Private Apartment Shoreditch,
A light & bright oasis in the centre of London.
We have created an oasis in the middle of urban Shoreditch and we maximised the space, totally transforming what was once a very dull 1960’s flat into a trendy, cool and sophisticated home for the owner. We removed the hallway wall and the wall around the kitchen to open up the space completely. We also moved the main bedroom to where the living room was originally, maximising every square metre of space. The light finishes and the mix of oak with the white walls and colourful accents make the flat welcoming and warm amidst the grit of the city.
Vintage & Industrial
The bathroom design complements the industrial style of the kitchen with its white tiles and black grout.The bath was removed and a shower installed with a large storage unit built where the door to the WC used to be. The dark grey floor tiles were used in both the bathroom and kitchen. The rest of the material palette is made up of oak wood flooring and doors, white walls, skirtings and ceilings. The palette complements the accent colours and gives an overall feeling of light and warmth. The red vintage dresser was found in Pitfield, a well know cafe and interiors store in Shoreditch.
Above the cushion and sofa is an artwork by Pure Evil, from a limited edition collection. Above the dining table is an artwork by a Polish artist called Yola, who is based in Paris. Even the red shelving unit, from Ikea, becomes a work of art for the storage of the owners hat collection.
Fun & Humour
We found this very cool artwork which says ‘I dream of a better world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned’. The owner loves art and loves humour and fun. The hatstand is the home, not only to hats, but also to a bell, scarves and jewellery. The cushion on the black sofa is handmade and embroidered by a local textile designer ‘House of Cally’ who has her studio in Shoreditch.
Monochrome with bold accents
We sourced all of the pieces for the apartment from local craftspeople and mixed them with high street items, always keeping the budget in mind with every decision made. The selection of the red radiator led to red becoming a second accent colour and when Hilary found the 1950’s red dresser, also from Pitfield, the look of the main bedroom was defined. The red bedside tables from Kartel worked perfectly with the style. We mixed monochromatic with accents of colour.