The London-based interior design Studio Duggan have completed the refurbishment of a 4-bedroom detached family house, located in the cul de sac, The Reddings in Mill Hill, North London. The project centres around the reintroduction of original features with a dose of old Victorian aesthetics mixed in with contemporary pieces creating a warm, sophisticated luxury house.

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Studio Duggan worked very closely with the client to replicate the blueprint of a period property. The palette is warm and neutral with punches of colour introduced with the use of layered fabrics and key furniture pieces. There is a strong emphasis on wood – dark oak flooring was specified throughout the house – inducing the warmth and authenticity characteristic of a period style house.

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Meticulous attention has been given to the introduction of key period features evocative of colonial style influences and interiors. The entrance hallway, replete with Terrazzo encaustic floor tiles, was built to create a delayed reveal and impactful first impression – instead of walking directly into the living room as with the previous layout. A limestone fireplace was constructed into the wall of the living room along with bespoke oak and metal framed cabinets to each side, one concealing the TV.  Nearby a wooden, custom made, 3-metre wide bookcase, creating a cosy library area, complete with Julian Chichester soft leather armchairs.

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On the first floor, graphic cement tiles from Mosaic Del Sur line the floor of the master ensuite along with limestone walls and a dark wooden marble topped vanity unit, again referencing the colonial period style. The elegant master bedroom suite, with its lacquered dark oak flooring, is dressed with classic contemporary furniture which includes a deep buttoned and studded headboard and a bespoke made blanket box to house additional bedding. At the back of the house, Studio Duggan have integrated contemporary styled, oversized, black, metal doors to break from the otherwise traditional character around the house – once again working their creative wand and mixing textures, colours and eras. “Our client wanted to create the atmospheric quality of a period property. The house is not of period era. The challenge was to create warm, inviting and time honoured interiors in a modern-style house thus changing its heritage.” says Tiffany Duggan, Design Director at Studio Duggan.

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The design scheme is a careful eclectic mix of traditional styles, contemporary elegance and luxurious comfort. The composition of this period interior strikes a delicate balance between original colour palettes, modern textiles and bespoke classic pieces.

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