This project involved remodelling and upgrading a rather tired Edwardian mansion flat in Maida Vale. Although the original layout has largely been retained, the relationships between the various spaces have been improved.
The entrance hall has been slightly narrowed in order to gain some additional space in the adjacent Study. However, by aligning the raised openings along the sides and to either end, the illusion of space and light has increased.
The resultant symmetry draws the eye away from a number of 'secret' cupboard doors. A sliding door allows the study to be located off when privacy is required. At other times, this space is an annexe to the entrance hall.
A palette of stained oak built-in joinery and light oak floorboards has been used throughout the flat. Various recesses, niches and shelving units have been designed to show off our clients' artworks to the best advantage, as well as providing ample storage for books.
The bathrooms are fitted-out with travertine tiling and Dornbracht fitments, and are designed to be as light and airy as possible. Toiletries are kept out-of-sight inside the built-in medicine cabinets.
Several smaller rooms were knocked-together to form a large kitchen/dining space with ample built-in storage and shelving.
This is the concept design layout, which was largely implemented.
These are a couple of concept design sketches of the kitchen and entrance hall.