WEST LONDON  The task was to turn a spacious 1 bedroom 1 bathroom loft apartment into a spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom loft apartment without increasing the floor space.  Not one to shy away from a challenge and with the help of a wonderful architect, Jerry Tate, we set out to create the extra rooms.  A mezzanine office space was transformed into a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom.   Having created the extra rooms it was my job to create a spacious feel right throughout the entire apartment.  The start point was creating storage so that the apartment looked uncluttered.  A resin floor was poured which literally made the ground floor space flow.  The kitchen was re worked, by keeping the existing carcasses and custom making new doors and the money this saved was spent on a beautiful Carrera marble worktop giving a real focal point to the open plan living space.  Using colour sparingly transformed small spaces into bright spaces.  The whole project was completed in 4 months.  The owner, who originally had planned to sell the property loved it so much he decided to move in and make it is home.   
       
     
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 North London Mews House  This small mews house had been let for 20 years. The owner approached me to renovate and sell the property for him.  Staying with the original floorplan I removed two walls to open up the downstairs and configured the bedrooms to make more use of the space.  The poured concrete floor not only is practical and hardwearing but gives a feeling of modernity.  I then installed bifold doors out into the garden and levelled the floors so the in-side/outside space was fluid.  The garden was decked vertically and bamboo, black bamboo and box planting will ensure low maintenance for the future owner.  Installing a one wall kitchen enabled the living space to be large and flexible for future purchaser to furnish as best suits his/her lifestyle.  Using colour sparingly I concentrated on installing a dramatic bathroom to give some contrast to the white gallery walls.  The total renovation took 3 months and the house was sold within 6 weeks.
       
     
 SOHO  This project is the perfect example of how a house becomes a home.  When the owner bought this 7,000 sq ft house in Soho it had been converted into offices.The character had been completely stripped out.  The task was simple, to return it to its former Georgian glory and make it a unique home.  Authenticity was key. A carefully selected colour pallet gave the rooms unique character whilst retaining a family feel. All the fixtures, fittings and furniture were individually sourced. Scouring auction houses and the Portobello Road become as normal a daily routine as brushing my teeth.  The project was divided into 3 phases, building/restoration, decoration and styling.   The initial work took just over a year as an additional floor was added.  I’m pleased to say the house is now a beautiful unique Georgian home.  It is a living piece of art, but unlike a painting it continues to evolve.  6 years on I’m still finding pieces that add to its charm and to be honest I’m sure I still will be for the next 6 years at least.
       
     
       
     
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 White City Garden  This small city garden was a delight to design and plant.  The owner works in a stressful environment and wanted to have a low maintenance garden that he could enjoy at the weekends and evenings when he’s home. He also wanted to safe space to store his bicycle along with garden tools so they were out of sight.  Building a low rendered wall around the garden I created a bench with storage within and was able to plant mature bamboos without the risk of them invading the rest of the garden. The artificial grass requires no maintenance and the sedum roof on the shed helps it blend into the space  Shady plants such as ferns and Hosta’s give colour and depth to the smaller border and the olive tree gives a lovely architectural focal point.