Clapham Town House

Project Name: Clapham Town House
Project No: A170801
Location: Wandsworth, London, United Kingdom

Photography: Mark Watts
Interior Design & Photo Styling: Paul Hervey


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Photographer Mark Watts and his partner Andrew Murphy had spent 6 months searching for their new London home after deciding to relocate from the east of the City to the Clapham area for work . Mark an interior photographer had spotted the house online and with a buoyant housing market had decided to view the house immediately- ‘I loved the house the moment I saw it’ explains Mark ‘it was in our perfect location and had a great little garden too’.

Having successfully secured the property Mark contacted his interior designer friend Paul Hervey to help furnish the house for them. A developer had added the office and kitchen extension and had refurbished the bathrooms but Mark and Andrew wanted to turn the house into a comfortable space for them to relax, entertain friends and to work from home too – ‘the space has to be multi- functional' explains Mark ‘and this was my brief too Paul for his design of the house’.

Using a masculine industrial feel for the style of the house Paul set to work to transform the house into a comfortable place for the couple to live and entertain. The Cole and Son wallpaper in the main Lounge and Dining Room has added depth and has worked beautifully with the wool sofa and leather armchair . Mark had the dining table shipped back from Australia where the couple had lived previously and it worked perfectly in the new house – Paul offset the table with metal chairs from Loaf and leather dining chairs reminiscent of those from a vintage sports car as the two end chairs.

In the kitchen Mark wanted a more dynamic feel and some colour so Paul suggested the Linwood wallpaper interpreting an underground tube map design – ‘We loved the colour and the graphic feel of the wallpaper‘ Mark explained 'and when we found the original painting at the Affordable Art Fair in nearby Battersea we just had to have it’.

Mark wanted the bedroom space to feel calm and relaxed but not bland so Paul suggested the reclaimed wooden bed from West Elm offset with the framed Vintage Bus Blinds and the metal clad bedsides from Timothy Oulton. The room was accessorised with Marks collection of vintage photography equipment and a selection of antique finds from Paul.

The outdoor space was reconfigured after the couple had been in the house for 6 months – again the space had to be multi-functional so with the help of a Garden Designer they created a separate seating area, an industrial style water feature with rusty reclaimed steel and sleepers and an oasis of a contemporary garden room at the end of the garden – ‘I use this space all the time‘ said Mark ‘it’s great for thinking and the light is perfect for processing and editing my images for my clients’.

‘We are so lucky to have found the house‘ explains Andrew ‘and the open plan living is perfect for socialising with our friends and also relaxing from our busy jobs - yet all of London is just on our doorstep’.


Home Owner Q&A

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