Townhouse Redesign, Chelsea, London

Complete redesign and refurbishment of this four-storey London Townhouse.

A hallway befitting this London townhouse

A full redecoration of this entrance hallway, in a smart and stylish design with traditional touches befitting this London townhouse.

Oak timber flooring was installed throughout, and the original staircase was restored and fitted with a smart flatweave carpet runner.

An antiqued mirror in the recess reflects the light and increases the feeling of space.  Beneath it a custom cover with bronze grilles covers the radiator.

Custom storage joinery and panelling

Beneath the staircase we designed a series of storage cupboards and matching panelling, following the styles of the original joinery in the house.  This makes the most of the space and includes extensive storage for coats and shoes.

Beyond this an upholstered bench seat provides a secluded view over the garden behind, with further storage hidden beneath.

A sitting room bringing together old and new

In the sitting room we created a relaxed design scheme – sympathetic to the clients’ existing collection of antique furniture yet in an elegant and unfussy style.

Using traditional fabrics and materials in a restrained colour palette with soft accent colours, we designed a range of furnishings to complement the existing pieces.  Pewter silk curtains on nickel-finished curtain poles hang over a rich chocolate-coloured silk wallcovering.

Classical lamps with bespoke shades in colours to match the new scheme were designed to bring together old and new.

Project Story

A full redesign and refurbishment of this four-storey townhouse in Chelsea, London.  The property had been split into separate apartments in the past and we reworked the architectural layout of the property to bring these spaces back together.  The result is a layout that suits the client’s lifestyle and makes the best use of the space.

The interior was designed to be an elegant and luxurious home – an unfussy style with classical undertones to accommodate the client’s collection of artworks and antique furniture.

The hallway is a warm welcome into the home.  An oak timber floor and flatweave carpet runner to the staircase lend the space a smart yet relaxed atmosphere.  Clever storage is fitted beneath the staircase and at the rear a secluded bench seat provides a view over the garden

The study combines large armchairs for reading by the fireplace with a desk positioned to make the most of the natural light.  New fitted cabinetry and bookcases includes recessed LED lighting to enhance a collection of antique glassware.

In the open plan drawing room the windows are framed with silk curtains, against a backdrop of a deep-coloured silk wallcovering.  The furnishings are elegant, comfortable and sympathetic to the other antique furniture pieces, while the accessories subtly reference the artworks.  Bespoke lighting and lamp shades complete the scheme.

Alongside, a modern kitchen in walnut allows for flexible entertaining.  As part of the rich colour palette the cabinetry is finished with a luxurious Labrador Antique granite worktop.

Our work on this project also included the planning permissions required for some of the improvements to the property.

Garden concept design by Residence Interior Design; Garden design development by Sims Design.


Chelsea, London


Complete property, Hallway, Reception rooms, Kitchen, Bedrooms, Bathrooms


Contemporary classical


Layout, Services, Joinery, Furnishings, Window treatments


Planning permission