To create a luxe feel, Helen has integrated mother of pearl, high-gloss lacquers and inlays of chrome and bronze. There are wallpapers by Elitis, Brian Yates and Donghia, as well as pleated velvets by Rubelli and Fox Linton.
It’s interesting to note that, despite having every option available to her, Helen opted for a classic contemporary look in her own house. ‘It’s got to be timeless and elegant.’
She also worked hard to create a functional, super-living space. ‘The ‘super room’ is a space where I can dine and socialise with family and friends.’ she says. ‘Added ambient lighting transforms the room from a bright party venue to moody intimate dining space; I’ve had many an evening soiree in here, and it works,’ she says.
A fusion between cabinetry and couture designed furniture, the kitchen is a Hill House special. ‘We’ve recently launched our own kitchen line, as more and more of our clients are looking for an injection of Hill House elegance in their kitchen, combined with our extreme attention to detail.’ she says. ‘In an open plan setting, it is paramount that the kitchen flows seamlessly, combining functionality with beauty.’ Luxuries in here include the Zip taps, which serve fizzy or still water, as well as Gaggenau appliances in anthracite and the integrated Gaggenau hob.