Traditional with a modern twist
Interior design of a semi-detached Edwardian home in Wandsworth. This house underwent a full remodel which included the creation of a larger kitchen area, larger bathroom on the first floor and a loft area with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom.
Classic modern design
The brief was to provide some interior design support for this Edwardian house renovation with a modern kitchen extension. The clients wanted to reflect the character of the property and create a traditional and neutral space in each of the rooms but with a slight twist.
The design of this home was very much based on the traditional style of the property with its dado and picture rails but with a more contemporary style in the newly extended zinc-clad kitchen space with high vaulted ceilings and aluminium bi-fold doors.
For the hallway we kept the traditional beautiful mosiac floor tiles and painted below the dado rail in a light grey and white above which, with the white painted staircase, helps keep the space lovely and light. We chose a lovely floral wallpaper for the dining room with a soft grey above the picture rail and added contemporary glass wall lights and cluster pendant. This, along with the dresser and table and chairs, provide a lovely transition between traditional and contemporary. For the kitchen, we painted the walls in white with a dark grey feature wall and added light grey kitchen units and marble worktops as well as a contrasting dark tiled floor. To reflect the contemporary feel of this space, we also added a glass table and brightly coloured chairs.
The bathrooms were decorated in a classic Victorian style and kept fresh and light however the downstairs cloakroom was much more contemporary. Here we added a beautiful dragonfly wallpaper for the walls and complemented this with a large brass circular mirror and glass wall lights to provide a really lavish feel to this space.
The use of texture and accessories has added to the style of this house and helps provide the traditional, neutral feel the clients were looking for but with a contemporary twist.
What our customers say
“Ditton Interiors came to our aid earlier this year when we were in the middle of an extensive rebuild and feeling rather overwhelmed by the whole process. Sandra was excellent at listening to what we wanted and coming up with some brilliant ideas for our rooms. She was always at the end of the phone for any advice needed and happy to meet up to source items etc. Would not hesitate to recommend her services.”
WandsworthMr & Mrs Potter
“I can’t recommend Ditton Interiors more highly. Sandra’s ideas were all amazing and exactly as we wanted. Our rooms look beautiful and we still can’t believe how perfect they are! Sandra also goes above and beyond to make sure everything is finished to an exceptional standard. She has a super calm and professional manner which makes the whole experience enjoyable and incredibly easy.”
“Ditton Interiors did a fantastic job at helping us re-design our lounge. The shape of the room and positioning of radiators, tv and furniture was not allowing us to get the best of the room. Sandra help us see how by switching the position of certain items in the room we could maximise the space. She helped us create the perfect adult television and relaxing space. We’re both so happy with the result. We will definitely be asking her back.”
“Sandra has a wonderful eye for colour. She has transformed the entire downstairs of our house, while keeping much of our existing furniture. She has a fund of knowledge and expertise in sourcing materials and craftsmen which saved us time and money. It has been a pleasure to work with Ditton Interiors.”
ClaygateMr & Mrs Blundell
“I would just like to say a huge thank you for all your help. Your help in visualising our plans for the open plan area and also the master bedroom was invaluable and we have used many of your ideas. We are really pleased with the end result.”
ClaygateMr & Mrs Flower