Belsize Park

Designed, decorated and furniture sourced exclusively by NW3 Interiors.

The Project

 

The Challenge

Originally our clients approached us to assist with a bespoke wardrobe, however after installing a new kitchen they were ready to take on more of the home in order to modernise and personalise it. The ensuite was our first task, which was a space that desperately needed doing. It was old, dilapidated and crammed. The outdated fittings and furnishings were stained and out of date. Alongside the need for new wardrobes, we assessed the whole space and decided it would be best to replan the entire space to factor in a new built in wardrobe and a new sized bathroom. The new size of the bathroom accommodated a new bath, large sink and storage unit, corner shower and a false wall allowing for hidden storage and a cleaner looking space. Our clients visited our showroom and were in awe of the master bathroom, which was a blend of blacks, whites and woods. The tiles, sink and unit supplied from our brand partner Neutra were the favourites.

The Solution

After this we worked on creating a scheme to fit with their budget, which allowed for us to supply neutra fittings but order tiles from a local supplier. We opted to add a duck egg blue tile on the floor as felt we needed the bathroom to become an intrinsic part of the home not a modernist adjunct. The bedroom became part of the design thereafter as the client felt the space needed to reflect one another. With a small budget left we suggested a few changes to the space that wouldn’t require much cost but would make a massive difference. Providing wallpaper samples we matched the blue/green tiles to a warm textured sample from Arte that had a cool stone colour entwined. This allowed us to add a modern feel but still within a period aesthetic to the space.

The Outcome

The oversized windows were given a makeover and blinds and sheer curtains were added to frame the windows whilst adding privacy, warmth and to block light. The bespoke wardrobes were created by a collaboration with a talented cabinetry maker, who utilised our drawings to create a personalised storage unit in a warm walnut colour. To create a base for the walnut and these warm tones we opted to stain the original wood flooring a dark black, thus creating a narrative from the master bedroom through to the bathroom. Once the room scheme was created we were able to allocate a budget to replacing the light fittings and for new furniture for the couple. In early November our builders went in to work and we were able to project manage from just up the road! Now our clients have a beautiful and practical space that works for them and is still entirely in-keeping with the rest of this gorgeous period home.

 

 

Design Details

 

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We wanted our bedroom and ensuite bathroom to be updated, but in a way that work with the rest of our Victorian period flat whilst introducing a modern twist. We have therefore been so pleased to have discover Carly & Molly of NW3 Interiors as they have achieved a wonderful outcome that we are very happy with.
 
From the outset we were impressed by their knowledge and experience and passion for their work and the respect for the clients’ wishes – there was never a sense of them simply wanting to impose their own ideas.  As a result, we trusted their suggestions and ideas which have transformed our space in a way that we would never have been able to achieve on our own. One of their great ideas was to combine a small dressing area with the existing bathroom to give a much more generous and luxurious bathroom. 
 
The building firm they recommended for undertaking the work was professional, highly skilled and a pleasure to work with. Carly kept a close check on the works while they were being carried out. 
 
Apart from undertaking the design itself, we found their knowledge of local firms as well as of manufacturers and  stores from which to choose the furnishings and fittings very useful. This has resulted in the creation of a warm, classy, modern bedroom and en suite bathroom which are a joy to use and blends in well with our period home.
 
We have no hesitation in recommending NW3 Interiors to prospective clients wishing to transform their living space.
Celestine & Simon