Our brief from this long-standing international client was to create a comfortable space for living and entertaining in his new London pied-a-terre.
The client wished to display several pieces of large artwork and his collection of Chinese sculpture and ornaments. We designed a pair of matching stained oak joinery bookcases for the main living area – based on the look and mathematics of traditional Chinese furniture – to house them. These units also contained the a/v equipment and a large television on a lift so that it could be hidden away when not in use.
Artwork placement was proposed in tandem with furniture layouts and the interior soft furnishing schemes were developed around the colours in the paintings. Dramatic dark purple silk walls and a mixture of new and antique furniture gave the living area a refined, smart and distinctly masculine edge.
In the master bedroom, to continue the oriental look, we incorporated meticulously designed lattice-work to the bespoke wardrobe fronts. These, plus the oversized headboard and cantilevered bedside tables enabled us to maximise storage in a limited space.