Country Home in the City

London, UK

From the inside, it’s hard to believe this earthy townhouse is nestled just off Portobello Road. Designed for our costume designer client, a language of baked earth, limewash, eroded stone, and an assortment of salvaged materials and antique textiles run throughout.

On the lower ground floor, reclaimed 18th-century parquet graces the kitchen cabinetry, with a splashback made from slices of onyx. In the adjoining snug, the 17th-century salvaged fireplace appears as if an original feature.

A Moroccan silk textile and bojagi-inspired curtains serve as the artwork for the master bedroom. Centuries and styles blend in the adjoining ensuite, where a reclaimed sink rests on an antique carved sideboard. Meanwhile, the boxed-bed guest room is clad in reclaimed pine cheeseboards, once used for maturing cheese, featuring a vintage sink from an old train carriage recessed into salvaged iroko.

At the top of the house, a cedar-clad spa room fills the air with a delightful woody aroma as it warms. On the landing, an early Greek textile hangs above the daybed, offering a space for lounging after a sauna.