This Renovated House In London Is Filled With Unique Design Ideas

The goal of 'The Cheshire House' renovation was to adapt the already existing detached family home in North London, and to transform it into a delightful and personal home, made to be lived in. #InteriorDesignIdeas #InteriorDesign
Photography by Adam Scott

Joinery company Shape London, have sent us photos of a renovation project they recently completed with Charlton Brown Architects.

The goal of the renovation was to adapt the already existing detached family home in North London, and to transform it into a delightful and personal home, made to be lived in.

Some of the rooms were kept more classic in style, like the living room, that features square edged wall paneling, which helps to create a refined aesthetic and peaceful ambiance, and also accentuates the Brown Oak doorways that have built-in bookcases, and lead through to the children’s playroom.

This updated living room features square edged wall paneling that helps to create a refined aesthetic and peaceful ambiance, and that also accentuates the Brown Oak doorways that have built-in bookcases, and lead through to the children’s playroom. #LivingRoom #PaneledWall #BuiltInBookshelf
Photography by Adam Scott

In the children’s playroom, the built-in, wood-lined cabinetry provides plenty of storage, and a chalkboard accent wall surrounding a television, lets their imaginations run wild.


Playroom Ideas - In this modern children's playroom, the built-in, wood-lined cabinetry provides plenty of storage, and a chalkboard accent wall surrounding a television, lets their imaginations run wild. #PlayroomIdeas #KidsPlayroom #InteriorDesign #ChalkboardWall #Shelving
Photography by Adam Scott

The room also has twin hidden writing desks that fold-down from the wall. A large wood pocket door connects the playroom with the kitchen and dining area.


Wall Desk Ideas - This modern playroom has a window seat and  twin hidden writing desks that fold-down from the wall. A large wood pocket door connects the playroom with the kitchen and dining area. #WallDesks #WindowSeat #LargeWoodDoor #PocketDoor
Photography by Adam Scott

The kitchen and dining room lead through to a two-story library, that creates an impressive gallery space to display the client’s extensive book collection. Brown Oak was used throughout for the bookshelves and was chosen to complement the timber floor, and for its luxurious warmth and caramel tones.


Home Library Ideas - This home features an impressive two-story gallery space to display the client’s extensive book collection. Brown Oak was used throughout for the bookshelves and was chosen to complement the timber floor, and for its luxurious warmth and caramel tones. #HomeLibrary #ShelvingIdeas #Bookshelves
Photography by Adam Scott

A staircase clad in Brown Oak wraps itself up behind the library, forming a distinctive space, lit by the full length skylight above.

Recessed LED lighting guides the occupants up to the second story of the library, and highlights the careful craftsmanship of the integrated handrail.


Staircase Ideas - This modern staircase clad in Brown Oak wraps itself up behind the library, forming a distinctive space, lit by the full length skylight above. Recessed LED lighting guides the occupants up to the second story of the library, and highlights the careful craftsmanship of the integrated handrail. #StairIdeas #HandrailIdeas #Staircase #Handrail #BuiltInHandrail
Photography by Adam Scott

The second story bookshelf has a secret door that pivots open, adding to the playful personality of the house.


Secret Door Ideas - The second story of this home library has a secret door that pivots open, adding to the playful personality of the house. #SecretDoor #HiddenDoor #Bookshelves #Bookshelf #HomeLibrary
Photography by Adam Scott

Through the secret door is the children’s dressing room, where there’s a window seat and a multitude of distressed sprayed doors that have smoked ceramic handles.

Two of these doors lead to two children’s bedrooms, with the others opening to reveal dressing tables and wardrobes, all lit by accent recessed LED lighting.


Interior Design Ideas - This children’s dressing room has a window seat  and a multitude of distressed sprayed doors that have smoked ceramic handles.  Two of these doors lead to two children's bedrooms, with the others opening to reveal dressing tables and wardrobes, all lit by accent recessed LED lighting. #DressingRoom #WindowSeat #Closets #SecretDoors
Photography by Adam Scott

In the bedrooms the whimsy continues, with bright yellow accents and an Alice in Wonderland door that connects both bedrooms.


Kids Bedroom Ideas - Whimsy is created in this kids bedroom with bright yellow accents and an Alice in Wonderland door that connects to another bedroom. #KidsBedroom #YellowAccents #BedroomIdeas
Photography by Adam Scott

The master suite borrowed space from the attic above to give both the master bedroom and bathroom dramatic double-height ceilings.

The paneling continues in the bedroom, creating a feature wall with paneling for the fireplace and integrated TV, complimented by a wrap-around bench seat to create a serene and soothing space to relax.


Bedroom Ideas - This master bedroom features paneling that lines the wall and hides an integrated TV. There's also a wrap-around window seat to create a serene and soothing space to relax. #WindowSeat #HiddenTV #MasterBedroom #BedroomIdeas
Photography by Adam Scott

Below is a video showing how the integrated television works.


The dressing room combines square edged 4-paneled sprayed doors and American Black Walnut cabinetry with accent LED lighting for a luxurious, timeless finish.

Dressing Room Ideas - The dressing room combines square edged 4-paneled sprayed doors and American Black Walnut cabinetry with accent LED lighting for a luxurious, timeless finish. #DressingRoom #Cabinetry #MakeUpVanity
Photography by Adam Scott

Pocket sliding doors allow the large doorways to seamlessly connect the bedroom and dressing room with the master bathroom, where large bookcases on both sides of the vanity offer space to place toiletries, towels, trinkets, and more of the client’s extensive book collection.

A bespoke, heated, towel rail adds distinctive personality and complements the bathtub.


Bathroom Ideas - This modern bathroom has large bookcases on both sides of the vanity that offer space to place toiletries, towels, trinkets, and more of the client’s extensive book collection.  A bespoke, heated, towel rail adds distinctive personality and complements the bathtub. #BathroomIdeas #ModernBathroom #Shelving
Photography by Adam Scott

At the top of the house, space is maximized with a mezzanine level accommodating a feature bathroom space.

A recessed window bench seat has been added to the open room offering a peaceful spot for reading and reflection. On the opposite wall is a bright red accent wall with a spiral staircase.


A recessed window bench seat has been added to this open room offering a peaceful spot for reading and reflection. On the opposite wall is a bright red accent wall with a spiral staircase. #WindowSeat #WindowBench #InteriorDesign #SpiralStairs
Photography by Adam Scott

Red Linseed oiled Douglas Fir and custom ironmongery has been used to create built-in storage and spiral stairs that lead up to a matching bathroom.


Stair Ideas - Red Linseed oiled Douglas Fir and custom ironmongery has been used to create built-in storage and spiral stairs that lead up to a matching bathroom. #SpiralStairs #RedCabinets #StairIdeas
Photography by Adam Scott

The integrated Red Corian bathtub surround and sink complete the bold color block aesthetic.


Bathroom Ideas - This modern and bright red bathroom has an integrated Red Corian bathtub surround and sink, that complete the bold color block aesthetic. #RedBathroom #BathroomIdeas #ModernBathroom
Photography by Adam Scott

A large annex was converted into a studio space, to serve the client’s small business, with skylights providing ample natural light, while a pegboard wall allows for custom shelving designs.


Home Studio Ideas - A large annex was converted into a studio space, to serve the client’s small business, with skylights providing ample natural light, while a pegboard wall allows for custom shelving designs. #HomeStudio #HomeOffice #Workplace
Photography by Adam Scott

The home also has a mudroom (boot room), that features four designated areas, one per person, and plenty of open shelving and basket storage.


Mudroom Ideas - This modern mudroom features four designated areas with cushioned seating, and plenty of open shelving and basket storage. #MudroomIdeas #Mudroom #BootRoom #InteriorDesign #ShoeStorage
Photography by Adam Scott | Architects, lighting and interior design: Charlton Brown Architects | Joinery: Shape London | AV: Ideaworks | Structural Engineer: Krige Consulting | M&E Engineer: CooperHomewood | Colours, fabrics and loose furniture: Client and Tricia Tucker Soft Furnishings Design

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