West London Period Property

West London Period Property
Fulham, London
A West London Family Home

For this busy West London family with three children, a colourful and dynamic home to provide comfort, relaxation and also space for fun and entertainment was required. This meant our design studio could play with a combination of bold and pared-back interior design elements, juxtaposing minimalist and maximalist design throughout. The modern extension to the rear of the property replaced a much-loved and well-worn previous kitchen. Our clients felt as though their children had reached an age which meant they didn’t have to opt for non-problematic, child-proof design, and wanted a more sophisticated kitchen and dining area.

Open plan kitchen dining room in modern rear extension to London terraced house.
open plan kitchen dining in modern metallics

A Striking, Minimally Designed Kitchen

The new kitchen and dining space which we created is striking, clean, minimal and modern. Dark tones and seamless polished concrete floors throughout give an industrial feel while lots of botanicals provide a softer, more natural touch and pops of colour. We incorporated four main materials: metal doors, deep rich wooden tones, matte lacquered doors as seen on the kitchen island and thin, minimal Caesarstone countertops.

Modern luxury kitchen with pantry.
Desk in kitchen for admin and children to use.
Bar stools at luxury kitchen island. Butterfly art on the walls from Andrew Martin.

Multipurpose Living Within A Highly Functional Kitchen

Storage is king in a family home and this multipurpose kitchen has plenty of it. The abundance of concealed storage including a pantry which is tucked away hides a multitude of everyday family clutter, keeping visible spaces clear for a calm and sophisticated atmosphere. The multi-functional space is ideal for eating, socialising, cooking, and even studying, with a designated desk space that’s perfect for taking care of a busy family schedule which requires plenty of forward-planning.

Dining chairs around a Tom Faulkner dining table.
Leather bar stools at kitchen island.

Comfortable & Stylish Kitchen Seating

As the kitchen is the heart of the home, we selected plush cognac orange bar stools which made the seating at the kitchen island a statement while also providing comfort when socialising or enjoying meals here. At the dining table, Grace armchairs from Poliform are perfect for unwinding over a leisurely dinner.

Large open plan kitchen dining room in London terraced home.
15 year old family gold fish in kitchen.
Boro professional hob 2.0 on luxury kitchen.

Clean-Cut Interiors & Sleek Surface Design

The 15-year-old family goldfish had to have a designated space in this home, so we carved out space for him within the kitchen. A Bora professional induction hob with downdraft extractor was selected, so there was no need for a cumbersome extractor hood which would impede the view in the kitchen and disrupt the flow of clean lines.

Modulnova kitchen from Design Space London
Front door to victorian home.
Outside of a typical terrance London home.

Victorian Period Terraced Family Home

The stunning exterior of this London family home is elegant and quintessentially British. The period terraced property has a Victorian tiled pathway which continues within the entrance and meticulous detail to the exterior planting adds beautiful detail and makes the home stand out on this quiet street.

Dramatic green living room.

A Maximalist Design Approach

The living room is the first space you see when you enter this home and our client wanted to make a big impact. A larger than life, maximalist approach lets any visitor know that this fun-loving family isn’t afraid to have fun. The colourful room combined plenty of greens in varying shades and oriental-themed, elephant and palm tree print statement wallpaper. A sage green sofa is offset with light pink and cream scatter cushions providing a cosy and welcoming seating area which is inviting and comfortable.

Hooked on Walls wallpaper in green drawing room.
Shelving either side of fireplace in period London property.
Scatter cushions from Sophie Paterson range at Andrew Martin.
Accessories for dressing a mantelpiece.

Eclectic Interiors For A Fun-Loving Homeowner

The eclectic design created a bold first impression for guests. Repeated use of sage green was used for the fireplace and bookshelves which have a mirrored back to reflect all of the joyous colour and pattern within this living area. A playful birdcage pendant light hangs proudly above the glass coffee table and a deep purple velvet sofa and pink spotted curtain drapes and cushions inject even more colour.

Murano glass table accessroies.

Murano Glass Decorative Home Accessories

Italian Murano glass is world-renowned for adding an elegant touch to the home. We incorporated several coffee table accessories made from this beautiful glass to add a special touch to the living area. We carefully selected varying shapes and colours which would capture and reflect light in different ways.

Large family media room with library.
Library in basement conversion of London Victorian property.
Bold statement guest WC

A Well-Lit Basement Extension

Basement extensions tend to be dark, so we selected neutral wall and ceiling colours in this library space and paid particular attention to the lighting used in the space to allow the client to use it in a multitude of ways. Task and ambient lighting make it a family-friendly space for working at a laptop, board games, play-fighting, socialising, arts and crafts and studying. A statement WC pops with colour - both the deep blue walls and the bright red mirror complement the brushed stainless steel subway tiles and tie in nicely with the butterfly art.

Principle bedroom with statement designer headboard.
Sophie Patterson scatter cushions on bed.

Contemporary Yet Traditional Design For The Principal Bedroom

We wanted the principal bedroom to be a calming, serene sanctuary for the parents in this family. The interior design scheme we went for here is aesthetically beautiful to look at and suits both a contemporary and traditional space. Smoked glass pendant lights placed either side of the bed are elegant and timeless. Practical lighting in the bedroom was key, so we also added bedside reading lights.

Statement headboard in principle bedroom.
Principle bedroom in large sash windows in Parsons Green London.

A Natural Colour Palette Of Deep Wood & Rich Greens

Views out to the tree-lined street as well as the densely populated flower boxes just outside of the window provided the inspiration for the bedroom as we wanted the interiors to reflect all of the lush foliage and greenery outside. Greens in different tones were used and the deep wood of the desk gives another nod to nature as well as adding a mature vibe to the bedroom. There is plenty of storage in the bedside lockers and enough plugs for charging work devices, tablets, phones and smartwatches - all essentials for this busy couple.
Antique desk accessories.
Smoked glass pendant.
Circle headboard with pink patterned fabric from Holland and Sherry Fabrics.

Layering Patterns & Textures In Similar Tones

Member’s club Soho House was the inspiration behind this guest bedroom. The curved headboard covered in a pink, grey and stone-coloured geometric patterned fabric compliments the cream lacquered and wood-trimmed bedside tables and lamps from the Soho Home collection. The overall atmosphere created is understated and serene.
Guest bedroom with large french windows.

Grey, Pink & Oatmeal Guest Bedroom

The cosy and calming bedroom is a fabulous retreat which will make any houseguest feel right at home. Large windows let in lots of light and provide views over the back garden. The window is framed with the matching printed fabric to the headboard as well as luscious oatmeal drapes for a luxurious, hotel-like feel.

Desk area in boys bedroom.
Cute boys bedroom with baby blue fabrics and animal wallpaper.

A Simple & Subtle Boys' Room

We kept this bedroom simple and subtle, utilising white, grey and varying tones of blue throughout. A built-in desk area provides plenty of storage and display space with the overhead shelves while the various books, plants and toys here add pops of colour. A monkey-print wallpaper adds a fun pattern without disrupting the neutrality of the room.

Boys blue and white bedroom.

Baby Blue For A Cool & Calming Feel

Baby blue was the main choice of colour in the younger boys’ bedroom. Custom headboards and valances by Material Concepts in Holland & Sherry Interiors fabrics softened the room while also keeping it cool and calming.

Stuffed animals heads hanging on children's bedroom wall.
Army green bedroom for a young boy with single bed.

Army Greens & Camouflage Print Decoration

In the older boys’ room, we opted for a green theme. He had a real interest in maps, so the topographical map wallpaper was a firm favourite. A camouflage chest by the bed makes for a cool storage solution and the woven carpet is plush and hardwearing.

Army green bedroom for a young boy with map wallaper.
Study area in a boys bedroom.

A Boys' Bedroom For Sleep & Study

Army greens and woollen textures give an outdoorsy, camping feel, as shown through the grey patterned bed throws, dark green window blinds and a boldly patterned blanket. A designated desk area was vital and we also added fun skateboard art.

Girls bedroom done in pink fabrics.
Cute girls beside table.
Desk area in girls bedroom.

A Fun & Feminine Girls' Bedroom

No other colour would suffice for this teenage girls’ bedroom, so we went all-out with playful pink. Cumulus wallpaper by Hooked On Walls gives a dream-like feel to the room while remaining ultra soft and sophisticated. The overall feel of the bedroom is girly yet mature. We wanted the girls’ bedroom to have a curated feel to it, so we chose fun decorative accents such as a money plant, dandelion paperweight and alarm clock. Placed atop the marble-top bedside table, they provide simple but playful touches of character to the room.

Pretty in pink girls bedroom.

Study Space & An Eye-Popping Hallway

An organised study provides a quiet space for our client’s daughter to get her head down with some homework. We kept it light and playful to ensure that getting her head down to study or do some arts and crafts could be an enjoyable experience for her. In the hallway, bright jungle print wallpaper in bold green adds another pop of colour and is naturally well-lit by the large roof light which floods the space with light. This bold, impactful hallway on the children’s floor of the house is fun and youthful, creating their own dedicated space within the home.

Bright playful wallpaper in a hallway.
Bright patterned wallpaper in hallway.
Console desk area on staircase landing.
Tom Faulkner Console Table in blue leather.

Defining The In-Between Spaces In The Home

The hallway of this home provides a cosy and comforting area which breaks up space in between the different rooms and utilises the landing space nicely. A Tom Faulkner-designed Albany console table and ottoman from Soho Home combine with a vintage collector's glass and brass lamp for a sumptuous feel.

Coat hanging rail in traditional boot room.
Round bronze mirror above a Belfast sink in a utility room.

A Functional Family Boot Room

Every busy house needs a boot room, whether it’s for parking the bikes, dropping off school bags, quick changes, or taking off muddy wellies after park walks with the family dogs, a pair of West Highland Terriers. Here we kept the small space fully functional with practical storage solutions, a coat rack and wicker basket for hats, scarves and gloves come winter.

Landscaping for London terraced house.

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