Rebecca Hartley Interiors have been shortlisted for the Living Space – U.K. award in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014.
The project is an elegant and spacious three bedroom raised ground floor apartment fully refurbished and decorated to luxurious standard in a mansion building in the heart of Kensington.
The brief was to create an elegant and luxurious property while retaining the charm of the traditional period features of the mansion building. “Our discerning client would be provided with all the mod cons required for City living and entertaining: a fully furnished and renovated stylish apartment with an integrated technology system and high quality appliances.” explains Rebecca Hunter, Managing Director of Rebecca Hartley Interiors. Bespoke furniture and carefully chosen materials and colour schemes would balance the classic with the contemporary. The layout of the property would be redefined to facilitate a natural flow through the apartment, with an open plan living space benefitting from generous ceiling heights and natural light, leading through to a bespoke eat-in kitchen. The bedrooms all feature bespoke cabinetry and en-suite bathrooms, all finished with elegant materials and each with their own signature style. In the Master bedroom, simple colours and rich textures provide a sophisticated interior, while the Master En-suite has a luxurious feeling with a spacious freestanding bath and bespoke marble masonry. In the communal spaces, a muted colour palette is supplemented with rich textures and accent tones to emphasize the luxury in the interior. A carefully designed lighting scheme highlights the key features of the property while supplementing the natural light in the space. The overall result is a sophisticated and elegant space fit for purpose in a highly sought after residential area.
The overall feeling of elegance, space and luxury has been one of the key features of the project. The open plan nature of the renovation and the balance between classic and contemporary is the main contributor to this characteristic. Moving through the apartment, the materials chosen create a dramatic feeling of openness and space, such as the marble flooring in the sophisticated entrance hall, which is contrasted with bold colours in the fabrics and feature lighting. This creates a very successful balance between the old and the new. The flow through the space feels natural and the simple colours and rich textures create the desired luxury in the space.