This luxury refurbishment of a two-bedroomed pied-à-terre in Belgravia was for a Singapore-based couple with two children. The apartment is a lateral conversion in a 1950s mansion building from two previously smaller apartments. Our intervention was to streamline the existing spaces so that windows, walls and doors were better aligned to bring light into the apartment and the creation of a variety of bespoke design features, such as the audio visual and shelving unit in the main living room. In addition to the design work, we were able to coordinate the whole process on behalf of the client, from the installation of audio visual and security systems, negotiations with the freeholder and other residents, and the procurement of furniture and lighting. The new flooring throughout the living areas is a grey stained brushed French oak. The wall finishes are in muted paints and Japanese silks, and a silver wallpaper is used as a dramatic backdrop in the entrance hall. Additionally in the entrance we have formed a lit coffered ceiling to create a greater sense of height and space, using Viabizzuno light fittings. The bathrooms were completely redesigned using sandalwood marble, Corian surfaces and bath trays, with Catalano sanitary ware and Hansgrohe fittings with a built in 17” television in the main bathroom. In the dining room is a bespoke low level table in a high gloss polyester lacquer, designed for a more relaxed dining style, coupled with the Charles Eames plywood chairs from Vitra. Alongside the interior designer client, we assisted in the sourcing of lamps, mirrors, other accessories and works of art from the many antique dealers in the neighbourhood to create a cool luxury haven in the exclusive centre of London.
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