While the firm had to follow the stringent rules that accompany dealing with a period property, Angel didn’t let that limit his imagination when it came to decoration. There is a palpable sense of boldness in the interiors, from the daring colour choices to the playful prints and patterns. Each room is characterised by its own colour palette, like an arresting burgundy red in the dining room and the soothing putty pink principal bedroom. “We decided to colour-block the interiors so that each room
could evoke a different mood. The pale-biscuit entrance hall, living room and stairwell are cosily inviting, while the off-white kitchen is cool and refreshing. Our paint choices have been really impactful,” shares Angel.
Another way they achieved an effortless look was through sourcing a mix of contemporary and vintage pieces as well as upcycling, a signature move of the studio. Notable finds include a pillowy Andrew Martin sofa, as well as a pair of 1930s armchairs with bentwood arms. The sculptural armchairs are a classic Jindrich Halabala design that was updated by the magic of new upholstery: moss-green velvet on the seats and backs, plus an embroidered fabric on the side panels. “There’s an authenticity to these pieces, a provenance and craftsmanship that feels deeply reassuring. Much like the house itself, they will live on for another hundred years at least,” he says.
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