Interior design by Swank Interiors. The original features of this old shoe factory influenced the shapes used throughout this duplex penthouse. Stunning Victorian ironwork trusses and large arched factory windows were central to the inspiration.
To suit a 21st century lifestyle the whole apartment was stripped and reconfigured to suit their needs. Two bedrooms were combined to create a spacious master bedroom and hall cupboards were taken into the small ensuite shower room to create the luxury bathroom. Refurbishing the staircase ensured it blended well with the contemporary interior.
An essential entertaining space was created by removing a wall between the kitchen and dining room. The lighting scheme was carefully planned to enhance the architecture and create mood settings for both task and relaxation throughout. Smooth reflective glass and metal surfaces are mixed with warm textures such as thick wool carpet and chunky fabrics to maintain a comfortable feel within a warehouse look. The patterns in the designs are kept to a minimum by using textures which allow the artwork to take centre stage. Furnishings are a mix of new, refurbished pre-owned and mid 20th century classics.
All furniture, fixtures, fittings and accessories were sourced specifically for the project.