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The eclecticism of this London project combines deco details with a raw and industrial style
An eclectic style, a successful proper melting pot is the result of the restoration of this apartment near Clapton station in London. You can rent it for photo shoots and events. The idea to create a forum for special homes came to Anita & Rosie in 2005. The two creatives, in order to complete their photo agency, A&R, launched Air Space Location providing their clients designer spaces with a custom-made service for shows and events. The website now includes dozens of venues in London, in the countryside, and in the rest of the country – but also overseas – you can rent for special events or photo shoots. The Dehavilland is a 110-sq m space of eclectic designer beauty combined with an industrial taste and deco touches. Living area, dining area, kitchen, one bedroom, and bathrooms are located in a deco building with an industrial lift. These different styles blend in a casual and eclectic way producing diverse and absolutely unique results.
The unconventional restyling of the flat features a brave design breaking the rules of today’s most influential styles. The décor plays with colours and tactile materials, vintage and antique pieces – for a quirky result full of personality. The bathed-in-natural-light interiors include an open space room with brutalist high ceilings and a wide industrial glass wall right across from an interior wall characterised by many glass windows with disparate shapes, such as the rose window with small fissures and very colourful glass: a fun and playful way to let this multi-colour light in also the central rooms of the home.
The floors in the living area, made of wide white wooden slabs, are covered by carpets and leather, whereas in the open kitchen area tiles run up from the floor to the walls. Here is a table in natural wood with, above it, a deco electric blue chandelier. A bench next to the table marks “the border” between the two areas and hides the kitchen with its mixed elements that create a dynamic movement increasing the homely feeling and domestic warmth of the space.
In the living room, a green area behind a white wrought-iron balustrade and a chandelier in plate glass drops and a Japanese kimono hanging from the ceiling. On the walls the head of an animal, two doors in leaded glass, and a round mirror – according to the 2018 trend – watch over furnishings of yesteryear and deco pieces.
Also the restoration of the bathrooms was made in a style between decorative and industrial, as demonstrated by the wide sink sitting on a wooden board with exposed copper pipes and the brass faucets matching the very modern ones of the bathtub: at the base of everything, ochre yellow tiles with convoluted motifs. In the bedroom, located in the mezzanine, we find again a raw style with Asiatic details.
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