- LOCATION: London SW1V
- BUDGET: £38,000
Contemporary home for growing family
Transforming an Ordinary House Into a Modern Family Home
After purchasing this family townhouse, the Amins thought it just needed a fresh coat of paint to create the look they wanted. However it soon became evident that a low spec refurb had been carried out to push through the sale of the house and much of the furniture was not built to stand the test of time. Following a recommendation from their builder, Barbara Genda was hired to design long-lasting
fitted furniture that would bring style and quality to their home. With two children and a third on the way, the Amins wanted to create an appealing family living space that flowed naturally together, a beautiful nursery for the new arrival and an oasis of calm in the master bedroom where mum and dad could escape the chaos.
THE MASTER BEDROOM AN OASIS OF CALM
The master bedroom was the first space to be tackled. Like so many mums, Mrs Amin wanted this to be an oasis of calm, away from the hub of the family home. A wall of dark oak, floor-to-ceiling wardrobes with rounded edges instantly gave a touch of elegance as well as storage space in the room. Barbara even reviewed their clothing to ensure there was sufficient hanging and storage space. Curved drawers balanced the rounded edges of the wardrobes, which were carefully cut around beautiful cornicing, a listed feature of the property.
THE NURSERY THAT WOULD GROW WITH THE CHILD
White is a contemporary, clean and stunning choice in nursery and children’s bedrooms. The plain white cot was carefully positioned between two white bedside tables. For a beautiful finish touch, Barbara put cut-outs in the drawers to make them easy for little fingers to grab and pull out. Thinking ahead to the future, sufficient space was left between the bedside tables for a small double bed to be fitted when needed. For the teenage daughter a white wardrobe with recessed handles and a chest of drawers also formed part of this modern makeover.