An off-the-peg scheme, designed by a developer, did nothing to reflect the exciting, contemporary architecture of this new built home. Time to ditch the ‘vanilla’ and inject some personality.
A young family bought this newly built home from a property developer. They loved its location in Hampstead, north London, a neighbourhood with a village feel bordered by heathland and woods, but weren’t keen on the generic, luxury look the developer had chosen for its interior.
The house is minimal and contemporary, yet its decor was more suited to a period home with high ceilings. The new owners wanted modern interior design, to complement the property’s exciting architecture.
We replaced the predictable, off-the-peg look the developers had used with a scheme that feels contemporary but also personal, designed to suit the owners’ sociable lifestyle. Huge picture windows in every room overlook ancient woodland, so inviting nature in was also important. This was to be a design-conscious but relaxed home, that wears its luxury fixtures and finishes lightly.