A Victorian mews house in north London with a pared-back Scandi feel. On the ground floor of this modern home is an open-plan kitchen/dining/living area and WC, with a lower-level basement comprising a study and utility room. On the first floor is a nursery, two guest bedrooms, a family bathroom and terrace. The master bedroom suite is on the second floor.
As soon as anyone arrives at this home, first impressions are of a stylish and calm interior. Soft blues (pictured above) tone everything down.
This open-plan layout is perfect for entertaining.The kitchen provides everything a family could want in one space – an eating, relaxing and socialising zone that leads through to the garden beyond.
The interiors are by Alex and Mathew Orme at Space+Matter, who took care of everything from the planning and building to the sourcing.Mathew oversaw structural issues, while Alex took charge of decoration. Alex's brief was to steer clear of anything fusty and to inject more life and daring into the house.The result is a calm, relaxing and creative home – from its winter landscape palette of blues, greys and subdued greens down to clever design touches that crank the overall effect up a notch.
Warm wood, overhead lighting and contemporary furnishings mean the dining zone looks fresh, welcoming and relaxed.
A glass ceiling at the garden end of the extension offers a front-row-seat view of the ever-changing night sky.
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Painting the far wall in the same soft shade of green used for the rear wall creates a cocooning effect.
Blue-green walls contrast with the oak floor and lime-washed kitchen cabinets.
Trad fittings contrast well with the dado-level panelling and graphic wallpaper.
The higher you go in the house, the calmer it feels. The upper landing has a sense of intrigue thanks to bespoke troupe l'oeil panelling that conceals each doorway.
Serenity is the key themeat the top of the house.
A combo of classic fixtures and cool tiling helps create a modern Victorian vibe.
This specially constructed roof terrace boasts a living wall of cascading foliage. It's very much the grown-up area – for drinking a glass of wine and just hanging out.
See more of Alex and Mathew’s portfolio at spaceandmatter.co.uk
Photography ⁄ Paul Massey
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