Modern Comfort Mews House

Modern Comfort Mews House
Notting Hill, London
Creating Connectivity Between Interlocking Spaces

Designed by Guy Stansfeld Architects, we refurnished this three-bedroom Notting Hill property with the aim of creating connectivity between the many open-plan, interlocking spaces. Our brief was to temper the mood of its previous interiors which had been Brutalist in style and featured wooden and angular pieces with heavyweight materials.

Walnut joinery creates a warm focal point in the corner of the principle bedroom.
A pair of yellow upholstered bucket armchairs.

Bespoke and Antique Furniture for One-of-a-Kind Interiors

Our colour scheme also included paler hues of lighter blues, yellows and greys for the soft furnishings. A statement silk rug from Stark Rugs adds texture and complements the pair of vintage yellow bucket chairs. Working to create unique interiors, we sourced these from Talisman London, the iconic antiques showroom based in Chelsea’s design quarter and founded by Ken Bolan. The expansive principal bedroom occupies the entire second floor of the property, so we divided the space up by incorporating a study area, complete with a drape desk designed by Neri & Hu and a cushioned armchair from De La Espada.

A black leather desk creates a quiet study areas in the master bedroom.
A cracked gesso piece of art used as a headboard in this principle bedroom.

A UNIQUE HEADBOARD MADE FROM REPURPOSED MATERIALS

Also in the principal bedroom, a pair of baby blue and polished steel bedside tables frame the bed. To lift and lighten the bed area, a pair of chunky sculptural lucite table lamps were also placed on either side. For an unexpected and memorable take on a headboard, we repurposed a beautiful cracked gesso art panel from Rupert Bevan, specialists in exclusive hand finishes. This served as a beautiful focal point in the bedroom and makes for an unusual and conversation-worthy decorative feature.

An antique armchair sits in the corner of the library area in the principle bedroom.
A close up shot showing the profile of a yellow upholstered chair, antique lamp and side table in the principle bedroom.

Creating Disparity with an Open-Plan Home

Our main challenge was accommodating the open-plan design of the space. As it was a mews house, there were few enclosed areas, so we had to create different zones for different purposes throughout the home. This meant that no space was left unconsidered when reimagining the interior design for this property. We crafted tranquil spaces to sit and relax, such as a library area nestled in the corner of the principal bedroom. The dark wood bookshelf is adorned with decorative accents. A vintage glass sculptural lamp, Murano glass vessels and vintage Maitland Smith tessellated marble box also add personality. As the house is hidden away in a quiet Notting Hill mews, we wanted the interior design scheme to reflect its positioning, and make it a place for unwinding and decompressing after a busy day in the city.

A pair of collectors armchairs create a soft seating area in this principle bedroom suite.
A warm and inviting living room with sofa and two armchairs in soft deep blue and grey tones.

Soft Interiors Using Colour and Texture

We softened the main lounge in this tucked-away mews house by creating an instantly relaxing and cosy area which is inviting and sumptuous. Using a warming palette of colours in rich yellows, soft greys and vibrant oranges, the seating area which focuses on a fireplace is instantly grounding. We accented the space with Holly Hunt Convex mirrors and flashes of blue through eye-catching artwork, ornamental vases, floor-length curtains and when lit, the vivid amber of the gas fire. Layered textures add to the comforting, sanctuary-like feel, with silk rugs, a mohair sofa, and the delicate draping of throws.

A set of nesting circular coffee tables on a rug in a living room with a lit fireplace.
A corner of the living room showing a soft throw, mirror, side table and a lamp.

Shortlisted for the International Design and Architecture Awards, 2018

Upon completion of this project we were proudly shortlisted for the International Design and Architecture Awards, 2018.

A Dining Room in a London Mews house featuring a Tom Faulkner Avalon dining table.
Wine glasses displayed in warmly lit dining and kitchen area.

Combining Designer and Vintage Dining Furniture

An Avalon dining table from luxury furniture designer Tom Faulkner with a bronze and bottle green finish and clear glass top is a defining feature within the kitchen and dining area. A set of polished steel vintage dining chairs from Talisman add an art-deco touch to the aesthetic. Playing with different surfaces to accentuate light, the clear glass table top and lightweight dining chairs reflect and illuminate the light from the wine glass storage just beyond the dining table.

An image of a staircase designed by Architects Guy Standseld in Notting Hill Mews House.

Statement-Making Interior Design and Architecture

We wanted every design element to uphold the overall feel of a carefully considered, yet comfortable and welcoming home. To connect interlocking spaces, we repeated rectangular and circular patterns throughout the design scheme. The staircase for instance, with its contrast white edge and set against wood-panelled walls, mimics the bold use of geometric shapes as decoration which is present in other areas of the home.

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