Project: London townhouse

The use of colourful art and bespoke pieces appealed to me in this townhouse project from Yellow London

For this family home Yellow London, the British interior design studio founded by Cath Beckett and Liv Wallers, combined vibrant pops of colour, mixed with art, antiques and unique finds to create a richly layered look. Each room is designed to make the most of the architectural features and the flow of light.

Cath and Liv like to create comfort and rhythm from the layout of a room. They focus on symmetry, whether through the main focal point such as a fireplace in the sitting room or the headboard in a bedroom, or through the smaller details – from the cushions on the sofa to lamps on a dresser.

DeVol kitchen units frame the Aga

The kitchen in this project features an abstract artwork positioned centrally in the room, with dark blue and white painted cabinetry from deVOL. The Aga, which the clients were keen to keep from their previous kitchen, adds a country feel. 

The contemporary dining furniture is from Roche Bobois

The fireplace in the dining area has a similar effect, being the focal point with the art above. The clients requested contemporary dining furniture and both the chairs and the table are from Roche Bobois.

The starting point for the drawing room came from the client’s colourful artworks. The room includes details in sunny yellow, burnt orange and blue, specifically matched to the paintings. The sofa was reupholstered with a striking colour-changing fabric by Jim Thompson and the orange armchairs are from Aram upholstered with Dedar Milano fabric.

The client’s artwork inspired the colour scheme for the drawing room

Liv says, “The sofa fabric in the drawing room was difficult to work with and there was a moment it wasn’t going to work but we were able to sort it eventually and it was worth the trouble as it looks great.”

The Fulcrum rug, by Marcus Hodge from Amy Kent, ties in perfectly with the yellow and blue artwork, while a modern Tom Faulkner coffee table suits the contemporary style with its simplicity and elegance. 

This room also includes a bespoke chandelier designed by Yellow London with glass drops handblown by a glass blower in Devon.

Liv says, “Our favourite room is the drawing room, we love the scheme which is fairly contemporary with a lot of colours, set against the classical architecture of the building. The chandelier in this room is our favourite feature as it was designed by us especially for the client.”

Calming blue was chosen for the master bedroom

Yellow London like each room to have a distinct colour palette. The master bedroom in this project was designed to be a calming, predominantly blue room with a pop of colour in the art. Blue tones are picked up through different textures to add a layered effect, and grey veneer bedside tables were a bespoke item designed by Yellow London.

Colour, pattern and loads of books result in a cosy den

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