A London Home That Mixes Scandi Style with Bold Artwork

This stunning maisonette in a converted Victorian townhouse has recently been renovated by Shanade McAllister-Fisher for a young professional couple enjoying a bustling city life. The property comprises of two bedrooms; a guest and master, bathroom and an open plan living space boasting spectacular views across London. Perfect for relaxing, dining, and entertaining friends with plenty of cocktails.

Sofa - Bespoke design. Rug - Gobi Shaggy - Benuta. Coffee table - Rebar - Hay. Side tables - Marble nest table - French connection

Sofa - Bespoke design. Rug - Gobi Shaggy - Benuta. Coffee table - Rebar - Hay. Side tables - Marble nest table - French connection

We asked the designers a few questions about the project.

What was the client brief? 

In this case our clients wanted a relaxed, but entertaining space. They required an overall look and feel that could blend their two different personalities. One that would seamlessly mix the natural appeal of a Scandi design with a vibrant and fun collaboration between colour, shapes and texture. The result is a collection of spaces filled with interest, yet reassuringly relaxing.

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What was the scope of the job? Renovation, building work, or just decorating? 

The apartment was in a good condition so the main bulk of the project was centred around decoration and furnishing, however the rooms were consistently vanilla with little usable storage, so to provide greater impact we opted to include a significant amount of bespoke joinery to maximise space.

Dining chairs - J77 - Hay. Table - Cubo - Another Brand. Light - Atelier Areti Two Spheres Ceiling light

Dining chairs - J77 - Hay. Table - Cubo - Another Brand. Light - Atelier Areti Two Spheres Ceiling light

Where do you go for inspiration when starting a new project? 

Every project is different but for this project the inspiration came from the owners bold artwork collection. This formed the basis for our gallery wall and helped influence a colour palette for the entire design. I consider art to be one of my most powerful allies when designing, so it was an absolute pleasure to pick through their pieces and add to their collection.

Vanity unit - Noir Craft - Bathstore. Basin - Noir Square - Bathstore. Mirror - Patsy - Habitat.  Light - Solo Suspension Light - Intueri Light.

Vanity unit - Noir Craft - Bathstore. Basin - Noir Square - Bathstore. Mirror - Patsy - Habitat.

Light - Solo Suspension Light - Intueri Light.

Did the client have much input into the finished design? 

Absolutely, It was incredibly important to us that the finished project was collaboration. We worked particularly closely together to develop a scheme that created the right mood and feeling while allowing my clients personality to shine through.

Pendant light - IC Pendant Light - Flos. Bedside table - Carson - Swoon.

Pendant light - IC Pendant Light - Flos. Bedside table - Carson - Swoon.

What aspect of the renovation are you most happy with? 

Personally I am really happy with the master bedroom. The depth of green against the natural sisal flooring, the wallpapered wardrobe detail created an incredibly harmonious and intriguing space, which was finished off with some beautiful globe lighting which is a consistent feature throughout the design. I also love the blush pink touches that add a feminine accent.

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What aspect of the renovation are your clients most happy with? 

My clients absolutely love the overall design but in particular we solved their lack of storage through the inclusion of bespoke joinery in the living/dining area. We designed it to be unobtrusive but dramatic using hand less doors, ribbed glass and timber details with the use of and a singular dark colour for cohesion and impact.