Notting Hill Flat
Our clients had recently bought this purpose-built flat in a 1960s block near Kensington Gardens. Although the building was well designed with generous room sizes and good natural lighting, this flat had been characterlessly updated in the 1980s. The bland makeover obscured much of the simple appeal of its original design. The clients came to us with many imaginative renovation ideas and a passion for good design. We engaged in lively design sessions and found ourselves the more cautious ones, warning about over-designing and overspending.
Before long, we agreed on a general approach and all spent a great deal of time making it work as perfectly as possible. The idea was to create a welcoming, stylish contemporary feeling while respecting the building’s original character, using colour, lighting and finishes strategically to transcend limited ceiling heights and rather boxy spaces.