Bramham Gardens, South KensingtonTransitional Living Room, London

Design ideas for a small traditional formal open plan living room in London with beige walls and ceramic flooring. —  Houzz
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jessicasophia wrote:4 December 2014
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    Keir Townsend
    6 years ago
    Hi jessicasophia,
    Many thanks for your inquiry. The lamp is available from Keir Townsend Interiors in a variety of finishes and sizes. Please contact us at or call +44 (0) 20 7746 2442 for any further information you may need.
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    Keir Townsend team
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    Teng Zhang wrote:7 April 2016

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      Amanda Pollard added this to The Best Ideas for Small Spaces from People Who’ve Been There20 April 2017

      Build out walls for extra storageWant to fit a cupboard into a small room? How about borrowing space from the room next door? That’s what designer Irina Townsend of Keir Townsend did in this central London pied-à-terre. Either side of the sofa, Townsend built out the walls to create room for two wardrobes in the adjacent bedroom. The protruding surfaces have made a cosy niche for the sofa. “In such a compact flat, there was a lot of give and take,” Townsend says.Feeling the squeeze? Discover more small space ideas in this Kensington apartment.

      Optimise Home added this to 9 Easy Steps to Downsizing17 September 2016

      Assess the size of your new homeOne of the biggest concerns for people thinking about downsizing is whether they’ll be able to fit all their possessions into a smaller property.Try to get a good handle on how much space you’ll have to play with in your new place. It can be difficult to get a sense of the size of the new rooms, so try comparing them to those in your existing home and you’ll soon see which pieces of furniture fit and which need to go.

      Amanda Pollard added this to 10 Easy and Effective Ways to Zone Open-plan Rooms8 September 2016

      Go for half measures For a less obtrusive division, try a half-height unit. Here, a sideboard creates a physical break in the floor area, but leaves the whole space visible at eye level. This allows light to flood the entire room, but clearly defines the seating and dining areas. Plenty of storage space is provided for tucking away items close to where they will be used.

      Amanda Pollard added this to 10 Stylish Ways to Give your Home a Luxury Hotel Look9 June 2016

      Layer your lightingA top tip from designers and electricians is to add at least three layers of lighting per room. Overhead pendant lights can create drama, or provide reflective shimmer as they have done here. Add decorative wall lights and table lamps to adjust the mood of the space, according to time of day and weather. Your home will feel spacious and welcoming, just like a boutique hotel.

      Natalie Wain added this to Houzz Tour: Clever Small Space Living in a Kensington Pied-à-terre20 November 2014

      Houzz at a GlanceWho lives here A couple who use the flat as their London pied-à-terreLocation Kensington, LondonEra built A Victorian building converted into flats in the 1960sYear renovated 2013Designer Irina Townsend of Keir TownsendSize 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom‘The niche where the sofa sits was created to make wardrobe space either side in the bedroom behind,’ reveals Irina. ‘In such a compact flat there was a lot of give and take.’ Despite the space restrictions, the clients were keen the flat should be comfortable and insisted on a roomy sofa. ‘We designed virtually all the furniture in the flat ourselves and had it made in our workshop so it fits the space beautifully,’ explains Irina. ‘It was a challenge, but it’s all about getting the right proportions, the right fabrics and the right lighting.’ Sofa, Keir Townsend. For similar paint, try Pointing, Farrow & Ball.

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      Lynda Ridley added this to Windows and blinds4 days ago

      Drop your window to the floor for increased view

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      Lynda Ridley added this to Storage7 February 2021

      In this room, just beyond the sofa, you can see a new wall where space has been borrowed from the living room to provide storage in the adjacent room

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