Behind the sober exterior of her West London townhouse, Brigitta Spinocchia Freund has created a dynamic family home in which warmth and humour are as important as astonishing architectural flourishes. Sophie Hastings interviewed the interior designer, whilst the TDE TV film crew was given a tour for the first of their ‘At Home’ series.
“I WALK AROUND spaces in my mind,” says Brigitta Spinocchia Freund, founder of her eponymous design practice, who credits her dyslexia for her strong spatial awareness. The extensive renovation of her family home included creating two extra levels below ground, as well as a retractable glass roof, a series of lightwells and a 3-storey atrium that ensures every floor is flooded with light. Now measuring 18,000 sq feet, the property is a canvas for her eclectic, idiosyncratic style that – despite meticulous planning – is, she tells me, all about feeling and emotion.