design et al are delighted to announce that Maurizio Pellizzoni Ltd have been shortlisted for Luxury Residence – London Award within The International Design and Architecture Awards 2018.
Maurizio Pellizzoni Ltd were taken on as interior designers for a 6-month complete redesign of a unique, early 19th century five storey terraced townhouse in Belgravia. Southwest from Buckingham Palace, London’s Belgravia district host some of the world’s most coveted and costly homes. Just off Eaton Square this townhouse in Belgravia is faced with carefully restored pale brown brick. The brief was to create a comfortable and characterful family home that mixes old and new design and incorporates a collection of art and heirlooms.
This is a unique home as it’s a corner house with glazing on 3 sides, which eliminates the dark zones typical of these properties. This gave Maurizio Pellizzoni the opportunity to introduce a mix of bold, rich shades and textures – particularly in the kitchen, stairwell and living rooms – while the master bedroom was kept light and fresh. The owners, a professional couple just married and now with three children had very clear ideas; they wanted, a comfortable family home not a show home. The only big constraint was that the work had to be done in record time, before the birth of their third child. The tight design schedule had its advantages, forcing quick and intuitive design decisions. As part of the client’s brief, Maurizio Pellizzoni decided to use a lot of the furniture the client already had from their previous homes, transforming familiar pieces simply with new upholstery.
Contemporary items from Italian brands such as B&B Italia, Poliform and Lema were chosen for the interiors, also some luxury and timeless pieces from Ralph Lauren Home to give an extra luxurious feel. This combination gives this five-storey townhouse a simultaneously youthful and sophisticated air, where the eclectic mixture of furnishings and art reflects the owners’ interests. The project was completed on schedule and on budget which has launched a friendship between the couple and Maurizio. Each room has been designed with a different theme, but simultaneously the rooms work well together. The result marries the property’s classic architectural beauty with modern additions to create the ideal family home.