The single story, three bedroom residence is on the grounds of a Victorian mansion. It was completed by Claridge Architects in 2015, but the interior was taken over by London-based studio Black & Milk, which used a neutral color scheme with rich textures.
The house is minimalist and contemporary, but its furnishings were more suited to an old house with high ceilings. The new owners wanted a modern interior design that complimented the exciting architecture of the property. Creative styling transforms a good looking home into a truly personal and complete home. That’s why the designers spent a lot of time choosing the right accessories and textiles.
Broad oak boards cover the underfloor heating in the living rooms, while hemp carpets from Australia complement the natural fiber wallpaper of the open plan lounge, which leads to the garden through floor-to-ceiling windows. A modern fireplace and television protrude from a monochrome chimney chest and form a focal point for a range of seating, including a gray corner sofa from Scandinavian design firm Norr11 and a Clarissa hooded armchair in red leather designed by Patricia Urquiola.
Black wood forms the back wall of the kitchen and contrasts the flush white countertops to create a monochrome space with plants that can be seen in every room in the house.
Textured wallpaper forms a wall in the colorful master bedroom, which has a mustard velvet sofa that sits on the back of a dark blue upholstered bed. The floor-to-ceiling sliding door of the master bedroom opens to a seating terrace that preserves an element of privacy from the rest of the garden through the L-shaped wall.
Light blue wallpaper with a faint forest silhouette forms a wall behind a salmon bed in the guest room, while the rest of the room remains neutral in color.
Rich textures continue into the nursery, with a large floral print wallpaper and pink curtains on the windows. Dusky rose curtains complement each other to create a scheme that is unexpected and not remotely childish.