Industrial Vibe #8

With drama in its design DNA and innovative ideas bouncing off the walls, there’s nothing tame about the style of this gothic family home

Get the look: The reclaimed parquet flooring is from Architectural Forum. This is the Kennedee sofa by John-Marie Massaud for Poltrona Frau. The rug is from House Doctor.

THE PROPERTY

A Victorian terrace in north London. The lower-ground floor includes a kitchen-diner, studio and snug, with the living room and library above. The master bedroom suite is on the first floor and the kids’ rooms and a bathroom are upstairs.

LIBRARY

The library (pictured above) is a place to retreat for some peace and quiet.

LIVING ROOM

Most of us love a touch of drama in our lives, but in this north London home, a stellar performance is practically oozing from the walls. And, at every turn, in every corner, there is something spectacular going on. Whether it’s an art piece from a burgeoning young talent or a taxidermy rabbit on a bookshelf, the overall effect is simply stunning.

Get the look: The vintage Murano chandelier and stainless-steel sm05 chair by Cees Braakman are from Atomic Antiques.

This Victorian home has evolved into something gloriously unique. After architect Irenie Cossey and Emmett Russell Architects came on board, the property was gutted and a rear basement extension and a four-level side extension were added.

Get the look: The vintage Murano chandelier and stainless-steel sm05 chair by Cees Braakman are from Atomic Antiques. The green leather sofa is Fifties Danish.

Then, 18 months later, the fun bit began. With tongues firmly in cheek, each room was put together with a sense of humour, even though the joke occasionally dipped its toe in darker waters.

Get the look: The vintage Murano chandelier and stainless-steel sm05 chair by Cees Braakman are from Atomic Antiques. The green leather sofa is Fifties Danish.

SNUG

This original part of the house has been radically transformed using pattern and shape.

Get the look: The fireplace is covered with Fired Earth’s Portland tiles. The concrete ledge below is a bespoke design by White + Reid. The Moroccan rug is an antique Berber design. For a matching wallpaper, check out Lear Dark by Kristjana S Williams.

As a home created for dramatic effect, this urban showcase stretches boundaries so things get that bit curiouser… and curiouser.

Get the look:  The Moroccan rug is an antique Berber design. For a matching wallpaper, check out Lear Dark by Kristjana S Williams.

KITCHEN

The scheme here was driven by the wall clock, with the stainless-steel island specially positioned to highlight it.

Get the look: The Eastern European train station clock is from Trainspotters. This is a Bulthaup island. The Fifties bar stools are by Frank Guille for Kandya. The exposed concrete floor is by Lazenby.

DINING AREA

With deep light wells installed, a dingy basement became a bright family space.

Get the look: The table was custom-built with reclaimed oak from a French barn and positioned on a steel frame. The DSW Eames chairs are from a vintage dealer. The industrial lights were once part of Heathrow’s Concorde hanger and were sourced from Trainspotters. The owners specially designed and commissioned the banquette seating.

LANDING

Here, period features are given a twist with modern fixtures.

Get the look: The industrial pendant is from Trainspotters. The Beat pendant in the foreground is by Tom Dixon

TEEN’S ROOM

This loft space gives the teenager plenty of room to get away from it all.

Get the look: The specially commissioned wall art was created by graffiti artist David Nash.

MASTER BEDROOM

Offbeat accessories give this scheme a quirky edge.

Get the look: The table lamp from Atomic Antiques is teamed with a custom-made fringed shade. This is a Goldsmiths quilt by Custhom.

A relaxed seating area in the bedrooms creates a grown-up, hotel suite vibe.

Get the look: The Prom Queen 3 painting is by Sara Berman. The RAR rocker is by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra.

MASTER ENSUITE

Bookmatched marble makes a grand shower wall.

Get the look: The freestanding Ottocento bath is by Agape. This is the Offcut stool by Tom Dixon.

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Photography / Paul Massey

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