Interior architects, Carter Tyberghein, have been shortlisted for the Residential £1- £2.5 Million award in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014, with a stunning, contemporary, duplex apartment on the 10th floor of a contemporary residential development on the Isle of Dogs.
Carter Tyberghein’s task was to create a stylish, contemporary duplex apartment that would appeal to discerning potential buyers of this waterside development in London’s Docklands. To entice the younger generation of investors in the area into this mix, the furniture and furnishing schemes and striking artwork were included to create a youthful yet elegant edge.
In order to balance the dramatic double height volume and the full height glazing of the living room windows, an emphasis was placed on warmer materials and colours. Chestnut wood, velvets, satins, buttery leather, suede-feel wallpaper and tactile area rugs all off-set the modern harder finishes of the building’s architecture to ensure the apartment retained its wow factor whilst remaining comfortable and inviting. Original artwork and built-in cabinetry was commissioned to lend the apartment the individuality of a home.
Subtle interior architectural features such as the addition of mirrored walls accentuated the feeling light and space, particularly effective as all the glazing was on one side only. The pendant light over the living room offers a bit of sparkle and sophistication to stand out against the open space.