London Boroughs | Bringing the Outside, In

Being a London-based company, we’re constantly inspired by our stunning surroundings. Everything from the architecture to the ambience of The City’s boroughs can have an influence on those lucky enough to live here.

So, in order to help budding interior designers, homeowners and developers recreate these luxury London styles in the home, we’ve created a series of illustrations that bring the outside in using simple techniques.

From the colour of the paints to the materials used, light fittings to tile design, our in-house Interior Designer, Anna, has given her insight on how to achieve the look, and have a little piece of London inside as well as out.

Here are the four iconic London boroughs reimagined into luxury bathroom designs…

Notting Hillhugooliver-bol-nottinghill_s4

Considered one of the most exclusive areas of the capital, Notting Hill is known for its colourful houses, cobblestoned streets and boutique shops. It’s a safe and quiet neighbourhood with a strong community of young families and successful professionals.

Specifics – Pastel colours in peach, blue and green to emulate the painted buildings. Painted freestanding tubs. Metro tiles on walls. Monochrome, geometric or encaustic patterned floor tiles

Islingtonhugooliver-bol-islington_s4

Islington’s modern apartment buildings juxtapose traditional Victorian and Georgian houses found in leafy green squares. This modern & traditional mix is continued on the high street where you find antique shops alongside modern bars and fashion retailers. Islington’s diverse qualities attract residents from all walks of life.

Specifics – Contemporary mixed with traditional. Grey palette for walls and flooring. Sleek understated furniture, alongside traditional furniture & fittings.

Camden hugooliver-bol-camden_s4

Camden is famed for its open aired markets, arts & crafts and live music venues.  The beautifully renovated Roundhouse is a performing arts and concert venue situated at the Grade II listed former railway engine shed. Camden is also home to the Jazz Café and Blues Kitchen attracting music lovers from all over. The borough, with a plethora of alternative fashion shops to choose, attracts a young at heart crowd.

Specifics – Edgy feel, with quirky additions. Bold colours and unusual furniture. A mix of eclectic styles.

Shoreditch hugooliver-bol-shoreditch_s4

Despite the spread of gentrification, much of the Shoreditch area maintains its original gritty, urban edge. Old brick warehouses adorn the back streets with warehouse flats incorporating an industrial feel to the area. Many of the bars in Shoreditch have adopted this industrial look. It is an area of London that is buzzing with creative and fun loving individuals as well as young professionals.

Specifics – An edgy, industrial feel with barn style lamps and concrete effect tiles. Overall, an arty feel.