The old exterior of their converted warehouse building conceals a modern, up-to-date interior. On trend, with timeless quality and comfort. This is key for them both. They have sought to create a luxuriously modern home that is practical and functional, but also cosy and relaxed too.
For Bridget especially it was important to ensure the interiors were soft and comfortable. The leather sofas are supple and encase you as you sit down, where the deep pile rug is warm underfoot. Perfect for relaxing or soaking up the views with a glass of Prosecco!
This is a very sociable space and they often have people over. The new extension has given them a unique area for dining and entertaining, but during the day, it's also given Bridget a personal workspace. Whereas everywhere else is completely open to the view, the windows here are the only ones in the entire flat with blinds, necessary for when Bridget is doing portrait photography.
How did they decide on their decorating style? - "with a lot of arguing!" laughs Bridget with a sparkle in her eye. But I think this process is fun for them both and it is through this compromise that they have created a unique home.
At first they seem to be completely opposite: Maurice would ideally choose white, minimalist practical. If he did decide on colour it would be bold and primary. Bridget on the other hand likes quirky, unique and a wider colour palette, especially rich purple and teal. Moving in 11 years ago, Bridget has smoothed over some of the harder edges of the flat and added more glamour.
2 years ago they re-decorated their en-suite bathroom and kitted it out with the ultimate in relaxation, a jacuzzi bath. But key to getting the overall look right was the lighting. Maurice favoured something practical and functional, Bridget wanted to evoke hotel-chic with a chandelier. The result? Dazzling crystal down lights, which make the room sparkle... It seems that the best design is produced when these two don't agree!
Both bedrooms are tastefully decorated and Serena's room is a gorgeous, creative sanctuary for a little girl.
The master bedroom has a wall of floor to ceiling windows and clever mirrored panels on the wardrobe doors, reflecting the stunning skyline and bathing the room in light. One of Bridget's treasured possessions is the glass-like purple fish painting above the bed.
If they were given the choice to live anywhere in the world, there would be no way that they'd ever leave. Their friends and family live close by and they feel lucky to have found a space they adore. "We love our home and have worked hard to make it our own, we couldn't imagine being anywhere else". It's not hard to see why.
If you'd like to source a similar look for your home, here's Maurice & Bridget's interior address book:
- Kitchen units and living room storage unit: LWK Kitchens
- Cream sofa in living room: Designer Sofas
- Underfloor heating: Warmup
- Nursery furniture: Boori
- Plants: Columbia Road Flower Market
- Bedroom fish painting: Atelier Galleries
- Bathroom tiles: Olympus Tiles & Bathrooms
- Curved living room floor lamp: John Lewis
- Blue lights and crystal bathroom down lights: Mr Resistor
- Bathroom suite: Villeroy & Boch
- Jacuzzi bath: Pegasus Whirlpool