home inspiration,London,Coast,reader homesPhotographer in a decommissioned boat
When photographer Michele Turriani bought a decommissioned light vessel, Lightship 93, at auction for £20,000, he had no idea that it would be the start of a long and all-consuming obsession. Formerly owned and used by the nautical institution responsible for our lighthouses, Lightship 93, which is moored at Trinity Buoy Wharf on the River Thames, has been converted into a photographic studio where Michele works.
home inspiration,London,Coast,reader homesViewing tower of a boat
The glass tower of the marine photo studio affords great views of the river.
home inspiration,London,Coast,reader homesRed steel hull of a vessel
The red steel-hulled vessel was in a good condition when Michele bought it in 2004. My surveyor said he had never seen a ship of that age in such good condition,\' says Michele.
dream kitchens,home inspiration,London,Coast,reader homesWood burning stove in the kitchen
A refit for automation in the early 1980s meant that the ship\'s original features had been taken out, giving Michele a blank canvas to work on. He has fitted industrial-style, steel units and a woodburning stove in the centre of the kitchen area.
home inspiration,London,Coast,reader homesMaritime salvage yard finds in the dining room
The dining area has also been kitted out with steel cupboards and functional furniture. Michele has spent a long time in salvage yards looking for maritime paraphernalia, such as portholes and lamps, to suit the style of the lightship.
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Antique steel office furniture gives a utilitarian-chic feel.