The Tile House


The Tile House project refers to the refurbishment and extension of an existing early 20th century property in Kensington, London. Its name comes from the building’s former use as a tile factory and captures Palladian’s holistic approach to design.

Catering to a young couple's love for cooking and socialising, the focus was on creating a functional yet inviting space. The new kitchen, dining, and living areas seamlessly flow together, creating a central hub for daily activities and social gatherings. The comprehensive transformation of the lower ground floor established a new open-plan kitchen area which would become the heart and soul of the home. The design blends Arts & Crafts elements with contemporary living, incorporating preserved tiles from the factory into the interior. Meticulous attention was paid to detail, ensuring ample natural light and honouring the movement's appreciation for nature. Despite challenges like the complex geometry of the home, the joinery was carefully planned to seamlessly integrate within the space. Overall, the Tile House embodies a narrative of heritage and innovation, meeting the design-aware client's brief while connecting historical roots with modern living.