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From Flat Apartment layout to Detailed kitchen Joinery: Interior Design Project in London


Whilst working for the architectural practice ‘Woods Bagot’ as an interior designer, Ana constructed detailed layouts and elevations to illustrate an intended fit out of a London-based apartment block.

To produce these, Ana and the Woods Bagot team put together a colour scheme and mood boards to suit the client’s envisaged interior design for the apartments contained within the block. She also had to find and specify the appropriate furniture, textiles, textures, materials and interior accessories to suit.

Elements of the Design Process:

Preparation of several plans with different interior layouts and furniture arrangements was carried out with the client selecting their preferred option(s) and Ana assisting and advising throughout the process.

Then followed the choosing of how the plan would be textured. For example, how the transition between hard and soft flooring in different areas of the apartments would be achieved, or the transition between quieter to more dynamic spaces such as moving between the living room or kitchen to quieter spaces such as the bedroom and balcony (where movement and noise are typically limited – plants are also present around the balcony to give a sense of calm).

For more complex items, such as the joinery, Ana collaborated with the suppliers to ensure that her plans were feasible, cost-efficient and of high structural integrity.

I really enjoyed this project as the feeling of satisfaction from helping the client arrange and model real homes for real people is immense.

I am experienced in drawing and designing joinery as this is one of my favourite exercises.

Taking care of design details and engaging with functionality takes a keen eye and a degree of inventiveness. For this project, I paid considerable attention to the kitchen details (including the island) the elevations for which can be found below.

Ana Sidorova

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