London family home refresh

1970s vibe


James and Kate were looking for an interior designer in London, but instead chose me to help refresh their ground floor London home.  The living room is a long rectangle with two distinct areas.  The upper end with a sofa, TV, media area and custom built bookshelf.  But the lower end of the room overlooking the garden did not have a real sense of purpose as all of the family activity, reading, listening to music, TV viewing, took place at the upper end.  Time to review, zone and balance all the space to define flexibility and function.  I took inspiration from James and Kate love of the 1970s.  They had an original 1970s lamp and a favourite print with deep orange and green elements, a mid century sideboard and large green plants, already giving the space a 70s vibe.  We included dark geometric wallpaper on the long wall and colour blocked the opposite walls at each end which pulled the two areas together. Resiting the TV and sofa to the lower end, zoning the top area for reading, listening to music created better flow, flexibility and more even space distribution.

James Page,


Working with Annie was a pleasure throughout.  Annie totally understood what we wanted and delivered some great ideas that we are implementing now.  Would completely recommend!

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