Crystal Palace House

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An eclectic family home full of colour, texture and market finds This project mostly focused on redecorating the middle floor of this three-storey house, creating two bedrooms, a home office and a bathroom.  The colour scheme is influenced by the bright, striped carpet on the stairs and landing, with the different rooms spilling out from […]

Fulham Retirement Apartment

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A new-build retirement apartment transformed through art and antiques This purpose-built apartment in a new retirement complex was an empty white box when my client bought it – a blank canvas completely lacking in personality.  My client already had a vast art collection and wanted to keep as many of her pieces as possible.  We […]

Span House

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A bright and airy Span house gets an injection of colour and pattern Winner – Residential Interior (Private Residence) – UK Property Awards 2021-2022 Span houses are well-known for their floor to ceiling windows which flood the spaces with natural light, and it was important for my client not to lose this feeling of light […]

Swanley House

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Traditional meets contemporary in a calm and elegant palette with zinging splashes. Shortlisted – The International Design & Architecture Awards 2021 The clients wanted a home that was not only aesthetically pleasing but would also support their well-being using biophilic design and colour psychology. Aesthetically the clients requested a ‘contemporary-meets-traditional’ style for their inter-connected living […]

Balham House

Balham House Nicola Holden Designs 20

A bright and eclectic bathroom taking inspiration from around the globe. Winner – Bathroom Designer of the Year (Project Under £10,000) – kbbreview Awards 2020 Winner – Best Bathroom Design – UK Property Awards 2021-2022 The previous owners had already converted the second bedroom into a large bathroom, but the use of space was terrible, and […]

Long Ditton House

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Sophisticated contemporary Scandinavian style The owner of this house in Long Ditton, Surrey wanted to breathe life into his characterless new-build home. He wanted to transform the middle floor spaces into something with a contemporary Scandinavian style, incorporating bright colours and playful elements. The middle floor of his home consists of an adult living room […]

Kew House

Kew House Nicola Holden Designs 10

A homely scheme full of colour and texture This period property in Kew has been my clients’ home for many years, but when their son flew the nest they decided it was time for a change. The owners wanted a clean but colourful scheme, incorporating lots of texture whilst staying true to the story of […]

Barnes House

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A nature inspired bedroom The owners of this house, converted from the original mill cottages, wanted a bedroom that would be elegant, cosy and textured, with a ‘wow’ factor that wasn’t overly extravagant. They also wanted their bedroom to complement the view outside. The trees and the garden very much inspired the colour scheme and […]

Tonbridge House

Tonbridge House Nicola Holden Designs 11

A juxtaposition of old and new The owner of this Victorian house in Tonbridge, Kent wanted to turn one of the bedrooms into an additional bathroom. His wish was for something that retained the original feel of the house, but at the same time reflected the more modern renovations throughout the rest of the house. […]

Hästens Chelsea Collaboration

Hastens Chelsea Collaboration Nicola Holden Designs 20

A sophisticated and elegant bedroom This project was a collaboration with Hästens to demonstrate how the iconic blue and white check of the Hästens brand can be designed to fit into any interior style. As with any bedroom design, the space needs to embody a nourishing, restful environment, but it is important for the room […]