We were instructed by our well-travelled clients to update and reconfigure the large natural basement of their family home in Balham to create a grown-up “den” to show off their collection of African artefacts and create a space that can be used for relaxing and watching television. A utility/bar area was also created alongside a new downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs we were tasked with creating a calm and sophisticated guest bedroom, using a soft palette of greens and pinks, pretty printed linens with antique pieces and foxed mirrored alcoves.