A contemporary-meets-colour-pop home that blends slick design with vibrant personal touches.
An Arts and Crafts house in southwest London, built in 1876. There’s a living room, family room, utility room and open-plan kitchen-diner on the ground floor. A new basement contains a den, dining area, bar, gym and steam room. The first floor comprises the master bedroom suite, plus a guest bedroom and bathroom. The second floor has been knocked through to create a dormitory for the children, plus one more bedroom in the loft.
The stairs (pictured above) are so much more than a route up and down when a graffiti artist’s stencil portraits of the kids perpetually climb the stairs.
The basement has a concealed bar for the adults and a cinema set-up for the children and their friends. A huge sliding door can be pulled across to divide the space, making it even more flexible.
In the TV area (below), the large wall was transformed by a mural of a silver birch forest, with a family portrait in the middle.
This Arts and Crafts London villa has been transformed into a contemporary, flowing space.
In the family room, mismatched cushions dressing the sofa add to the easy, breezy feel, enhanced by a creative use of colour, ranging from the trio of pastel pendants to the contemporary stained-glass effect on the window.
A turquoise-walled family room leads through to the open-plan kitchen-diner on the free-flowing ground floor.
The window seat looks out on to the garden through a large, single pane window. The bright, clean design makes for a contemporary, flowing space.
The kitchen blends slick contemporary design with a more rustic, farmhouse feel. The black island stands out beautifully against the glossy white of the units.
Two double bedrooms were knocked through to create a kids’ dormitory – a series of individual sleeping pods linked by cutouts in the dividing walls.
While the rest of the house pops with colour, the grey bedroom is more low-key, with a couple of eye-catching touches in the artwork and on the bed linen.
The one eye-catcher? That stunning shot of the couple in pop icon mode.
MASTER EN SUITE
Candle-like sconces, shimmering mosaics and a display of jewellery give the bathroom a reverent feel.
To learn more about Terrie Wixon Gibb’s design work, visit wixongibbs.com.
Photography / Chris Tubbs