1920s Family Home, Sevenoaks

A Unique Home that is the Perfect Fit

We are all about adding unique design elements to capture our clients’ personalities. Our aim is to make our clients smile every time they walk into a space and see these personal touches. We had the joy of fulfilling that aspiration with the interior design of this gorgeous 1920’s Family Home in Sevenoaks.

Having been brought into this project from the beginning, we could work closely with our clients to help plan and design the internal layout of this renovation. We’ve had a hand in every part of the design and decoration process, from designing the kitchen layout, bespoke wardrobes and bookcases to creating the kitchen lighting plan and even down to specifying bespoke pieces by independent artisans. This house is the perfect fit for our clients; it represents their personalities and enhances their family life.

A Dramatic Welcome

Hallways can be dark and uninviting, especially in period properties. By putting in a wider doorway with French windows directly opposite, we gave the entrance space and lightness. The tiled floor is a nod to the Art Deco love of geometry whilst making an eye-catching statement. The sliding glass doors mean you can shut off the dining area for a more intimate feel, whilst keeping light flooding through.

Planning is Key

Being involved at the beginning of the project, we could look at the builder’s drawings before they knocked two rooms into one and could plan with the client how to maximise the space. The original thought was to have bi-folding doors. Swapping those for French windows meant more space for kitchen cupboards whilst keeping the natural light flooding in. Everything was planned out carefully to make this an inclusive space for the whole family to use and enjoy effortlessly.

Icing on the Cake

We painted the walls in a modern colour but one that referenced the 1920’s architecture. Bespoke curtains frame the French windows, tying in with the blinds over the kitchen sink, their neutral colours blending in and softening the space. We designed distinctive lighting zones in the two areas. With just a flick of a switch our clients can have a cosy space to sit together when eating or turn on the recessed lights so the children can sit and do their homework while meals are being prepared.

A Place for Everything

We designed a bespoke bookcase to fit the end of the room. Somewhere our clients can keep their good china tucked away, but still within easy reach when they need to use it. We mixed that up with display sections at the top for their art, books and ornaments. Storage isn’t just about hiding things away, it’s a beautiful integrated piece, with a space at the end for a chair, so our client can relax and enjoy the Sunday papers with a view of the garden.

A Room of Two Parts

To make the most of this large room we arranged the layout by dividing the room into thirds. The main sitting area takes up two thirds of the room, a space the family can sit in together and enjoy the log burning stove when it’s just them. Then in the last third, we added a show stopping lime green curved sofa to provide additional seating when entertaining guests. The cocktail unit adds a touch of 1920’s glamour.

The Drama is in the Details

We went dramatically dark with the colours, added sharp greens and pinks with bespoke curtains framing the French windows out into the garden. We sourced fabrics, cushions and a stunning rug from independent designers to really give the clients a unique room. With a nod to Mid Century design we sourced a G-Plan coffee table and two wonderful vintage Halabala chairs which we had reupholstered in a modern fabric. Every fireplace in the house has been retiled to give each room an individual stamp.

A Cosy Night In

The Family Room is where our clients and their family spend their time together watching movies. So, to keep things streamlined we designed a cabinet to blend in and keep the clutter tucked away. Our clients’ personalities come through in all the individual pieces we picked out for them like the blind fabric and rug which we then used as our colour palate to create a warm inviting space.

Blue and Green should never be seen!

Through our Master Bedroom design, we have created a sanctuary for our clients to relax in, a space they can call their own. Dark blue walls create a dramatic backdrop. It’s a colour that looks good in both natural and artificial light. Blue has been shown to be relaxing and slows your heart rate and breathing, making it an ideal colour choice for a bedroom. They do say that blue and green should never be seen, but the pop of green velvet against blue lifts the colour scheme. You only need a little zing to make a big impression!

Wonderful Wardrobes

We designed bespoke wardrobes fitted to meet our clients’ specific requirements. By painting them the same blue as the walls, the wardrobes don’t dominate the room. To give the wardrobes an elegant touch we finished them off with brass handles which picked up on the brass bedside lamps.

The Perfect Fit

With the son and the daughter being twins it was really important to design spaces that reflected them as individuals which include flexibility to adapt as they grow up. We did this with our choice of colours and finishes, one going mood blue and the other pinks and light green.  Both required fitted bespoke wardrobes. With a nod to the era of the house, we added Art Deco details to personalise them.

Each child has a vintage desk giving them somewhere to sit and do their homework but a piece of furniture for life. We finished off each space with bespoke blinds and an artisan rug.

An Inviting Space

With lots of family and friends visiting, our clients wanted us to design a Guest Room that was comfortable and inviting, but they didn’t want to blow too much budget on a room that isn’t always in use. Using their existing bed and side tables we added unique touches to create a room with character. We hung three mirrors together in a group, their hexagonal shapes echoing the pattern on the bespoke blinds and the tiles around the fireplace. The ceiling light is also a piece of art, with a stunning pattern on the inside waiting to be discovered. With vintage chairs and lots of storage, this is a comfortable retreat for everyone who stays.