The owners of a charming Victorian house on a quiet street in Islington had their heart set on a green colour scheme for their living room. When it came to choosing the floor, they knew they wanted a deep, rich colour to offset the verdant walls rather than a more golden oak shade. The brief stated the floor should pay homage to the original boards that would have been used in 1850 when the house was constructed.
With spring finally having sprung, the blossom season in full swing, and gardens looking greener by the day, we thought we'd look back at a project by Bridget Reading ID, completed last summer, where it’s all about bringing the outside in.
The interior makes the most of new-found light with a double-height cosy sitting room, lush green wallpaper mimicking the greenery from the garden, and our warm grey Strata Glen herringbone floor offering elegance and character.
We met Mata Architects when Solid Floor’s HQ resided in Notting Hill’s Great Western Studios and have been following this growing practice with much interest. Our old neighbours were appointed by the team behind Berber&Q and Shawarma Bar to design and deliver their third venue; a neighbourhood restaurant located in a nineteenth-century industrial type space in Queens Park.
Last year Michaelis Boyd architects completed a total refurbishment of a disused mews house in Notting Hill transforming it into a creative haven reflecting the energetic personality of its owners. The brief was a multifunctioning home serving as a relaxing retreat, creative workspace and entertaining venue, truly coming into its own during the lockdown.
A characterful family home in Wiltshire was given a new lease of life with the addition of what the owners called their “entertaining space”. The elegant dining and living area just off a refurbished kitchen and larder was created using our textured dark Magma Stromboli floor in a mixed width.
When Emma from Rupert Bevan got in touch with us for a floor for their new Notting Hill showroom, we were excited as we have encountered this firm’s bespoke furnishings on many projects we have worked on.
When our client Emma Milne was approached to reconfigure and renovate a four storey Victorian town house on the outskirts of Hove, she knew the less-is-more approach would work well here. The house itself had ‘great bones’, but the lay-out needed updating to echo modern life. She choose our mid-toned brown Landmark Tatton in a reclaimed look for the aged oak characteristic.
When you buy a newly built apartment off-plan and are confronted with what is basically an empty concrete shell on completion, it can be daunting for anyone. How do you add character and interest when there are no graceful mouldings or well-worn surfaces? Look how this bare space was turned into a welcoming home by adding lots of texture.
Meet Osterley, our latest addition to the Landmark collection. McCrum Interior Design was after a neutral floor with distinctive grey tones for a Lake house in the Cotswolds, and Osterley fitted the bill perfectly. The house itself sits within a new private estate consisting of modernist second homes surrounded by landscaped countryside and a series of lakes. Interestingly, the site itself was originally a network of gravel pits, transformed by developers with an ambitious vision.
As we are tentatively thinking of returning to our offices, we thought we’d have a closer look at the eye-catching floor we fitted at this large workspace for Moholondon. The design makes the most of the industrial setting and our Magma Stromboli oak floor fits right in. Who wouldn’t want to swap their kitchen table for this?
In 2016 the owners of Scenario Architecture, Maya and Ran, were looking to convert and extend a Victorian terraced house in Stoke Newington for their own family. They opted for a Tate floor, in the neutral colour Bute in an eye-catching herringbone pattern. The rough sawn effect, which is a distinctive feature of this range, offers a visual aspect that is specifically appealing to the architectural eye. In this project the textured herringbone battens are used in such a creative way, it made us sit up and take note.
When Eelke, Solid Floor's founder, bought an ordinary modern flat off-plan in Hackney in 2014, he had a few years to dream up some radical changes. After getting the keys in 2017, he was not afraid to rip outdoors and move walls that had only just been erected. Fast forward 3 years and he has created this stunning home with some very clever design tricks that we can all learn from.