Hampstead Manor is a refurbishment of an old colleage in Central London, which used to be a single building of laboratories and classrooms that specislised in the study of botony.
Architect: Design Haus Liberty
Location: London, UK
Size: 168 sqm
Interior Design: Design Haus Liberty
Design Team: Dara Huang, Ivana Stiborova, Lisa Hinderdael, Michael Faulkner
Photography: Claire Illi
From the architect: It was then split up into residential units which still had some period features of victorian bay windows overlooking English gardens.
We met a young couple from Nigeria, Africa who wanted to turn this house into a place where they could holiday and call their second home. They didn’t give us much a brief besides that wanted to be able to walk in and feel cosy. They like colours
We wanted to create a blend of modern and traditional African art and bold colours mixed into one space. With both original and new designer pieces that space from Africa to Europe; this unique space blends colours, materials, rough, smooth, light and darks together with hints of mid-century modern pieces, organic geometries and hand carved African relics into one space.
We wanted to create a vibrant and interesting house for a young family from Nigeria. We used colours that are inspired from Africa influence, including the pink clay, the rich blue from a local tribe, dark turquoise that are often seen in embroidery, and mustards that are also a local, traditional colour.
We collected eclective pieces of original African origin, including statutes, prints, artwork, and textiles, and also furniture pieces that are handcarved and sculptural local art.
We then blended these with bright colours and DHLiberty designed furniture includign the terazzo tables, bookshelves, side tables and vanity units -which have a strong European and Global design influecnce. Overall creating this wordly mix of design colours, patterns, shapes, artwork and furntiure.
We then blended raw stone edges with smooth to further create a juxtaposing mix of smooth and rough lines. Which is a theme we repeat on the finishes and furniture.
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