Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
House interior in Richmond, London by Roselind Wilson Design
April 11th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Roselind Wilson Design
All the rooms started as a blank canvas and careful consideration was given to the architectural style of the property. On the upper floor, the house has a chic modern bathroom, a study and several bedrooms. The design of the children’s rooms incorporates their favourite colours, and hints at their hobbies and interests. Both rooms include brilliant bespoke storage furniture.
The ground floor is divided into a series of living spaces, each with their own function. The older part of the property houses a richly paneled snug and breakfast room, intimate spaces for winding down and lazy weekends. Entered from a bright open plan living area, this warm and welcoming space is perfect for nights in front of the fire. Great care has been taken to respect the architectural elements of the room, including the magnificent fireplace, but it hasn’t been overdone: the furniture and artwork are modern and the room has been finished with an eclectic mix of accessories, including a parchment-covered drum used as a side table.
The Sunday or breakfast room has a simple design, with the table placed under the window to take advantage of the beautiful view into the garden. The key feature of this room is the artwork. Painted by the client’s uncle, the piece perfectly reflects the view from the window and gives a fairly traditional looking room a contemporary feel. Although predominately for Sunday breakfast or lunch, the room can also be transformed into an intimate dining area for evening soirees with friends. Again, great care has been taken to ensure that the space is comfortable in either layout.
The modern part of the house has a large open plan living area featuring an eclectic mix of old and new: a modern sofa is flanked by a pair of 1970s armchairs, reupholstered in an olive chenille. Bespoke contemporary lighting hangs above a traditional farmhouse-style dining table. In each room your eyes will rest on a piece of artwork, some by the client’s uncle, an established artist. One piece, of an artist’s easel flecked with dried paint was boxed in Perspex and placed on a wall in the living room. Angled lamps with gold filaments have been placed to throw flattering light onto key pieces, ensuring that the art get the admiration it deserves.
The result is a characterful family home that reflects the client’s personalities: he an admirer of the modern and the functional, while his wife a romantic: the house is full of bespoke storage and clean lines, interspersed with antique pieces and understated soft furnishings.
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