East London Renovation
The styling of a split level apartment in Shoreditch overlooking the Kingsland canal. In a gorgeous mix of vintage and modern design – including mid century originals and the best in cutting edge design. Including a flying taxidermy dog, sourced from the Last Tuesday Society in Hackney. He was a much-loved sheepdog in the Peak District and his owner not only donated him for taxidermy-ing but also the Pheasant feathers to let him fly for eternity…
The project was about styling the shell and the interior to suit a very quirky and creative bachelor client. The client is the Creative Founder of a cutting edge digital design agency in Hoxton.
The project involved lots of sourcing and styling and finishing.
"The apartment was a super canvas for someone to come in and make it work, Anna did a really good job of not over complicating it and making it cool. She did our work studio on silicon roundabout which went really well so it was great that she was able to do the apartment. I wanted something that would work for 7am monday morning coffee and 7am saturday morning music and whiskey." Tim Rodgers
The client was a very busy man, so we had to grab time with him when he was running to the airport or sharing a cab with him to a meeting to look at samples or finishes.
Tim wanted a mix of vintage (mid century originals) and the best in cutting edge design. So I sourced a mix of dining chairs for Tim, from a variety of my favourite vintage boutiques and online sellers. We didn’t want matching chairs so we kept it eclectic, but making sure that at least one was super comfy for Tim to work at his laptop on.
In the bedrooms, we opted for a simple palette, adding lines of concrete style polished plaster to the wall behind the bed. We also sourced Tim a cool mix of good quality, vintage furniture pieces that will stand the test of time and that he can take with him to other homes.
On the bed-sides, we propped up his collection of Monocole Magazines with some custom book-ends with filament light bulbs made by Ola at the Our House Gallery in Colombia Road where the Sunday flower market happens every week.
White master bedroom vintage Heals wooden chest of drawers filament light book end
Industrial double height white open plan living dining room, mix of vintage and new, giant portrait
Minimalist white kitchen, clean lines
Industrial bachelor pad exposed clothes rail, bedroom snug, sofa and rug
Industrial white master bedroom concrete feature wall, crisp white bedlinen danish bedside lamps