Secretly, Beata Heuman was especially drawn to the Notting Hill townhouse. “It was one of my favorite projects,” confides the London-based, Swedish-born interior designer who is creating ripples in the design world for her uniquely lighthearted—but seriously functional—style. The early Victorian brick house in London features generous rooms, high ceilings, and a smart floorplan, plus enviable architectural details worth preserving.
But the chemistry went beyond her affection for the space, because Heuman also clicked with the clients. As a couple who are firmly involved in the film industry, with two young children, their lifestyle is casual and comfortable, punctuated by the sort of bold streak that lets Heuman take a project and run. Open to the dashes of plucky color and curvaceous lines she favors, they contacted her.
It was the high ceilings in particular that struck Heuman. Not only did she celebrate the space overhead by painting the ceilings with a vigorous shade of white to establish continuity, but they also allowed her to hang a variety of pendants. Above all, Beata Heuman loves a good lamp.
This story appeared in the Winter 2022 issue of MILIEU. To read the complete story or to see all photos, visit the MILIEU Newsstand to purchase this issue in print or visit Zinio.com to purchase this issue in digital format.
INTERIOR DESIGN BY BEATA HEUMAN
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SIMON BROWN
WRITTEN BY TOVAH MARTIN