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© Britta JaschinskiThe staircase features an impressive geometric pattern. 'I was bored one Christmas' he explains, 'so I bought some gold vinyl, cut out some triangles and stuck them up.'
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© Britta JaschinskiMartin raids office and schools supplies stores including Hille and Welconstruct to find super cheap furniture with a genuine industrial look, like these chairs.
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© Britta JaschinskiThe shelves are full of fascinating bits of art and design, from glass sculptures given to Martin in exchange for website design, to clusters of coloured perspex samples from past design jobs. 
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© Britta JaschinskiMartin bought the bulk of his tiles in white, from Johnson Tiles, but made use of free single colour samples to add a feature panel of colour.
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© Britta JaschinskiThe shelves were made by a friend out of builder's board wood - which does the job and is far cheaper than wood.
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© Britta JaschinskiOrange is the colour that stands out in Martin's office, too, where iconic Penguin Classics line with favourite feature: a shelving system by German designer Dieter Rams.
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© Britta Jaschinski'All these samples were free, but they're perfect for adding colour,' says Martin, 'My style is typically quite hard and clean, so I have to consciously think: "How can I soften it up?"'
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© Britta JaschinskiMartin buys his textiles from Dalston Mill on Ridley Road, E8. 'It really rewards those that are willing to rummage,' he says.
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© Britta JaschinskiPotential ideas for the outside space behind the house include a painted mural, Bruce Springsteen lyrics installed in neon or even an outdoor shower.

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