Space tends to dictate how rooms are furnished, and the owner of this large west London house, a furniture designer whose work is artistic and sculptural, has used his luxurious light-filled rooms to display a collection of his own work and some his favorite twentieth-century design icons. The high ceilings, tall windows and pale floors are almost gallery-like, the white-painted walls a perfect foil for sometimes eccentric and powerful shapes of each piece. He has successfully combined graphic cube-like elements with sensuous rounded pieces, all designed within the last century.
The exception is an antique writing-table set near a window in the living-room. There are chairs from Bugatti, Andre Dubreull and Frank Gehry, each piece an individual work of art, but incorporated into a pleasing ensemble of texture, shape and colour. Understanding scale is important, and where original detail such as the skirting-boards are present, the owner has been careful to include radiator covers of appropriate proportions. Existing fire surrounds are simple and classic. Once again, this house highlights the successful marriage of period architecture and highly individual choice of furniture and art.