Interior Design is a very personal thing, and we focus 100% on the client in each and every one of our designs. It often happens that what a client wants, or what is best for their situation is too niche or personal for industry acknowledgement or press. Occasionally, however, you produce a design that just pleases everybody. Our recent Knightsbridge project has done just that. We have a super happy client, who’s needs have all been catered to and who has a lovely and comfortable home, who has a story interesting enough to garner press attention and a flat with a design scheme stunning enough to have been shortlisted for every award we have entered it into.
The press have loved Kia’s take on modern deco and her blend of modern comforts with traditional proportions. The entire property has been shortlisted for the The Sunday Times British Home Awards.
The bathrooms in particular were a delight to design. They all came with the sort of challenges that keep you up at night wondering how you are going to box off those pipes in the middle of the room, but bring real satisfaction when you manage to make it all look like part of the design. There was a requirement that all the surfaces be extremely hardwearing and that the designs should not look dated within a few years and should last out the client’s lifetime. The studio took the client’s future ageing into consideration, so that some of the bathrooms would cater to limited mobility issues.
The bathrooms are also where the design best pays homage to the deco period from which the building originates. Hexagonal taps and shower heads in polished chrome as well as geometric mosaic tile motifs playfully nod to the era, whilst the marble-effect porcelain wall and floor tiles are the embodiment of modern technology mimicking something fragile and beautiful but creating a surface which is durable and hardy.