This residential house in Highgate, London has been re-designed by TG-Studio, a London based architecture and interior design practice. The building was originally designed by architects Ted Levy, Benjamin & Partners - a typical example of a London townhouse dwelling of the ‘60s.
White is the perfect colour for smaller bathrooms as it gives the illusion of space. Modern bathrooms are often without a natural source of light; reflective surfaces and brighter, lighter colours were used to open up the room.
The brief still needed to be followed through to the children’s bedroom - it comprises furniture that is comfortable and practical as well as attractive and fun.
In the kitchen, matt white walls, reflective white stone and kitchen units, soft and organic and white-stained wooden floorboards combine for a look that is sleek yet informal. All walls and ceilings are predominantly plasterboard, painted in 3 shades of white. Other materials are white lacquer finish for the kitchen joinery and with Onyx man-made stone for the worktop and the entire backsplash wall. Again, quirky details were used to bring the room to life.
When combined with this naturally treated stained wood floor , the predominantly matte white theme took on an instant chic. The light provided by the floor to ceiling windows is the perfect way to show off a non-colour scheme. Carefully placed items such as the light features give the room personality.
Thomas tackled the brief to create a light and bright space and make the most of the unusual layout by designing a new central staircase, which links the six half-levels of the building. A minimalist design with glass balustrades and pale wood treads connects the upper three floors consisting of three bedrooms and two bathrooms with the lower floors dedicated to living, cooking and dining. The staircase, as well as being an architectural focal point, enables the clients to move seamlessly from one area of the house to another, without feeling like they are leaving any one room. They also allow light, a much sought after luxury in any London home, to enter each and every corner of the house.
The matte white theme compliments this loft bedroom perfectly – the abundance of natural light gives the space a zen, peaceful feeling and a blank canvas for the client to style in their own way.