A period Notting Hill home is given a modern minimalist makeover
Interior design consultant Alix Lawson has given a family home in London’s Notting Hill a design overhaul tailored to showcasing an art collection.
The English-Australian consultant, who established her eponymous lifestyle brand as ‘an antidote to the luxury overdose in the London market’, collaborated with architecture firm De Rosee Sa Architects on the refit of the period north-west London property.
Across the 3,500 sq ft floorplan a quiet, warm palette is attibuted by the timeless elegance of Scandinavian and Japanese midcentury designs. The clients, an art collecting couple, wanted their refreshed space to act as a serene backdrop to their extensive collection. Lawson took a subtle approach, producing a clean, airy space with layers of textures, minimal lines and some contemporary accessories.
The living room best captures Lawson’s stripped-back take on interiors. Light timber flooring and a stone wall fitted out with a fireplace and low-level marble shelving offer a fresh foundation. A set of black French doors welcomes natural light into the room, complimenting a sculptural jesmonite coffee table by London-based Malgorzata Bany and a pair of lounge chairs by Jorge L Cruzata in muted hues.
Elsewhere, abstract accessories by Stephane Parmentier decorate a wall-height wooden storage system, while a Cassina reissue of Charlotte Perriand’s 1962 Rio coffee table adds an organic warmth to the space.
The textural treats don’t stop there. A shower room features a walk-in shower and sink finished in Silk Georgette stone by Salvatori, with a gentle glow provided by a duo of Bastion wall lamps handcrafted by New York-based Allied Maker. §