In London’s leafy suburb of Hampstead, the team at Callender Howorth were tasked with weaving a touch of Indian heritage into a grade II listed home, built during the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century. The project involved the complete remodelling of the three-storey property to create a stunning contemporary family home, that was not only state of the art, but met with the client’s needs and planning department regulations.
Much of the project’s inspiration was taken from Indian influences, which met with the client’s brief and collection of paintings by renowned Indian artist Sakti Burman. Callender Howorth spent a lot of time studying Indian design and architecture – “we even looked at the Taj Mahal – there are so many vibrant colours and tones, it gave us a whole palette of ideas to work from” (Mark Howorth).
In order to create a true sense of the east, fretwork for the property was commissioned by Callender Howorth’s designers and key pieces of furniture for the property sourced directly from India. Murals and mosaics were incorporated into the design and alcoves created to make use of state of the art lighting – the result a space of great ambience and energy.