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Our brief was to transform a one-bedroom Notting Hill house into an eclectic, art-filled, triple-storey family home with a calm palette of natural tones punctuated by splashes of bright colour and pattern. The design reflects the contemporary taste of the owners while incorporating Kitesgrove’s quietly luxurious aesthetic.
When the owners purchased the property, space was limited, consisting of only two floors and one large primary suite. Working with architects Studio McLeod, we were involved from the very beginning and informed all elements of interior design and architecture, reconfiguring the first floor to include not only the primary suite, but also two new children’s bedrooms as well as a family bathroom. We also added a third floor with two additional bedrooms and another bathroom as well as a playroom, WC, side hall and utility room on the ground floor. Due to the extensive reconfiguration, a complete interior refit was required, allowing us the freedom to introduce entirely new fixtures and fittings, from staircases and fireplaces to joinery, doors and windows.
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The understated elegance of the timeless bespoke oak kitchen makes it a welcoming and calm place to spend time in. The kitchen island – one of the largest the team had ever designed – highlights the scale of the open-plan space. The team coordinated the natural oak of the cabinetry with the slatting details on the ceiling, creating a feature that defines the space while linking it visually with the adjoining living and dining areas.
As the reception room, dining room and kitchen are all within the same space, balancing these areas – both in terms of scale and proportion – as well as allowing the client's artwork collection to be the main focus within the space, was an exciting challenge for the team.
The Main Bedroom
The client's favourite colour is almond green, so using their existing headboard (and matching curtains, not pictured) as our starting point, we created a relaxing space filled with natural textures.
WALL PAINT: Edward Bulmer Paint
WALLPAPER: Colefax & Fowler
BEDSIDE TABLES: The Trove
BEDSIDE LIGHTS Fosbery Studio
BEDSIDE READING LIGHTS: Vaughan Designs
CUSHIONS: Penny Morrison
CHEST OF DRAWERS: Casa Lopez
HEADBOARD, DIVAN BASE, OCCASIONAL CHAIR & FLOOR LAMP: Client’s own
The Main Bathroom
Our client's brief for the primary bathroom was to design a beautiful room with a bath in it, rather than a traditional bathroom. The introduction of the warm timber flooring and bookcases created a welcoming and cosy feel, offsetting the hard finishes within the space.
The Dressing Room
While the adjacent spaces are fresh and light, we added the contrast ceiling colour in here to create an unexpected, moody and cocooning feel. To maximise space within the dressing room, we omitted the joinery doors and added a heavy, lined linen curtain to the entrance of the space instead.
The Guest Bedroom
The Guest Bathroom
The Family Bathroom
We introduced tongue-and-groove panelling and chequerboard tiles to create visual impact within a small space. The tonal colour palette helps to unify and balance the overall look and feel.
Photographer: Astrid Templier