This bright and colourful townhouse in Hampstead Manor, London, has recently been transformed by Pandora Taylor into a vibrant family home.
With a limited budget, Pandora turned to bold colour choices and bespoke designs, to create a home that would be totally unique. Great care was exercised when sourcing the furniture pieces, ensuring that each piece had a discernible intrigue, whether in shape, form or materiality. “Buying furniture should have the same care, attention and due diligence taken over it as when buying a piece of art. Just because something is functional does not mean it can’t hold unique interest and tell its own story.”
Pandora also comments: “I love to use unexpected shapes when designing headboards, they are a big feature in any bedroom and can often be a missed opportunity to add character and whimsy to a room.”
We love the bold artwork (particularly in the dining room), the comfy looking sofas and the unusual wall paint treatments.
Pandora Taylor. The studio, Pandora Taylor, was set up by its namesake in June 2018. Prior to that, Pandora worked as Senior Interior Designer at Kitesgrove, a quietly assured design practice specialising in high-end, private residential work. It was here she developed a taste for designing her own furniture as well as honing an informal, playful design style. Pandora is strongly influenced by her earlier studies including Classics at school, and History of Art at Leeds University. It is through this that she developed an interest in art and design and most importantly the idea that each piece holds a unique story, whether it be the artist/maker, the concept behind it or the cultural environment it was born out of.
The studio finished the Hampstead Manor project at the end of December and is currently working on a South London home for a private client.