Talisman

 If you travel the length of the New King’s Road in London you will find it hard to miss this former Art Deco garage that is lovingly known as the ‘Talisman Building’ in homage to its former ground floor shop, a Mecca to the best Twentieth century antiques in town The Talisman.    It was…

Heathville Road

When we first visited this sensitively-designed end of terrace three-bedroom house by ZDA Architects we were struck by its midcentury meets Japanese feel. We fell in love with the way the light warmed up the wood and wanted to bring in designers inspired by Japan including Jens Quistgaard, Noguchi and Tapio Wirkkala.  Inside the house…

Egypt End

Designed for his family in 1934 by Valentine Harding, a leading member of Berthold Lubetkin of Penguin Pool fame’s Tecton Group, this beautiful Modernist house in Buckinghamshire is set in beautifully landscaped gardens and approached by a quiet country lane flanked by woods. Burnham Beeches is an area of ancient woodland covering 544 acres and…

Chadwell – Underground House

  Our fantastic clients Tasou Associates were so pleased with our first staging they commissioned another one for their highly prized sunken house where living spaces wrap around a private courtyard tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Angel, Islington.   We wanted to give this perfect pad for entertaining a more punchy feel with a…

Chadwell Mews

  One of our favourite parts of our job as stagers is finding tucked away streets we have not yet discovered in London and Chadwell Street is one of these. Its architectural roots date back to the Seventeeth Century when an artificial waterway called the New River was constructed to bring fresh Spring Water to…

Hawley Square

This sensitive Hawley Square project was our first staging for Inigo and HouseStorey, the Ramsgate based developer showcasing their work on The Modern House’s new property site, and we wanted to have some fun with it while keeping the look super simple as HouseStorey had done such a great job of keeping the house’s integrity.…

Fitzroy Park

 This stunning house in Highgate designed by architects Stanton Williams already had the beautiful bone structure and muscles for us to add the flesh to. We were asked to style up existing furniture, books etc. So we brought in some key pieces including chairs like the Cherner, Danish side chairs and a Danish ‘yoga’  chair…

Gibraltar Walk

This three bedroom house on Gibraltar Walk, one of a row of converted furniture restoration workshops, was a dream to stage. Situated a stones throw away from Brick Lane, on a quiet side street between Shoreditch and Bethnal Green, it was originally built in 1905 and arranged over four generous floors with a modern staircase…

The Lost House

When we walked into this building it felt like some kind of subterranean Bond villain’s lair. Created by the internationally renowned architect Sir David Adjaye in a former delivery yard in the heart of Kings Cross, The Lost House looks as if 3 huge glass boxes filled with trees and pebbles have arrived from Earth and…

Spencer Courtyard

Award-winning architecture practice Kennedy Twaddle did a fantastic job transforming a former merchant’s yard into a mews of five contemporary homes in Finchley with sedum grooves and intricate brickwork. The exposed ceilings of the double pitched roof, handmade birch ply kitchen and oak parquet give a beautiful feeling of craftsmanship to this build. Huge windows…