Nicholas was commissioned by an overseas client to design and furnish a new apartment he had
purchased in central London. The property, built by British Land was to a very high Standard, but not
an exacting standard, and the client wanted the London residence to be a show piece and faultless in every way.
The brief was quite simple, design and furnish in an elegant contemporary manner within a tight
deadline. The property was intended to be used in the summer to host small VIP receptions. We had
only four months to design and complete. From discussions and mood board presentations with the
client, we fine-tuned the furniture into two or three choices per major item.
The Grace dining table was a bespoke design from Davidsons of Chelsea Harbour in a smoked wood,
designed in sections so it could be easily transported to the twenty-fourth floor and assembled on site.
The Christine dining chairs were from Robert Langford in Kings Road and I chose a dual fabric; Posh on the front and Calheta on the rear from the Jab Chivasso collection. The off round swirl mirrors in bronze were from our private collection.
The entrance hall was a T shape which was long and narrow, linking all the rooms without natural light so I kept it clean and simple.
The Capricorn consoles from Tom Faulkner in Lotts road were adapted to fit the space and were cast in Aged Bronze with a clear glass top, narrow enough so as not to be obstructive but wide enough to serve the purpose. The off round swirl mirrors in Bronze were from our private collection.
The three bedrooms had an ensuite bathroom and shower which we accessorised and elegantly updated in line with the brief; with black marble and Laufen fittings. As the smallest bedroom three had little room for furniture, I created a feature wall using textures and bespoke bedside cabinets from the MAB premium collection in Laouro Preto as well as silver leaf which was adapted to fit the limited space. The integral top box on the tables allowed a unique storage space for the smaller pocket items.
I used lift-up storage beds from The Storage Bed Company, which were invaluable in such a small space, I layered the floor to ceiling widows with Creation Baumann sheer fabrics and Crispy Dim Out from Jab. The headboard was from the NSI design collection and fabrics from Wemyss.
The master bedroom was challenging. The largest, with doors to terrace and curved bathroom, had to be in total blackout. Triple layered curtains - again Dim Out from Creation Baumann - curving into the room, with a double layer blackout and Roman blind to the small side window, created the desired effect. Two walk in dressing rooms again meant no additional furniture was required other than a bed end stool from Decca. The master bathroom with free standing bath, marble floors and quartz wall, had a layer of Venetian plaster in the alcove adding an Italian elegance. The doors led straight out to the terrace and massage tables.