Muswell Hill by Gregory Phillips
Gregory Phillips is an interior designer who set up Gregory Phillips Architects back in 1991.
Gregory studied at Bristol Univeristy and the Mackintosh School of Architecture.
The award-winning Muswell Hill project (Winner of Daily Telegraph and National Homebuilders Award 2008 - Best Extension and remodeling) sees a dramatic extension intergrate with an existing Metropolitan style 1930s building.
The 85m2 glass facade transforms the overall layout and brings into the house the views of the beautifully designed garden.
We spoke to mastermind Gregory Phillips about the project and interior design in general:
Could you tell us a little bit about your background as an interior designer?
I am both an architect and an interior designer. I established my office in 1991. We specialise in residential projects, typically whole house renovations, substantial extensions, swimming pools and new houses.
I enjoy fantastic craftsmanship combined with functionality and a sense of comfort. We mainly work in the UK and are open to undertaking interesting projects internationally.
Which room was your favourite to design and why?
I enjoyed designing the main family living room and kitchen/dining space. It is one room that provides for all the needs to support the family eating and living together, and is great for entertaining with amazing access to the garden - the landscape becomes part of the expierence of the room.
What is a common mistake you see in interior design?
We aim to provide for our clients lifestyle and produce a beautiful result. Often designers try to use all of their ideas on every project ot they try to be very 'on trend'. We aim to produce timeless designs that are elegant, functional and luxurious.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Designing spaces and then seeing them being enjoyed.
Where in the world do you draw the most inspiration from?
I draw inspiration from everywhere - everything I see in magazines, books and online.
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