Islington Apartment

London N1

This apartment is a Grade 2 listed former ballroom. The ceilings are 4.7 metres high allowing space for a mezzanine down one side. Total area is 180sq.m.

There are two staircases - one at the end of the space, the other leading directly into the master bedroom with a ‘secret’ door panel next to the panels hiding a work-station to the right of the kitchen area.

The main idea behind was to create a totally flexible space that can either be totally open or closed off. The upstairs bedroom spaces can all be sub-divided off from each other using hidden full height sliding panels while the upstairs mezzanine in turn can be closed off from downstairs by gliding across the bespoke made shutters.

These shutters were specially designed give total acoustic and blackout separation to the upper mezzanine spaces. They are made from solid oak with mirror strips and specially designed gaskets. The shutters help to give the apartment the feeling of a courtyard with shutters looking down over the space.

At one end are specially commissioned linen curtains which are combined with blackout curtains on the upper level. The main bathroom has riven slate cladding and the shower head has been adapted to internally light up the water with differing programmable colours.


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Working with Jonathan was a real pleasure. His ideas are creative yet pragmatic and he ensured the budget was spent wisely where it had the most impact. He patiently incorporated my many and frequently changing ideas whilst guiding my decisions to ensure a cohesive look. What could have been a stressful project was a pleasure for me as he took responsibility for all aspects as if he were the owner himself. I would highly recommend Jonathan.

James MacNamara, Client



• House & Garden, February 2009
• GQ Magazine, December 2005
• Living Etc, August 2010
• Telegraph Magazine, February 2015