In a bid to restore some of the missing nineteenth-century decorative detail in this large west London house the owner looked to Paris for Inspiration. Classic home interiors formerly let as individual rooms, the house was eventually granted planning permission to be reconverted into a single-family dwelling. A daunting amount of work had to be undertaken but the owner praises her architect for his continuous attention to detail and meticulous planning in creating a gem of a family home.
So little survived from the original that the owner decided to re-create the drawing-room in the style of a 14th arrondissement salon by adding mouldings, a mirror surrounded, French windows, and Louis XV chimney-piece.
The floors were laind with new specially finished parquet, giving the room a chic Parisian look. Within this pure white space are set a large bridget riley painting, an orange leather Mies van der Rohe day-bed and charcoal portrait by Alison Lambert. The lamp is by Arco and the rug is from David Gill. The pale-green kitchen has basalt work surfaces, while the bedroom gleams with the silver leaf and mirrored screen designed by Strie Maugham.