Ditchling Road –
Loft, Brighton.

In this exciting project Sarah and Phil asked me to work alongside their loft conversion team in the design of their loft space.

Beginning with initial planning, we worked on the most practical placement of the stairs, walls and windows. I encouraged Sarah and Phil to increase the height of the ceiling proposed by the conversion planners, offering a better sense of space and allowing for a larger window size therefore maximising natural light. The space was large but storage would become a problem in the home so we spent considerable time looking at this and incorporating storage into the design.

Look and feel: After our initial meetings and two quite contrasting concepts, Sarah and Phil chose to go with ‘light and airy’; a soft and natural feel with a minimalist Nordic style. Sustainability and environmental impact were important features in the project so we chose reclaimed/recycled wherever possible.

The ensuite featured a bold, calm wall colour, complemented by soft natural encaustic floor tiles and contrasted with black fittings. A bespoke cabinet was made in plywood to add an organic feel.

Key Design Features

01 : Sliding door to ensuite to avoid having two doors opening into the bedroom. Reducing the ‘corridor’ effect

02 : Reclaimed sourcing such as the oak floor and pine doors in addition to the reuse of existing furniture for a more sustainable design

03 : Large window and high ceiling to maximise natural light and feeling of space

04 : Overall minimal look and feel, light and calm