Naomi Cleaver, Unit 904 Falcon Wharf, 34 Lombard Road, London SW11 3RY
Naomi Cleaver, The Studio, Hembury Hill, Broadhembury, Devon EX14 3LA
This Grade II Listed London townhouse had, since the 1950’s, operated as a factory, an architecture office and a film production studio. Naomi’s task was to reveal the house as the home it was intended to be.
Inspired by the décor of the period but not enslaved by it, and focussed on expressing the idiosyncracies of the site, the building and the occupants, Naomi’s scheme for this comprehensive renovation consisted of a steel and marble kitchen, engraved slate floor (featuring a random quote from Kerouac’s “On the Road”), a Chinese silk-lined snug, green grass coloured deep pile carpet in the upper most bedroom opening onto a black roof terrace alongside extensive joinery, providing storage and display of a carefully curated collection of long-held and newly acquired objects that concentrated the volume and spirit of the building.