Paying homage to this 1880s Paddington terraces’ heritage, while giving it a modern makeover was key in every decision made during its complete renovation. The balance between retaining its character and providing functional living resulted in detailed custom joinery and carefully considered layering of textures and materials. Specialised lighting allows the owners extensive art collection to be fully appreciated, while clever storage solutions keeps clutter out of sight. The abundance of light flooding the living spaces gives this home a light and airy feel which is complemented by furniture choices that enhance the feeling of spaciousness despite the narrow footprint of the building. It is a perfect fusion of old and new – coming together to write the narrative of a much loved residence.