Play Team : Peak into our designer’s own homes

Wed, July 15
Play Team : Peak into our designer’s own homes


I have lived in Tufnell Park for a few years now and have fallen completely head over heels for the area. The area has been dramatically improving day by day, and the area now boasts a yoga studio, top fishmonger and butchers, french restaurants and fantastic tennis courts. 

My flat is on the top two floors, and the bedroom is a converted loft. I decided to convert the spare bedroom into a 'snug’ (aka super cosy living room)  and then use the former kitchen/living room space purely for the dinning room. I believe the kitchen, most importantly the dinning table is the most important piece of furniture in the home. Whether dinner parties, working, or reading the papers, the dinning table is the heart of my home. 

I searched for weeks for the perfect dinning table; the perfect combination of affordable, salvaged, industrial and bursting with with personality.  It was from a small joinery company in Sheffield called Retro Corner where I found my match. Reclaimed scaffolding boards stained in a dark oak, supported by a black steel frame and steel legs. We decided to pair the table with a bench for a more versatile form of casual seating, as you can seat either 6 or even 10 around the table, if the need calls for it. I painted the back wall a deep forrest grey/ green, which I paired with two gorgeous copper pendents from Tom Dixon.  We then used our old floorboard as shelves, and lent our collection of various Danish art pieces against a narrow white shelf, again allowing for versatility. In the next few months I will be putting in planning permission to add a dormer to my loft space, and then a new kitchen and bathroom will follow…. watch this space as I document my design developments.