Kate & Tom’s Fresh New Home in Beckenham

Soon after Kate & Tom moved into their new family home in South London, they asked us for help to transform the living room and playroom into stunning, yet practical spaces.

Kate & Tom’s Fresh New Home in Beckenham

The Interior Design Brief

Kate & Tom ideally wanted a clean, crisp scheme that complimented and worked well with the period of the house. Kate was clear she wanted crisp fresh colours, nothing muddy or too dark, and clearly defined patterns with lots of greens.


What did we do?

The fireplace was the main starting point for the lounge design, the fantastic original tiles in green, turquoise and pink, influenced our palette of colours used throughout the room.

160205_StJamesAvenue_011-Edit_Low

We designed the room around a key layout, offering a social space as well as  to make the most of the beautiful bay window.

160205_StJamesAvenue_034-Edit_Low

160205_StJamesAvenue_019-Edit_Low

The mixture of old leather furniture with the new turquoise sofa’s, softens the overall feel, yet still adds a contemporary edge.

Some mid century styling through the lamps really works well,  maintaining a traditional side to the room too through key furniture pieces, such as the console table and shelving unit.

160205_StJamesAvenue_028-Edit_Low

160205_StJamesAvenue_048-Edit_Low

We added some very ‘on trend’ pieces through metallic tables and vibrant graphic curtains to then bring the scheme bang up to date.

160205_StJamesAvenue_045_Low
160205_StJamesAvenue_043_Low
The playroom was designed to pack in colour but not to be too ‘childish’ as the whole family will still spend a large period of time in this room.

We’ve enjoyed adding hints of playful and humorous soft furnishings, whilst the shell and large long standing pieces of furniture remain classic to last the test of time and evolve into future more maturer interior schemes.

160205_StJamesAvenue_083_Low

160205_StJamesAvenue_080-Edit_Low

The orange chair is a real pop of colour and works to pull out one of the strong colours from the multi coloured feather curtains – a lively design without being too young.

A magnetic blackboard is one of our musts for a family room – perfect for hanging the children’s artworks and handy reminder for important letters/party invites!


160205_StJamesAvenue_060-Edit_Low

We made sure plenty of storage was incorporated into the room, to hide away all the children’s toys at the end of the day. And turns out it’s the cat’s favourite room too!


Comment & Share