design et al are delighted to announce that Rachel Winham Interior Design have been shortlisted for Residential £20 Million Plus (Property by Value) Award in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2017.
A grand grade 1 listed, five-bedroom period property situated on the perimeter of St. James’s Park. With the vision of restoring this exclusive and traditional property, Rachel Winham Interior Design endeavoured to combine the classic with the contemporary to bring this stunning period home graciously into the 21st century.
The client for this project, a developer, worked closely with Rachel and her team to redesign the property whilst paying tribute to its many heritage features. The ground floor of the property comprises of a grand entrance hall with a stunning Queen Anne’s style staircase, a cloakroom, formal dining room and cigar room. On the lower ground floor, the spacious informal living dining room is adjoined to the kitchen by a summer courtyard, with staff quarters at the front of property. The first floor of the property features a striking drawing room, with a separate games area and gentleman’s library. The remaining floors consist of a stunning master suite and a further four generous sized bedrooms.
The team at RWID were keen to continue the high level of craftsmanship and design along with bespoke joinery and luxurious furnishings throughout the bedrooms, least not in the master. The master bedroom suite is swathed in delicately soft hues of blue, offset against warm bronze tones and a floor to ceiling cream headboard, giving off a soothing, almost ethereal feel to the space. A beautiful chandelier above the bed helps combine the old with the new. The bespoke wardrobes are cladded with liquid metal finished panels, delicately imprinted with leaves alluding to the lush view of the park through the large sash windows.
Leading off the bedroom is an equally meticulously designed dressing room. The smart monochrome palette of this generous sized dressing room blends neutral tones with hand-crafted specialist joinery, clad in the softest of leather and framed with a stunning bronze inlay detail. The adjacent his and hers bathrooms are enveloped by walls and flooring of the most luxurious marble and intricately designed vanity units and joinery to meet the most demanding of storage requirements. The finished design enhances the exquisite natural features of the 18th century architecture, which encompasses the property, through intricately designed furniture, feature lighting and luxurious fabrics and finishes.
Queen Anne’s Gate is nestled between the grandeur of Buckingham Palace and the antiquity of the Houses of Parliament so fastidious restoration of this period townhouse in the heart of Westminster was paramount to the overall design vision. Overlooking St James’s park, the townhouse has been beautifully restored by the team alongside an architect and other specialist tradesman. The use of specialist joinery and exquisitely designed and manufactured case goods throughout the property cleverly creates key design features and maximises storage as well as creating stunning continuity between the different living areas.
As always with this project, and with all her previous projects, Rachel maintains the notion that all decisions made from conception through to completion have been meticulous in creating a space which is both relaxed and functional without compromising on luxury; Queen Anne’s Gate most definitely meets all three.