During the first Lockdown a front line Dr contacted me to furnish and decorate her new apartment.
It was a small 2 bedroom open plan apartment and she had no furnishing as she rented. Budget was low and under the circumstances I took this on to help her move in without extra burden. In the fashionable district of Abbeville Village, Clapham it was a distinctive development by the now late Martin Skinner known for his affordable housing.
The client liked colour, pinks in particular and it was to be a light and comfortable space to relax after a stressful day. Double layer curtains were chosen to give a depth and weigh to the bedroom and living room.
The bedroom was to be a relaxing room for sleeping only. A hand painted mural was created for the bed wall and double layered curtains for privacy and elegance. Bedsides from Robert Langford and lights from RV Astley created an easy elegance. The Milano Crystal light from Illuminati was the focus in the room and fed the walls with muted light and depth.
The second bedroom doubled as a dressing room and study. Here we designed and built bespoke wardrobes floor to ceiling with integral mirror. It was tight but a small sofa chair desk and secretary chair were also fitted. A full width Roman Blind ensured no space was taken up with drapes.
The open plan living room required little furniture. A sofa chaise from Sofa.com and a teak root table imported from Thailand comfortably filled the space without cluttering. A Flos Arco floor lamp lit the coffee table and took little floor room, but was a distinctive design focus.
The kitchen in black and white marble had a small glass console table to allow for an early morning breakfast bar.
As this was a tight budget we were able to source from both existing suppliers and new supporting the NHS with extra discounts. The client was able to dress this very private space with her personal pieces and move in ready to live. A turnkey design with particular thanks for her dedication to the NHS.
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