Interior design - Lewisham project


I'm delighted to finally be able to share this interior design project. I think it all started about 18 months ago when my client approached me for some help with the interiors of her new proposed extension. She and her husband were struggling to visualise how the space would work and had little help from their architect. They wanted something 'wow' but needed help in guiding them in the right direction. Although I'd not worked with George Evennett before, I'd seen his work and felt confident in recommending him. Together we steered the homeowners in a new direction, bringing life and enthusiasm back onto the project. 

The real eye candy of the interior (apart from the beautiful curved wall, designed by George), is the DeVol kitchen. The home owners are particularly enthusiastic cooks and it was important to get this space right in terms of usability and storage but equally important that it sits comfortably within the new space and didn't overwhelm it. This is why there are no wall units visible from the main living space.

Thank you Anna Stathaki, for the beautiful photographs. 

All the full height units (pantry cupboard, double fridge and double oven) are all neatly sited behind the wall and all the utilities including washing machine and dryer are hidden within the curved wall. 

All details were considered - the kitchen was designed to include space to house the full height sheer curtains when not in use. All the tv 'boxes' were hidden away and accessed by a Magic Eye and all storage was hidden behind seamless 'invisible' doors. In the image, below right, is one of the hidden cupboards - on the left, which hides the boiler and all of the coats and shoes. Key electrical points and light switches were made a feature with Buster and Punch fittings. 

The wall colours, Strong White and Purbeck Stone from Farrow & Ball, were selected to create a subtle backdrop and to highlight the owner's large modern art collection. And after spending a lot of time searching, a bespoke finish, oversized oak herringbone floor from Marmorea was selected. 

For the family bathroom, the client was particularly interested in using a mid-century piece of furniture, however there were some constraints in terms of the bathroom size, so it took a lot of planning to be able to fit it in and a lot of searching to find the right unit, however I hope you agree that it was worth the work and looks timeless with the beautiful brass taps and their developing patina.