Holland Park House
This 1840’s house is the London home to our clients and their children. We designed a formal main reception room with three distinct areas. An amorphic form deep-buttoned conversation piece covered in pistachio green silk greets the visitor. This opens onto an elegant formal seating area framed and backlit by a bay window overlooking the garden. The journey culminates in a quiet nook of natural textures. Walls throughout this space have a specialist paint effect of faux parchment panelling reminiscent of 1940’s French interiors.
The house had little remaining of its original interior architectural details, which gave us the opportunity to add our own detailing: marble inlay flooring, cabinetry, panelling, arches, cornices, skirting, stair balustrades, doors with painted and metalwork detailing, and a ceiling fresco over the dining table.
The children's bedrooms and the contemporary basement extension were areas where we used bold colour and playful forms to create dynamic spaces for the family. The basement extension leads onto the garden, where we continued the material and colour palette in the outdoor furniture of our own designs.
Photographer credits – Ricardo Labougle