A London Home in a 1970s Factory Building Gets an Infusion of Style

A London Home in a 1970s Factory Building Gets an Infusion of Style

Project by: Sharon Toong of House of Sylphina
Location: London, United Kingdom

Sharon Toong's re-design of this 1970s loft space is classic urban cool, while still feeling welcoming. A mix of natural materials and a neutral color palette create a space that is both reflective of city living and a refuge from it.

From Sharon: Off a little alley in the heart of Dalson, London, you will find an uninspiring factory building built in the 1970s, converted into a row of residential houses in 2005. Upon entering the property, an immediate disconnection with the context is apparent. The interior of this 800-square-foot property has been completely re-designed by House of Sylphina, who opted to use natural materials including smoked timber and flamed granite to cover horizontal and vertical surfaces.

The ground floor has been opened up to create an open plan living space with large bi-folding doors allowing light to flood in and provide direct access onto the patio. The large doors create a visual and physical extension to the living space.

The back wall of the patio is covered by a large mural designed by British illustrator Andy Council. The mural features iconic buildings from locations around the world which hold special meaning to the owners.

The property is furnished with a mixture of contemporary items as well as vintage one-off items. 'We love scouring the city for unique finds and combining them with contemporary pieces to create a modern atmosphere that doesn't feel too sterile' says Sharon Toong, Director of House of Sylphina.

A subtle palette of monochrome tones and patterns combined with warm timber and polished metals have been repeated throughout to unify the scheme.

'We wanted to create a space that would fit in with the trendy neighbourhood, but for it to be a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of city life at the same time' says Sharon.

Lighting: Tom Dixon, Vitra, Made.com, Heals, Michael Anastasiades Furniture: Tulip Table, Eames Chair

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