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.
Copper lamp shades coordinate with the copper and brass theme throughout the ground floor.
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.
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.
Three-storey stairwell with designer pendants.
A mid-century modern vintage piece.
Floor and wall tiles laid in an interesting pattern along with a freestanding stone bath gives a warm Moroccan feel to this room.
Vintage drawer unit cut down and wall-mounted to support basin.
Shabby-chique teenage girl’s bedroom with soft wallpaper and lilac woodwork. The dark grey window frames provide continuity thought the house.