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House of Fun This Notting Hill house is a playful and quirky family home. Absolutely quizzes Nicky Mudie of W10-based interior designers Violet & George about its story I n t e r v i e w p e a r l b oy d

ABSOLUTELY: What was the initial brief? NICKY MUDIE: The brief from the client was to create a family home. There are four small children in the family so a playful environment for fun and relaxation with the parents was required. The client wanted the space to be about the children with adult entertainment and socialising as secondary to the children’s environment. Violet & George were asked not to make the home too grown up and we reflected this in the home by using a colourful, playful palette. In each of the girl’s bedrooms we used their favourite colours to decorate the walls. The master bedroom is the only room in the house which remains completely for a grown up. The client owns plenty of urban art and this theme was used repeatedly.

WE WERE asked

not to make the home TOO GROWN-UP

Xenz is a celebrated urban artist and we worked together with him painting the butterflies and birds in the corridor to the girls’ bedrooms in his distinctive urban Chinoiserie style. We commissioned Ben Allen to paint the dazzle effect on the guest WC walls and the bespoke rhino and elephant panels in the dining room. ABS: What did the house look like when you first saw it? NM: The home was a developer shell and empty space for Violet & George to unleash creativity upon. We were asked to decorate throughout the property.



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