So this week I’m delighted to have completed on a little project that I’ve been working on for about 5/6 weeks. I was approached in January by an estate agent on behalf of a client – they were looking to refurbish a two bedroom flat in a great location in Angel, North London. The client lives abroad but wanted me to take a look to see how I could bring the space back to life a bit and update it … his description was to create a more contemporary but city-living like interior within the space.
This is what I was working with …
As soon as I confirmed the job I got to work putting together colour schemes and moodboards for the furniture for the Living Room and Bedrooms. The client was keen to create a clean and contemporary feel to the space and he wanted it to feel quite light too. This is what I suggested …
Once the design was accepted my contractor took over. I work with a great firm, Vine Construction, who work on alot of my major refurbishments. Reliable, efficient and knowledgeable I’d highly recommend them. By this point, I’d persuaded the client to refurbish both of the bathrooms. They needed some love and TLC so I suggested grey tiles in a brick effect which would look amazing against crisp white sanitary-ware:
The works took just over 3 weeks which was excellent. The floors were changed throughout, engineered wood in the living room and carpets throughout the rest of the space. We went for Cornforth White (my FAVOURITE colour) from Farrow & Ball. I love this colour because whilst elegant I think it is very flexible – it’s perfect for traditional and classic styles of interior design but it also works exceedingly well within a contemporary interior too.
So once the renovations were complete by Vine Construction the furniture was brought in and placed, the curtains hung and the beds dressed for the estate agent. I really liked the finish look of this project. Although it’s quite bare in some respects – there’s not much in the flat just yet as it is now being rented out – I love the colours used and the contemporary nature of the furniture to fit the brief.
I was also delighted that the client wanted to keep the dining table and chairs – the chairs are a dark wood with a deep green-blue leather upholstery and cool gold button detailing. They’re really interesting and different! I also kept the gold mirror – I like a bit of quirkiness in any space and think it also helps to bring more light into the living room (which is my favourite room by the way!)
What do you think of the project?