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North Oxford family home renovation by Element Studios

North Oxford Family Home Renovation by Element Studios

This project was an extensive renovation of a large, 3-storey detached family home in North Oxford. The ground floor was significantly enlarged, enabling a re-think of the layout and usage of the whole of the ground floor, and upwards throughout the house.

The focus of family life is round the kitchen, and they wanted to open this up and link it with a TV area, dining and through to the living room, where a real fire was important.

North Oxford Family Home Renovation by Element Studios
North Oxford Family Home Renovation by Element Studios

Copper lamp shades coordinate with the copper and brass theme throughout the ground floor.

North Oxford Family Home Renovation by Element Studios

Bespoke built-in bookcases to maximise book storage, painted to coordinate with the adjacent wall.

The client wanted to keep the warmth and feel of the house, but bring it up to date with clean lines, clever design ideas and mixing up their old furniture (some of it now re-upholstered!) with a more modern feel.

North Oxford Family Home Renovation by Element Studios
North Oxford Family Home Renovation by Element Studios

An open-plan living room and study, divided by a wall with double-sided glass-fronted wood stove.

The client's original furniture was re-upholstered in contemporary colours and fabrics.

North Oxford Family Home Renovation by Element Studios

Three-storey stairwell with designer pendants.

North Oxford Family Home Renovation by Element Studios

A mid-century modern vintage piece.

North Oxford Family Home Renovation by Element Studios

Floor and wall tiles laid in an interesting pattern along with a freestanding stone bath gives a warm Moroccan feel to this room.

North Oxford Family Home Renovation by Element Studios
North Oxford Family Home Renovation by Element Studios

Vintage drawer unit cut down and wall-mounted to support basin.

North Oxford Family Home Renovation by Element Studios

Shabby-chique teenage girl's bedroom with soft wallpaper and lilac woodwork. The dark grey window frames provide continuity thought the house.

North Oxford Family Home Renovation by Element Studios
North Oxford Family Home Renovation by Element Studios

Caustic tiled floor and brick-bond flat metro-style wall tiles in en-suite bathroom.

North Oxford Family Home Renovation by Element Studios
North Oxford Family Home Renovation by Element Studios

North Oxford Family Home Renovation by Element Studios. Photography by Paul Craig.