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Nestled in the heart of east London our latest residential project saw us taking our clients on a journey into the bold and the brave. We used furniture, props, accessories and styling to complement a moody and atmospheric palette of dark paint colours, patterns and finishes. Sometimes we love timeless, scandi, zen neutrals in our schemes. But sometimes we like to dig deep into colour with dark’n’stormy paint shades, colour pop textiles and pattern clash fabulousness. This project is most definitely one of those. Styled with Run For The Hills signature art, props, curios and one-off antiques. Lower Clapton Villa presents a strong look softened with layered textiles, art and characterful artefacts. Bold furniture colours and a healthy dose of vintage also adds soul.



Our chosen paint colour, Sharkskin from Paint & Paper Library created the perfect backdrop for our sophisticated dining room. Our clients were keen to keep the original timber flooring, which looked tired and worn. This was given a new lease of life in a luxurious dark chocolate wood stain. The marble topped table adds a contemporary pop amidst the more traditional townhouse features of the room. A more masculine space which is then softened by a mix of natural rattan, and these elegant blush leather dining chairs from French Connection. A hero piece of art is essential to a dining room, so we were delighted that our Clients already had a piece by Benjamin Parker, one of our good friends who we also collect!


The two bedrooms gave us a perfect spot for a play in monochrome: with layers of white, off white and black fabrics with lots of textures, from pompoms to fringing. With one of the rooms warmed by a natural rattan headboard and lots of planting and the other one headlined by an intricately carved wooden headboard for a real wow factor. Dark vintage pieces styled with beautiful accessories stand bold against the fresh neutral walls to add that extra bit of drama. The clients oversized Connor Brothers piece of art stands true to its feminine touch on top of the dressing table.


We do love a good chaise! Even better when its upholstered in a deep red velvet, scattered with mismatched cushions, including a House of Hackney classic and a gorgeous ikat cushion from A Rum Fellow.And this light filled reading room was a perfect space to display one in all its glory. An overarching brass floor lamp lights up the mid-century style sideboard, which is adorned by an eclectic mix of art and objects. An art deco fluted glass and brass chandelier hangs low over an Emperador marble coffee table, the perfect place for late night chats and a cheeky night cap.

Photos by @mariell.lindhansen. Art prints available @artefacteria.