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Get The Look: Bermondsey Warehouse

Posted on Aug 1, 2017 by

In the heart of Bermondsey in south London, an area that is rich in history, a three-storey former industrial store has been sensitively re-imagined as a home. Bespoke traditional style joinery, conceived and crafted by expert Suffolk-based joiner Chris Reeve, suits the Victorian brickwork and vintage finds. State-of-the-art features and a wine cellar slot subtly into place.

The Victorian property's open-plan layout was preserved

The Victorian property’s open-plan layout was preserved
Photography by Jerry Syder

The lock on the toilet door is a Victorian "spend a penny" lock originally from a cinema

The lock on the toilet door is a Victorian “spend a penny” lock originally from a cinema
Photography by Jerry Syder

In the top floor bedroom, loading bay doors and fitted wardrobes reference the old exposed timber apex ceiling but have been painted an elegant modern shade

In the top floor bedroom, loading bay doors and fitted wardrobes reference the old exposed timber apex ceiling but have been painted an elegant modern shade
Photography by Jerry Syder

Get The Look

The success of Number 29 above rests on the owner’s clever combination of vintage style with salvaged pieces and reclaimed materials to complement the features of an old building. Classic materials like oak and marble are ideal ingredients for a heritage home. Subway style tiles evoke the shape of exposed bricks. Selecting a classic paint colour will hold these elements and vintage accessories together. A new range from the Victoria and Albert Museum has traditional colours inspired by the London landmark.

Matt emulsion in Owen’s Teal from the Victoria and Albert Classic Collection, £36 for 2.5 litres, V&A Paint

This sea green shade was taken from Owen Jones' original gallery designs for the Museum's collections of Indian, Chinese and Japanese art

This sea green shade was taken from Owen Jones’ original gallery designs for the Museum’s collections of Indian, Chinese and Japanese art
Image courtesy of Master Paintmakers

Giralda Cascara tiles and trims, from £4.99 each, Fired Earth

Named after the highly decorated Giralda Tower in Seville, this contemporary range of tiles features a selection of classic yet modern colours

Named after the highly decorated Giralda Tower in Seville, this contemporary range of tiles features a selection of classic yet modern colours
Image courtesy of Fired Earth

Late C19th shop mirror, £4,500, Lassco

Guilt lettering features in this framed rectangular plate

Guilt lettering features in this framed rectangular plate
Image courtesy of Lassco

Perfect for country and contemporary kitchens, this Cooks oak table features a Carrara marble top. £2,799, Heals

Inspired by country kitchens the Cooks Oak table provides a versatile space for communal dining

Inspired by country kitchens the Cooks Oak table provides a versatile space for communal dining
Image courtesy of Heals

This feature was taken from Warehouse Home Issue Six! Subscribe today and receive your copy hot off the press.

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