Today we bring you our Top Interior Designers – Melissa + Miller Interiors! Is In Surrey, England rising star design firm Melissa + Miller Interiors has revamped a 1930s family home in a quietly confident fashion.
Melissa + Miller Interiors is a highly-acclaimed, international interior design firm, specializing in bespoke high-end interior design. Led by design directors Melissa Bodie and Kathryn Miller, Melissa + Miller Interiors creates projects where comfort and functionality are as paramount as luxury and style. With a comprehensive knowledge of architecture interior, textiles, antiques, project management, and custom design, Melissa + Miller Interiors offers unparalleled attention to detail. This foundation allows them to provide a hands-on service – for projects of all sizes and all across the globe – by creating the ultimate luxury spaces. Rather than enforcing a generic “house style,” Melissa + Miller Interiors sees each client as an opportunity to start the designs from scratch. By reviewing the clients’ lifestyle, budget, and design sensibility, they create a truly individual look and feel for each client.
The leafy English county of Surrey to the southwest of London is the richest in England when it comes to property – its homes reportedly have a total value of almost £288 billion. Located close to the renowned St. George’s Hill Golf Course, this elegant detached family home boasts over 9,000 sq/ft of living space which has been elegantly redesigned by Melissa + Miller Interiors.
“The existing house was built in the 1930s, and for us, it was important not to change the exterior look and feel, or to change the perception of size – so we chose to add an extension, but one that was discreet from the street,” – Melissa Bodie
The interior scheme is sleekly architectural but warm. Employing a neutral palette throughout, the minimal-yet-warm design is big on details.
The clients purchased the property in 2018 and decided to retain the beautiful New England-style exterior, focusing instead on the renovation of the interiors and garden, as well as the addition of an extension, which would be in keeping with the original architecture. From an architectural perspective, the aim was to create more space for a family of five. Upstairs, the layout was also revamped to incorporate a playroom and six en-suite bedrooms – perfect for the three teenagers in the household, as well as guests. The principal bedroom is tucked away in the converted attic.
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The existing ground floor footprint of small rooms that served no defined function was transformed into larger, open spaces that help to improve the natural flow. The kitchen opens out onto a patio which was extended to create a large seating area, and the pool was upgraded to a sleek, grey rectangular design with integrated LED lighting. An “evening sun” terrace also was constructed next to the revamped tennis court and gym.