- Posted on 14th October 2014 by Nicola Holden
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.
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.
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.
The kitchen units already existed, but I added a matching breakfast bar and stools to replace the oversize dining table that was there previously.
I replaced the old worktop with a beautiful marbled composite stone.
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.
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.
More images of this project, and others, can be found on my website.
“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”
Photographs © Fiona Walker-Arnott.
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