Clare Pascoe continued the mid century architecture internally by working with the original features of the property and by selecting mid century furniture, vintage accessories and archive design wallpapers to complete the look. The crisp lines of the 1950’s style of the building give a timelessly contemporary air to the building, providing a perfect back drop to display the original mid century finds to ensure the interior delivers a well balanced blend, rather than becoming slavishly vintage.
The rear of the property features a nine meter tall gallery style space called the Salon. Originally designated a party room, Clare designed the living space with humour by accessorising the room with tall panels, a Shakespearean bust and mannequin lamp by Jimmie Martin. The original vintage leather sofa is from Metro Retro and the vintage rosewood furniture is from Orange & Brown. Welcome pattern is injected with the contemporary sofa, covered in Sanderson’s Festival range and the rug from Bazaar Velvet.
The first floor living room is filled with the light created by the new roof terrace following the re-working of the rear elevation. The monochromatic palette is broken by touches of mustard yellow, picked up on the Ercol Studio Couch and vintage patchwork rug, and softened by the use of a feature wall of Cole & Sons Libris wall paper. The stunning original Model 166 rosewood chairs by Ole Wanschner are off set by a contemporary Corian topped sideboard and desk. Artwork by Ian Mitchell gives a nod to the house’s industrial surroundings and history.
The master suite is on the top floor, enjoying views over the eclectic streets of London’s Spitalfields, across the Church spire to the contemporary architecture of the City beyond. The palette, seating area and relaxed storage using old apple crates and a vintage clothes rail from a theatre, give the suite a change of mood, reflecting that this is the homeowner’s private sanctuary at the top of the house. Again, warmth and patina are added through Danish rosewood furniture, accented by a collection of decorative gold frames.
The guest bedroom, dressing room and en suite are on the second floor and have a more feminine feel with the yellow feature wall. The original vintage Danish rosewood bed and mid-century walnut wardrobe add welcome warmth and patina. A classic Eames chair, Carl Malmsten sofa and vintage mannequin complete the styling
The overall feel of this property is a contemporary celebration of Mid Century furniture, demonstrating how an eclectic mix across the mid century era, off set with contemporary elements, can result in a timeless interior that is not slavishly vintage, but that discretely showcases a wealth of highly collectable original furniture and art work.