THE PROPERTY

A Victorian mews house in north London with a pared-back Scandi feel. On the ground floor 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 suiteis on the second floor.

THE HALL

Get the look: The feature wall is painted in Maritime marble emulsion by Mylands. The flooring was custom madeby Mosaic Del Sur.

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As soon as anyone arrives at this home, first impressions are of a stylish and calm interior. Soft blues (pictured above) tone everything down.

THE KITCHEN

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 tothe garden beyond.

The interiors are by Alex and Mathew Orme at Space+Matter, who took care of everything from theplanning 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.

DINING AREA

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.

LIVING AREA

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.

CLOAKROOM

Trad fittings contrast well with the dado-level panelling and graphic wallpaper.

LANDING

The higher you go in the house, the calmerit feels. The upper landing has a sense of intrigue thanks to bespoke troupe l'oeil panelling that conceals each doorway.

MASTER BEDROOM

Serenity is the key themeat the top of the house.

MASTER ENSUITE

A combo of classic fixtures and cool tiling helps create amodern Victorian vibe.

TERRACE

This specially constructed roof terrace boasts a living wall of cascading foliage. It's very muchthe 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