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Home Tour | Leinster Square Family Townhouse by Banda

London design studio Banda reveals their latest Leinster Square family home overlooking the historic Notting Hill.

Banda have transformed this 1800s space into a calming and character-filled family home, lifting cues from a 17th-century tapestry that enhances the home’s historic charm. Setting contemporary design elements against the heritage backdrop, this latest Leinster Square Townhouse is a considered interplay of classic hues and warming textures.

A reupholstered mid-century Scandinavian daybed sits by the window that overlooks the lush garden. 

Upon entry, this Leinster Square Family Townhouse  conjures an “immediate calm”, which was integral to the client’s brief. “It’s a house with character, but it forms a sanctuary within our capital city,” Banda founder and CEO Edo Mapelli Mozzi reflects.

Edo lifted significant inspiration from the focal Aubusson verdure tapestry in the light-filled living room. “We started our design journey and direction with the Aubusson tapestry – its depth, texture and story set the tone for the entire home,” he says. The French wool and silk tapestry, which dates back to the 17th century, features a landscape scene and foliage in muted green tones. “The landscape with the deep green leaves brings the outside in.”

Drawing parallels to the home’s garden and rich history, this antique piece acts as a central motif that flows throughout the home. “It creates a sense of the unexpected whilst celebrating a traditional craft in the modern day,” Edo adds.

The light-filled living room features a warm and textural material palette, led by the focal Aubusson verdure tapestry. A 1960s Äôs Swedish armchair,  Joseph Berry dark timber coffee table, two bespoke sofas designed by Banda and a vintage Murano glass chandelier sourced from Milan are also pictured.

In the dining room, a permanent floral installation commissioned by Kitten Grayson sits above a custom oak dining table with banquette seating. The dining room features French oak dining chairs by Guillerme et Chambron, reupholstered in Dedar jacquard velvet. 

In keeping with the brief to design spaces that celebrate the home’s original structure, Banda worked with the newly-renovated building to seamlessly blend the old and new. The heritage detailing, such as the cornices and ceiling roses, are underpinned by refined design moments that exude timelessness. Banda aimed to celebrate Leinster Square Family Townhouse’s heritage by “complementing the elegance with clean, more modern lines” – the Bloch Editors desk by Joaquim Tenreiro in the home office embodies this philosophy through its streamlined design.

The kitchen is also indicative of this dialogue between past and present. The marble island is paired with vintage Charles Dudouyt oak dining chairs from the 1950s, while the sculptural Gallery 7 Beetle chandelier in antique brass hangs from the original ceiling.“This project shines a light on the very best ‘design for living,’” Edo reflects. “It’s practical, thoughtful and elegant”. 

Pictured: the Bloch Editors desk by Joaquim Tenreiro, Paolo Moschino brass table lamp, a 19th-century French lantern, large antique planter, sheepskin chair and ottoman, designed by By Lydia and a desk chair by Dimoremilano.

The primary bedroom features a bespoke headboard and a boucle ottoman by Dorian Caffot de Fawes.

A bed canopy in Alice Palmer’s embroidered lemon fabric with a matching pleated lampshade.

The lower ground floor also features a gym, in keeping with Banda’s wellness design philosophy.

The ground floor is designed with entertaining in mind. The space features a custom bar and round travertine table.

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