On Friday, 25th October 2019 we headed off to the glamorous Royal Lancaster Hotel, London for the prestigious UK Property Awards 2019-2020 and were delighted to be announced as the winner of the Interior Design Private Residence London category for our Carlton Hill project.
The UK Property Awards are the largest, most prestigious, and widely recognised programme throughout the regions of The International Property Awards. Now in their 26th year, the awards cover over 45 different residential and commercial categories. Regional heats are staged for Arabia, Europe, Africa, Canada, Central and South America, the Caribbean, USA, UK and Asia Pacific. The awards are judged by an independent panel of over 80 industry experts and judging focuses on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability – so we are honoured that our Carlton Hill project has been recognised by the esteemed judging panel, which is chaired by Lord Caithness, Lord Best, The Earl of Liverpool, and Lord Thurso, members of the House of Lords in the UK Parliament.
Carlton Hill is a beautiful stucco-fronted Victorian residence situated in St John’s Wood, a tranquil village in the heart of London that sweeps along the side of Regent’s Park. Spanning 5 floors and circa 5,000 square feet, we were appointed to refurbish, including the interior architecture, interior design and project management of this five-bedroom, five-bathroom home.
The brief comprised the complete refurbishment of the existing property; revising the current layout and making changes that would befit the client’s new lifestyle; which included both now working from home. The interior also needed to consider an entertaining space to accommodate up to 16 people on various occasions and had a requirement for a formal living and informal living space as well as a suitable dining area that could be open plan as well as accommodate more intimate dining. The kitchen and all bathrooms were to be redesigned together with new services including integrated lighting, audio visual and security services.
The interior design and interior architecture focus on creating harmony and balance within the space. Delicate furnishings and uncluttered décor allow for a timeless elegance and graceful grandeur, while the colour palette showcases neutral blues, soft greys, dusky pinks and flat whites. The carefully considered interior design scheme is balanced – the furniture, fabrics and colour palette all work in harmony with the striking architectural backdrop within the property. The tiniest of details have been used to inject colour, texture or character to create an opulent interior. Wallpapers and grass cloths add layering and texture and warm bronze and antique brass metals used as inlays to the bespoke furniture add a sense of warmth against the grey colour palette. Fabrics specified steer clear of pattern in favour of texture to add a sophisticated, yet homely feel and warmer light has been used to enhance the overall scheme.
Photography by Mel Yates