Open interior featuring a bold coloured kitchen and island in a Kennington house in London
Kitchen detail

The brief of this project was to create a comfortable, energy-efficient family home with a modern and airy feel. The original house was tight and dark and had not been maintained for a number of decades. Original features had been lost in the 1960s, offering a blank canvas for a modern approach.

A seamless bright rubber floor connects the entrance area with the open-plan spaces and continues throughout the entire house.

The yellow and blue coloured kitchen stands out with its island, abundant natural light, and complementing green coloured floor
Bespoke kitchen cabinetry
Open interior featuring a bold coloured kitchen and island in a Kennington house in London

The kitchen as the heart of the house is a comfortable space not just for cooking but for everyday family life. Materials avoid bland white surfaces and create a positive haptic experience through robust materials and finishes.

The stairs are one of the key features of the house. A seamless rubber floor and colour-matched wall panelling create a striking effect. The colour changes gradually from a darker Victorian red at the ground floor to a burnt orange tone at the top. A long roof light at the top of the stairs creates interesting light patterns through the open joist ceiling and reflects the daylight throughout the space.

Kennington home in London features green coloured walls and floor, open dining and kitchen area, and large windows
Dining area and stair up
Atmospheric orange gradient staircase adds character to a modern house in Kennington
Stair to top floor
Vibrant orange landing in a home in Kennington featuring exposed wood beams, skylights, and a warm atmosphere
Top floor landing

The timber joist ceiling of the loft extension was left exposed, adding to the feeling of generosity despite the constrained ceiling height. The loft extension is clad in large format sheet cement boards complementing the slate roofs.

The rear loft bedroom provides views over London’s skyline through a dramatic panoramic window. The colours in this room have been kept cooler.

Loft extension in a Kennington house featuring a large corner window, clever storage solutions, and exposed timber beams
Modern interior design for a home in Kennington featuring exposed timber beams, bold colours, and map wallpaper
Loft extension in a Kennington house featuring a large full-height corner window
Modern interior design for a home in Kennington featuring bold colours, and rooflights
Main loft space
Home study in Kennington adorned with bold colours and featuring a large window
Home office
Atmospheric orange gradient staircase adds character to a modern house in Kennington
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Kennington home features a vibrant mix of bold red, green, and blue colours
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Traditional brick house in Kennington with new windows and modern-style front wall
Street view
A traditional London home showcases bold and vibrant colours throughout
Garden view
House in Kennington features a bold red staircase
Hidden door to cloakroom
House in Kennington showcases bold colours and wallpaper in its staircase and WC
Reinterpreted Victorian decor in cloakroom