Inspired by the unique lines of the Modern British design industry, with a timeless feel, this incredible residential design project was created by an award-winning west London-based design & Build and Interiors consultancy company.
Samuel and his wife, Betty, were looking for the perfect place where they could put down roots. Having discounted various long and narrow Victorian properties, it was the generous proportions of this five-bedroom house that the couple were drawn to and could envisage sharing with their two children. Zulufish‘s motto is always working based on the clients’ needs and dreams, and this unique contemporary project was no different. The client’s incredible story serves as the perfect background for what is going to be one of their most beautiful designs yet!
Everything started with the design of the main family room/kitchen. The Zulufish design and build company removed a corridor from the hall to the kitchen and designed three sets of double doors for inter-connecting rooms to link the social spaces of the ground floor. The dark walnut veneer & satin smooth cappuccino spray-painted counter of the kitchen is given extra depth by the contrasting bronze steel details.
In one of the common rooms, a coffee table designed by BRABBU perfectly blends with the overall interior design. Inspired on the Lowlands of Scotland, called Lallans, which means the integration, blending, and the combination of some Scots dialects, the LALLAN center table made a statement in one of the social areas of the house. The table combines four different materials and finishes as a pallisander veneer, black lacquer, polished brass, and aged brass. All these components cross and integrate harmoniously, creating the contemporary design feeling in this room.
Zulufish‘s clients fell in love with the colorful Paul Smith rugs, setting the tone for the rest of the scheme as the company was able to pull out those colors in the furniture and accessories. Dramatic lighting was also key, using two coordinating sculptural hoop pendants and multiple spherical glass lights that were hung throughout the interconnecting rooms.
Upstairs, the master bedroom headboard spans the entire wall and opposite a 3D feature wall conceals the TV. In the bathroom, the company went for a modern luxury spa feel with a deep oval bath and design-led brassware. Although it seems that this project was easily conceived because of its fresh look, the Zulufish had to overcome a challenge. They wanted to maximize the open plan aspect of the ground floor without compromising the size of the living areas. This proved tricky due to the inherent nature of the London house being narrow.