Minimal contemporary garden with block planting and muted colour palette viewed through black framed sliding glass doors from inside modern Japanese style living room.

Project K

Private residence, Surrey

A minimal, open-plan kitchen, dining and living space.
A seamless flow through sliding glass into landscaped gardens.

Japanese aesthetics influence this cool toned, modern design. Biophilic architecture immerses you in nature.

Project K

A minimal, open-plan kitchen, dining and living space.
A seamless flow through sliding glass into landscaped gardens.

Japanese aesthetics influence this cool toned, modern design. Biophilic architecture immerses you in nature.

Japanese style modern minimal chaise longue in grey leather on grey resin floor in white room with skylight. Black and white wool rug, black planter with Ficus longifolia, black mango wood carved side table with Japanese ceramic bowl.
Everyone who walks into the space, says 'Wow!'
My living space wasn’t working. The boxy rooms I’d been muddling through for years were driving me mad. I wanted it totally reimagined and minimal, but had no idea where to start. The thought of radical change felt overwhelming, so many choices and the potential for expensive mistakes.
None of the architects I met grasped what I was after, but Dan immediately clicked into my way of thinking. He listened carefully to my unfocussed ideas and understood what I wanted to achieve. His design, including moving walls and doorways, created a huge light filled space merging with the garden in a way I’d not dreamt possible. I didn’t need an architect after all!
I had misgivings over fitting everything into a minimal kitchen, but Dan created an ingenious design with a simplicity and style I’d never imagined. Without doubt, it was worth having my kitchen tailor made.
Matt and Dan’s attention to detail made me chuckle. Things I’d never consider. But now seeing it finished, I get it. It’s made such a difference.
My eyes were opened to a world of exclusive brands. Their art in blending colours and textures resulted in a total transformation. Everyone who walks into the room, says 'Wow!' They think I’ve had an extension but don’t realise it’s the same space.
I’m in love with the result, a calming oasis of light and space connected to the garden. I feel so at home and relaxed.
From start to finish the project was fun and exciting. Watching it fall into place was magical. Dan and Matt were so easy to work with, I can’t recommend them enough. They took me beyond what I thought possible.
Caroline B
Private client, Surrey
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Lifestyle accessories provided by
Bridge&Hill Livingstore
London’s best for Japanese and Scandinavian homeware

Minimal contemporary garden with block planting and muted colour palette viewed through black framed sliding glass doors from inside modern Japanese style living room.
Everyone who walks into the space, says 'Wow!'
My living space wasn’t working. The boxy rooms I’d been muddling through for years were driving me mad. I wanted it totally reimagined and minimal, but had no idea where to start. The thought of radical change felt overwhelming, so many choices and the potential for expensive mistakes.
None of the architects I met grasped what I was after, but Dan immediately clicked into my way of thinking. He listened carefully to my unfocussed ideas and understood what I wanted to achieve. His design, including moving walls and doorways, created a huge light filled space merging with the garden in a way I’d not dreamt possible. I didn’t need an architect after all!
I had misgivings over fitting everything into a minimal kitchen, but Dan created an ingenious design with a simplicity and style I’d never imagined. Without doubt, it was worth having my kitchen tailor made.
Matt and Dan’s attention to detail made me chuckle. Things I’d never consider. But now seeing it finished, I get it. It’s made such a difference.
My eyes were opened to a world of exclusive brands. Their art in blending colours and textures resulted in a total transformation. Everyone who walks into the room, says 'Wow!' They think I’ve had an extension but don’t realise it’s the same space.
I’m in love with the result, a calming oasis of light and space connected to the garden. I feel so at home and relaxed.
From start to finish the project was fun and exciting. Watching it fall into place was magical. Dan and Matt were so easy to work with, I can’t recommend them enough. They took me beyond what I thought possible.
Caroline B
Private client, Surrey
Japanese style modern minimal chaise longue in grey leather on grey resin floor in white room with skylight. Black and white wool rug, black planter with Ficus longifolia, black mango wood carved side table with Japanese ceramic bowl.
Modern ultra minimal Japanese style kitchen with white walls, grey resin floor, dark green-grey cabinets, slim textured grey stone work surface and black tap.
Modern slim textured stone kitchen work surface with black induction hob with integral extractor. Japanese black ceramic donabe, white porcelain bowl and plate on round wooden tray with stainless steel chopsticks
Japanese style minimal modern white kitchen dining room with grey resin floor. Dark green-grey cabinets, textured grey slim work surface, black tap, Danish oak dining table with modern black chairs.
Japanese style minimal modern dining room with suede built in seating, Danish oak dining table, black Scandinavian dining chairs, modern black slimline pendant light, black bowls and stainless steel cutlery
Detail of Danish solid oak mid-century dining table and black wood and metal Scandinavian dining chair on grey resin floor
Japanese style minimal modern living room with white walls and grey resin floor. Light grey L-shaped Italian leather sofa, black and white flat woven wool rug, low black ash wood coffee table, modern minimal black metal floor lamp
Modern fine artwork by Nadia Attura on white wall above neutral suede covered built in dining seating, Danish oak dining table with black ceramic Japanese dinnerware and stainless steel chopsticks
Minimal modern Japanese style dining room with white walls, grey resin floor and L-shaped built in seating covered in neutral suede. C18 oak dining table by Børge Mogensen, black ash plywood and metal modern Scandinavian dining chairs and black metal slimline pendant light
Detail of minimal light grey leather sofa, Flo floor lamp in black metal and Cereal magazines against white wall
Lifestyle accessories provided by
Bridge&Hill Livingstore
London’s best for Japanese and Scandinavian homeware

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the design

The client wanted radical change.

To sweep away years of conventional living and the suffocating clutter of small boxy rooms. To embrace minimal and create a modern, versatile living space, with a feeling of connection to the outdoors.

Design

Recently landscaped with strong geometry, contemporary planting, and a muted palette, the garden was our starting point.

To create the intimate connection to the outdoors we opened the back of this four bedroom semi-detached house to the garden.

With clever architecture and space planning, we removed walls, and relocated doors to form one large open space. Sliding glass runs the full length of the resulting 52 square metre room.

A seamless resin floor leads from the hallway, through the room to the outside, creating unity and flow.

Inside, three interlocking L-shapes form the base of our interior design - the kitchen workspace, the built in dining seating, and the large living room sofa.

Kitchen

Fully custom designed by us, everything’s elegantly hidden away. Extractor integrated into the induction hob, no high level cabinets and fully concealed lighting.
To look this simple took detailed planning!

Matte green grey doors and a textured stone work surface reference the garden.
An open kitchen with nothing to distract from the confident clean lines.

Dining

The iconic C18 table by Børge Mogensen is the centre piece for the dining area. Hand crafted from solid European oak, this Danish classic has a smooth soap finish.

To wrap around this, we designed built in seating with an integral wine cabinet.

A modern matte black pendant and contemporary Scandinavian chairs introduce contrast. The warm wood tones of the table are reflected in the original artwork.

Living

Extending the full length of the six metre sliding glass doors, the living area immerses you in nature.

Lounging on the dove grey leather sofa, or reclining in the modern Japanese inspired chaise, you feel calm and tranquil.

Minimal but also warm, the interior celebrates craftsmanship. A traditional flat woven rug, hand turned wooden side table, and Italian leather upholstery. 

project
Residential
area
52 sqm
materials
Grey resin floor, black steel, European oak, black ash, nordic grey leather, Neolith phedra, Fenix verde comodoro, natural wool
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