Interior Design Project - Victorian Town House

The Brief: We were asked to renovate and modernise the top two floors of a charming Victorian terraced house in Cambridge, including providing space-saving solutions for a study, three bedrooms and an en-suite.

Work Completed: An important part of the brief was to make the house comfortable and warm enough for modern family living. We commissioned and installed double-glazed replicas of the original sash windows to retain the property's beautiful Victorian features. We designed a full contemporary lighting scheme and installed new, efficient radiators, as well as creating a new en-suite in an attic bedroom. We needed to come up with some clever space-saving solutions as the rooms are small. In the master bedroom we installed full-height mirrored wardrobes which maximise the storage potential of the room as well as creating a sense of space and light. We used mirrors in the tiny bathroom and en-suite to create a sense of light and space, and hidden much-needed hidden storage. We also fitted bespoke bookshelves and cupboards in the tiny study, with surprisingly effective results. Sisal carpets and painted original floorboards with striped rugs give the house a light homely feel. Our clients love bright colours so we chose Jane Churchill fabrics for roman blinds and cushions, and coloured glass and ceramic tiles from Fired Earth. To keep the budget under control we recommended re-painting and re-cycling some existing furniture to give it a new lease of life. Our clients love the results.