Our recent redecoration of a beautiful family home in Kingston on Thames was featured by The Resident magazine.
Owner Jacqualene chose light taupes and white to take full advantage of the light and modern interior, which has rooflights and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass panel walls in the large kitchen and living room. She chose a subtly textured taupe wallpaper for feature walls in the living room.
“Our previous house was a 4-story town house and we wanted somewhere with more space and more suitable for 3 children” she says.
“I was born in Australia and most houses there are single-storey – when we bought this it had French windows and although the view of the back garden was nice we felt we could open it up by building out and using rooflights and glass walls.”
“We chose light colours throughout and with muted colour on feature walls – we don’t like to have too many ornaments”.
Jacqualene’s house is a six bedroom family home in the exclusive Coombe private estate, a quiet enclave off Golf Club Drive. The area has an active residents’ association which organizes summer parties and Guy Fawkes nights. It is bordered by the exclusive Coombe Hill Golf Course, reputed to be one of the best in Greater London
The property had previously been extended and refurbished in 2000. It was earlier re-designed in Edwardian style and features a stone covered portico.
Our team worked for 5 days to complete the project, using our recommended range of Dulux Heritage trade paints. (The Heritage range evolved from painstaking research into authentic historical pigments and includes palladian colours based on natural materials such as marble, alabaster and granite).
The walls are in Quartz Grey matt vinyl, a mid-toned warm but neutral grey typical of the historic ‘stone’ palette, with Dulux semi-gloss paints for the woodwork.
It was a lovely house to work on. We loved Jacqualene’s colour choices which take full advantage of all the natural light but still make the modern interiors feel homely.