This home was an opportunity for Dr. Ridwan Mia to teach himself about design and architecture.
Developing an idea of spatial planning, positioning furniture and being able to visualise rooms and areas when he wasn’t actually in them. It was a second education for the man whose interests run from hand and palate surgery to the burns work by which we know him best.
He drives the best of British so we weren’t all that surprized to find the good doctor living in a Classic English style cluster home. Here the architecture of the neighbourhood captures the feel of park living which has sentimental value to him. When he bought the house it had a very farm house feel whereas he’s gone for a more classical and luxurious look.
The choices he made were influenced by the internet, home shows, travel and asking friends, family or experts. Steadily pieced together from various journeys he took throughout the world, the pyjama lounge is his favourite space – for its cosy as well as its exotic and even mystical feel.
A real treat is having brunch in the conservatory during summer or sitting on the garden bench and being able to appreciate the rest of the garden. This bachelor’s parting décor advice is to learn to break with what you’re used to, to challenge your own stereotypes, travel and open your mind.