Pastels and patterns

By Jo Weaden
February 12, 2020

Flashes of blush and teal combined with chevron floors and geometric tiles create a modern interior within this period property. With a completely reconfigured layout the spatial planning of this scheme was the key to drastically improving the functionality and feel of the space.

Home design studio, Day True, was instructed to create an open and bright kitchen and living area whilst incorporating features such as an exposed brick wall, chevron wooden flooring, statement lighting and vibrant art work. The brief for this bachelor pad in Notting Hill, was “a home that made an impact from the moment you walked in,” says Jemma Morton, designer at Day True.

The apartment was the owners first property and he “wanted to completely renovate and modernise the flat to suit his needs and style,” says Morton. “He loved pastel colours and bold patterns,” adds Morton. This allowed for an impressive entrance with a bespoke Popham tiled floor, creating a bold statement set against the deep teal hue of the painted walls and woodwork, that are illuminated by the skylight. A velvet curtain was added across the entrance doorway to soften the feel of the space.

The hallway geometric tiles merge into a wooden chevron pattern in an asymmetric configuration that form the flooring of the open plan living, kitchen and dining space. The layout of the rooms have been reconfigured to create an open area, “I removed the utility room in the corner and knocked down the half height wall between the kitchen and living room. This opened up the space massively and created a much bigger, brighter room,” says Morton. The doorway leading into this room was then widened.

Other rearrangements included blocking up one of two doorways to the guest bedroom, “this allowed me to build in a wall unit to provide more practical storage,” adds Morton. Due to the age of the property certain challenges cropped up during the renovation. “We couldn’t move the original gas pipes and water tank location from the kitchen. The contractor and I came up with the solution to add a horizontal water tank and raise it above the kitchen cabinetry; it was made accessible through push to open doors,” she continues.

The Day True kitchen features Carrara marble worktops, AEG appliances and Tom Dixon pendants. A bespoke black wooden dining table extends out of the marble island, complementing the charcoal and white cabinetry. The use of mixed finishes, a contemporary pastel palette and bold patterns continues throughout the guest and ensuite bathrooms as well as the master bedroom, delivering a distinct and stylish home.