Smithfield Residence

Smithfield Residence is a small scale interior design job that we have recently completed. The job involved redesigning the existing living space on the ground floor of a small, terraced house. The house had previously been rented so the furniture and overall layout was quite dated and worn. The existing space was very dark with little natural light and did not fulfil the clients living requirements. Our main design objective was to brighten the space by enhancing both natural and artificial light and to offer the client a more usable space that could facilitate both a living and dining space without feeling cluttered. The clients main wish was to have an eclectic space, that reflected both her and her husbands tastes. Due to the small size, it was important to create a calm and serene environment. We designed a lot of bespoke furniture items to complement the style of the space, including a solid timber dining table and bench, wall mounted display cabinet and full length media storage unit.
The overall style of the space is a playful fusion of industrial elements with pops of bright colours, geometric prints and softened with soft grey neutral upholstery and fabrics. 
BEFORE: The space is quite generous but with the original layout, a lot of space was being wasted. There was no space for a dining area. There was a poor amount of lighting – only a couple of down lighters and one lamp. The worn furniture had only meant to be a temporary measure when the house was rented. There was no real personality in the space.And finally, the burgundy colour paint on the stairwell wall gave the impression of the space being darker and more confined than it actually is. We set about transforming the space!
Before view of living area and hall
Before view of living area
Before view of TV wall
Before view of Hall and Living area

AFTER: We replaced all of the existing furniture within the space. Most of the new furniture was designed by us, to ensure that it fit the space perfectly. We incorporated a new dining area with expandable dining table, bench and chair seating and two hanging pendants. The lights helped to define the new dining space. We also incorporated some wall lights above the new Conran sofa to ensure even lighting throughout the space. We opened up the space by incorporating a full wall panel of mirror which doubled the new dining area in size. We softened the dark timber doors with a muted off white and enhanced the hall wall with a soft grey. Finally we decorated the walls with personal paintings, graphics, images and text that most reflected the clients style.

Initial brainstorming and mood boards
Initial elevations to give client idea of new plan
Bespoke solid ash extendable table with powder coated steel legs and mismatched tolix and timber chairs
Bespoke solid ash bench to match table with upholstered cushion. We also replaced the leg on the kitchen island to compliment the table.
Cage like pendants define the dining area and large mirrored wall expands the space. Bespoke wall mounted display cabinet is framed by blackboard paint wall.
View into living room
Solid ash bench
Bespoke walnut media unit runs the length of the diagonal wall. Push to open doors and drawers hide away any clutter