27th July 2022 | IN PROJECT OF THE WEEK | BY SBID ShareTweetPinterestLinkedIn This week’s instalment of the Project of the Week series features a complete refurbishment of a family home by 2022 SBID Awards Finalist, Novo Design. Abbie Smith, Founder and Creative Director of Novo Design: We started discussing this project back in 2018, the masterplan was designed and the planning applications commenced. Knock back after knock back and 2 years later approvals were finally given and we could start working on developing the interior concept and specification. The family would be moving in with clothes and toys only and everything from bed linen to champagne flutes and potato peelers had to be specified and procured. The building was stripped back to the shell and then put back together meticulously, no corner was cut on quality of finish and the client continuously pushed for unique bespoke items so the home would be truly unique. SBID Awards Category: Residential House Over £1M Practice: Novo Design Project: Sutton Court Location: London, United Kingdom What was the client’s brief? To create a beautiful family home and maximise the potential of the space by reconfiguring the internal layout, converting the unused loft space and adding a large kitchen extension and orangery to gain more space that can be enjoyed and utilised. What inspired the design of the project? Contemporary styling fused with lots of texture and natural materials. Vibrancy was brought through in artwork and furniture to represent the characters of the family living there. What was the toughest hurdle your team overcame during the project? Obtaining planning permission. 2 years of rejected applications were hard for morale but the client wasn’t willing to compromise so kept persisting and it finally paid off. What was your team’s highlight of the project? The grand reveal, welcoming the family back into the home once we had completed (they didn’t come to site during the build). There were lots of tears of joy and disbelief around the transformation and finished results. It exceeded their expectations and they couldn’t have been happier. Why did you enter this project into the SBID Awards? We feel this is by far our most considered and most beautiful residential project we have ever delivered. The client gave us complete ownership of the design so it represents our company style perfectly. A great project to showcase what we can deliver and would be amazing for the team to get recognition for all the hard work that went into this project. Questions answered by Abbie Smith, Founder and Creative Director, Novo Design. View the project We hope you feel inspired by this week’s design! If you missed the last instalment of Project of the Week, featuring nine distinctive bar designs by 4SPACE, click here to read it.