This Grade II listed property in Notting Hill was crying out for transformation. Constructed in the 19th century as a private residence, it was converted into a boarding house, then a hotel, and later divided into small flats. A story all too familiar in this part of London.
Its current owners, together with architects Michaelis Boyd and Californian interior designer Olivia Williams, spent the last three years bringing it back to its former glory as a single-family house.
The scheme is based around neutrals, soft textures, and a light oak floor, the colour of buttermilk. Though the cool creamy colour is calm, the pattern, a chevron with internal borders, is dynamic and striking.
The chevron pattern flows from the oak in the kitchen and living areas into the marble hallway, creating clever contrast as well as continuity. The marble tile is laid in the exact same size as the parquet. The upper floors feature matching wide-board oak throughout the bedrooms and master bathroom.
The end result is a calm, peaceful home more than befitting for contemporary living while having kept all the historical architectural elements that made it so majestic in the Victorian era.
Head over to Architectural Digest to read more about this special project.