This new-build located in London had panoramic views over the city, set in an Edwardian building over the 6th and 7th floors.
The designers knew that the scheme could not undermine the character of the architecture. Using the window frames to give a sense of occasion to the stunning views of London is a key aesthetic point of this residence. Also, a balcony that offers incredible views was fully furnished, to exploit the beauty of the city, that, in this project, has become part of the interior.
A key feature of the home is the stained-oak-clad wall in the living space. The staining gives the space a sense of mid-century glamour, likened to an old-timey Gentleman's smoking room. It's one-of-a-kind pairing with a state of the art media wall keeps the space in the 21st century.
Truly a gentleman's residence, the masculine edge was provided by furniture such as the Papillo arimchair by B&B Italia, Flexform's Grandemare sofa and a Glas Italia coffee table. The sultry mood continues into the dining area, echoed in the charcoal wallpaper and statement lights by Flos, that hang above the Arflec Octopus table. The geometry of the space is offset by the playful Peacock rug by The Rug Company.
Upstairs, the colour scheme becomes brighter, and perhaps more minimalistic. Foscarini bedside lights are a focal point in the stark white bedrooms, complemented by further mid-century furniture choices such as the canaletta walnut drssing table by Giovanna Azzarello, and hints at design staples from the 1950s.
The most impactful element of the residence is the free-standing tub in the master en-suite, that sits at the base of a floor-to-ceiling window. The exquisite contrast between the retro-inspired, moody lower floor and the tranquil upper floor provides a dynamic retreat from the bustling city below.