Bristow Mews

Part of a small development comprising three homes in total, MS Property Staging was delighted to dress one of two newly built houses set back from a road between Tulse Hill and Streatham and a short drive away from Brixton.  Set next to a reservoir, this particular Bristow Mews home has been cleverly designed as an upside down house with a view of Pullman Court, the famous 1936 Modernist block of flats Modern House co-founder Matt Gibberd’s grandfather Frederick Gibbert designed as a fledgling architect at the tender age of 23.


Using ply cabinetry, poured concrete, soft chalky limewashed walls in a pinky ‘Nougat’ by Bauwerk and natural sunlight as inspiration we set about creating a space you would want to hunker down in and read a good book or entertain a few friends away from the hustle and bustle of London life. 

Located on a secluded gated plot off Bristow Mews the contemporary house is designed by MW Architects, an award-winning architecture and interior design studio based in London that focuses on collaborating with craftspeople and using raw materials that connect to the direct environment so we wanted to give it the same feel with the artwork, handmade antique Berber rug and early Yvnge Eckstrom Lamino lounge chair.


 Conceived by Kinland the house is set around a central courtyard and built with sustainability in mind. A sedum roof adds insulation and enables the building to nestle into the reservoir landscape, with air-source heat pumps and triple-glazed windows.

An architectural ‘scape from Plyconic was a natural fit for the wall in the sitting room leading out to a view of the reservoir and Modernist flats beyond. We made use of the artfully placed round light on the wall as a sun or moon over the ply art piece


 Reflecting the circular light and softening the sharp corners and rigid roof beams we put a circular Arne Jacobsen dining table and chairs in the window to create a beautiful space to work or entertain with some slim Robert Welch candlesticks, dotting the shelves with a collection of artfully placed ceramics

 The wooden board was chosen to reflect the craftsmanship of the stair hand rail and a pink footed ceramic placed on a shelf to make the green of the tiles ping and complement the pale pinky paint colour. 

Plyconic pieces were used as backdrops to ceramics in the kitchen hiding plug sockets for the staging and enabling us to show the mix of wood, ceramic and texture used around the space in the small details..

Downstairs bedrooms look out onto a private wrap around courtyard behind the space. Shapes were kept simple and sculptural with soft slightly crinkled bedlinen and a textured spider plant.  


Mixing towel colours highlights the lovely pink sink and brining in a plant and rustic stool softens the tiling in the bathroom.

A simple plant stand was brought in to add green while the garden was still on progress and cushions with colours to highlight the walls and plants.

The plants in the bathroom suggest a solace in bathing and add oxygen to this light filled bathroom.

Styling: Lucy and Tanya @property_staging Contact

Photography: French and Tye

Image Copyright: The Modern House

Ply art: Plyconic

Art in lighter bedroom: Formworks (just seen)


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