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The de­sign­ers looked to Paris for in­spi­ra­tion of the in­te­rior – sen­su­ous curves con­verge with fine fur­ni­ture and stun­ning ma­te­ri­als to spec­tac­u­lar ef­fect. Ac­claimed de­signer Laura Ham­nett (left).

arm­chairs, bronze taps from Sa­muel Heath, wall lights by Kelly Wearstler, Gag­ganeau ap­pli­ances in the kitchen, and the Chel­som chan­de­lier.

When asked her favourite de­sign fea­ture, Laura is quick to point out the curved glass dou­ble doors. “They are breath­tak­ing in per­son and add such a re­fined con­tem­po­rary twist on the clas­si­cal ar­chi­tec­ture. I also love the or­nate plas­ter­work com­bined with the con­tem­po­rary el­e­ments like the glass in­ter­nal atrium and the kitchens. The kitchens were also de­signed by our team as in­te­grated el­e­ments within the ar­chi­tec­ture, so the con­tem­po­rary bronze ef­fect units are con­cealed be­hind clas­si­cal pan­elled pocket doors.”

From start to com­ple­tion, this project was a real labour of love for over a three year pe­riod. Due to the na­ture of the his­toric build­ing, chal­lenges were ex­pected, in­clud­ing ob­tain­ing the rel­e­vant per­mis­sions needed to make such dra­matic struc­tural al­ter­ations, and the in­stal­la­tion of a lift. Ex­plains Laura, “the space plan­ning of each apart­ment was cru­cial to make this a suc­cess­ful project for our client as the qual­ity needed to be com­pletely un­com­pro­mised. We had to make clever de­sign fea­tures within the com­pact stu­dio apart­ment for ex­am­ple, with a float­ing par­ti­tion wall that housed a ro­tat­ing tele­vi­sion which could be viewed from both the bed and the seat­ing area, as well as a slim break­fast bar to cre­ate a sep­a­rate zone for the kitchen within the open plan space. It worked beau­ti­fully.”

襯墊、Sa­muel Heath的銅製水龍­頭、Kelly Wearstler的­壁燈、Gag­ganeau的廚房家­電,以及Chel­som的吊燈。

當問及她最喜歡哪個設­計時,Lau­ra即時指來進行的工­程,歷時超過3年。由於這是一棟歷

Lau­ra解釋說:「要令這個項目成功,每間住宅

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