We often get asked to re-plan the existing layout of properties: the clients may be concerned of lack of storage or of areas that do not function well, lack of light, rooms that are too small or just simply a change of lifestyle or the needs of a growing family.
After taking a detailed survey of the house and listening to the client’s needs and desires we prepare a few options for the clients to choose from and advise the best way to furnish it, with existing or new pieces.
Choosing colours for the decoration is possibly the single area that our clients feel more nervous about.
We have a vast experience of colour schemes taking in to account factors like the aspect of the room, its size, the furniture and fittings and the client’s taste.
Studio 29 has created neutral schemes, schemes to suit a particular architectural style, combination inspired by pieces beloved by the clients and schemes with vibrant colours to set off art collections.
The clients had been searching for a new home for a while and had found this property located in a Conservation Area overlooking Holland Park.
The current layout of the house was not suitable for the new owners and they appointed us for the full service.
We re-designed the layout, moving the circulation space to the centre of to the floor plan, so that the main rooms could benefit from the views the extra natural light.
Following Planning Approval the house was completely stripped out. The construction works included new steel work for the central staircase, a new low energy LED lighting system, underfloor heating, insulation to the external walls and roof and new plumbing system with water softener and pressure booster.
A neutral interior scheme highlights the views as well as capitalising on the natural light. With the use of simple timber, glass and grey hues the property has been given a soft minimal look.
Outside the rear and front gardens have been re-planned in collaboration with a landscape designer and gardener to create a low maintenance garden.
“Thank you so much indeed for the photobook. It is really wonderful with some fabulous photos. It reminded us of what a long way we have come and how you guided us so expertly through the whole process. Looking through the plans and the old photos made us so excited again and it was a real thrill to think about all the fun of it. We miss not coming to meetings where you would reveal the next batch of exciting plans! Thank you for all your work. You really did an amazing job and we are so lucky to be here in the house and so lucky to have worked with you.”
The clients approached us after buying a Grade II listed Victorian house which was in a state of disrepair and divided into flats. They wished to return the property to a single dwelling for their young family.
This was the first time the clients had carried out a refurbishment project and so was a new experience for them and they asked us to be helped in the process.
We designed a new layout which allowed all the bedrooms and living areas to be re-sized whilst respecting the policies set out for a Grade II listed house.
A new rear extension serves as dining room and a faces a terrace which commanded beautiful views over the garden.
The many original features – such as the winding staircase, Victorian fireplaces and ceiling mouldings – were repaired and restored.
New lighting is designed to lit up the basement ceilings to visually enhance the height and to highlight features and bespoken joinery fullfills the storage needs of a modern family.
The result is a traditional interior with light modern touches.
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