West Wimbledon Rear Extension
I’m sharing with you a little corner of my own home. I’m always working on other people’s interiors so I wanted to live and work in a space that was pared back and calm, giving me a little breathing space. This open plan living space has to work hard, it’s where we cook, eat, play and relax as family and with so many uses in one space I wanted the design to have a focus on lightness and brightness. I used a muted colour palette of natural and neutral tones and layers and textures to create a welcoming and calm interior.
I love the views out onto the garden and the interior has been designed to bring the outside in. In the summer we throw open the bi-fold doors to create an extended outdoor living space perfect for entertaining.
The space has softened over the years. I first wanted a white gallery-style space. However, I found that the white walls felt too cold in the winter and the space needed more warmth and natural materials. I love layering textures and lighting rather than adding bold colours. I love good British design and I’m slowly filling this room with some stunning statement pieces from Tom Raffield, BTC, Ercol and Jim Lawrence that make this room feel homely and lived in. Currently, as like so many families with small children, I’m constantly battling with the balance of plastic toys and maintaining a relaxing family home so this space will evolve and adapt to our family as it grows. It’s certainly not a show home as I want my family to feel comfortable and to enjoy this space while giving them lovely memories.