Brixton | Wide Angle Kitchen Image | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton | Wide Angle Kitchen Image | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton | Living Room & Fireplace | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton | Living Room & Fireplace | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton

A small house packed with big ideas

Space-saving designs transform a Victorian end-of-terrace

Our brief was ambitious: make a dark, narrow house feel bright, big and lofty.

With limited scope for extending the property, we turned our attention to smart space planning.

We knocked down walls, reconfigured rooms and removed the ceilings upstairs to expose a large, vaulted roof – perfect for creating light, space and spectacle.

Marble run

A five-meter-long marble worktop – with clean-lined units beneath and open shelves above – draws your eye across the full length of the room, making it feel large and airy.

Brixton | Kitchen sideboard and sink | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton | Kitchen sideboard and sink | Angel O’Donnell

Brixton | Kitchen with Terrace View | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton | Kitchen with Terrace View | Angel O’Donnell

Brixton | Interior View Through House | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton | Interior View Through House | Angel O’Donnell

Out of the blue

The patio, measuring just 1.5m by 3m, has been transformed into a Moroccan-inspired courtyard. Cobalt blues, yolky yellows, perky pinks, geometrically patterned tiles and architectural foliage form an unexpected oasis at the end of the kitchen.

Brixton | Bedroom | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton | Bedroom | Angel O’Donnell

Brixton | Bedroom | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton | Bedroom | Angel O’Donnell

Aim high

The vaulted ceilings add drama and light to a once dark and poky upstairs. We balanced this newfound airy brightness with a swarthy-brown leather tile floor, which is made from recycled belts, jackets and bags.

Brixton | Interior View | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton | Interior View | Angel O’Donnell

Brixton | Tiled Bathroom | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton | Tiled Bathroom | Angel O’Donnell

Simply ply

Bespoke space-saving stairs, with built-in storage, lead to a cosy guest sleeping platform.

Brixton | Wooden staircase with rope style hand rail | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton | Wooden staircase with rope style hand rail | Angel O’Donnell

Brixton | Bedroom in a Roof Space | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton | Bedroom in a Roof Space | Angel O’Donnell

Brixton | Split View of Stairs & Kitchen | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton | Split View of Stairs & Kitchen | Angel O’Donnell

Best of both

The mix of warm inchyra blue on one side and fresh pebble white on the other helps to delicately define the living and kitchen areas.

Brixton | Metal staircase with LED lit handrail | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton | Metal staircase with LED lit handrail | Angel O’Donnell

Brixton | Living Room & Fireplace | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton | Living Room & Fireplace | Angel O’Donnell

Heavy metal

The steel staircase appears to cascade down like a Jacob’s ladder. We designed it to be both sculptural and space-saving, an impactful feature to greet you when you open the front door.

Brixton | Sofa with Picture Above | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton | Sofa with Picture Above | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton

Completion 2018
Services Full refurbishment Interior design Project management FF&E procurement
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