I Own Lozi : The Dalston Flat

Bright, modern, practical and above all personal - introducing our very first House of Lozi project! 

 

Designed for our wonderful client Cass, a writer and editor who wanted to update her bright and spacious two bedroom flat before moving in, Lozi transformed this flat into a modern and personal home.  Nestled on a leafy street in a conservation area near Dalston in East London, this project blends our signature minimal aesthetic with the home's original victorian features, working with some existing fixtures and furnishings to brighten and update the space. 

Here Cass discusses her experience designing her home with our founder Soroush.  From the first visit to the space through to the small changes she is still continuously making, she shares her own interior design aesthetic and approach to making her house a home.  

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 The bright and modern living room.  Original features like the fireplace and cornices stand out next to the bookshelves's minimal modern feel.  

The bright and modern living room.  Original features like the fireplace and cornices stand out next to the bookshelves's minimal modern feel.  

 
 

You were our very first House of Lozi customer, almost 2 years ago!  Why did you choose Lozi to redesign your entire home? 

One of the reasons I had bought my flat was because it was a very light and airy space, but the previous owners had a lot of quite clunky wooden fixtures installed. I was impressed with how Lozi's designs were practical but also worked seamlessly in the space so as to contribute to the feeling of airiness and light. I was also really impressed with how Soroush could look at a space and see instinctively what it needed; how he worked with me to interpret my needs and turn that into something beautiful and creative.

 
 Soroush made this set of solid oak table and bench specifically for Cass, based on a chair design he created whilst still at university in Tehran.  It has been measured to fit exactly in the kitchen, allowing people to move easily around the space and providing ample seating and table space. 

Soroush made this set of solid oak table and bench specifically for Cass, based on a chair design he created whilst still at university in Tehran.  It has been measured to fit exactly in the kitchen, allowing people to move easily around the space and providing ample seating and table space. 

 A small plywood step has been made to the exact height for Cass to reach the top cupboards in her bedroom.  Lozi offers  unique bespoke furniture  design alongside our  standard collection . 

A small plywood step has been made to the exact height for Cass to reach the top cupboards in her bedroom.  Lozi offers unique bespoke furniture design alongside our standard collection

 

The majority of the pieces you have have been designed and made specifically for you, your space and to fit your needs. Talk us through the design process and what was important to you when designing your new home. What personal touches are there that one might not notice at first?

Well it was two years ago! So I don't remember entirely. But once I had bought the flat, Soroush came around and we walked around it together, with me explaining what it was that I needed, and what I thought should go where. In some instances he disagreed with me! And then he explained why why original idea might cause a problem in the space, and suggested a new idea. So really, it was bit like having my own interior designer as well as a creator; he has a unique ability to see energy in spaces, and how to design furniture to compliment that energy, rather than hinder it. So everything is designed to work with the space, not just to be a piece on its own for the sake of its own aesthetic. 

 
 Lozi's bespoke plywood shelving system was designed to fit around the existing kitchen design, creating extra storage that is easily accessible. The use of open plan shelves rather than cabinets has kept the space bright and airy, allowing light to flow between the kitchen and living room. 

Lozi's bespoke plywood shelving system was designed to fit around the existing kitchen design, creating extra storage that is easily accessible. The use of open plan shelves rather than cabinets has kept the space bright and airy, allowing light to flow between the kitchen and living room. 

 This bespoke plywood shelving system was shown in  T  he Sunday Times  as part of a feature on The Beautiful Everyday.  

This bespoke plywood shelving system was shown in The Sunday Times as part of a feature on The Beautiful Everyday.  

 

The bespoke plywood shelving above your kitchen was featured in The Sunday Times!  How did it feel to see your home in a national newspaper? 

Really weird! I remember thinking - oh my goodness, I've become one of those people... I never expected for it to be so widely seen. But it's a lovely piece, one of my favourites, so I think it's great that it got national recognition! 

 
 Chunky fitted plywood shelving designed to accommodate Cass's selection of glasses and dishes. Discover Lozi's full range of storage solutions in the  Bespoke Storage  section of the website. 

Chunky fitted plywood shelving designed to accommodate Cass's selection of glasses and dishes. Discover Lozi's full range of storage solutions in the Bespoke Storage section of the website. 

 Light and minimal plywood shelving is designed to sit back and let the flat's original features stand out. 

Light and minimal plywood shelving is designed to sit back and let the flat's original features stand out. 

 

Apart from Lozi, do you have a favourite go to place to find pieces for your home?  And do you have any great stories behind some of your items? 

I tend to like eclectic objects from all over the place. I'm quite decisive when I see something I like. There are some great furniture shops around where I live in Hackney so I pop in there occasionally to see what they've got.  I love mixing vintage pieces with modern design. I particularly like 2M Design by Shoreditch Park who have a great selection of Swedish furniture as well as the shops along Chatsworth Road.  I got some fantastic vintage school chairs from there. 

I also love interesting plants and get quite a few of my strange cacti from Conservatory Archives, right down the road from Lozi.  What I enjoy the most is gradually building a space up - it's been two years and I still don't think the house is finished. It might never be. 

 
 The one of a kind solid oak table and bench made for the kitchen. 

The one of a kind solid oak table and bench made for the kitchen. 

 The bright and modern bedroom with a  Bedframe ,  Bedside Tables  and  Fab Lamp  by Lozi.  

The bright and modern bedroom with a Bedframe, Bedside Tables and Fab Lamp by Lozi.  

 

What is the best piece of interior design advice you have been given, or could give?

It's your house. Make sure you pick things that you love and make you happy. That will translate into a happy space. 

And finally - What makes a house a home?  

Friends, family, laughter. 

 
 
 The elegant wall of fitted wardrobes in the bedroom.  Cass needed some easy to access but hidden storage as well as a full length mirror but didn't need extensive hanging space, so Soroush designed a practical wardrobe for her.  The sliding cupboards at the top can be stuffed full of winter bedding and towels without popping open and the open space around the mirror extends the room to its full depth.  Lozi offers a full range of made to measure  fitted wardrobes . 

The elegant wall of fitted wardrobes in the bedroom.  Cass needed some easy to access but hidden storage as well as a full length mirror but didn't need extensive hanging space, so Soroush designed a practical wardrobe for her.  The sliding cupboards at the top can be stuffed full of winter bedding and towels without popping open and the open space around the mirror extends the room to its full depth.  Lozi offers a full range of made to measure fitted wardrobes

 
 

Discover Lozi's full range of bespoke services: from made to measure, fitted kitchens or wardrobes to one off freestading pieces of furniture.

Bespoke Kitchens

  

One of a Kind Furniture

  

Made to Measure Storage

 

  

Bespoke Wardrobes

  


You can also shop the selection of Lozi plywood furniture found in this home via our online shop!

Fab Lamp
from 90.00
Bed
from 780.00

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