A Glamorous Chic & Sophisticated Family Home in Chiswick
With their children grown up and pursuing further education, the owners of this property wanted to turn their home into a sophisticated space the whole family could enjoy. Although generously sized, it was a typical period property with a warren of dark rooms that didn’t suit modern life. As avid foodies and cooks, the family wanted an open kitchen-dining area where they could entertain their friends, with plentiful storage and a connection to the garden.
The house resides in a conservation area, so there were restrictions in place which limited what the clients could change. However, with a revised planning application, our Design + Build project partners, Zulufish, were able to implement the new layout and open up the ground floor, moving the kitchen from the middle to the back of the house to make it the hub of the home.
As a favourite colour of the clients, ultra-marine blue became the starting point for the kitchen and ground floor design – this fresh hue extends to the garden to bring together the indoors and outdoors and creates a unified space.
The deep ultra-marine shade was chosen for the handmade shaker style kitchen cabinetry with solid timber dovetail drawers, and then carried through into the dining area, hallway and sitting room in the form of bold artworks, striking tiles, and sumptuous upholstery.
Rather than bring in lots of pattern, plenty of natural textures were chosen, such as marble, hammered brass and fluted glass to add interest. The clients are a foodie family and have multiple gadgets and machines to assist with cooking, so HUX London incorporated ample storage to provide space for their requirements.
Through clever planning, a new layout and increased storage, HUX London have opened up the space and created a feeling that the clients have a much bigger house. The result is a grown-up space the whole family can enjoy.
Bespoke cabinetry designed by HUX London provides ample storage, and on one section beautiful fluted glass panels hide a TV. The cabinetry is complemented by a spectacular book-matched marble splash-back, and timber, parquet flooring, which extends throughout the ground floor.
The open kitchen area now includes a glamorous dining space that the family use every day.
Now a snug, this was the darkest room with the least going for it architecturally.
A cool and cosy space was created with elegant bespoke wall-panelling, a low corner sofa, stylish wall lamps and a wood-burning stove.
It’s now the family’s favourite room, as they gather here for movie nights.
The formal sitting room is an elegant space where the family plays music. A sumptuous teal sofa, a hand-knotted silk and wool rug and a vibrant abstract artwork bring a fresh feel.
A bespoke joinery unit with open shelving and base cabinets adds warmth and character to the room.
In the master suite a calming scheme was created with soft, neutral tones and rich textures leading to a gorgeous marble-clad en-suite bathroom.