THE STATION HOUSE
This renovated pub is located in a former train station, a Grade 2 listed building in Acton Central, London. It deliberately seeks a connection with its past through its interior design: and because the building dates back to that era, the pub draws its inspiration from Art Nouveau. Some of the elements are original, while others are re-interpreted and incorporated within the space in order to safeguard the essence of its decorative setting. Wallpaper with rwo variations of printed patterns by William Morris, a major figure in both art nouveau and the arts and crafts movement, cover the wall opposite the windows. The colours and floral shapes fill the pub with life, while the antique mirrors in golden frames and colour palette are also reminiscent of the decorative Art Nouveau style. The pub consists of a lounge, dining, and bar area, as well as a long counter with barstools facing the windows, where guests can sit and imagine the trains that once passed through. Giving the appearance of a once abandoned and recently rediscovered place, guests are pleasantly brought back to a time long past.
Photography by Dan Marshall