Project by: Heather Cooper
Location: London, England
Looking for some minimal and inviting inspiration for your space this year? Designer Heather Cooper hits the modern mark with this London-based, clutter-free project that showcases stellar style picks. It's full of ideas for those looking to make a fresh, relaxing start in a room by clearing out unnecessary elements and focusing on meaningful furnishings and accessories.
I was presented with a top floor mansion block apartment in North London which had been council owned in a previous life. It was very tired, shabby and old and in real need of some love.
The period features such as the fireplace had been removed, a stud wall was dividing the reception space, and the bathroom was in a very sorry state. The design brief given to me by the very hands-off owner was 'sleek' and then he left me to it!
Time was very much of the essence (we only had a month to complete the project and there was some fairly major building work required) as the owner wanted it finished for Christmas.
I kept the design very simple and drew inspiration from the client's favorite bars and restaurants — it is very monochrome which really helps to give the apartment a relaxed vibe and the filament bulbs in the living/kitchen add a magical warmth to the room in the evening.
Thanks, Heather Cooper!
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