When renovating traditional homes, the primary focus is often on preserving their original characteristics and architectural features. However, owner Mariam has taken a different approach in this London home. While the exterior maintains the appearance of a 1930s terrace, the interior has completely transformed into a modern amalgamation of past decades, with a notable influence of Art Deco interiors.
"I wanted it to stand out a little bit more [...] compared to all the Victorian terraces around here," says Miriam. "I've got kind of an Art Deco vibe throughout the house — I've got arches, terrazzo — lots of colour."
In the entryway, peachy-pink walls echo the herringbone flooring, contrasting the lively teal hues peeking through the arch wall detailing. Ascending the stairs, a black and white pinstriped runner complements the brass detailed chandelier above, subtly infusing hints of Art Deco into the foyer.
Blending traditional elements with contemporary reinterpretations, the sitting room presents a striking and bold design scheme. The mantle reflects classic Art Deco detailing, providing a sharp contrast against the black and white palazzo inner detail while resonating with the feature pinstriped runner in the foyer.
The original ceiling rose is painted to align with the prevailing teal theme in the room, and suspended from it is a modern chandelier, its brass detailing echoing the design elements introduced in the entryway.
Towards the rear of the terrace, the kitchen presents a stark contrast to the front rooms. It boasts a bright and pared-back aesthetic, bathed in sunlight — thanks to a sizeable bay window and a skylight — but remains on theme with the light pink walls.
The kitchen layout embraces more of a minimalist approach but incorporates Mariams' love of bold colour through the terrazzo countertops and vibrant decor pieces. Subtle touches of Art Deco interiors emerge through scalloped detailing and frosted, ribbed windows on the cabinetry, cohesively connecting the home's layered aesthetic in one space.
"I really wanted the scallops on the splash-back just to kind of carry that arch theme throughout," says Mariam. "The main thing was just having some nice Art Deco style colours, so I've gone with the light greens, a bit of pink, and with the terrazzo as well for my worktop."
Brushed brass detailing continues into the kitchen and is featured on the pendant lights and in our brushed brass tapware, sink, and space-saving kitchen sink accessories.
"The pullout on the tap's amazing. It's something that I use every day, and the fact that the dish rack fits really nicely into the sink… it's such a space saver."
“I love the house. I love all the colours and it’s just, like everything works really well.”
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