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Claudia Dorsch Interior Design Ltd project

City Pied a Terre

Interior Architecture Hampstead

This apartment occupies an enviable position benefiting from stunning views on the first floor of a large freestanding Edwardian property on a quiet, green residential street. The clients love the outdoors so naturally it was paramount to design our scheme to maximise the connections of the interior spaces to the outdoors.

The kitchen wall was knocked down to create an open plan kitchen staircase which now floods light through apartment. We redesigned the terrace doors to reduce from 4 to 3 leaves which can open 180 degrees, eliminating glazing bars and simplifying the design which increases light and viewing and connectivity between kitchen and terrace. We raised the floor level on the terrace to meet the kitchen and used the same natural stone inside and outside which now creates a continuous space. In order to truly make the most of the glorious terrace we installed a bespoke awning with three heaters which are both remote controlled so there is hardly an excuse not to use the outdoor space.

There were only three existing pieces to inform the scheme of colours, textures, fabrics, tiles, lighting and furniture we selected for this home – a walnut wardrobe, a pink Andy Warhol sunset screen print and an antique marble top escritoire – and the requirement that fabrics had to be dog friendly and entertaining should be informal.

We are passionate about creating bespoke solutions that meet the clients’ exact requirements. Faced with limited floor space we began a process of meticulously planning and drawing every inch of space in the kitchen, hallways, bathrooms, bedrooms and living room.