YEAR 2019 | SIZE 115m² | CLIENT Richard
This family flat in North London was totally renovated. The main goal of the flat renovation was to make space for an open plan area, two bedrooms, 1 studio, and 2 bathrooms.
The clients wanted to achieve a modern looking family flat with a hint of exoticism. In the first meeting, they explained they explained their interest in eclectic designs. They wanted to mix the things they loved in a way that worked well in their space. The preferred style for Richard was industrial, while his wife was keen for a boho style instead.
We created an initial mood board taking into account the brief, everything we discussed and their preferences. The idea of mixing styles and creating one design with industrial and boho elements was very interesting and we were ready to explore the possibilities.
The design of the open plan needed to be as practical as possible and it was important to maximise the potential of these areas as much as possible. The dark floors, the kitchen cabinets in dark grey, and the white walls create an elegant timeless look.
The dining area and the kitchen follow the same principle. At the same time that functional, an industrial style table plays with two Nordic style chairs to highlight the modern vibe of the apartment.
The black and golden industrial bookcases on the main wall are in contrast with the boho mirror, rug, and cushions in the living room. We attended all these details to create contrast and make both styles work combining all the elements within the same neutral colour theme.
For the bedroom, the clients wanted to achieve plenty of storage, a big bed, and a small workspace. The dark frame of the bed, as a central piece, stands out in front of the marble texture wallpaper, and two different side tables with pendant lamps above them break the symmetry, adding interest to this part of the room. The rug also helps to create contrast between the dark floors and as a consequence, it makes the bed the center of attention even more.
The wardrobe was planned in front of the bed. This wall had a chimney and building structure protruding in its middle area. As a consequence, we designed the wardrobe with shelves in the middle. The lower shelf makes the desk they wanted and all the elements are completely integrated in the design of their bedroom.
Regarding the kid’s bedroom, they wanted to keep it simple and as tidy as possible, at the same time that putting some fun details in it.
We thought about a white and green colour palette. The main elements in white, in contrast with the shelves and soft elements in green. To create a playfully modern look we decided to add a beautiful vinyl to make the room stand out. A geometric green bear vinyl was great for this design.
In the third room of the apartment, they decided to create a home office to be able to work from home when necessary. With bespoke design and simple lines we created a design that encourages attention and motivates productivity.
As always, we tried to make the most of the available space and a bespoke table with a simple and clever design maximises the potential of the workspace. Also, a shelf above the table comes handy for items of regular use and a big bookshelf serves as decoration and practical storage for this room.
The main goal of this renovation and its design was to create a realistic, beautiful and practical flat for a specific family lifestyle.
Sometimes, mixing styles is the best solution to achieve a design that pleases the whole family. If the styles are properly mixed, the elements accurately selected, and the selection of colour palette is the good one for them, it can result in an amazing beautiful design that improves the whole family everday .
What our clients say about us
“I wasn’t sure about what style worked best for my flat renovation and my family until Tania gave us a few ideas about it. It was very helpful to discuss with her our ideas and needs. She was determined to mix all our requests and to make something personal and special with them.”
Richard, owner of this property and client of The White Interior