This 1930’s semi in Twickenham was purchased in need of a total renovation. An ongoing project, the ground floor kitchen, living and dining area is now complete.

The inspiration for the design concept, is the exciting period of travel that was opening up in the 1930’s. The innovative design of cruise liners and luxury train carriages.

The design detailing of the iconic Orient Express inspired the interior design development. The geometric wallpaper was chosen to subtly capture the industrial edge of the period.

We worked on the kitchen design plans to balance the functional need for storage with the aesthetic requirement for space and lightness.

The built in cupboards above the cooker were removed and replaced with open shelving. This was balanced by the addition of a dresser, usefully positioned next to the dining table.

Furniture was selected to reflect the mid-century period. The black bar stools lean towards the artisanal industrial style of Serge Mouille, for example, and tie in nicely with the wallpaper.

The 1930’s aesthetic was combined with the natural, light look and feel of Scandinavian design, loved by our client. This is captured in the pendant lights, dining chairs and flooring.

The natural wood herringbone parquet floor, installed throughout, links the cooking, dining and living areas.

A Scandi toned colour palette was created around Farrow and Ball James White for the walls and pastel grey on the cabinetry, anchored by Oval Room Blue on the base units and dresser.

The aluminium sliding doors, designed to maximise the light and link to the garden, are a nod to the original Crittall windows found in the neighbourhood.

The chrome and glass wall lights are an additional subtle reflection of lighting found in luxury train carriages of the 1930’s period.

1930’s Kitchen Renovation Project Testimonial

“Steph was absolutely invaluable during our house renovation project. Her ideas and skilful eye made an immediate impact and she was such an enormous help throughout. We were really lacking in time and design ideas and Steph was able to interpret our brief really quickly and supplied so many ideas and inspiration that elevated the entire project and enabled us to achieve a finish beyond our imagination! Her patience, dedication and professionalism was abundant and we’d highly recommend Steph. We couldn’t have done it without her. Kate

1930’s Kitchen 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 1930’s kitchen renovation project was led by Decorbuddi Interior Designer Stephanie Bailey

Photographer: KT1 Photography