London Loft Goes From Clumsy to Classy |
London Loft Goes From Clumsy to Classy

London Loft Goes From Clumsy to Classy

Stylish refurbishment of an apartment features cool blue tones

Written by –
Indra Wangu
on April 11th 2016
She's got the traveling bug! From the northern plains of India, she's lived in bustling Hong Kong and finally made her way to Austin. Between yoga, a passion for photography and a love for cooking her way through Pinterest, Indra loves to write.

Shoreditch Loft

Transforming an apartment is all about visualizing the space from a fresh perspective. Sometimes that could mean re-arranging a couple of things around the house, or it could involve tearing down everything and creating a masterpiece.


With a clear brief on expectations and all the creative freedom, designer Maurizio Pellizzoni revamped this East London loft. It occupies top floors of what used to be the home of the headmaster at Rochelle Street School. The apartment was plain, tasteless and needed more than paint and plaster to be fixed.

Shoreditch loft apartment features neutral colors for contemporary simple styling |
Sleek staircase in Shoreditch apartment |

The original staircase was removed and replaced with a bespoke white steel and glass frame. It looks elegant and is now the central element in the house that connects all the levels. It’s in a reversed direction compared to before, creating a more relaxed and detached corner for the bedroom.

Classy loft apartment in London's Shoreditch |

Bold and cool blues dominate the kitchen. All the cabinets were custom built to maximize storage space. The kitchen island separates the living from the eating, while also making the space look more homely and welcoming. The steel hood adds character with its bold edges.

Bedroom has curtain to hide wardrobe |
Bedroom has hidden closet curtain |

The sheer curtain closet provides a wardrobe without the clunkiness of doors. The extra-long bedside tables look perfect in this setting and give definition to the bed.

Home office with striped carpet flooring |
Living room with cozy sofa and bookshelf |

The downstairs second bedroom was converted into a study. It’s a hole-in-the-wall entrance from the living room.


The color scheme is refreshing. Walls and railings are replaced with glass, beautifully reflecting light and making every corner shine.

Living room in Shoreditch apartment |

Patterns have been incorporated creatively in rugs and wallpapers, without overpowering the overall white and clean look. Gray and cool blue colors add definition and depth to the space. The construction wasn’t easy and custom made fixtures meant delays, but it was all worth the effort.


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