Kitchen Extension, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK This extensive cottage renovation included a two-storey cruck-frame extension for the kitchen & master bedroom, plus an orangery. We designed all the rooms and how the new and original rooms were to be used & linked – creating a new open plan kitchen, dining & orangery. In addition to a new staircase – totally re located to link all the key areas. We were also responsible for the overall kitchen design, layout, styling and material choices & finishes – being a crucial part of the overall interior design, linking with new reclaimed oak flooring, original flagstones plus tiled orangery & stair runner. Collaborating with the client to ensure treasured furniture pieces & artworks all work with the new structures to achieve the best use of the expanded open-plan space.
Bedroom Extension, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK This extensive cottage renovation included a two-storey cruck-frame extension for the kitchen & master bedroom, plus an orangery. We designed all the rooms and how the new and original rooms were to be used & linked – creating a new open plan kitchen/dining below. In addition to a new staircase – totally re located to link all the key areas. We were also responsible for the overall design, layout, styling and material choices & finishes – being a crucial part of the overall interior design, collaborating with the client to ensure the old & new structures achieve the best use of space.
Victorian House, Newbury, Berkshire, UK We were asked to help give a dated looking Victorian house a modern & vibrant new look – our clients wanted the wow factor! Our challenge was to balance the Grade II Listed architecture with clean-lined contemporary furniture and lighter furnishings for an ‘elegant & cool’ vibe, better suited to a family home with three teenagers. The property has an interesting history dating from 1862 and was designed by Sir Gilbert Scott who also built St Pancras Station, so the architecture set the foundation with rooms of considerable size, impressively high ceilings and very large windows giving good natural light throughout. The design needed to identify a purpose for each area with an ease of flow to maximise the connected spaces. As well as bring richer colours and a more homely but inspiring feel to the grand scale. Creating smaller zones within the rooms with statement furniture, artworks and lighting whilst keeping the wall finishes in a more muted palette allows the space to be interesting with a contrast between the old and new. Using forgiving materials that can age well in these socialising spaces was important, as well as bearing in mind the client’s intension to complete over a course of time as funds allowed. This is where having a design to work to at the very start gives time to research for the right pieces to suit the scheme, the budget and the schedule. The design is taking shape but still a ‘work in-progress’ with rugs and final decorative elements yet to be completed.
Converted Pub, Stockbridge, Hampshire, UK And here you can see a varied selection of the completed room interiors. From the recycled, re designed and salvaged bar – now kitchen, complete with a huge mirror, which faces the garden and brings the outside in, making the room seem much bigger – to the lounge and dining area. This laid-back style is reflected in the relaxed roman blinds at the windows, and the soft linen curtains in pale grey and white. A bow-front dresser has a Verdigris paint effect to pick up colours in the artwork. The original chimney breast, whose weathered bricks were almost beyond repair, has been carefully hand-painted to help the restoration. Beyond is the TV snug with a soft grey carpeted floor, darker textured grey walls and ceiling, and an entire wall of dark red silk blackout curtains. Two steel and leather chaises face the TV mounted on a false chimney breast that stands proud of the original chimney, creating an ingenious storage space to the side. In the master bedroom, there are luxurious layered curtains, cloudy grey and white stone-effect walls and a stylish bed sits between a pair of riveted metal bedside cabinets. All the colours & finishes including some special wallpapers have been designed to blend & work together, throughout the house, where subtle paint effects range from soft greys and whites to a dusky rose upstairs to the darker hall & snug wallpapers to provide contrast & character – appropriate for an old building that was once a pub!
Conservatory Conversion, Winchester, Hampshire, UK As part of a larger project including a formal lounge and TV lounge, we also designed & implemented this linked conservatory conversion. As with many conservatories constructed a decade or more ago, it was either too hot or too cold and therefore rarely used as intended. So as part of the overall brief, we suggested it became more of an entertaining space, as an extension of the lounge with its direct connection to the patio. Hence the ‘orangery-bar’ theme was formed, with a lush & atmospheric decor to compliment the existing structure and providing a dramatic contrast to the rest of the house decor. Our solution included a freestanding bespoke bar with stools to match and seating with coordinated materials used throughout. Including metallic faux leather, black velvet and sumptuous palm upholstery & wallpaper for the full maximalist look. Limestone floor tiles balance the bold decor and are ideally suited to the newly installed under-floor heating, replacing the old storage heaters. Modern feature pendants, various decorative lamps along with some artificial potted palms with up-lighters, combine to give a layered atmosphere – more accessories to follow soon. Another important feature is the addition of new roof cladding to create a much more inviting room, enhancing the buildings character and working with the theme. This also provides essential sound & heat insulation for improved year round use. For the exterior we installed a traditional style lead-look seamed/panelled roof. The inside was fully insulated then clad with simple wooden panelling, painted white. This new ceiling not only looks smarter but also reflects a lot of the natural light, so there’s no apparent loss of light from the old glass ceiling – if you were wondering.
Period Office Design Southampton, Hampshire, UK This restored Georgian town house, now a deluxe office, needed a stylish and professional interior to suit the period of the building, whilst reflecting the contemporary branding of the company who use it. The smart & tailored scheme picks up on the corporate colours as well as the waterside location and previous use of the property. We were commissioned to specify and implement, from the initial design, through to total completion – including hand-painted murals depicting historic local quayside scenes, bespoke upholstered reception & layered window treatments, colour matched carpets, all modern furniture, lighting, planting and art, as well as advising on the new branding.
Developer Apartments, Winchester We were asked by our developer client to appraise their architects plans to convert an office in central Winchester into 17 contemporary, urban apartments. Advising on minor structural adjustments that could improve furniture layouts and usability as well as the finishing materials to ensure this development is designed to it’s full potential for maximum appeal. Re-purposing an office can create unique spaces for a more individual way of living. However it can also be quite complicated to plan. But with clever use of the unusual layout, we ensured every apartment had a stylish look with all the practicalities you would expect. We made several subtle but constructive changes to the internal space from the entrance to access improvements and all kitchen & bathroom layouts. As well as specifying the kitchen & bathroom design and the overall decorative scheme with a refined luxury material pallet. Including flooring, tiling & fittings, joinery & ironmongery, lighting and all communal area finishes that would then be applied to each different sized and individual layout apartment.
Conversion Project, Southampton, Hampshire, UK A derelict swimming pool has been cleverly converted into a unique studio space/office for a certain interior design company!
Walk interior architecture & design is a Hampshire based company set up in 1995, providing over twenty-five years of creative expertise and problem-solving. Encompassing interior architecture, structural layouts and interior & exterior design guidance for renovations, new-builds, extensions and open-plan living. Considering both the functionality & appearance of the space, whilst being skilful in the use of light, colour and textures to make your property your home!
We specialise in evaluating the overall structure and layout to create plans & drawings to show the placement of walls, windows, doors, plumbing, electrical requirements and any other elements, such as ﬂooring, lighting and window treatments, furniture placement, AV suggestions, or anything that’s integral to the building that may affect the works and services needed to progress.
We can additionally design all aspects of the decoration, from complete finishes or just style directions, including independent and unbiased kitchen & bathrooms design and bespoke furniture & furnishings. Resulting in fully thought through creative & practical solutions to satisfy your brief, the house style and budget.
Our wide and varied selection of projects includes large family homes in need of a major renovation or reconfiguration, overall assessments of new builds, to small extensions and open-plan redesigns. Whatever your project – our involvement from the earliest possible stage helps to fulfil its maximum potential and avoid unnecessary compromises.