We have developed an obsession with secret spaces that we come across on our travels, especially those that are perfect representations of their occupant. These spaces have evolved out of a love of a subject or a natural style, rather than through the intention to create a ‘designed interior’. Often these spaces begin with a hobby or a passion, anything from motorbikes to antiques, and develop freely unfettered by design ‘rules’. This natural and honest feeling is something we try to bring into all of Barlow & Barlow’s design projects, making sure that the client is reflected in every space we create.
Photography by Alicia Waite