The single-storey, three-bedroom residence sits in the grounds of a Victorian mansion block. It was completed by Claridge Architects in 2015, but the interior design had been done by London-based studio Black & Milk, who used a neutral color scheme with rich textures.
The house is minimal and contemporary, yet its decor was more suited to a period home with high ceilings. The new owners wanted modern interior design, to complement the property’s exciting architecture. Creative styling transforms a good-looking house into a really personal and complete home. That’s why the designers spent lots of time choosing the right accessories and textiles.
Wide oak boards cover the heated floors of the living spaces while hemp rugs sourced from Australia complement the natural fibre wallpaper of the open-planned lounge, which opens onto the garden through floor-to-ceiling windows. A contemporary fireplace and TV protrude from a monochrome chimney breast, creating a focal point for a range of seating, including a grey corner sofa from Scandinavian design firm Norr11 and red leather Clarissa hood armchair designed by Patricia Urquiola.
Black timber forms the splashback of the kitchen, contrasting the flush white countertops to create a monochromatic space dotted with plants, which can be seen in every room of the house.
A textured wallpaper forms a feature wall in the colorful master bedroom, where a mustard velvet sofa that sits at the rear of a navy upholstered bed. The floor-to-ceiling sliding door of the master bedroom opens up to a seated patio area, which maintains an element of privacy from the rest of the garden due to the L-shaped wall.
Light blue wallpaper with a faint silhouette of a forest creates a feature wall behind a salmon bed in the guest bedroom, while the remainder of the room remains neutral in color.
Rich textures continue through to the children’s bedrooms, with a large floral print wallpaper and pink curtains dressing the windows. Dusky-rose curtains complement to create a scheme that’s unexpected and not remotely babyish.