Mixing It Up: A Luxury and Eclectic Look at The Filaments

by Becky Hoh in Interior designed homes

‘Discerning and trendy’ – this is how Rebecca Tucker, one half of  award-winning boutique design consultancy Suna Interior Design, describes the type of client they were aiming to capture with this show home at The Penthouse Collection.

I refer to the high-end, luxury, three bedroom apartments within the brand new residential development: The Filaments in Wandsworth, South West London.

Suna Interior Design was given the brief to create an upmarket design with personality, high-end finishes, bespoke touches and original artwork.

‘The ability to create a visual impact within the apartment is one of the aspects that has facilitated such an outstanding design.’

‘This was an ideal project for Suna Interior Design,’ says Tucker, “we worked on the specification as well as the interior design which is quite moody and masculine. We chose rich tones, such as the gloss black kitchen cabinetry, walnut flooring and a marble splash-back in the kitchen. We then took this design to the next level by adding tones of leather and copper to enrich the palette.”

There is a natural co-ordination of accessories and pieces of furniture in this design, giving it a very ‘real’ feel that is so often lacking in show homes as well as hitting all the buttons of the ‘eclectic’ interior which is extremely coveted for the trend aware prospective buyer.

The main open living space, mixes contemporary silver and neutral tones with the warm walnut floor and mid-century touches such as the little round coffee table, also walnut, and a Paulistano chair. There are leather hanging shelves and a Twiggy-style floor lamp. The bespoke Milan-style corner sofa and handmade wool rug create a stylishly furnished room.

As stated, the brief was to include original works of art and in the living space is a Map Dress Artwork by Jennifer Collier and Jayoon Choi’s Jealous Gallery. Most striking of all is the Russian Tsar Nicholas II who overlooks the study. Further in the study, for example: the vintage metal desk and the Vitra Eames Dar style chair. Not only the walls reveal works of art, look out for the luxe, velvet scatter cushions by stylish House of Hackney.

The design is given its unique look through accents of turquoise, orange and emerald green which keep things interesting and thoughtful and draw inspiration from select 20th century design eras. One outstanding feature in this design is the bespoke double sided fireplace – a Suna Interior Design creation. Further stylish pieces were chosen to create the full design effect in the study.

Beyond the living area, continuing the open plan layout, there is a large kitchen and dining room. The bespoke kitchen, designed by Suna Interior Design with black Siemens built-in appliances has features such as a Quooker, marble effect quartz worktops, a black wood-grain effect open dresser unit and concealed under-cabinet lighting. The dining area features a glass table with walnut dining chairs and a chic, sturdy scandinavian midcentury sideboard, topped with two retro orange ceramic lamps.

‘The ability to create a visual impact within the apartment is one of the aspects that has facilitated such an outstanding design’ Tucker explains. ‘For example the large print wallpaper murals are eye catching and enact maximum impact.”

The en-suite bathroom has been specified with a walk-in shower, a wall-hung WC and is kitted out in whites and wood, with bespoke built-in walnut cabinetry, a stylish Alape washstand and subtle riverstone tiles. Adding a hotel feel, the Alape column washstand is topped with a Crosswater design basin spout.

The second bedroom also features a punch button head board with monochrome detailing and is flanked by two light wood tripod table lights, framed by floor-to-ceiling windows – giving an overall light and airy modern, minimal feel.

Suna Interior Design has achieved two rather illusive aspects in the world of interiors:  firstly, a space that has personality and colour open to interpretation and not overpowering – perfect for a show home. Secondly, a truly luxury eclectic look, mixing genres, styles and finishes – a great combination of layers of objets d’art and vintage pieces that create a luxurious and eclectic look.

Suna Interior Design – www.sunainteriordesign.com

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