Highgate House

London N6

This house is a typical London two-storey Edwardian terrace.

The works comprised the refurbishment of the house including two new bathrooms and a new kitchen and dining area to the rear. While the new decor of the main house is fairly traditional in keeping with the age of the property, the main concept for the kitchen dining area was to produce a striking modern streamlined space that also gave an illusion of greater size.

A purpose made cream leather banquette was incorporated into the new storage joinery on one side to maximise the available space while on the opposite side a mirror splashback gives those seated at the banquette a view of the rear garden. The new dining table was also specifically designed for this space.

Cream fossil limestone slabs with underfloor heating help to create a homogonous look coordinating with the cream spray lacquered joinery and the ceiling.

A mirrored wall slides across the entrance area of this rear garden space to totally separate it from the rest of the house as well as bring in more light and the garden views.

This project was great because I was able to say what I wanted. I not only got what I wanted but it was transformed into something far more beautiful and imaginative than I could ever have planned. Four years on, it is still making an impact and attracting compliments.

Jo White, Client

Publications

Magazines:

• Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms, April 2007
• Red Magazine, July 2006

Books:

• Open Kitchens, Published by Rockport, 2007
• Converted, Published by Cassell & Co, 2000
• How to Live in Small spaces, Published by Conran Octopus, 2006
• Cocina Diafanas, Published by Loft, 2007