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Rock n’ Roll in Balham
by Ensoul

Rock n' Roll in Balham


Shortlisted: Interior Design Scheme - London Award

The International Design & Architecture Awards 2024

Ensoul, renowned for their daring and imaginative interior designs, embarked on an exhilarating journey with a visionary client to transform a sprawling Victorian family home in Balham into a vibrant, rock n’ roll haven. Tasked with infusing every corner with extraordinary flair while avoiding kitsch, Ensoul embraced the challenge with gusto.

At the heart of the project was the creation of a dynamic open-plan family space on the ground and lower ground floors. Here, three distinct zones seamlessly merged: a sleek kitchen adorned with a welcoming breakfast bar, a cozy lounge area for relaxation, and a dedicated dining space exuding familial warmth. To combat heat loss and contain cooking aromas, the kitchen was strategically enclosed from the hallway, enhancing both practicality and comfort. A spacious cloakroom effortlessly accommodated the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Venturing further, Ensoul crafted intimate sanctuaries tailored to every member of the household. A formal sitting room exuded sophistication, while a versatile formal dining room doubled as a spirited games hub with a club-like ambiance. Downstairs, the lower ground became a funky retreat for teenagers and their friends, radiating youthful energy and vibrancy.

Upstairs, the magic continued as Ensoul curated luxurious spaces brimming with personality. From a sumptuous master suite to fun and practical bedrooms and bathrooms for the teenage daughters, each room was a testament to bold creativity and refined taste. A smart home office provided a tranquil workspace away from distractions.

Central to the design ethos was the infusion of rich, bold colours throughout the home. Ensoul’s expert touch ensured a harmonious blend of hues, creating a captivating backdrop for contemporary fabrics, the client’s own artwork, and glamorous lighting fixtures. The client’s unwavering trust allowed for unfettered exploration of daring design choices, resulting in a masterpiece that celebrated both the home’s Victorian heritage and modern sensibilities.

With meticulous attention to detail, Ensoul preserved the property’s architectural treasures, such as intricate paneling and ornate fireplaces, integrating them with bespoke cabinetry seamlessly. Precision by the builder ensured the optimal fit of fixtures. The exceptional tiler mastered complex geometric tiling in challenging bathrooms, while the decorator expertly executed paint cutting and wall covering installation. These efforts culminated in a space that surpassed expectations, solidifying Ensoul’s reputation as pioneers of boundary-pushing interior design.

Location: Balham, London, UK

Interior Designer: Viki Lander

Photography: Darren Chung

Ensoul has been shortlisted for the Interior Design Scheme – London Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2024.

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