Laura Passey Interiors Ltd
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First Time Buyers' Apartment Renovation

The clients - a British / Australian couple expecting a baby - bought a 2 bedroom apartment in South Woodford, London. The property dates originally to the 1930s and was in need of repair, improvement, and updating. Laura Passey Interiors worked with the couple on the design and decoration of the entire apartment, assisting with on-site project coordination. Taking inspiration from a fondly remembered stretch of coastline in Australia, we created a harmonious, modern home and provided a sanctuary from London life.
Project Year: 2016
Project Cost: £25,001 - £50,000
Country: United Kingdom
Postcode: E18 2RD
Classic Contemporary Living Room
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The fireplace and panelling in this classic Living Room were retained but painted out in one shade of paint - Farrow & Ball Wimborne White - for a more contemporary style. Oak laminate flooring from UK Flooring Direct was laid continuously throughout the apartment for a warm, spacious effect. To take any chill off the pale room, we added Farrow & Ball Archive paint on the cei...More
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Kitchen - Before
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Photography by David Cummings
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Modern Kitchen
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A modern shaker style kitchen using both warm and cool pale neutrals for an ethereal, uplifting atmosphere. Textures link to our Australian coastal inspiration: "weathered" satin nickel finishes and tiles (on the wall and the floor) reminiscent of shells and pebbles. Lines were kept straight for a clean, contemporary look. Photography by David Cummings
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Modern Kitchen
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White Mixara Tiles from Topps Tiles form an understated feature as a splashback in our modern L-Shaped kitchen. They contrast with the warm texture of the Arlington Oak worktop. A box cooker hood keeps the look smart and contemporary. Photography by David Cummings
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Beach-Inspired Natural Kitchen Finishes
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The multi-textured marble-effect splashback tiles (Topps Tiles Mixara) and oak laminate worktop (B&Q Arlington Oak) sit side by side in their mutual natural graininess. The large format of the tiles brings contemporary style to the space. Photography by David Cummings
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Modern Kitchen Hob
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Mixara Tiles from Topps Tiles form a smart, contemporary backdrop to the Bosch gas hob. Photography by David Cummings
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Modern Kitchen Tap
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A large scale kitchen tap from Franke (Eos Lever Tap) creates a simple focal point in the sink area of this modern kitchen. Its satin finish has an understated elegance. Photography by David Cummings
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Bathroom - Before
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Photography by David Cummings
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Contemporary Bathroom
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Careful planning was required to achieve all desires in this compact bathroom space. A freestanding vanity unit from QS Supplies provided a smart focal point, much-needed storage space, and a dash of warm, darker colour amongst the warm mid tones of the Regional Annan Tiles from Topps Tiles. Photography by David Cummings
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Contemporary Hand Shower and Triple Valve
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Regional Annan tiles from Topps Tiles were chosen for their warm and subtle beauty, reminding us of the sand of our Australian coastal location inspiration. A clean, contemporary style was created using concealed sanitaryware. Photography by David Cummings
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Small Contemporary Bathroom Vanity
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A deep windowsill in the contemporary bathroom invited the display of decorative items to add life and personality to the space. Photography by David Cummings
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Contemporary Rain and Hand Shower
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In this compact bathroom, we included both a rain shower and a hand shower over the built-in bath for a more flexible and sophisticated showering experience. Concealed valves helped to keep the space neat. Photography by David Cummings
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Contemporary Shower Valves
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A triple control valve from the Bath Store becomes a sculptural feature of the contemporary bathroom. Photography by David Cummings
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