About Us

Creativemass is a design-led boutique architecture and design practice, based in Battersea, London, founded by Claire McDonald and Graham Massey, with a uniquely creative approach that embraces a client’s brief to create simple, beautiful, delightful, elegant places in which to live and work. Our projects range from new and refurbishment projects in Kensington, Chelsea, Belgravia, South West London and the Home Counties, to a recent commission for a mountain cabin retreat in the Swiss Alps.

What services do you provide?

Furniture, Lighting, Architecture, Interior Design, Project Management

How would you describe your style?

Light, contemporary, simple, elegant and timeless.

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

The clients for this beautiful house were a lively and social American family whose brief was to create a new comfortable home with multiple social spaces for the family to come together. The property is a detached three-storey Victorian property, identified as a Building of Townscape Merit, constructed in the late 19th century, and set within a conservation area. The building had been occupied as a house of multiple occupation (bedsits) for many years, and as such was in a state of dilapidation. The aim was to strip the property of the poor-quality side and rear extensions that had been previously added, along with the many internal partitions used to create the bed-sits which prevented any sense of coherence within the property, and unfortunately had also resulted in the loss of many original features internally. Creativemass proposed to restore the house to its former glory as a substantial Victorian villa, and to allow the transition from traditional original features that were uncovered and retained at the front of the property to more contemporary new additions at the side and rear. We re-established and reinforced a strong axis through the house, and a connection from the front door to the garden, thus ensuring the most impressive and uplifting sense of arrival. This at once added to the grandeur of the building yet also softened the formality by seemingly drawing the garden into the house.