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Real home: a welcoming redesign for a warehouse space in London

A desire to add personality and flair to a blank-canvas space was top of the wish-list for this property...
   Katie Byrne  |  written on: 01-02-2019 11:35am

Tasked with adding 'oodles of personality' to an achingly cool warehouse apartment in the heart of the capital, designer Rebecca Hunt found herself with a not-insignificant challenge on her hands.

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With the property essentially a ready-to-sell show home, the plan was to create a space that would entice prospective buyers and show them how it could look.

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Design by Rebecca Hunt of Suna Interior Design.



"We wanted it to be a pad designed for entertaining," Rebecca adds, "with loads of personality and one-off pieces of artwork to make it feel more like a real-life lived-in home..." 

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Design by Rebecca Hunt of Suna Interior Design.



Rebecca and her team wanted to really max the warehouse setting: "we added concrete and brick back in to run with the urban-loft feel," she adds. "The concrete ceiling [as glimpsed below] worked particularly effectively, too."

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Design by Rebecca Hunt of Suna Interior Design.



The project in a nutshell

The property: A refurbished apartment in a warehouse block

Location: Camberwell, London

Designer: Rebecca Hunt at Suna Interior Design

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Design by Rebecca Hunt of Suna Interior Design.



The high ceilings of the property were both 'a gift and a challenge', Rebecca tells us, adding: "We really wanted to make the most of them as sometimes high ceiings can make a room feel cold and vacuous, so that was definitely something we paid a lot of attention to."

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Design by Rebecca Hunt of Suna Interior Design.



Concrete wallpaper and high-climbing book shelves are two of the methods used to make the most of the height; "we filled the shelves with 300 books!" Hunt adds. 

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Design by Rebecca Hunt of Suna Interior Design.



The testament to the design of the space is that Rebecca herself would, she admits, happily move into the property were the option there. "The master bedroom oozes luxury," she tells us, "I want to get my own laptop out in the study and work from home there! I want to invite guests into the lovely guest room but that said, I think my absolute favourite room is the main living area, with its view into the dining and kitchen area and the YEAH YEAH wall lights above the metal medicine cabs".

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Design by Rebecca Hunt of Suna Interior Design.



Rebecca's advice for anyone who is currently working on their own redesign project? "Pin down your preferences. Choose items you love and don’t rush into purchases until you know you love them! Give yourself time to live in the space for a little while and get to know how you use it before you try to work out what the rooms need. Make moodboards for each room - this will allow you to see how things work together."

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Design by Rebecca Hunt of Suna Interior Design.



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Katie Byrne


Katie Byrne is a writer, editor and filter fan (coffee, not Instagram), and lives in a Georgian-built flat that features various statement cobwebs.

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