Georgian elegance meets modern minimalism in this Islington House designed together with our clients, and their motto to ‘create beautiful spaces with the bare minimum’. The brief, undertaken within the constraints of the Barnsbury Conservation Area included for the careful provision of new spaces while also meticulously restoring and reviving existing parts of the house. The bedroom at the top floor was reconfigured, creating a master suite where an earthy palette, and mixed use of textures, softens the exposed putty whitened brick fireplace, and newly fitted lime waxed reclaimed timber flooring. Half glazed doors lead to the ensuite bathroom with large stone shower and marble basin overlooking the garden.
The new part of the house, the scullery, created from three rooms in the basement, is the space where the family entertain. The floor was re-laid in reclaimed flagstone and existing large footings of the house ware exposed to give a rougher earthy look, this is contrasted a with soft Beni Ourain rug and delicate geometric pendent from the client’s company, the acclaimed lighting and furniture company Ochre. Further texture is lent to the scheme, with the steel ribbed glass doors, while a big French farmer’s feasting table is in the centre, surrounded by log burner, wine cabinet and record player bringing warmth into the room and the house. We are delighted to be working again on the next phase of this project, watch this space.
Photography: Paul Massey