Originally a bedroom in Victorian detached property. The client wanted to change the room into an en-suite and dressing room with a wall and door separating the two rooms. A window was added to allow natural light into the en suite. An extra wall was also added for the shower room.
The dressing room was designed with bespoke fitted wardrobes an oak floor with underfloor heating, while the dressing table overlooks the private back garden. The vanity is a french antique cabinet with a beautiful black marble top which was customised with a basin.
Raphael & Serena's Bathroom
Set in a Georgian family home, this bathroom was a originally the family bathroom. Over the years it had been turned into a very large shower room, so the clients wanted to change it back to its original use to make more of the space, include a bath and a shower, and accentuate the room’s original features.
The original sash windows had been lovingly restored and the pine cabinet had been stripped back from layers of paint to its original glory. The Georgian floorboards were used to make the shelves inside and the ancient water tank inside it was removed and put in the attic to allow for extra storage.
The traditional bath and sink were updated with Honed Brazilian Black Slate floor tiles. The bath underside, claw feet and skirting were painted with Farrow and Ball “Off Black” to complement the tiles. A small separate shower was placed in the corner for practicality and to allow the bath to shine in its original spot.
A beautiful mural was put in place above the bath to bring the room together. A modern mirror is placed directly opposite the mural and the room creates a perfect harmony of traditional and contemporary.
The Johnsons' Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home and here the clients wanted to make it their own. The house is set in Canterbury and is a beautiful Victorian detached, with many period features.
The kitchen was designed with entertaining and a busy family in mind. It has stunning dark parquet flooring and dark bottom cabinets. As the kitchen is northeast facing it doesn’t get much sun so we painted the top cabinets lighter as a contrast. The kitchen was brought right up to date, whilst highlighting the beautiful bay window, original wooden cabinets and high mantlepiece.
The Garden Apartment
The Garden Apartment was originally built as servants’ quarters in a 1902 house but had been repurposed as a rental property. With a complete refurbishment, the brief was to modernise it whilst making it practical and inviting. Set close to Canterbury city centre and Kent University it could be for a romantic weekend away or a working professional.
We needed to maximise the light whilst adding character. We kept the walls a pale grey throughout, while the dining area and reading nook was a deeper blue tone for a relaxing environment. With light parquet flooring throughout and beautiful oak shelves were added to bring warmth to the rooms.