As one of the world's biggest urban economies, London is known for its lack of living space, which led architect Sean Griffiths toward some creative solutions in designing the interior of a south London home. He made use of optical illusions like mirrored walls, trompe l'oeil painting, and shaded tiles to create a sense of deep space.
The three techniques coalesce well with one another. When using optical illusions, it can be easy to overwhelm people, but Griffiths does a good job of keeping the techniques relatively simple and subtle. The tiling and mirroring on the wall would easily blend into most houses, and the trompe l'oeil painting on the kitchen wall looks as much like an interesting design aesthetic as it does a practical consideration.
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