"Elements such as a large Normandy farmhouse table, antique dining table and a large Spanish chest brought an aesthetically pleasing, classic tone to the living area," says Mills.
The interior designer then mixed up the space with the introduction of more playful contemporary pieces and contrasting textures. For example, the dark, rough-hewn dining table is contrasted with the modern, plastic Panton dining chairs.
The open-plan space has an eclectic mix throughout. Its various uses are demarcated through furniture placement, materials, lighting and even the artworks.
"There is a soft, blonde Scandinavian feel right through the downstairs area the woven flax chairs, for example, are a Danish design," says the designer.
But overall, there are three loosely defined living spaces. One warm and cosy near the fireplace, the central dining area and the third big and loungey area near the kitchen.
In terms of materials, the dining area features predominately dark wood and colourful plastic, while the larger living area is focused on the contrasting floor timber and soft upholstery.
Artworks also played an important part in giving the large warehouse space a more intimate, homely perspective.