With the freedom to rebuild a three-storey 18th Century cottage and blacksmith workshop in Kenway Village, Earls Court in London, Jason MacLean of Studio MacLean has hit the nail on the head.
The 1,500-square-foot renovation is a wonderful balance of the contemporary with a homely warmth. The fact that the building is a cottage and should be cosy is not lost. We love the strong use of white throughout, which has been warmed and softened with clever wood finishes and accent colours.
Check out the recessed box shelves in a pale wood grain and orange uni-colour or the white tiles, light wood worktop, battle grey uni-colour units and dark wood floor in the kitchen. And don’t get us started on the beautiful custom furnishings; particularly the simple wooden stools and desk in the bedroom.
Thanks to Design Milk for highlighting the project and you can see the ‘before’ pictures here to get an idea of the amount of work that’s been lovingly put into the build.