Just because a home is from another era doesn’t mean it can’t be modern. This flat in London is located within a Georgian townhouse that was built in 1860 and despite keeping many of the original period details, Architecture for London refurbished it to look clean and contemporary.

Refurbished Flat in Islington by Architecture for London in main interior design  Category

The first floor unit now has a simple modern kitchen with gorgeous details like the Carrara marble used on the backsplash and for the countertops.

Refurbished Flat in Islington by Architecture for London in main interior design  Category

Years of paint were removed to reveal original cornices and plasterwork which were repaired and kept throughout.

Refurbished Flat in Islington by Architecture for London in main interior design  Category

The floors were heavily damaged and varnished, so they were sanded down to the bare wood and soap stained to keep them looking natural.

Refurbished Flat in Islington by Architecture for London in main interior design  Category

The charming details that maintain the historic nature of the building blend well with the classic furnishings that were brought in to decorate.

Refurbished Flat in Islington by Architecture for London in main interior design  Category

The same Carrara marble used in the kitchen was also used for the fireplace mantle.

Refurbished Flat in Islington by Architecture for London in main interior design  Category

Refurbished Flat in Islington by Architecture for London in main interior design  Category

Refurbished Flat in Islington by Architecture for London in main interior design  Category

Refurbished Flat in Islington by Architecture for London in main interior design  Category

I’m pretty obsessed with this bedroom where everything above the floor is painted black. The floors are kept natural and along with the bed, the wooden elements balance out the darkness of the space.

Refurbished Flat in Islington by Architecture for London in main interior design  Category

The dark walls and ceiling make the bedroom cozy and warm, and the colorful bedding really stands out in the room.

Refurbished Flat in Islington by Architecture for London in main interior design  Category

Refurbished Flat in Islington by Architecture for London in main interior design  Category

Refurbished Flat in Islington by Architecture for London in main interior design  Category

This bathroom! The warm grey tiles are laid out in a herringbone pattern on the floors and all the way up the walls creating unbelievable drama. I also love how they painted the feet of the “claw” foot tub a bright yellow.

Refurbished Flat in Islington by Architecture for London in main interior design  Category

They incorporated in-floor heating and fog-free mirrors to round out the incredible space.

Refurbished Flat in Islington by Architecture for London in main interior design  Category

Photos by Simon Maxwell.