Nicola Holden Designs – Contemporary Interior Designer, London.

Back in September last year I posted about a mood board that I have recently put together for a petite flat in the West End. The couple wanted their interior to be modern and elegant, but with a homely feel to it.

Well, it has been a long time coming, but I have finally had the apartment photographed, and I am very pleased to say that I am absolutely delighted with the results. This apartment is a little bit of luxury, right in the heart of the West End.

Luxury West End Apartment

The apartment consists of an open plan living / dining / kitchen, a bedroom, a bathroom and of course the entrance hall. My clients wanted a largely grey and silver colour scheme, but I have added pops of mulberry and lilac to lift the monochrome scheme.

Luxury West End Apartment

I have introduced interest into the scheme through texture – a beautiful watermarked gravure wallpaper, luxury velvets, silk curtains. The rugs in the living room and bedroom were made bespoke to my design. I chose clear Perspex curtain poles so as not to detract from the beautiful architectural shape of the living room window, and I introduced layers of light for effect.

Luxury West End Apartment

The kitchen units already existed, but I added a matching breakfast bar and stools to replace the oversize dining table that was there previously.

Luxury West End Apartment

I replaced the old worktop with a beautiful marbled composite stone.

Luxury West End Apartment

In the bedroom it was all about luxury – soft tactile velvets and shimmery silks and wallpapers, and Mongolian lamb cushions whilst retaining the modern, architectural elements through a pair of Tizio lamps on the antique mirrored bedside tables.

Luxury West End Apartment

Luxury West End Apartment

In keeping with the scheme, the bathroom is largely tiled in a beautiful warm grey marble, centred on an elegantly curvaceous basin. Antiqued glass tiles in the niches, sparkling crystal mirror lights and a delicate Moroccan mirror complete the look.

Luxury West End Apartment

More images of this project, and others, can be found on my website.

“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”
Coco Chanel

Photographs © Fiona Walker-Arnott.

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