Name: Philip and Claire
Location: Clerkenwell — London, England
We are recently relocated ex-pats living in London. With Phillip's job as a corporate attorney transferring us from sunny Southern California to gloomy London, I sought to find the brightest apartment I could. As an interior designer, I knew that I didn't want a pre-furnished flat as is common in the UK. We landed in London's design friendly neighborhood of Clerkenwell in an old Silk Factory Loft that was re-purposed for residential use in 2000.
This one bedroom flat with large windows, high ceilings, and an open floor plan living area is not your typical Victorian era dwelling. I brought a bright yellow desk for my workspace and colorful art from Jen Bekman's 20x200 for the living room. The bedroom is done in softer tones of grey and white to soften the urban brick backdrop. Keeping the pops of color in the main living spaces also makes the home more lively for company as we are avid entertainers.