In London, an old upholstery factory in Hoxton has been redesigned by Mark Lewis into a spectacular two-bedroom apartment. Mark Lewis stripped the old factory to its bare bones and luckily kept many of its original features.
Mark Lewis is known for blending historic architecture with modern British design. And in this Hoxton Square loft the Victorian architecture is combined with modern design and blue color accents.
Many products in this Hoxton loft come from the Mark Lewis Home Store. They design and sell bespoke homeware for every room of the house.
Mark Lewis managed to transform a large industrial space into a warm home. The wooden floor is the original Victorian floor which was recovered when the space was stripped. The floor isn’t sanded which adds character to the space.
The kitchen cabinets are made from salvaged pine roof boards. They are combined with a Carrara marble worktop.
The cast bronze pan hooks are also designed by Mark Lewis
The floating steel and wooden shelves separate the living area from the more private rooms. The tongue-and-groove paneling is painted in “Prague” by Eicó.
The blue and white bedroom has a Robert Kime wallpaper called “Sunburst Green”. The headboard is custom made.
The closet used to be an elevator shaft, which has now new fitted drawers to serve as a walk-in-closet. The wooden doors are original.
The bathroom has reclaimed quarry tiles and exposed brick walls. On the walls are simple white subway tiles that add a fresh look to the bathroom.
The toilet is made from sapele, it is a toilet you still find in historic houses and suits this Victorian factory conversion very w.ell. The wallpaper is “Tokai” by Robert Kime.
photography by Rory Gardiner – shared with kind permission