Industrial concrete walls, sharp linear edges and shots of bright colour give this property its distinct edge. The foldaway doors let fresh air and sunlight into the open-plan living space. Shots of pattern and colour stand out beautifully against the industrial concrete.
The cupboards in the kitchen are painted citrus-yellow – the perfect contrast the concrete walls and worktops. The owners felt a hi-tech kitchen would have been too predictable and a little too serious in the context of the rest of the house. The concrete worktops have been finished with the same sealant as the floor for a smooth, waterproof surface.
The house does feature a few design classics, but most of their furnishings are home-made, inherited or upcycled. This red bench was bought in a second-hand shop and then repainted.
Like the majority of the house, the staircase is formed from concrete, but the addition of black pigment to the mix creates a dark, speckled finish that wont show up wear and tear. A wooden balustrade adds a warmer element to the cool materials. Blackboard paint is both versatile and stylish – perfect for scribbling notes on.
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The owners upcycled old benches to create unique storage.
The master bedroom basks in sunlight and is given a hotel-suite feel. The hard angles of the concrete are softened by a mix of antique, retro and classic furnishings. Blue bedlinen and fresh white pillows give the room a classic, fresh feel.
The concrete on the main floors and the terrace was ground down to expose black flecks of granite so it resembles terrazzo.