Wimbledon Hill House Renovation
I first visited this home just before Flaherty Builders came to rip it apart. It was great to see the rooms and how they were used and what did and did not work for the family in this detached family home. Working with Malone Architecture, who created the vision of this home, we spent time with the client to understand how they wanted the home to feel, what was important for them to allow their daily lived to run smoothly and what would make this house a home to them, to tell their story and make it personal to them.
The clients had an understated design aesthetic with a love of earthly colours and a wonderful art and furniture collection they had collected over the years. It was an exciting project to be invited to work on and it was so lovely to work as a team with the architect and builder making the design process enjoyable and simple for everyone as we realised the clients dream. I created a neutral palette for the home and added colour and textural threads throughout in a sophisticated way which was sympathetic to the architecture. Wooden panelling was restored in the hallway and a lighting design was considered to give depth and layers to bring the fabric of the building to life as well as highlighting the artwork. Beautiful feature lighting was quietly introduced and hung like jewellery around the home.
The new extension to the rear of the home blended sympathetically with the traditional detailing through the use of clever materials. Dark green tones and stone was used in the kitchen to bring the garden into the home and was replicated in the bathroom and at the front of the home creating a consistency in materials throughout.
Storage was well thought out in this home allowing us to create bespoke joinery that maximised the space in a practical yet beautiful way. My favourite was a bespoke hallway coat storage unit and a tailored dressing room that makes getting dressed everyday a pleasure.