Like this designer
We were appointed as architect, interior designer, landscape architect and project manager for a ‘turn-key’ project in Notting Hill. The existing house was in a state of disrepair and in need of re-planning as well as refurbishment. The remit was to re-plan the interior accommodation to provide a classic yet contemporary home, while maximising light and spaciousness. The client wanted memorable and characterful interior spaces and were as keen as we were to retain the character of the original 1840s building. To achieve the brief we stripped the existing building back to the shell and re-designed the layout from top to bottom. We wanted to create a ‘wow’ when you first enter the house and achieved this by adding a double-height entrance hall with a cantilevered stone staircase. This, together with large glass skylights and a glass infill in the kitchen, made the house much lighter. The addition of a full width rear extension provided the space to create everyday living on one level with a multi-function family kitchen, with large sliding doors closing off the dining room and drawing room for formal occasions. Increasing light at the lower ground level was achieved by creating large light wells to the front of the house and inserting arch windows in the family/games/media room. To ensure the living space felt cosy and comfortable, despite 15ft ceiling heights, we used wall lights and lamps instead of spotlights to create mood lighting and a greater sense of intimacy. The interior style was a mixture of antique and contemporary furniture and art, blended together to create a comfortable yet stylish interior within the framework of strong, identifiable architectural spaces. A celebration of bold colours, fabrics and materials bring life, vibrancy and joy to the house.
Studio Indigo is a design studio specialising in architecture and interior design, working on prestigious projects within the UK and across the world. Our national and international portfolio extends across a diverse range of sectors including luxury residential, commercial developments, yachts and aviation. The studio of 50 full-time professionals is comprised of an experienced and talented mix of architects and designers who work closely with its clients to create a result that is both personal and beautiful.