This two-floor floor and decrease floor ground fashionable residence has been transformed from a 4 storey Victorian home in north-west London.
This good-looking historic-meets-contemporary condo seems to be prefer it belongs to a glamorous younger couple with a thriving social life, and though that’s an apt description, on the flip aspect additionally they have three rising youngsters – and a pet. That it so efficiently combines sturdiness with magnificence is all the way down to each the couple’s design aesthetic, and the talent of inside designer Cherie Lee of Cherie Lee Interiors (opens in new tab).
The couple – he works in non-public funding and he or she is a keep at residence mum – had found Cherie on Instagram, discovering her design ethos matched their very own they usually labored as a staff to create a contemporary and cohesive look that functioned for all of the household.
‘The couple had already purchased two residences on this giant Victorian home in north-west London and transformed them into one giant lateral residence,’ says Cherie. ‘However they felt the format was disjointed and didn’t circulation correctly.’
When she got here onboard it was largely a shell with little furnishings, and the kitchen was sited in what’s now the media room. ‘The spouse felt shut away from visitors when entertaining and from the household on a everyday foundation,’ says Cherie. ‘So the precedence was to relocate the kitchen to a extra outstanding place and to create a design for it that blended with the general aesthetic of the bottom ground residing house.’
Consolation was of the essence right here with deep, outsized, seating. Steel doorways with reeded glass for curiosity shut off the open-plan house if required.
It is a multifunctional house, designed to sit down with a espresso, play a household board sport, or for the kids to do their homework (which is normally piled excessive with cushions), slightly than retreating to separate bedrooms.
‘Consolation was key together with conserving an natural really feel to the supplies used – pure stones, wealthy timber and relaxed textiles,’ says Cherie. A way of understated luxurious pervades the house with the mix of the prevailing darkish herringbone wooden flooring, moulded ceilings and dramatic lighting.
Stunning bespoke furnishings was price investing in, say the homeowners. It caters precisely for his or her wants and makes the house particular person.
It was determined that the backdrop can be a heat, impartial palette with darkish timber accents. ‘The couple have been open to the usage of shade and playfulness (just like the foxed glass cocktail bar and the cloud ceiling within the teenager’s bed room) if included in the precise method,’ says Cherie.
The versatile design concepts means the house works onerous for its cash. The bar will be closed off when visitors go residence and the seating across the desk can develop (with moveable banquettes) to carry twelve. In addition to offering ample storage, the bar space has an ingenious secret door which ends up in a cloakroom.
There’s a intelligent hidden door to a cloakroom subsequent to the bar, which itself will be shut off when the household should not entertaining. The entire unit supplies ample storage.
Essential to the brand new format was inserting the trendy kitchen alongside a wall the place it felt an natural a part of the residing house. Designed in understated stone with hid home equipment, it flows harmoniously into the sitting and eating areas which result in the television room.
‘Every member of the family will be in a person house but nonetheless basically be in a single room,’ says Cherie. A mixture of pure supplies was used to make sure that the house felt calm and a part of the lounge, slightly than too utilitarian.
Essential bed room
Intelligent design concepts proceed within the bedrooms. The couple’s bed room, in cosseting earthy shades, has a wrap round headboard to border the sleeping space and an indulgent walk-in closet concept and ensuite.
Cherie waned to design a headboard that stretched the whole wall and actually helped to border the sleeping space. The colour palette was darkish with earthy accents and contrasts with the lightness of the seating space adjoining.
‘There may be undoubtedly a proper nature to some areas, impressed by the tall ceilings and unique structure of the house however the purchasers wished to keep away from it wanting too glamorous or showy. The balancing act was important,’ says Cherie.
The bedrooms have ensuite bathe room concepts whereas this household rest room is hardwearing but dramatic.
Daughter’s bed room
The youngsters’s rooms dip into delicate shades of pink and blue, every with an outsized pinboard for expressing creativity. Massive objects, such because the assertion headboards are stored impartial for longevity.
A transitional room that may evolve to early maturity, balancing enjoyable and class in simply the precise quantities whereas an outsized pinboard, creating a house workplace really feel, provides a lot of house for self-expression with out harm to the partitions.
Son’s bed room
Easy, timeless design signifies that though the son of the household is just eight, his room will evolve as he grows. A nook was used to create a enjoyable work space to encourage creativity.
See extra: A brand new format and earthy tones has utterly remodeled this south London semi