A BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN TOWN HOUSE ON RICHMOND HILL, WHICH HAD NOT BEEN MODERNISED SINCE THE SEVENTIES. WE TRANSFORMED IT INTO AN ELEGANT AND STYLISH HOUSE THAT STILL FEELS LIKE HOME.
We were approached by a couple who had seen our work and were keen for us to mastermind their project for them. They had lived in this house for a number of years, and had originally bought it to refurbish and extend, but were conscious about getting their ducks in a row first. We spent many hours together, brainstorming ideas and formulating a tight brief prior to hitting the drawing board.
It was quickly decided that we would extend the house at the rear to accommodate the new kitchen-diner. The Shaker style kitchen was made bespoke by a specialist joiner and painted in Farrow & Ball Cornforth White and Stiffkey Blue. We had three brightly coloured glass pendants made bespoke by Curiousa & Curiousa, which provide an elegant wash of light over the island.
CLASSIC CONTEMPORARY STYLE WITH ECLECTIC FURNISHINGS, A MIXED COLOUR PALETTE AND SOME TOUCHES OF HUMOUR.
Reinventing the interior of an old building comes rather easily when you’re working with a gorgeous example like this. The proportions of the windows and doors speak for themselves, and the layouts lend themselves so well to virtually any interior design treatment you choose. For this reason we love working on Victorian house projects – either in our hometown Richmond or further afield.
The initial brief for this project came through very clearly in our brainstorming sessions, and as expected, we were all very much on the same page with the style and general look of the interiors.
In the entrance hall, staircases and landings for example, we wanted to create an immediate ‘wow factor’. To get this effect, we specified our signature in-your-face Roger Oates stair runners, a quirky wallpaper by Cole & Son and some statement indoor plants.
WORKING CLOSELY WITH OUR CLIENTS TO REALISE THE JOINT VISION, USING OUR LOGICAL, STEP-BY-STEP DESIGN PROCESS.
As always, we set out our designs in concept form first – a presentation including floor plans, mood boards and 3D computer visuals.
The rest of the design process was then geared to costing up our schemes for our clients’ approval, before moving ahead with the ordering and delivery of all the components required to make the designs a reality.
The family bathroom was a great success as it looks the part but still remains practical for the younger members of the family! The tiles are all from Fired Earth, the sanitaryware from Victorian Plumbing and the paint colour for the bath is Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball.
THE IMAGERY AND ARTWORK WE USE IN OUR SCHEMES SETS THE STAGE FOR AN UNUSUAL ECLECTIC MIXTURE OF STYLES AND SUBJECTS.
A big part of what makes a ‘Timothy James Interior’ is the brightly coloured and often quirky choice of artwork. This Richmond Town House was no exception with prints from a wide range of different suppliers.
All of the artwork we design and supply is meticulously planned, which entails drawing up each wall to scale and setting out each piece to the correct size and in the right place. Each piece is then custom framed, ready to be supplied and hung at the same time as we install the furniture and soft furnishings.