Our website uses cookies that do not collect personal data. Find out more.

Accept and Close

My Stock List 0

News & Views

Bella Freud's apartment in The World of Interiors

Bella's home is entirely newly built on a backland plot. 

It is also the fourth collaboration between Retrouvius and Bella Freud, beginning in 2012 with a re-design of her Victorian terraced home, her flagship store on Chiltern Street (2015) and penthouse for Stanhope at the former BBC Television Centre in White City (2018). 

This latest site was a ramshackle back yard, consisting of post war lean-toos with asbestos and corrugated tin roofs - a shantytown which had to be removed to reveal the scale of the landlocked site. 

Metal framed windows salvaged from Battersea Power Station installed around the central living room allow visual connections as well as maximising borrowed light. 

The spaces are all top-lit; initially a concern but in fact this creates an extremely calm environment.

The modernity of the structure is tempered by the sparkle of 1930's wallpaper in the entrance hall, panels of deco mirror in the bathroom, bird's eye maple rescued from an office demolition and Warren Platner lighting sourced by Adam. 

Keen from the outset to avoid the anonymity of a new build, the use of strong colours, patterned reclaimed materials mixed with vintage furniture and Bella's fabulous collection of art helped to quickly create a feeling of home.

Friendship and trust between Bella, Maria and our team nurtured an intuitive decision making process and allowed confident choices in a joyful collaboration..... we can't wait for the next one!!

Also in News

Re-use in Action: STONE

Our current stock includes pieces of limestone, granite and marbles that were saved from a Park Royal stone merchant who moved.

Read more

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST GERMANY - 100 CREATIVES

Maria is included in Architectural Digest Germany's - 100 Kreative - the most important and influential designers working in interiors, design and architecture. Thank you AD DE!

Read more

RETROUVIUS Opening Hours

6th January 2021
The Retrouvius warehouse operates online only — please contact us by phone or email for all enquires, collection & deliveries.

Adam is always available on 07778210855

Monday-Friday 10am—6pm

1016 Harrow Road
Kensal Green, London NW10 5NS

+44(0)20 8960 6060
mail@retrouvius.com

Our design team continue to work remotely

Read more

A Retrouvian's Favourite Stock: Layla

Layla is head of finance for our design studio. Her favourite item - chosen from the website - is our graffitied iroko school laboratory tops.

Read more