As an antidote to the owners' high-octane jobs, they designed their home to have a calming effect with soothing shades and natural materials…

Get the look: The bespoke dining table was constructed by a local joiner and welder. The Knot dining chairs are from Normann Copenhagen. The lighting is from Lindsey Adelman.  The oak units were made by AJ&B. The chevron flooring is from Solid Floor.


A ground floor apartment in a renovated Victorian bakery factory in south-west London. There is a lobby, large open-plan kitchen/dining space, living area and two bedrooms with en-suites.


It’s all about the light in this sun-saturated ground floor apartment. The huge space, a converted Victorian bakery factory, which after transitions as a children’s nursery and an architect’s studio, was discovered unloved but full of potential by its current owners.

With the female half of the couple, an architect, they knew from the off what they wanted to do. Configured into poky sections, the priority was to strip it back to a shell and keep it open plan, emphasising the big arched windows and high ceilings and creating a gigantic living area.

This significant kitchen and dining area with its dramatic bespoke dark oak units, has a central island measuring nearly four metres long and an expansive table that can welcome up to 14 guests.

Get the look: Bespoke solid oak joinery from AJ&B with integrated Miele appliances. The worktops, splash backs and plinth are all Carrara marble. The tap is from Dornbracht. The bench is from Another County.

The cabinetry has been beautifully hand crafted. The owners took weeks to decide on the stain colour for the oak units but they are thrilled with the outcome and are glad that they deliberated on the decision.

Get the look: The stools are from &tradition.


There is a serene quality to this home that hasn’t happened by accident. The owners have deliberately chosen soothing colours and natural materials to give a calming effect due to their demanding careers. Cooking for their friends was a priority so enough space for a huge dining table was a crucial factor.

Get the look: The bespoke dining table was constructed by a local joiner and welder. The Knot dining chairs are from Normann Copenhagen. The lighting is from Lindsey Adelman.  The oak units were made by AJ&B.


Although designed to be a haven (there isn’t even a TV), there are dynamic touches, such as the pendant light, throughout this apartment.

Get the look: The leather Falcon Chairs by Sigurd Ressell are from ebay. The rug is from rug couture. The coffee table, slate with brass inlay, is by Novocastrian. The overhead light is Lindsey Adelman. The oak joinery was made by AJ&B  in London.

A beautiful chevron floor spreads under foot from room to room.

Get the look: The chevron flooring is from Solid Floor.

This room is relaxing and calm, but when it has to step up to the mark, it does a good job – the sofa can seat 10 when it needs to.

Get the look: The bespoke sofa was designed by the architect, upholstered in Clarke & Clarke fabric and made by Alter. The black Grasshopper floor light is by Gubi.

Keeping a neutral feel was key to the design scheme.


As well as a relaxing place to sleep, the bedroom had to be functional too, with plenty of good storage.

Get the look: The bespoke wrap around headboard in Romo’s Launay fabric is by Alter London in Romo Launay fabric. The sphere lights are by Michael Anastassiades. The cushions are from H&M Home. The bedside tables are from West Elm.


The dressing area leads through to the en-suite – there’s even a dressing table in the cupboard. There’s so much cupboard space, the owners use a ladder to get up to the top. Statement steel framed glazed doors create a dramatic entrance.

Get the look: The bespoke whitewashed oak joinery with brass recessed handles is from AJ&B. The crittall-style doors are from Alu Nordic Timber.


The Carrara marble mixed with the black brassware gives a slice of drama to this classic and beautiful design.

Get the look: The brassware matt black fittings are from Dornbracht.

Carrara marble was used throughout the bathroom.

Photography Nato Welton Production


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