Waterfront Home, Hamble, Hampshire

A remodelling of two adjacent townhouses in Hampshire to provide a stunning open-plan living space.

Hamble Hampshire contemporary kitchen island

Open-plan classic contemporary kitchen

The kitchen is features beautiful hand-made and painted cabinetry, in a bespoke panel design we created just for this client.  Painted in bronze and white, and with polished nickel traditional ironmongery, it is a classic design executed in a contemporary arrangement.

An artwork shelf in walnut with specific lighting above is used in place of wall cabinets, for an open feel to the space.  Task lighting is discreetly included below.

Hamble Hampshire luxury interior design

Sitting area overlooking the Hamble

The decorative scheme for the sitting area is light and elegant, mixing traditional furnishing styles with contemporary fabrics and colours.

Subtle nods to the waterfront location in Hampshire are included in the textures and patterns of the materials and accessories.  Electric sheer blinds control the natural light and provide privacy.

Hamble Hampshire study artwork lighting

A dedicated study area

A dedicated study area is created by a backdrop of upholstered panels in traditional horse hair fabric.  Their colour and softness alters the look of this area, it’s feel, and even its acoustics.

Gently-glowing wall lights fitted through the centre of the horsehair panels illuminates the area, while the light they cast plays on the texture of the fabric.

Project Story

This is the first phase of the refurbishment of this quayside home in Hamble-le-Rice, Hampshire.  A complete redesign of the first floor of two previously separate properties resulted in a large, open-plan kitchen, dining and living space.  Views and natural light have been maximised, with finishes were carefully selected to take into consideration the extraordinary light and to manage glare from the sun.  Powered remote-controlled window treatments were specifically chosen to manage the solar glare while still maximising the natural light and maintaining the views across the harbour.

The kitchen is a bespoke painted timber kitchen with a door design we created especially for this client.  With careful planning of the storage cabinetry and layout, artwork shelving with specific lighting takes the place of wall cabinetry, creating a beautiful backdrop to the room and ensuring the kitchen doesn’t dominate this multi-use space.  From the expansive island with bar seating, the view across the room follows the axis of the dining table and seating area.

All parts of the room enjoy the views across the River Hamble, with the sitting area having the longest views south towards The Solent, and sofas arranged opposite each other to create a comfortable area for socialising.  The use of an ‘art frame’ TV and ceiling loudspeakers (linked to networked audio) means the TV isn’t always the focal point of the room, although it’s still positioned for perfect viewing, even from the kitchen.

Alongside, upholstered panelling in horsehair provides a beguiling backdrop to a dedicated study area, completing this exceptional riverside living space.


Hamble, Hampshire


Open plan living space: kitchen, dining, sitting area and study, Cloakroom




Layout & remodelling, Services, Kitchen design, Joinery, Furnishings, Window treatments