SLICE OF HEAVEN: A London Church Conversion



A masterful melding of old world craftsmanship and contemporary design, this London church conversion by interior designer Harriet Holgate and the bespoke furniture specialists at Rupert Beven Ltd. is serving up a little slice of heaven – especially in the kitchen.




At the heart of the expansive space lies a brass clad island flanked by two custom ash wood trolleys. Along the far wall, things were kept simple by abstaining from upper storage and integrating two clean runs of lower level cabinets.




To bridge the gap between the clean-lined intervention and the traditional interior, the designers developed a richly treated pallette of materials ranging from distressed ash wood and patinated brass to polished concrete and burnt/ebonized oak.




Flanking the main kitchen and adding a little dose of spice – the designers created a drinks cabinet, complete with hand blown glass doors and arches that mimic the surrounding architecture.







The talent behind it all: Rupert Bevan Ltd. is a London based furniture company driven by a team of highly skilled designers and craftsmen specializing in bespoke furnishings of the highest quality. All their pieces are made in Britain, often by hand, using rare and traditional artisan techniques. Harriet Holgate (HEH Ltd.) is an interior design firm specializing in luxury residential design and furnishing solutions. She is based in Oxfordshire, England.

Join us on Pinterest later tonight, as we share some outtakes from this divine project.


Photos via Rupert Bevan, HEH Ltd. & Location Partnership




  1. This is so stunning! Truly gorgeous and what a great feature- you always have such great, original finds!

  2. Patricia Marsden says:

    WOW!!!!! What creativity and clean lines of design………truly inspiring.
    Many thanks for sharing your ideas.

    Patricia Marsden

  3. Hi – I designed and converted this church into a family home and selected every detail. The floor was bespoke , the staircase I had made in blackened steel and oxidisation , poured concrete floors and polished work tops , bathrooms are all tale dang plaster finishes , hall times hand made in Morrocco. Lots more to see , get in touch for more pics !

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