The project is a 4,000 square foot apartment that required a complete internal renovation to create a unique family home for an overseas client.
“The clients aim for this, one of their many overseas homes, was to create a family home which was very much ‘of its place’. They wanted to feel that it was a true London home and this led the interior design” explains Deborah Bass, Creative Director at Base Interior.
The client and his family would be using the apartment, as well as friends and guests – it was also important to have staff facilities too.The apartment, in its previous state, was very dilapidated and the rooms and corridors gave the feel of a rabbit warren. In allowing the designers to devise a new space plan they created a simplified layout with inter-connecting spaces and wide corridors. The final space plan composed of entrance hall, corridors, cinema room/ study, reception room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, bedroom 2 with en-suite shower room, bedroom 3 with en-suite shower room, bedroom 4 with en-suite shower room, utility room, staff bedrooms x 2, staff bathroom and a plant room.
With the ‘London’ brief in mind, we were inspired to highlight and incorporate art deco features into bespoke treasures such as the reception room, vitrines and mirrors. The view from the property is outstanding, overlooking one of London’s finest garden squares, the idea of framing this view and bringing some organic lines into the interior was again a great source of inspiration.