Inside design studio The Mint Checklist has introduced mild, area and heat to this Edwardian home in London with a number of extensions, a hidden playroom and loads of tactile supplies.
The renovated end-of-terrace home in Kensal Rise belongs to a film-industry couple that wished a comfy household house with mid-century parts, specifically referencing the work of designers Charles and Ray Eames.
“The shoppers had a leaning in the direction of mid-century type however they did not need that to overwhelm the scheme,” The Mint Checklist founder Camilla Kelly instructed Dezeen.
“The Eames Home was an excellent mid-century reference when it comes to encompassing heat, repurposed textures, a way of scale and an abundance of sunshine.”
The temporary was to open up this previously darkish and “unremarkable” house and create an improved sense of stream.
In addition to including two bedrooms and a small examine within the newly transformed loft, The Mint Checklist created a rear extension to deal with the kitchen-dining area and absorbed the property’s former storage into the home, offering a mudroom, pantry and playroom.
The playroom is cleverly hid behind a financial institution of latest storage within the hallway, which has additionally been enlarged by opening it up into the previous porch.
“There was large significance given to mild within the design,” mentioned Kelly. “Wherever potential, we created tall home windows benefiting from the south-facing facet.”
The home is filled with custom-designed options and finishes on the request of the shopper.
The ground makes use of unusually slim lengths of oak, laid at proper angles to one another in large grids, whereas the thresholds have been distinguished with slender fins of brass that add refined visible curiosity.
Drawing on the design language of mid-century furnishings, the kitchen was utterly custom-built for the area with a clean-lined, but playfully uneven design.
“We centralised the meeting and used excessive home windows on both facet of the cupboards to emphasize the cubic nature of the design,” mentioned Kelly. “The uneven cubes that type the cupboards have been constructed utilizing walnut, with cream-painted doorways for the coated storage.”
The fabric combine contains walnut veneer, reeded glass, olive-coloured door fronts and vintage brass detailing, in addition to concrete and reclaimed iroko wooden worktops.
“I am averse to protecting issues multi functional color,” the designer mentioned. “It is a missed alternative to convey texture, color and character to an area.”
The kitchen island was designed to account for the house owners’ love of entertaining, with a piece of the worktop raised to bar peak to attract company away from the cooking space.
“The island is much more uneven, with totally different ranges, drawers, cabinets and openings that served to point out how the geometry of a design can typically be off-kilter and nonetheless look neatly intentioned, so long as it sits appropriately inside the scale of the area,” Kelly mentioned.
The curved bar supplies a visible hyperlink to the rounded steps that lead down into the kitchen space, in addition to to different curved parts all through the home.
“I like to incorporate some curves in my tasks by way of room openings, joinery and counter tops,” Kelly mentioned. “They assist to melt areas and enhance stream from one space to the subsequent.”
Adjoining the kitchen is a hybrid library and cushty, which is partially enclosed with oak shelving completed in glass and raffia, that double up as room dividers and nod to the Eames Home in California.
“We did not need this to be a useless area,” Kelly mentioned. “It is a quiet spot the place you’ll be able to curl up with a guide or take heed to music. And when the couple is entertaining, this can be a gentle area the place you come to meet up with somebody.”
4 bedrooms are unfold throughout the house’s higher ranges, together with a shared youngsters’s bed room with bunk beds on the primary ground and two added bedrooms within the transformed loft.
Since founding The Mint Checklist in 2011, Kelly has accomplished a variety of inside tasks in London.
Amongst them are the headquarters of music administration firm All people’s in Highbury, which she kitted out with mid-century-style movable furnishings.
The pictures is by Dave Watts.