Adam is the Director at London-based interior design studio Nefarious Design who speacialise in adding personality and juxtaposition to their projects. He explains why vintage and antique pieces are central to his designs.
How would you describe your interiors style?
We focus on creating spaces that are as individual and original as our clients and that are atmospheric and memorable, yet practical and functional. Our unique perspective and lateral thinking are the foundation of forging the “one-off” backdrop to life’s experiences. Juxtaposition is used throughout our designs whether it be textures, time periods or furniture pieces, whilst not being afraid of colour and character.
How do you use vintage in your projects?
We use vintage pieces throughout every stage of the project, such as vintage lighting like picture lights and wall lights so that the rooms (normally within Grade listed buildings) are in keeping with the time period of when the house was built. We also enjoy re-upholstering vintage pieces to give them a new lease of life as the structural quality will be forever lasting.
What do you love most about sourcing vintage?
There are many reasons why we love to source vintage. The character they add to the space such as the wear and tear from their previous owner is something that gives the piece history and personality. Whilst at the same time vintage items are great quality, cost-effective and are a greener way to design.
What does home mean to you?
Your home should be an extension of your personality and could be classed as an extra member of the family. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable and relaxed but will also meet the practical requirements of the space for which it is intended. It should be a space you look forward to coming back to no matter how your day has gone and where core memories are to be made.
Photography by Astrid Mesa Templier