Design Archive: A Hampstead Home with Cheeky Elements

In 2007 Retrouvius worked with Sam Roddick, activist and founder of Coco de Mer on the transformation of her Victorian townhouse. Sam wanted a space that could perform equally beautifully as a family home, a backdrop for her business (the office is on the lower ground floor) and a stage for cheeky, erotic adventures.

In the kitchen and dining space, an earthy palette is matched by an island that was made from an old museum cabinet, which was salvaged from the Ashmolean Museum. 

The home is layered with glamorous and cheeky elements, such as the bespoke erotic cornicing in the hallway. Upstairs in the master ensuite, the shower is positioned in the centre of the room so it can be glimpsed by whoever is lying in bed.  Meanwhile, in the guest bedroom, the red bespoke wallpaper made by Timorous Beasties is in fact another titillating addition, bedecked with erotic scenes that only become fully clear once you are up close.