Bermondsey Apartment Renovation

Bermondsey Apartment Renovation

Bermondsey apartment renovation: The property is a beautiful 2 bedroom apartment overlooking the River Thames. We were invited to help with the total renovation including reflooring, rewiring, installing a new kitchen, bespoke joinery, window treatments, sourcing furniture and furnishings, painting, decorating and project management.

Our client briefed us to create a serene environment where, as a busy lawyer, she can relax and unwind or entertain friends. The interior decoration leads the eye out onto the river, whilst creating a cocooning sense of wellbeing inside.

The bespoke media unit is the perfect place to house favourite books, original art and personal pieces collected over time. Crafted with care, you would never know the complexity of design required to hide the uneven walls and pipes that are hidden behind.

The natural colour palette began with the Havwoods natural wood herringbone flooring. Flowing throughout the apartment it brings the space together, allowing other aspects of the interior design to zone each area, depending on requirements.

The bespoke banquette seating is both a comfortable and space efficient design. Positioned to make the most of the view of the river, the kitchen is tucked neatly behind. Tala lighting hangs low over the table, creating a warm and inviting central glow in the evenings. Original artwork was selected as a final finishing touch that lifts and brightens the entire area.

The kitchen units are designed to both look good and maximise the storage required, with deep drawers, and the conveniences of modern living from integrated dishwasher to instant hot water.

The serenity of the living room design is taken through to the bedroom, with layers of neutral patterns and textures taken up from the Havwoods flooring onto the rug, upholstered bed and bedding and soft furnishings.

We changed the door to the en-suite to a neat little pocket-door to avoid the awkward opening into either the bedroom or bathroom.

As always, the art makes all the difference to the final finish of the interior. In this case it is is a personal piece painted by our clients talented Aunt.

Wall to ceiling wardrobes were totally reconfigured and designed to house new rails and bespoke storage to our clients individual requirements. Upholstered headboard and wall lighting are comfortable, practical and mood-enhancing.


Artwork was selected to bring life and interest to the hallway and integrate the colourways between the living areas and the guest bedroom / home office.

The look and feel of the second bedroom, used as guest and home office, is quite different from the rest of the apartment. The colours are drawn from the richness rug – a personal piece our client had, reflecting her international up-bringing.

This separation is perfect for creating a distinct workplace with no distractions. The sofa pulls out to become a bed when required. A lovely quiet room for visitors, with bright southerly aspect.

Client Testimonial:

“Laura at Decorbuddi has been completely invaluable. As a first time buyer, having purchased a slightly dated 90s new build flat I was overwhelmed by the amount of work that needed to be done. Laura provided design and project advice and helped me throughout every stage of the process. She was extremely responsive and quickly learned my design aesthetic. I have complete trust in Laura and the advice that she was giving me – she even got me out of my comfort zone with the introduction of patterns!! I couldn’t recommend Decorbuddi or Laura highly enough – if I am lucky enough to purchase another home, she will be the first one I call!” Danielle

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Bermondsey Apartment Renovation Project Credits:

At Decorbuddi we work as a team with our clients, colleagues and trusted preferred suppliers, each and every one contributing to the successful delivery of the project. This Bermondsey interior design and renovation project was designed and managed by Decorbuddi Bermondsey Interior Designer Laura Nicolson

Photography: Limelight Interiors Photography

Flooring: Havwoods

Living Room Artwork: Henrietta Stuart

Dining Area Artwork: Judith Fisher

Hallway Artwork: Richard Knight