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。