build a large open-plan kitchen with a dining and relaxed seating area. We worked with an architect to help achieve this brief.
A curved glass wall was incorporated into the dining area and is a stunning focal point, complementing the circular dining table and chandelier.
Natural daylight floods in through the clerestory glass, 3m high sliding doors and bespoke roof lights.
Lighting is so important for accentuating design features, creating atmosphere and dealing with daily tasks. We fitted a Lutron system here to access various scenes at the touch of a button.
A sedum roof was used on the extension, increasing the project’s green credentials, improving insulation and looking fabulous from the first floor.
The garden terrace, paths and pergola were redesigned to complement the shapes of the new extension.
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The brief was to design a light and multi-functional room that allows space for dining, working and a seating area to sit and relax.
Kitchen and Garden Room
This octagonal extension was designed by a local architect and we worked on the interior design to help choose colours, furniture and fittings.
Originally configured as a separate bathroom and loo we filled in the high level window and created a central window to unite the space and create balance. The hot water tank was upgraded to a mega-flow and re-sited in the loft to allow space for a walk in shower.
Bespoke cabinetry at the end of the bath and the mirror fronted cabinet were spray painted and colour-matched to the sink vanity unit.
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The property needed refurbishing and updating. A gentleman’s flat designed to reflect his personality and incorporate existing pieces. Storage was almost non-existent so this was a major priority. Plenty of bespoke carpentry enabled us to maximise storage in the available space.
There was no existing fireplace, so the chimney was lined and a new limestone mantelpiece and fire were installed.
Cabinetry was built in either side of the chimney-breast to address the lack of storage and spray painted to achieve a professional finish.
We installed a bespoke wardrobe and bedside cabinets which were spray painted to achieve a satin smooth finish. The interiors were designed to accommodate the client’s needs.
The client’s priority in this room was for a separate bath and shower, which was achieved with very careful spatial planning.
The frameless glass used for the shower and the continuation of the tiling in the shower area creates a feeling of space and allows total flexibility in sizing the shower area.
A mirror wall above the sink adds light and continues the illusion of space.
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This was a whole house refurbishment back in 2008. We have chosen to just two bathrooms from this project.
We wanted to create a warm and relaxing space to unwind in. Textured tiles were used on the back wall and in the shower. This creates a wonderful effect as low-level lighting washes across the tiles, highlighting the texture.
Bespoke mirror fronted cabinets were made to increase storage and the feeling of space and they reflect the light around the room.
This is a small room and we used a mirror wall and a frameless glass shower to create a feeling of space. The horizontal matt glass tiles offer a crisp clean line to the design.