Sunderland Road - A detached Edwardian family home in south-east London by 2LG Studio.

2LG Studio was commissioned to transform a Detached Edwardian house, according to the needs and wishes of a family with 3 children. Knowing the clients personally and having work together again in the past, helped the architects shape their design approach for the project. They wanted “to give them room to fill the clean, minimal spaces with their lives as they grow together” as they state. For that purpose, original architecture features were combined with materials, colours, art and design pieces to shape the unique identity of this house. 

Our client for this project was a Family with 3 children below the age of 6. The location is SouthEast London, U.K. The building is a Detached Edwardian house.

This was a full interior renovation project but now structural work took place. The kitchen extension was already in place, albeit looking tired and lacking personality. New kitchen, new floors throughout, new bathrooms and decoration throughout.

Our challenge was to give this large house a soul as it had been left feeling battered and unloved.

Our brief was to redesign a 6 bed family home in south east london for a couple with three children. To accommodate their busy lives and facilitate entertaining for their wider family and friends as well as growth and play for their young children.

The intent here was to respect the period elements of the home whilst reflecting the modern style of the family who live there. Having designed this couples’ previous home, before they started a family as newlyweds, we had a strong sense of their tastes and wanted to evolve that for them in this home. Giving them room to fill the clean, minimal spaces with their lives as they grow together. Our intention was to bring out their characters more in these spaces by emboldening their love of colour and finding ways to build pattern and joy into the materiality of the home.

We embraced the original features and architecture, bringing the new atmosphere to each space through material choices, colour and a curation of art, design pieces and bespoke joinery and furniture.

Long wide boards create unity throughout the spaces.

The ornate details of the original features bring history to the spaces whilst the circle motifs and wiggle shapes in the stair carpets, play house and wallpaper add a touch of playfulness to an otherwise v serious house.

Handmade cement tiles in Moire design from 2LG’s new collection for Maitland and Poate give character, colour and texture to the ‘white box’ extension at the back of the property. This motif is tied through into the front living space or snug with a bespoke rug, designed by 2LG.
Douglas fir, high grade, wide extra long boards throughout. Excess boards were then used to make bespoke joinery in several spaces.

The bold burgundy veined marble of the minimal fire surround in the sophisticated snug at the front of the property connects with the marble detail in the kitchen and family bathroom.

Hand printed wallpaper designed by 2LG Studio with their longterm collaborators and friends, Custhom Studio. Made in a bespoke colourway for this project. Installed throughout all the hallways and stairs. This design was hand drawn by Russell and then worked up into a larger scale repeat and printed by Custhom in their local Peckham Studio.

The wallpaper creates impact from the moment your enter the property. Giving character but also carrying that character up throughout every part of the house over 3 floors as it winds up the walls around the staircase and hallways.

The floorboards set the tone with a nod to scandi minimalism. Adding a natural soul throughout that unites the bolder elements. Slipper indoors are a must.

Calamine pink meets soft neutral tones and the candy pink of the staircase itself. This bold pink has become a signature colour for 2LG and is also reflected in the bespoke stair runner and the natural pink tones of the chosen flooring, Douglas fir.

Primary red gives structure to the colour palette in details of the living space.

The Sky blue kitchen cabinetry elevates the classic kitchen into the modern aesthetic. Combining with the pink of the stained wooden furniture and the urban pale grey of the poured floors. The blues gets deeper and bolder as you move upstairs into the study and then the family bathroom, directly above the kitchen.

Creams and beiges also play a roll in creating calmness and warmth in the colour palette.

Pastel green in the baby’s room is serene and fresh. Warmed up with a mix of wood tones and creams.

The colour palette modulates throughout the property but always connecting to the key tones of Calamine and Candy pink.

The colours are a key part of the atmosphere and identity of this house. They bring out a sense of boldness and wit. Creating a welcoming, human feel as soon as you enter.

Key lighting pieces include a Bespoke Capsule pendant from 2LG collection for Cameron Design House I’m in lacquered brass. This makes a statement in the open plan kitchen space set in front of the cement tile wall. Giving ambience to evening entertaining. Swedish ninja wall light appear in varying colours throughout to add graphic modern touch. The pendant lights in the kitchen from petite fritture and atelier areti bring European flair. Spark and Bell wall lights in the living room made from recycled plastic connect the recycled plastic elements throughout the scheme with refined detailing.

The murano glass pendant in the living room by Sebastian Wrong for Established and sons gives Italian edge and nods to both the classic elements and the Memphis boldness of the house design. Lamps throughout give the option of ambient lighting states for evening entertaining. Led lighting in the glass fronted kitchen cabinets and in the playroom offer other background lighting states.

The furniture in this project is a mix of bespoke joinery, bespoke upholstery and carefully curated bought pieces. Many pieces are designed by 2LG Studio themselves.

The Tilda sofa, design by 2LG for Love Your Home, is seen here in Raf Simons for Kvadrat.

The bespoke dining table was designed by 2LG using Pink Foresso for the top. (A solid surface made from waste wood chippings and resin)

The Luca bed head (loft bedroom) is another design by 2LG for Love your home.

Rugs throughout are by 2LG studio for Floorstory. Including their wiggle pill, portal and moire designs.
Bespoke bathroom cabinet made from leftover Douglas Fir boards with Smile plastics details.


The fitted elements of the furniture give a sense of coherent design and function to the spaces whilst the classic design pieces bring a curated gallery feel, not unlike a contemporary luxury fashion store.

Art by Daniel Eatock in the living room and kitchen. We met Daniel at London Design Fair in 2022 and instantly sent photos to our client WhatsApp group as we knew it was perfect for them. A lovely moment of serendipity on the design trail of LDF.

Credits & Details

Project: Sunderland road
Design: 2LG Studio
Category: Interior design, Renovation
Location: London
Photography: Megan Taylor