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Somerville Scott designer's stylish mansion flat

On the penthouse floor of a mansion block, furniture designer Amy Somerville has created a chic family home with the delights of city life right on the doorstep

Posted: 1 September 2011
by Junior

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Back home from school, the children often zoom straight off to their own ‘zone’ – their bedrooms, plus a bathroom, which can all be shut off from the hall. “It’s definitely not a wing, but they do have their own space!” says Amy. Ella and Finn used to share Finn’s groovy bedroom, but now Ella has her own more grown-up room next door. However, Finn’s room is still the centre of the action. “I designed built-in bunk beds, with wall-mounted shelves for picture books, reminiscent of a railroad carriage,” says Amy. Ask Finn what he loves about the bed and he shouts, “Jumping off!”, then offers to demonstrate. On an adjacent wall, there is a daybed, perfect for when friends come for sleepovers. In the children’s bathroom, jolly blue tiles add a splash of colour.

Although Amy insists that the grown-up sitting room is never out of bounds for the children, one item certainly is. The “big TV” is hidden away in an early Somerville Scott prototype – a very beautiful media cabinet with drop-down doors, finished in satin gloss Macassar ebony, red lacquer, black ebonised walnut and white-gold leaf. “It’s a special treat for Ella and Finn to watch television in here on weekends,” she says. As for the rest of the weekend, Saturday mornings are her particular favourite. “It’s a wonderful, relaxing time – we’ll have home-made pancakes, then I’ll take Finn to football club in the park.” On Sundays, the family often meet friends for lunch. 

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