The entrance had no natural light and narrow Oak strip flooring. The floor was re-laid with broad Oak planks and stained a light grey to create a fluent foundation for the apartment’s overall muted and more masculine colour scheme. Horizontal antique mirror panels give the illusion of more space in this small area. The mirror on mirror effect adds depth to the illusion. The dimmed gilt leaf wall lamps create an inviting ambience and compliment the gilt legs of the shagreen console table.
The existing layout suited the small space and the high end Gaggenau appliances were well maintained, but the Oak veneered cabinets had yellowed with age. Replacing the cabinet doors was all that was required to anchor the kitchen to the overall scheme. New Wenge timber and titanium grey gloss cabinet doors reflect the colour scheme of the adjacent sitting and dining area. The tired grey ceramic tiles were replaced with natural honed Moca Creme Limestone.
The narrow Guest Bedroom had a single bed and limited storage space. Implementing dark Oak paneling with a built in taupe snakeskin headboard and bronze mirror cladding makes the room feel twice the size and creates a stunning backdrop to the king size storage bed. A bespoke mid height wardrobe provides ample hanging space without dominating the room. The carpet was replaced throughout with wide Oak floorboards stained with a light grey oil and wax finish.
A deep pelmet disguises the boxed in pipework above the window in the Master Bedroom and the wall of sumptuous interlined silk curtains creates an illusion of height in this low ceiling room. The recessed ceiling lights were repositioned to highlight the beautiful Lurex upholstery and silk soft furnishings. Glass hoods installed on the ceiling lights create halos of light which highlight the reflective attributes of the metallic wallpaper, Murano glass lamps, mirror console, all of which add to the sense of glamour. The open cross legs of polished stainless steel side tables and use of mirrors optimise the feeling of space in this small room.
The Oak strip flooring was replaced with wide planks throughout the apartment and finished in a light grey oil and wax. All of the internal doors were refinished in a graphite grey and the double kitchen doors were replaced with Oak and glass paneled sliding pocket door to create the illusion of space even with the kitchen closed off. A Lutron system controls the atmospheric lighting levels of the recessed ceiling lights and exquisite crystal drop pendant light. A custom size dining table and chairs are a perfect fit for the limited dining area space.
The asymmetric kidney shaped sofa positioned in the centre of the room ensures a natural flow of traffic around the room rather than through the social area. The custom designed Crema Marfil marble and powder coated steel coffee tables can be easily separated to optimise floor space while entertaining. The honed marble finish is an attractive contrast to the gloss lacquered media cabinet. Hurricane lamps add a most flattering light in the mirror and console table area. A bespoke Wenge paneled wall and gloss lacquered floating media storage cabinet creates an impressive backdrop to the entertainment space, it also conceals unsightly cables and various audio visual equipment. Purple silk cushions, vases and fresh flowers add a pop of colour to the neutral palate. A combination of soft, matt, velvet, gloss, honed and silk textures resonate intimacy in the sitting and dining area.