Intarya, Hyde Park Apartment

by Becky Hoh in Interior designed homes

London’s interior design masters of luxury Intarya, were given the brief of creating glamour and sophistication in this three bed Hyde Park Apartment.

Intarya provided the client with a turn-key service down to every last cushion, creating an elegant and plush home away from home. As you enter through the large walnut double doors, the tone is set immediately. The first visual treat presented to you is a large sculptural wall light of gold and bronze, cascading from the ceiling onto a floor to ceiling mirror with a distressed gold leaf frame. Beneath this is a black stone topped console with sculptural bronze base.

Light bounces around the hallway with its pearlised walls and highly polished marble floor, before moving through to the black and white kitchen. Here another show stopping element appears, in the form of a hand painted willow design for the main wall that makes a backdrop to the seating area. It makes for a surprising sort of overgrown, perhaps even wild, neglected moment against the contemporary glamour resulting in a pleasing sort of nod to faded grandeur.

But it is straight back into the modern, opulent finishes with the neat deep buttoned high back banquette upholstered in rich green velvet and bright cushions in green and yellow. A warm grey sycamore kitchen table with intricate silver base is surrounded by round back chairs with dark stained wenge frames, rattan backs and upholstered seats. Yellow and white Ikat patterned blinds bring in something of an oriental element alongside the painted willow branches.

Next is a very grown up and distinguished take on a media room, with suede clad walls in a vibrant teal, with decorative nailing. Opposite the L-Shaped sofa, the same suede and studs has been used on the doors of a large TV and media concealed cabinet.

The mood is completely changed in the silvery, sparkling main reception room, shown in the main picture, where clear glass and nickel dominate as well as another work of art applied to the walls. This time a hand drawn chinoisserie with hand embroidery details. The delicate colour palette of the room is grounded with the dark walnut flooring and dark painted timber finishes of the furniture.

Either side of the marble fireplace are two impressive high back sofas and a pair of striking glass bamboo wall lights and two nickel floor lamps all add to the sense of symmetry.

A beautifully quiet and calming muted palette has also been used in the dining room, with accents of brushed gold provided by the two tiered chandelier and if you look closely the walls has a hand painted tree landscape with delicately gilded leaves.

The restful tone is given a little injection of ceremony with the sleek black lacquered long dining table being surrounded by 12 purposeful looking high back dining chairs upholstered in light blue ribbed fabric. Highly decorative cornice mouldings and a marble fireplace add traditional elements.

Onto the upper level the Master Bedroom continues with the fresh and dusky neutral tones, described by Intarya as tea rose, greys and ivories. A rather French looking bed, has a pearlised leather headboard framed by the gently padded diamond shaped walling. Silk ivory curtains hang from gold poles and a stained sycamore dressing table with and a chair featuring a hand carved floral pattern in the leather make for a very 1930s Parisian chic and feminine feel.

The twin bedroom, takes it back into modernity with quirky geometric raised silk pattern on the walls, although the toffee and black shades provided by the fabrics and bedside lamp reference a Deco era once again.

The third bedroom is a contrast to this is dark grey and light silvers. Fine metallic grass cloth has been used to cover the walls to give a textural quality and the classically shaped headboard gives this room a more down to earth feel. Although, there are rock crystal lamps sitting on the lacquer bedside tables to ensure luxury gets a look in at all times!

Intarya has not disappointed with its attention to detail and wow-factor features that have been ensured in every room. And even though the show stopping moments keep on coming, the overall ambience is calm, considered and comfortable. The best of both worlds.

Intarya – www.intarya.com 


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