Outdoor Living In Primrose Hill

Outdoor Living In Primrose Hill

NW3 Interiors x Primrose Hill

We’ve now shared 3 of our recent interior design projects – and you can read all about them here – but our blog this week has a slightly different story arc. Over the last few months Carly and NW3 have been working in Primrose Hill, helping a client revolutionise their outside terrace, and it’s been exciting and rewarding.

Our client’s garden terrace features a large section of dark brown wooden flooring, and NW3 were tasked with bringing the area to life. This client’s outgoing lifestyle involves lots of hosting, so we needed to create a vibrant area that was also functional and practical. It’s important that the design work could create a garden to be used all year round with relatively low maintenance.

Originally fixated on wooden furniture, we managed to persuade our client of the benefits of more durable materials. The dining table (pictured) is a Knoll classic, designed by Richard Schultz, and was manufactured in Italy. Fortunately, shipping was super-fast and the table arrived quickly! Paired with the table were the dining chairs, procured from the beautiful Italian brand Moroso. The chairs added key details with white, dark blue and black, complimenting the client’s design briefs. Carly’s drawings also enabled the height of the side of the chairs to fit in with the requirements for the tables – a crucial calculation, as we all know. Finally, the sofa and armchair selection were chosen for outdoor suitability, and spiced up with a variety of cushions thrown on! The white of the sofas, despite the client’s initial hesitation, contrasted the brown floor perfectly. Coffee tables from Hay and honeybee lanterns from Serralunga completed the space. Throughout the project, Carly co-ordinated multiple suppliers and organised the installation. Using NW3 meant the client’s terrace is now full of colour, lasts all winter, and has been professionally designed whilst utilising discounts available from suppliers.

See the outdoor terrace in all its glory on our project page here.

Designed and sourced exclusively by NW3 Interiors.

 

Read our interview with Helen about the NW3 Interiors experience…

We asked Helen a few questions to see how she found the process, and to see if she loved the outcome. You can read her Q & A below:

1) How did you know of NW3 Interiors and what was it that attracted you to instruct us?

Carly has established for herself a fantastic reputation as the go to person in North London.  Having worked with a few interior designers in the past she is the only person I will speak to now.  She has a brilliant eye and an excellent relationship with all her suppliers.  Her service is seamless.  She always makes her herself available and is not happy until the job is 100% done.

2) Can you recall which important pieces of information you provided to NW3 Interiors to ensure the design was suitable for your situation?

I told her not white!  The best advice I can give is to trust Carly and believe in the process as she is always right as white is the only colour I would put out there now! She was very practical as I also wanted outdoor cushions and she advised me that with the weather being what it is in this country we needed something more durable.  Now we have patio furniture that not only looks amazing but will work all year round!

3) What feedback would you give regarding the process from design concept to completion including time and value?

Carly came over and did all the measurements, sent us digital images of what it would look like when completed and we loved this!  Carly always finds us the best possible deal and always manages to work around our budget.

4) How does it make you feel now, to sit on your terrace?

Very happy indeed. As always, Carly nailed it!

If you would like to see how NW3 could help you redesign part of your home, or work on larger design projects, please do not hesitate to get in touch in the comments or via email!  Carly@nw3interiorsltd.com

The client and Carly from NW3 Interiors

 

 

Before & After – Camden Mews Project

Before & After – Camden Mews Project

Having recently shared information on our Century Court project and divulged details of a bathroom renovation in Primrose Hill, our blog this week looks at a recent redesign undertaken by NW3 in Camden.

Located just off Kentish Town Road, the Camden Mews project featured a lovely 1960’s mews house. The property is arranged over two principal levels, with the large open-plan reception/kitchen on the first floor enjoying excellent levels of light from the large south-west facing windows. It also boasts a versatile mezzanine area, two further bedrooms and two bathrooms occupying the ground floor. Starting in March, and finishing in June, the project was completed in just 4 months.

Carly’s role was to redesign the bathrooms to better suit the size requirements of the client, which meant moving a wall! The overall aim with the bathrooms was to create modern, luxurious, individually identified bathrooms. NW3 Interiors completed the design and created the colour scheme, as well as providing the fittings in budget and organising a building team to install the bathrooms to a very high finish.

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After Shots:

      

 

Existing Bathrooms floor plan                                                   Proposed Bathrooms floor plan

                           

Outside of the bathrooms, the house was crying out for some beautiful and unique pieces of furniture and design so that we could turn this couple’s house into their forever home. The challenge for Carly was to design and create a warm and inviting home, whilst maximising the potential space and adding luxury and ambience to the overall feel. However, by incorporating a colour scheme and furniture collection that reflect the iconic 70’s theme of the property and key changes to lighting, NW3 helped with the dream renovation.

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After Shots:

      

Existing floor plan                                                                        Proposed furniture layout plan

      

If you are interested in learning more about our Camden Mews project, or would like to find out how NW3 Interiors can support interior design projects, please contact carly@nw3interiorsltd.com