An Artful Life Studio brings natural light in this modern London mews house


An Artful Life studio modern home

An Artful Life Studio totally transformed this modern London mews house in Stoke Newington for its new owners, a professional couple and their two cats.

The house wasn’t to the clients’ taste when they purchased it and the layout felt dark and uninspiring. The original hallway was starved of natural light, so the first priority for the designer, Kate Whitfield, was to open it up and create more connectivity between the spaces.

The brief was to create a serene, harmonious feel throughout the 3.5 storey house. A restrained colour palette was used but with lots of different textures and materials to make it tactile, adding warmth and interest.

Plenty of tailored joinery, designed in-house, not only keeps the space uncluttered but makes for some key features in some of the rooms (like the striking fireplace in the open plan living area with its fluted wood cupboards providing useful storage as well as concealing a TV!). The clients couldn’t be happier with the result.

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About An Artful Life Studio

An Artful Life Studio was founded by interior-architect Kate Whitfield in 2014. Kate has over 20 years of commercial design experience, creating brand concepts and interiors for clients, managing projects from start to finish.

Kate prides herself in building excellent relationships with clients, landlords, contractors and suppliers, and ensures projects are run both creatively and efficiently. All studio projects are solely managed by Kate giving her clients the confidence that their brand and offering will be enhanced through her design flair and commercial expertise. Certain projects involve the help of a trusted team of interior architects, visualisers, graphic designers and design assistants where necessary.

Kate’s many years of commercial experience assures clients that not only will the design studio naturally deliver stand-out, striking interiors, but that the spaces will also work elegantly and practically.

For more information, to view An Artful Life Studio’s portfolio or to make an enquiry please visit

Photo credit: Patrick Williamson Photography



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