Refurbished Flat in Islington by Ben Ridley Architect

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Built in 1860, this London house was renovated into an apartment in the 1970s. The Grade 2 listed building has seen many changes, most recently architect Ben Ridley’s refurbishment of the first floor. Today, the flat welcomes guests with an open plan kitchen integrated into the living room, a move which allowed Ridley to convert the old kitchen into another bedroom. While the public areas shine in white, the bedroom and bathroom areas and respectively painted black and tiled with slate, giving these intimate spaces a more country, quiet feel. The exposed cornices and raw wood floors texturize the apartment, while the Carrara marble fireplace and backsplash add polish.

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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