design et al are thrilled to announce that Oakeve Interiors shortlisted for the Living Space – UK Award in The international Design & Architecture awards 2016. The client brief was to achieve ‘one large entertaining space’ between The Drawing Room, Bar Area and Dining Room, whilst creating an aspirational and opulent finish. This was achieved by having the same interior decor and colour palette – that of subtle taupes interjected with an accent amethyst hue and by incorporating and designing a few ‘unique and bespoke’ items of furniture within the scheme.
The use of high gloss Sycamore veneered furniture sourced from Italy was complemented by luxurious purple velvet armchairs and deep, cosseting sofas, manufactured in Britain. The Casamance, Effervescence wall covering was chosen to provide a luxurious, reflective texture and was utilized on opposite walls of the co-joined Drawing and Dining Room, ensuring light from the French doors and Bay Window was reflected to provide the impression of light and spaciousness.
The drapes and blinds from Osborne & Little, are a two-tone satin damask with a silky appearance. Pelmets were utilised to soften the window treatments and add a traditional elegance and indulgence to the room. Atmospheric lighting was critical within the design for this entertaining space and was achieved by using various Lutron circuits with a specified lamp circuit and introducing designer lamps. Porta Romana Crystal Strata lamps with rectangular amethyst velvet shades were chosen for their delicate design and luxurious finish, complimenting the soft limestone fireplace, thus creating a visually striking feature upon entry. During the winter months, when the fireplace is in use, the soft glow will highlight the bronze accessories in the foreground.
A large sculptural object d’art was procured for the espresso, sycamore, veneer base unit, whilst Lutron mood lighting and a Sonos Multi-Room Audio System further promote the wellbeing of the client here.