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Room to play

The Resident Magazine

November, 2016

When Chris Dezille set out to design this rather retro show apartment in Drew House in West Greenwich, he wanted it to feel sympathetic to the building’s heritage. Incorporating original aspects of the existing, Grade II listed former marine boiler factory, it’s a two bedroom live/work apartment aimed at the young, professional market. The brief was to create an inspiring living space, reflecting the building’s industrial origins.

‘We like to have a bit of fun and think about the purchaser,’ he explains. ‘We were hoping to attract local buyers who are interested in the area because it’s up and coming. It attracts young, hip people, but also people who have lived there for 30 years. Dumping Kensington and Chelsea style properties into, say, Deptford, doesn’t make sense. You might sell to investors, but you might alienate others.’

It’s certainly the element of fun in this apartment that makes it stand out from the crowd. Dezille’s team of three permanent in-house stylists have ensured a clean, pulled together look throughout the home, from the brick print and boldly striped wallpapers and quirky pink bathroom lighting right down to the eye-catching, unusual insect theme subtly adorning everything from the artwork to the cushions.

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Room to play

November 18, 2016

When Chris Dezille set out to design this rather retro show apartment in Drew House in West Greenwich, he wanted it to feel sympathetic to the building’s heritage. Incorporating original aspects of the existing, Grade II listed former marine boiler factory, it’s a two bedroom live/work apartment aimed at the young, professional market. The brief was to create an inspiring living space, reflecting the building’s industrial origins.

‘We like to have a bit of fun and think about the purchaser,’ he explains. ‘We were hoping to attract local buyers who are interested in the area because it’s up and coming. It attracts young, hip people, but also people who have lived there for 30 years. Dumping Kensington and Chelsea style properties into, say, Deptford, doesn’t make sense. You might sell to investors, but you might alienate others.’

It’s certainly the element of fun in this apartment that makes it stand out from the crowd. Dezille’s team of three permanent in-house stylists have ensured a clean, pulled together look throughout the home, from the brick print and boldly striped wallpapers and quirky pink bathroom lighting right down to the eye-catching, unusual insect theme subtly adorning everything from the artwork to the cushions.

Read full article (PDF)