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How To Create A Contemporary Interior In A Period Home

Creating a contemporary interior in a traditional, or period home is a common conundrum for many of our clients. A not so insignificant sixty-four percent of all housing stock in Kensington and Chelsea dates from before 1900. So it’s a sure bet a fair number those living in a white-stucco townhouse or red-brick Victorian mansions have come across this challenge. Some property owners may even hold the false preconception that owning a listed period home requires them to have a classical interior.

Our vision has to bring out the best, natural characteristics, of the property and balance these with the tastes and requirements of our client.” says Janine Stone & Co. Design Director, Anthony Bevacqua, who points out a few ways the company have achieved this in the past:

Neutral Palette With Contemporary Accents

This off-white living room has a contemporary feel thanks to the combination of a neutral colour scheme, which is punctuated by chairs that have been upholstered in an aquamarine fabric and luscious indoor ferns.

Juxtapose Modern Furniture And Classic Architecture

Juxtaposing Georgian architectural detailing with a furniture scheme that is a luxurious interpretation of on mid-century modern, ensures this space makes a memorable impression on house guests.

Contemporary Finishes That Elevate Original Features

A custom built, five meter long, haze blue marble credenza that Janine Stone & Co. designed and commissioned is very much in keeping with the pallet and simple aesthetic of this Georgian drawing room. However our choice to use polished marble with Gold trim that acts as a colour accent, seamlessly blends the both contemporary and classical features.

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