LLI Design recently completed the full refurbishment of a stunning Victorian townhouse based in London, lovingly restoring many period features for a stylish and comfortable finish.
The client had expressed a desire for modern touches to the property, but without wanting to sacrifice the phenomenal period charm which had initially attracted them to the building. Taking this into consideration, LLI Design decided to work in a way which would modernise the house at the same time as accentuating those Victorian features, such as the ornate plaster ceilings and the sweeping staircase.
A fusion of old and new
With the property’s Victorian heritage utmost in mind, many of the alterations the LLI Design team made were to harmonise those stylish modern touches with the unique historical features already preserved. In the entrance hallway, the designers opted for a classic black and white pattern which gave the illusion of added light and space, while a stunning Victorian-inspired nursery suite was added to the front of the house.
In the living and dining rooms, the high Victorian ceilings were carefully restored and new life breathed into the ornate plasterwork and coving. To accentuate the wonderful Victorian fireplaces, the team commissioned bespoke joinery for the surrounds and created a spectacular focal point to each room.
Comfort and elegance
In the kitchen, the designers chose a more pared-back and minimalist approach. Focusing on practicality and contemporary style, the kitchen features intelligent storage solutions which keep clutter to a minimum in the heart of the family home. In another contemporary twist, a sliding glass door to the garden brings in much more natural light and creates a feeling of space.
In the impressive hallway, the team commissioned a stunning copper and glass pendant lamp from Nigel Tyas, which hangs from the top floor ceiling to the ground floor and creates a ‘wow’ factor to greet guests. Intelligent lighting was used throughout the property and can be controlled from iPhones and iPads, just one more added modern touch which brings out the best in the period features.
Upstairs, the bedrooms were redesigned and traditional oak furniture commissioned to pay homage to the Victorian heritage, while a more ‘fun’ design scheme was used to create a truly unique children’s bedroom.
Overall, the success of this project came down to the LLI Design team’s expertise. Their careful approach to blending the historical with the contemporary has made this a timeless and stylish redevelopment.