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homify 360º: Modernist house renovation, Southampton

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Whether it's furniture, art or architecture, when something of this calibre falls into a state of disrepair and neglect, it's a sad ending to a story that is often laced with an interesting history and a past. This is exactly the case for the home we are about to see today, but fortunately, it was rescued from its tired and dilapidated state by Walk Interior Design. By being awarded with a second chance at life, the home was restored to its former glory and given an opportunity to shine again.

The interior design scheme you are about to see encompasses various material finishes and textures ranging from wood, glass and steel, and brings them all together to create an outstanding effect. You will also see examples of furniture from past eras used in conjunction with 21st century decorating techniques to create a home that is not only at the forefront of design, but is now welcoming and inviting for the family that now resides within its four walls. Take a look…

New beginnings

The first view we have is of the newly restored exterior façade. Unrecognisable from the home that stood before, the once damaged and derelict property now looks fresh and inviting, especially so with the wonderfully landscaped gardens that now surround the home. Trimmed to perfection, and in line with the ideals of a quintessential British garden, the different levels and shapes of greenery create a space that looks vibrant and full of life.

The bedroom

A colour scheme of grey and white is perfect for a bedroom as these tones are conducive to calm and relaxation. The white painted brickwork is a feature in itself, as are the wooden rafters that exert their presence in this largely white space. The warm materials chosen for the bedhead tie in with the ceiling detail, creating a look that is uniform and balanced. 

The bathtub

It is becoming more and more common to see wallpaper gracing the walls of wet areas, such as bathrooms and WCs. This is largely due to the fact that the chemical make up and manufacturing process of traditional wallpaper has changed—no longer are we faced with years of regret when trying to pull down the zany patterns and prints we installed 20 odd years ago. Nowadays, wallpaper is just as easily removed as it is put up, and due its new found durability, adds vibrancy and character to spaces such as these that were once limited to pale tiles and white wall paint. The sketch-like pattern of leaves complements the white woodwork wonderfully, as does it the stainless still fixtures and wood laminate bathtub cladding.

What are you thoughts on this modern restoration project? What, if anything, would you have done differently? Let us know in the comments section b...
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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