Congratulations to Keir Townsend who have been Shortlisted for Residential £15 Million Plus (Property by Value) Award

design et al are pleased to announce that Keir Townsend have been shortlisted for the International Design and Architecture Awards 2016 in the Residential £15 Million Plus (Property by Value) category.

Located on a private estate in St George’s Hill, Weybridge, opposite the famous golf course, this project was an eight bedroom detached house for a family of four. The brand new development had been finished to the developer’s standard specification and comprised of a galleried grand reception hall, drawing room, study, breakfast room, family room, kitchen, pantry, utility room, boot room, club room/bar, wine store and cinema. The owners wanted a personalised space that reflected their taste and the beautiful natural surroundings.

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The property is a large space, so their aim was to design a scheme that would look beautiful and make the inhabitants feel good and comfortable in it. They achieved this with a combination of clean lines, natural, organic elements, sumptuous textures and artisanal pieces for a feeling of comfort, warmth and harmony within a luxurious setting.

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The brief from the client was to create an interior design of understated elegance; a timeless scheme with longevity that they will not tire of. The house is in the country in a beautiful location surrounded by a 1.5 acre garden and overlooking a golf course. The owners wanted Keir Townsend to reflect the rural elements in a sophisticated way. As such, their concept was inspired by nature. In addition, the husband has a strong masculine aesthetic, while his wife prefers a more gentle and subtle look. So they kept the colour palette neutral and natural, layering natural materials and juxtaposing organic shapes with clean lines, in order to create a scheme that would blend and complement their different tastes, as well as the stunning location.  The budget was 1.3m and it was spent predominantly on bespoke finishes and furniture, most of which were manufactured in the UK. A proportion of it was spent on landscaping and outdo  or furniture, which we designed specifically for the house.

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Keir Townsend