A London Home Full of Light and Pops of Colour
This stunning house is in a picturesque part of Bayswater, on the edge of Hyde Park, and was created by the owner as a property for her son and his family. It was originally a traditional Victorian terrace house which was completely gutted by architect Michela Bertolini of MB Design Studio to incorporate the mews house to the rear. The architect dug down under the garden to create an atrium with a games room and a gym, a guest suite and a walkway to link the main house to the mews. A separate entrance to the mews house means that it can still be used as a completely separate property for a nanny, granny or teenager. The design of the house is really clever and utilises space on several different levels. There is also light everywhere due to the ambitious use of glass and light wells and polished concrete floors.
I absolutely love the acres of white space, the light that is bounced around and the pops of orange, yellow and green that occur in every room.
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The open plan lounge area of the house has a sofa by Poliform and bespoke cabinetry designed by Michela Bertolini. The cushions are from Dapper and Frill and Urban Living and the glassware is from Quiirk.
The sitting room is elongated with an area at the rear of the house which has been commandeered by a desk and chair from Vitra, complimented by lighting from Curiosa and Curiosa and glassware from Quiirk.
The bench in the walkway between the kitchen and dining area was created by a charitable design organisation called Goldfinger Factory and is part of an exclusive range of furniture which is launching later this year. The sculpture is by Jonathan Adler and the geometric dish is from Quiirk.
The ground floor dining area benefits from an inordinate amount of light, thanks to the large glazed extension which overlooks the terrace garden and a glass roof. Here the most significant of Naomie Gouda’s artworks is displayed, which shows the entire area as it was when the basement was dug. The large circular dining table by Moooi and the Masters chairs by Philippe Starck are complimented with a big pop of colour in the form of a teal velvet sofa by Arlo and Jacob. Dinesen floorboards throughout elongate the space and link the various areas of the house.
The clean lines of the white kitchen with its Dinesen floor was accented with shots of bright yellow. The chairs are original Panton pieces from Vitra offset by ceramics from Quiirk, vintage glassware, flowers from Stems of Covent Garden and a yellow glass bowl light from Curiosa and Curiosa.
Pops of colour in the bedroom are created by using two individual lamps; the smaller is from Mid Century Auctions and the larger from Curiosa and Curiosa. They are displayed on a simple white Ikea table, offset by a colourful Moroccan bedspread.
The lower ground floor bathroom captures light through a large bay window onto the garden. The owners had specified a double sized shower and linear bath which is complimented by his and her sinks, a hidden toilet in its own cubicle and bathroom accessories from Waterworks and Barbed.
A quiet corner for reading and contemplation has been created on the upper of the two terraces in the garden. The cow hide rug is from City Cows, the wicker chair is by Sika Design and is available from Barbed in South West London, the ceramics are by Porcupine Rocks, the Mid Century table is from Ercol and the teak serving tray is from Mid Century Auctions.
Poliform, Dapper & Frill, Urban Living, Quiirk, Vitra, Curiosa & Curiosa, Goldfinger Factory, Jonathan Adler, Moooi, Philippe Starck, Arlo & Jacob, Dinesen, Stems of Covent Garden, Mid Century Auctions , Ikea, City Cows, Barbed, Porcupine Rocks, Ercol.