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With the Awards Season almost upon us, this month we are taking a sneak preview at some of this year’s shortlisted projects, both from a domestic and residential design perspective via entries for The International Design & Architecture Awards and commercial design via shortlisted projects for The International Hotel & Property Awards. We will be taking a closer look at the latter over the next two issues in the run up to voting for The International Hotel & Property Awards which opens in late May and of course we will take a thorough look at the winning projects as selected via voting by thousands of design professionals such as yourself, in the July issue. So stay right here

for an inspirational design-fuelled summer. As always the schemes throughout this issue are varied, exciting and exuberant, our aim being to bring a little of everything from a global design arena. This month, we have also brought back by ever-popular demand design et al recommends: our complete news section and guide to the products, design services and simply sourced pieces that we think are must haves for any design scheme. This will once again become a regular feature in issues throughout the year, so is certainly something to look forward to. Until next month, Joanne

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Bespoke Sofa London THE CLARIDGES SOFA THE CLARIDGES SOFA is an iconic seat created by Bespoke Sofa London. A deep wide seat and simple back shown here in a soft cream palette with beech wood show detailing. Bespoke Sofa London can completely customise any piece of furniture to be completely unique to ones home. The team offers a personalised service, working closely with clients and interior designers to personally CAD design each piece of furnishing to create unique home environments. As well as offering completely unique pieces of furniture, Bespoke Sofa London has standard pieces, which are all customisable. The measurements, fabrics and colour of the Claridges Sofa can be tailored to each individuals tastes. Bespoke Sofa London is constantly raising the bar with their fine designs, luxury materials and look to replicate the opulence of the finest 5 Star hotels in one’s own home. The Claridges Sofa is a classic armchair, an investment yet statement piece. The Claridges has true longevity in a home, especially in a neutral palette, the rest of the interiors and accessories can be built up with accent colours and easily changed, therefore the Claridges Sofa can be relevant to a home in 10 years time.

Interstellar ELICA Elica has released Interstellar, a striking new suspended kitchen cooker hood, with such remarkable character it can be the focal point of any space.

Developed from the iconic design of the brand’s Celestial hood, Interstellar mixes mirrored polished steel and more than 1000 individual pieces of glass which refract light, making it full of sparkling colour and creating a one of a kind atmosphere.   LED lighting provides direct illumination of the cooktop and ambient light for the kitchen. A “Dim Light” function allows users to adjust the intensity of the hood lighting to give greater control over the atmosphere in the kitchen.   Interstellar can be operated manually from the full function remote control or automatically through sensors in the hood. These detect the quantity and quality of vapours emitted by cooking, adjusting extraction levels as required. With a high performance new generation odour filter, Interstellar is available with either clear or black glass.   Interstellar is also part of the new Téchne product line with class leading performance and is ready for integration with the new SNAP air balance system. An A+ energy rating, high filtering efficiency and easy cleaning and maintenance make the hoods in the Tèchne range the epitome of style and performance.  design et al 11


Nanzaquatic THE NANZ COMPANY Benefiting from years of experience designing and manufacturing door hardware, The Nanz Company has created an exclusive collection of bath fittings and accessories, designed to fulfill their clients’  requests for coordinated plumbing hardware. They call it NANZAQUATIC. The basin, bath, and shower fittings are manufactured to order.

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By choosing either entirely custom configurations or combining handles, spouts, bells and bonnets from their featured collection, a client can efficiently achieve any desired effect. One may also combine components of different finishes to delve even deeper into the world of customisation. Employing FLUHS ceramic valves from Germany, their products are equipped with the best mechanics available which are guaranteed for life. A variety of coordinated tub fittings, shower mixers, and shower heads are offered, featuring complementary bonnets and matching finishes.

Landmark SAMUEL HEATH Created on the classic Bauhaus principles of simplicity and elegance of design, Landmark from Samuel Heath brings together design, craftsmanship and technology in a comprehensive collection of taps, showers and accessories. The intelligent use of materials, finishes and textures combined with pure understated form ensures that this new collection will not only complement, but enhance a diverse range of interior styles and settings. “Industrial Chic” is about exposing all that lies beneath to achieve a raw, edgy style. Functional features are re-fashioned to provide decorative elements. Nowhere is this more evident than on the levers and cross tops of the Landmark “Industrial” twin control thermostatic shower in stainless steel finish with matt black chrome details.By contrast the “Scandinavian Chic” look is all about keeping things simple and investing in quality. The shapes are simple and graphic

with strong form. The palate natural and understated is a perfect foil for the pure elegant lines of Landmark “Pure”. The soft mellow polished nickel harmonising beautifully with this cool Nordic look. Landmark is an authentic reflection of an era but with an individual identity secured by the finest craftsmanship. Bauhaus was all about designing a way of living and Samuel Heath believe that the impressive performance of a thermostatic shower valve or basin tap and the satisfying proportions of an accessory piece should be daily delights.

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Situated in the heart of Kensington, this townhouse has been transformed into a light and airy residence, complete with an additional basement storey, rear and roof extension. Designed by PEEK Architecture + Design, Kensington Townhouse has been shortlisted for the Residential £5 Million Plus (property by value) at the International Design and Architecture Awards 2017. When approaching a project PEEK dissect the brief again and again, whether it’s for a homeowner or developer, and refine the priorities and aims of each scheme. PEEK are architects foremost, so the space, light and flow dictate the design, and then they apply colour and material pallets which unify the end project.

The house is a well-functioning family home, and the palettes used create an interesting and rich back drop. Items such as the TV wall in the lower ground family room has a stone clad finish, referencing the York stone in the garden beyond. The lightwell works well by providing views of the green wall from basement to upper ground, creating an oasis away from the bustle of Kensington High Street.

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well-crafted and classic joinery and finishes”

PEEK Director and Architect, Georgina Turvey, said “we are inspired by wellcrafted and classic joinery and finishes.” An element of the original character of the townhouse was retained to the principle levels, complete with painted panelling and traditional details. Georgina continued “we also strive for our projects to have an element of an oasis about them, and have been installing green walls and roofs recently, wherever we can.”

This project successfully merges the themes of practicality and luxury at the same time, with lots of storage and a space for every activity. In the kitchen, it will be easy to keep surfaces clear of clutter, even for a cooking enthusiast. The mix of materials and colours mean that even though it is a large kitchen, it does not look bland. The use of the copper sheeting against the dark oak, two very simple finishes, together create a rich sophisticated palate.

With this particular project the building had been untouched for several years and the brief was to create a flexible family house, suitable for informal and formal entertaining. Georgina explained “it was challenging to create spaces which flowed over so many floors, as there were seven storeys. From the top to the basement storey, the scheme had to maintain a common language through finishes and palette. The accommodation was also a challenge to lay out, as we had to install a lift, as well as substantially sized living spaces and multiple bedrooms.”

Talking about the project, Georgina stated “It was really enjoyable to specify and design the specialist finishes, favourites being the 3D tiled floor to the entrance hall, and the copper cladding to the kitchen. We design and produce the construction drawings for all our joinery, and it’s always a joy and privilege to work alongside the excellent joiners we use.”

The lower floors were opened up completely and were given a more modern treatment. Minimally styled staircases were designed for these levels, and a mix of timbers and stone retain a materiality throughout. The majority of the floor finishes are a grey oak chevron floor providing a tactile surface. The entrance hall tiles were bespoke designed and cut from Fumed, White and Silver

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Emperador stone. Great detail was put into finishes and detailing throughout, so there is interest and texture to most surfaces.

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A luxury apartment located inside Hans Place, a beautiful red brick grade 2 listed building set in one of the most iconic residential squares in a prime central London. The complete refurbishment and design of this property has permanently transformed the space into an elegant and luxurious family residence.

bronze mirrored bespoke kitchen, high spec technology including Samsung televisions connecting to an HD media centre, door audio visual entry systems with remote access and control facilities, a fully integrated heating systems and a bespoke made television unit, which is predominantly wooden but with a mirrored detail border.

The luxury design work was carried out by the renowned interior design practice Celine Estates. Completing the property to an exceptional benchmark finish and producing a flawless finish, this luxury home has been shortlisted for the Residential ÂŁ2.5-5 Million (property by value) Award in the International Design and Architecture Awards 2017.

A favourite aspect of the design is the bespoke Fromental silk wall coverings hung throughout the property which have an astonishing effect; subtle yet elegant. International specialists were flown in to hang each panel. Celine Estates believe the design works well because it integrates beauty and functionality into a family home and is a perfect accompaniment to the prime central garden square within which it is located and overlooks. The designers believe that the property creates a sense of luxury that is well suited to its location since they have transformed it from a dated two-bedroom property two a newly refurbished luxury threebedroom family home.

Celine Estates were given a design brief for the property and have created a design that is not only tailored to accommodate a modern family but that has also enhanced and maintained the historic integrity of the original interior and fabric. The inspiration for Hans Place was taken from its surroundings. Being located in prime central London footsteps away from the world-renowned Harrods, the design team wanted it to be very luxurious. The 1220 square foot apartment which was fully refurbished and designed to the highest of specifications, not only meets but surpasses luxury living standards and caters fully for both aesthetic and utility requirements. The common areas of the buildings were reinvigorated and within the property only premium luxury brands and unique bespoke items were utilised. This includes commissioned sculptures and glassware, fully integrated Miele appliances within a

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the design works well because it integrates beauty and functionality into a family home...� Celine Estates pride themselves on their attention to detail and most importantly the standard of service that they provide to their clients. Perfectly marrying together design, functionally and aesthetics.


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Situated on a large lake in the Cotswolds, Lake House is a second home for a family from London.

lined with the same aged wood. Due to the nature of the wood – warping and thickness – each individual plank had to be chosen for the specific wall – a real labor of love.

The client wanted an organic home in neutral colours, a modern design and roaring fireplaces. The house includes a lift, full nanny room with two single beds, a children’s bunk bed room to sleep six, two additional guest bedrooms and a top floor master bedroom.

In the cinema room a wall of herringbone raffia designed wallpaper in dark tones is combined with a 4 metre long plush velvet sofa.

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The house overlooks a large lake and has wrap around terraces allowing for views of the sunset from all angles of the house. Inspiration for the decor selection was taken from this and the design is seamless and organic with no distractions from the view of the water. The colour scheme gives each room a truly “natural” sense. Hessian wallpapers, suede on wardrobe panels, tree bark on the guest wardrobe, cork wallpaper on the other guest bedroom, slate on the fireplace wall on the ground floor. The dining table is from Catalan and made from solid oxidised steel and is accompanied by leather Minotti chairs to seat eight people. All sofas and beds were made bespoke through Hamilford Design.

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overlooks a large lake and has wrap around terraces allowing for views of the sunset from all angles of the house...” The Bedrooms are all wallpapered in linen wallpaper and cork. The children specifically requested a nautical theme for their room. The design team wanted to use a vintage oar for the children’s robe hooks, so found an artisan to make an oar from old wood but larger to house the robes.

The coffee table in the living room is from French reclaimed wood and covered in aged brass.

Manuel Hamilford, Director of Hamilford Design said “The job was super fun and the clients were very enthusiastic!” She added “We loved implementing the feel of the Lake in the house design.

The ultra modern slate fire place is surrounded by reclaimed aged wood panels. The entire back wall in the living room is

Sourcing organic items that were unique and large enough to fit the open plan living area was great fun!”

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This luxury 2-bedroom apartment positioned in an 1890s brick and stone mansion block situated in Fitzrovia, London has been thoughtfully designed by Louisa Penn Interiors to reflect its location and surrounding buildings; its varied design along with choice of artwork is suggestive of the different cultural elements available in the West End of London. Louisa Penn Interiors have been shortlisted for the City Space – Apartment/Penthouse Award in the International Design and Architecture Awards 2017. The team were briefed to design and dress the interior of the apartment consisting of an open plan kitchen, sitting and dining room, a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and a second bedroom with en-suite bathroom. A luxurious yet comfortable and practical finish was required to reflect the open and spacious nature of the apartment. The colour palette is instantly charming, stylish and comfortable to live with. A calming palette to separate residents from the hustle and bustle of the street below. Fitzrovia is a busy area, so the designers felt it important that the buyer feel a sense of calm on entering the apartment. Furniture design, was to be contemporary, sophisticated and varied. It was important to achieve the feeling of a real ‘home’, and not simply a ‘developed’ apartment lacking in character and soul. Careful juxtaposition of furniture styles, fabrics and accessories was key in achieving this. Fabrics and wall coverings throughout are luxurious yet practical, and include a wide range of textures and patterns. The copper kitchen was an opportunity to create a bespoke design which really sets the apartment apart from other developments. It’s drama and unpredictability contrasts and complements the white, minimalist dining table. Furthermore, the juxtaposition of materials, styles and fabrics allows a more creative take on a development apartment; for example, the placing of a contemporary,

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Fabrics and wall coverings throughout are luxurious yet practical.” minimalist dining table alongside 2 midcentury style, ‘statement’ armchairs. The choice of furniture design works well in creating a spacious, comfortable and luxurious feel as per the brief. The different schemes for each room are complemented well by the range of materials used, such as marble, dark timber, velvets and antique brass. The master bedroom is opulent and unisex with a hint of drama. With the second bedroom the design team could be a little bolder as it would not be used day to day. Thought has been given to furniture layout and efficient use of the space available. The lateral, spacious feel of the property has been maintained and even exaggerated in order to give possible buyers a view of the apartment at its full potential. A favourite element of the design for the team was the highly-spec’d bio-ethanol fire in the living space. It gives a datum to the room, focussing the seating area into a central cosy position. Being a small apartment, the designers wanted an area that could be dedicated to work or study. The apartments were popular with overseas students, young professionals and retired couples downsizing their living quarters in London. A desk was obviously therefore a necessity and is positioned in the bar window; looking down to the busy street below. Almost all of the pieces of furniture were designed and manufactured bespoke. Upholsters were used to create sofas,

armchairs, and dining chairs. A specialist metal worker constructed the coffee table alongside a marble and stone supplier. The coffee table in particular is a real feat of engineering! The master bed headboard and bed is a bespoke design which was built on site. The location of the apartment is reflected in its design. Art work is suggestive of the arts and different cultural elements available as a resident in such a location. The designers also used the project as an opportunity to use upcoming artists and a space for them to showcase their work. Owner and Design Director, Louisa Penn was mindful throughout that she was building a home with evident personality and soul. Through art, artefacts and antiques she gave a real feeling of lifestyle, character and imagination. Furthermore, the budget allocated to art was devised in relation to the value of the property, thus giving real importance to this aspect. Louisa’s inspirations when approaching the project came from her own childhood experience, she said “I’ve been lucky enough to be surrounded by beautiful things much of my life; a combination of antiques collected by my Mother, and contemporary art collected by my Father. I’ve grown up surrounded by art and my love for it has grown and grown. For me, a house without art is not a home. Art is therefore a huge part of my work, be it for private clients or development projects.” She added “When looking around a property, buyers seek an ‘emotional response’ to a property. It’s this feeling that I try to generate through my designs, and putting a greater emphasis on art helps me to do that. Making the house a home.”


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The kitchen in this luxurious new build residence located within the internationally acclaimed St. George’s Hill, Weybridge, Surrey was designed by leading design firm Extreme Design. They were commissioned to work with one of the country’s leading luxury property developers on this unique property demanding a kitchen design that would be sympathetic towards the properties architecture and interior design features. Extreme Design’s Creative Director, Marcello Cuconato, shared the approach to the design for this inspiring living space, “Properties such as this stand apart from others on St. George’s Hill. This level of desirability needed to be reflected in all aspects of the interior. With such a large space, the challenge was to create a beautiful design which was stylish and elegant yet retained a significant presence in the space. It was a fine balance, in essence we were conscious of neither wanting to dominate the space nor get lost in its vast proportions.” The principle for the design was to use depth perception to break up such a large run of furniture. The intersection of shapes and forms interplaying with each other became the basis for the island and the resulting scheme. The choice of secondary materials to work alongside the hand selected veneer were key to translating the importance of these intersecting shapes, and emphasise the play on depth within the design. The fusion of beauty and functionality is central to every Extreme design, although never more so than when creating a space which is to be used for high life and entertaining. It was imperative that, whilst the layout offered symmetry and balance, it also offered an ergonomic flow suitable for both practical family living and entertaining. A specific natural stone was chosen for the worktops that was striking and luxurious, yet also incredibly durable.

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One of the main features of this interior is the floor to ceiling windows that overlook the landscaped gardens and golf course beyond, encouraging a wealth of light to enter the space. Although beautiful, this abundance of light had to be carefully considered when planning the kitchen design to ensure that the sun’s beams would be reflected without being overpowering. This was achieved using custom gloss veneer in a rich hue for the cabinetry, which elegantly reflects light around the living space, whilst adding warmth and contrast.

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is a one-of-a-kind piece and tells the  story of a unique brief.”

Extreme Design were shortlisted for an International Design & Architecture Award in the Kitchen Over £50,000 category in 2016 with this unique and luxurious kitchen. Every Extreme design is a one-of-a-kind piece and tells the story of a unique brief, client, property or location. The design team balanced luxury with durability and statement with practicality in this exclusive design.  The family run business has been bringing Extreme design to luxury living spaces for 10 years. Their commissions position them as leading designers of luxury studies and luxury dressing rooms in the world’s most exclusive addresses. The team of designers possess a genuine passion for re-imagining cherished times in the life of their client and interpreting them into uniquely personal living spaces. Working closely with their team of installers and project managers, they create designs that marry originality with functionality, luxury with durability and precision with extravagance.

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This classic penthouse apartment is located on the top floor of Regina Hotel Baglioni and allows guests to experience Rome in unparalleled luxury. The Roman Penthouse spans a surface area of 560 square meters, including private terraces covering 290 square meters, 1 suite, 2 bedrooms, dining room area, living rooms, kitchen and private bars. All of which have been designed in order to give the most incredible 360° view over the Eternal City, stretching from the Sistine Chapel to the Colosseum and beyond. Milanese architectural and design firm, Spagnulo & Partners have been shortlisted for the Bathroom Award at the International Design and Architecture Awards 2017 with this stunning suite in the heart of La Dolce Vita. The location was key in the design of this space, with evidence of cultural aspects as well as the style and structural features of the city being integrated into the design. The contrast of modern and tradition is a key element which permeates the interior design of this project. On one side the contemporary design of spatial geometries, the flexible use of partitions between the different living spaces, the choice of indirect illumination and in the design of some furniture. On the other side the use of wood paneling on the walls, decorative archetypes in marble floors, opulent fabrics and blown crystal which instead evoke the most refined traditional Italian styles. These apparent contradictions are transformed into agreements and determine an original identity in which the value of the complexity and the contamination replaces the univocal style: a new concept of interior design for luxury hotels. The ‘custom made’ concept is essential and in this suite achieves its greatest expression through the planning of details, the choice of materials and the attention to finishings. The classic design is enhanced by modern touches, such custom Murano chandeliers and works by contemporary artists. Whites, pale blues, and greys form a soothing colour palette, with navy accents adding depth. The interior design concept for the property is unique in its exceptional attention to detail.

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The classic design is enhanced by modern touches, such custom Murano chandeliers and works by contemporary artists...” Repeating motifs and a uniform palette are streamlined to ensure every element feels cohesively aligned. The spacious living areas combine two reception rooms, a master suite, two bedrooms, a dining room and kitchen. The concept for the bathroom reflects a new definition of understated luxury, focusing on craftsmanship and the finest materials associated with Italian design. The sombre palette is reflected in mirror, decorative marble and chrome finishes and bespoke design elements, such as the glass basins, which are supported on a granite worktop. Mirrors behind the sinks are illuminated with LED lighting and are presented flanking sumptuous curtains. A black granite Jacuzzi bath is finished with mosaic detailing to the base. The guest bathroom is a simple and traditional design, offering a striking contrast to the classic luxury and decadence of the master bathroom. It uses a two-tone palette and reintroduces the marble flooring, which is the prevalent material used across the penthouse interiors. Attention to detail and a constant relation between modernity and tradition, typical of the Italian approach to interiors, are the recurring elements in all Spagnulo & Partners projects. The Italian design becomes a combination of intellectual project and craftsmanship. Luxury is no longer a mere ostentation of prosperity and ephemeral consumption but it becomes the mark of the expertise of craftsmen and professionals following the “Italian Way”.


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William Brand, founder and designer of Brand van Egmond, is one of the most important lighting designers at this moment. For over a quarter of a century, he has created unique lighting sculptures entirely by hand, that evoke emotions and add character to people, their lives and spaces. His creations illuminate the homes of the international jet set, luxury hotels and shopping areas of large ware houses, from royal to rapper, Louis Vuitton to Chopard. Their most recent lighting collections are the EVE and FRACTAL. Eve is an object of desire. She has a strong figurative presence; pure yet energetic. EVE tells the story of the beginning of humanity, Adam and Eve and eating the forbidden apple. Following the current trends is FRACTAL. In contrast to the figurative presence of EVE, William created with his FRACTAL collection a strong abstraction, presenting an infinite puzzle of geometric shapes arranged in repetition. This “organized chaos” shines the light beautiful in all directions. Brand van Egmond’s most celebrated lighting sculpture is the KELP. KELP is magical, light-hearted and sparkling. The Kelp has been applied all over the world; from palaces to modern villas of the rich and famous.

Which sectors do you currently work in? (Marine, Aviation, Commercial, Hotels & Restaurants, Residential) After more than 30 years of creating, I can – to my surprise – confirm that I have worked for all sectors. From the First-Class lounge of an airline, to a bar on a Caribbean cruise liner; from a chandelier above a very private bathtub, to the lobby of 45 Park Lane in London, every space in demand of sculptural lighting can be a potential Brand Van Egmond space. Our clientele ranges from Royals to rappers, and in the slipstream of this we see all sectors being covered. Explain in brief the direction you are currently moving in as a company, from a design perspective? If anything, it’s into a direction of even more personalised and bespoke lighting. As all our lighting sculptures are handcrafted, it’s easy for us to use our experience and atelier in order to translate specific client’s wishes into reality. We see enormous growth in this specific direction, and are in fact hiring more people to facilitate this process. It entails spending more time at the beginning of the interaction with a client, including a specific line of questioning. It also demands that we are constantly open to offer new and different finishes. This highly personalised style is only possible when all is in our own hands: from the first sketches and designing to crafting and even packing. What has influenced this design direction? Several special clients, aware of our capabilities and not easily satisfied, have in fact demanded this direction.

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One example was an American couple, living on an estate in upstate New York, who moved back to their NYC apartment and wanted us to craft a lighting sculpture based on their favourite tree. They were certainly going to miss the forest and this tree in particular, so asked us to eternalise the natural beauty into a unique object. In this case, light meets art. For the future, we expect clients to increasingly demand a more unique and individualised lighting object, based on their personal stories (emphasising their taste and knowledge), closely aligned with their lighting wishes and their specific surroundings. How do you feel the role of the bathroom as a key room within the home has changed / developed in recent years? It is finally allowed to show character rather than mere functionality. In some ways it is more intimate than a bedroom, and should soothe rather than shock; but this can still be done by showing more character and surprise. Over the years we have also seen the average size of the bathroom expand. For us this means that while previously we usually only had wall lights in bathroom’s, we now increasingly see chandeliers being applied as well. A dive trip in the tropics and a request soon after that for a new lighting sculpture in a bathroom resulted in a new collection – the Kelp. How has technology influenced bathroom design in recent years? Both in hotels as well as residences we see increasingly more devices allowing for connectivity and visual entertainment in the bathroom. Personally, I very much prefer a nice glass and a good book over watching TV while in a bath.





Which sectors do you currently work in? (Marine, Aviation, Commercial, Hotels & Restaurants, Residential) Predominantly high-end residential projects as well as hotels and restaurants. Explain in brief the direction you are currently moving in as a company, from a design perspective?

where we come in. Most people are aware of the advantages of LED but few are aware of the limitations and complications involved with switching to LED. An understanding of light, colour temperature, dimming capabilities and colour rendering are all key to the successful implementation of an LED only scheme. How has technology influenced lighting design in recent years?

I try to approach lighting as more of an artistic installation, creating exciting spaces using both light and dark. Layering light on many levels and from different directions is very important and can make smaller spaces feel light and spacious, and voluminous places feel intimate. Less can often be more with the right choice of lighting and unlike many lighting designers I believe that a perfectly clean ceiling is a beautiful thing.

The Lighting World is moving ahead at an incredible pace, the technology available to us now is quite amazing but daunting to many. With all my designs, I look to embrace the new technologies and create schemes appropriate to my clients, be it a warm and inviting domestic environment or an extraordinary restaurant experience.

Working closely with some of the world’s top architects and interior designers from the inception of any project is always preferable allowing for the form and style of the building to shape the lighting.

I am currently working on around 25 projects worldwide including the ongoing refurbishment of the Eden Rock Hotel in St Barths, several Chalets in the French Alps and am very excited to have worked on the soon to open Isabel Restaurant in Mayfair, London.

What has influenced this design direction? Studying as an artist before entering the lighting world meant studies in techniques such as Chiaroscuro, being the play of light against dark to create depth, have definitely influenced my style.

Tell us a little about your latest collection/projects.

What are your aims as a company for the future? To continue to grow as designer and work on ever more exciting and challenging projects.

How do you feel the role of lighting as a key element within the home has changed / developed in recent years? I have noticed a huge increase in demand for a lighting designer as a specialist consultant on any project. Changes in regulations demanding more efficient and eco-friendly schemes have meant that we have no choice but to adopt the more modern energy efficient light sources and this is design et al 63


DIAMOND LWSN Jason Lawson has been working in Design and Glass for over 20 years. His latest project pairs age old techniques with new age technology to create modern classics shared among generations. He launched his luxury lighting company, LWSN (pronounced Lawson), in 2014 with the unveiling of the Crystal Antler Chandelier with much critical acclaim. The chandelier utilizes lost wax cast bronze and hand sculpted crystal along with embedded LED lighting. In 2015, The Crystal Antler Chandelier was chosen as a finalist in the International Design and Product Awards in London, England. Looking ahead, LWSN is focused on expanding the lines to incorporate more opportunities to combine craft

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with technology. Their latest line entitled, “Diamond”, consists of multiple crystal elements that work as light “sponges” to soak up and refract a full colour changing spectrum of LED light. With unlimited configurations and sizes, the Diamond collection is customisable to any space or application. Remotely controlled, this line of lighting provides the user with a complete interactive element - mood enhancing. No other luxury lighting line offers these possibilities and LWSN is eager to continue to push the boundaries of where lighting will go in the future. LWSN is available to architects and designers in fine showrooms throughout the world including David Sutherland Showrooms LA, New York, Dallas & Houston.


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Located in a quiet residential street within Mayfair, Wood Mews is a five-bedroom mews house with exquisite interior design and a host of gadgets. With its versatile design this new build has appeal for anyone who wants to be immersed in the unique character of London’s W1 postcode.

The various bespoke elements throughout the property allow the home to fully function. The dining area holds an impressive 3-metre long bespoke dining table which can accommodate up to 10 people, perfect for family dinners and dinner parties. The entry reception has an impressive full height bronze mirror wall which reflects the bespoke feature antique brass screen.

The property is just over 3000 square feet spread over four floors and boasts two reception rooms, an office/study area, a fantastic master suite located on the entire top floor of the property, an integrated garage and a passenger lift to all floors. Exclusively designed by Sequoia London, Wood Mews has been shortlisted for the Residential £1 - £2.5 million (project value) Award in the International Design and Architecture Awards 2017. The brief was to create a comfortable and functional family home in a mews property. With no specific end user, but with a strong brief to accommodate a potential family, the overall design of the space is of a contemporary feel with a few hints of traditional elements. The flow of each room in a house and how they connect carries great importance for designers at Sequoia London. Whilst each space has key design elements that give it a well-designed and thought out feel, there is a tangible synergy between the spaces. Each room is distinct with a clear indication of use – which buyers can adhere to or deviate from depending on their preference. The interiors are underpinned by a neutral colour palette, but are defined with statement furniture, artwork and floor coverings. There is an informal, open-plan sitting room at the front of the property, which enjoys warmth thanks to an integrated fireplace, while the drawing room to the rear of the property is much more grand and can be separated off by double doors if required. Crucially, the tones and hues of both spaces complement each other, but they have been designed to encourage buyers to envisage using the two spaces differently. Each of the four floors are connected by an internal staircase and also a private internal lift.

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Sequoia London’s favourite aspect of the project is the master suite located on the entire top floor which comprises of the master bedroom, master bathroom and a walk-through dressing area. The master bedroom houses a super king size bed and a lounge area with a curved sofa and ottoman which allows for a comfortable viewing on a 55” TV within an integrated joinery unit.

Crucially, the tones and hues of both spaces complement each other, but they have been designed to encourage buyers to envisage using the two spaces differently...” The bedrooms are relaxing with four having en-suite facilities. Sequoia London had to be clever in the design of these bedrooms to create a spacious feeling, while utilising some of the space for wardrobes and bathrooms. The allocation of bathrooms in this property takes into account the expectation of potential international buyers. Four ensuite bathrooms plus a powder room and a family bathroom mean that there are six in total. This maximises both privacy and convenience. At Woods Mews the stand out pieces are the brass screens at the entrance that truly impress and create a fascinating focal point. The entry area created a challenge as it is

relatively narrow. The design team used a clever mix of a brass screen design and antique mirroring to create an illusion of greater space. Radhika Seth, Founder & CEO of Sequoia London said, “Balance was key but we were confident that whoever bought the property would want to live in it – if not full time, then at least for long-term stretches.” She added “Our ambitions for the property were theoretical; while we were careful to maximise the space in the most functional way, we didn’t know for sure how the buyer would ultimately use it. However, the space is there to offer flexibility, and we have no doubt that the buyer will be impressed with how the home will not only adapt to their needs, but exceed their expectations too.” “Woods Mews is an excellent example of what we can achieve when given control over every component of a project – project managing all suppliers and overseeing the exterior architecture as well as the interior design. The client was delighted with the finished product and has reported incredible feedback from prospective buyers, who have had a preview of the property to date.”

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Oakeve Interiors HURLINGHAM / Residential £5 Million Plus (Property by Value) The design brief for Hurlingham was to create a truly impressive, new family home of grand proportions set in mature south-facing grounds appealing to sophisticated buyers looking for a central Beaconsfield location. The house was constructed using handmade external materials, to promote and maintain the established ‘Manor House’ elevations. The use of stone mullion windows, stone door surrounds and gothic front arch, were original and key architectural elements which gave the house its grandeur and presence within the street scene. Softened by mature, generous planting, the house had an understated stature typical of large historic houses from generations past. Internally, the highest quality craftsmanship and resources were brought together to create a luxuriously appointed, technically advanced opulent home.

Designed with intelligent room flow, abundant natural light and muted tactile fabrics and finishes, the house engendered comfort and well-being. Connection of spaces was also important, as the house was to have both formal and informal living areas. Family living and enjoyment and entertaining and socialising were given equal importance as spaces were connected depending upon their anticipated purpose. Within the bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms, relaxation, comfort and tranquillity were key design principles for the house infrastructure components, such as underfloor heating, air conditioning, lighting and audio visual. Bespoke furniture and cabinetry was designed specifically for the Hurlingham, ensuring design continuity throughout the property, which when used in conjunction with a complementary colour palette, results in a holistic, comprehensive and thoughtful scheme. White Phalaenopsis Orchids were a luxurious addition to the finish, used to soften the grey high gloss of the bespoke furniture. A dining terrace and separate outdoor entertaining area with external gas fire and surround sound maximised the benefit of the mature, south-facing generous garden, promoting socialising and entertaining in summer months. In summary, the house was designed to promote owner well-being and encapsulate the ‘aspirational lifestyle’ choice for any discerning prospective purchaser.

Turner Pocock CHALET B / Ski Chalet This project involved the complete overhaul of a chalet dating from 1905, located in the heart of the French mountain resort of Morzine. Turner Pocock were instructed by a family to transform the town house chalet in to a practical holiday home for them to enjoy. The chalet was in desperate need of restoration after 70 years of use from other occupants. Turner Pocock were commissioned to re-plan the internal layout of the building including joining an existing outbuilding to create a six-bedroom chalet. The original chalet had been divided into two separate apartments with an outside staircase and the floors were not linked internally. The chalet underwent a complete overhaul removing all internal walls, replacing the roof, and only keeping the external facade.

and was a fresh approach to chalet design with an overall lighter feeling result. The existing beams throughout the building were sandblasted back to their original finish adding texture and character to the space. The designers chose to keep a predominantly neutral and natural palette through the finishes and soft furnishings, layering textures for interest and adding signature pops of Turner Pocock colour. Having been sceptical about the specification, all the craftsmen involved in the project agreed that the results were very effective! The repetitive use of natural products and neutral colours in the schemes makes the chalet feel like the perfect fit for its mountain environment.

The client wanted the space to be as light and airy as possible. Turner Pocock removed the maze of dark rooms and opened up the floor plan to create lateral space, flooding each floor with light. For the design, Turner Pocock took inspiration from Scandinavian designers in the architectural detail while retaining as much period charm as possible. Cladding the walls with white timber created a brighter home that felt bigger than it would have done with the usual chalet wood cladding. This was an unusual treatment for the local craftsman design et al 77

HOLA Design ENCLAVE IN THE CLOUDS / City Space (Apartment/Penthouse) This modern apartment is located in the most prestigious residential building in the Polish capital. A key feature of the apartment is a picture window a breathtaking view over the Praga district of the city. The exclusive location, sublime taste of its owner and great attention to detail all contributed to this ‘turn-key’ project by HOLA Design. The interior maintains simple aesthetics with subtle references to the culture of the Far East. Most of the furnishing elements were created according to the studio’s individual designs, specifically for this project.

element surrounding the headboard was individually designed by HOLA Design and made by a carpentry studio, with which the design company has a long-standing working relationship. HOLA Design’s favourite aspect of the project is the subtle Japanese design details scattered around the apartment. Many of the elements for the interiors had to be individually designed and the designers needed the specialist skills of carpenters, masons, ironworkers, and glaziers. The designers feel the project is consistent and coherent and believe this is the power behind every good project, regardless of its style.

Carefully selected furnishing elements, items tasteful both in their form and colour scheme as well as texture complete the space. The apartment maintains a modern, slightly informal style successfully intertwined into an arrangement reminiscent of the culture of the Far East. A mirrored wall with an engraved geometric design dominates the living area. The wall not only constitutes a decorative element but also corrects the proportions of the room. The bedroom is saturated with the atmosphere of the land with cherry blossom. The portal



Residential £ 5 Million Plus (Project by Value) The Saudi Ambassador residence located in Warsaw, Poland is part of a dual complex consisting of Embassy and Residence. The total property spans over 3,000 sqm and both buildings connect through an internal courtyard on the ground floor, and from the Ambassador’s office to the residence on the second floor. The Residence consists of four floors to include a spa on the basement level complete with Olympic size pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, showers and locker rooms. The ground floor consists of three living rooms of which one has an eastern ambiance, a powder room, kitchenette and a formal dining room. The first floor consists of a family room, dining, kitchen, study room and three en-suite bedrooms. The second floor consists of a further three en-suite bedrooms and the Master suite.

The client requested an interior that was contextually relevant to Poland, yet culturally attuned to Saudi Arabia. The designers matched the cultural direction of the city designing in the style of museum interiors, reviving the 16th century of Islamic art and architecture. Sonia Ashoor and her design team were inspired by the Iznik tiles of the Ottoman Empire and the beautiful manuscripts of the Safavid Dynasty. They dissected colours, patterns and glazes of these tiles to create artistic lacquer art panels throughout the residence. The manuscripts inspired the space planning, creating a story of meandering spaces with a feel of overlap, transparency and calculated views. Its intricate writings and illuminations of both manuscript and tiles, inspired the calligraphy in both the stone and lacquer panels. Spaces are void of decoration and all artistic expressions are limited to the hard interior. Completing the museum feel carefully selected artefacts are displayed on stands and glass cases marrying the old with the new creating spaces that tell stories celebrating the 16th century of Islamic Art. As this project was built on a museum concept, both in its architecture and interior, the embassy and residence have taken on the role of art and cultural ambassadors with private tours of their premises to the interested public.

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Mark Taylor Design ART DECO INSPIRED LIVING SPACE / Living Space - UK Mark Taylor Design were appointed to complete a transformation of one living space room. Their client opted for an Art Deco inspired bar and relaxing room. After studying many Art Deco images and using his knowledge from attending a furniture college, the designer created this journey back in time. The room was stripped back in order to create corner columns and alcoves with stud work and plaster. Huge coving was designed to have lighting behind and this challenge was taken on by Hutts Coving. The stained glass window was said to be a delight to design. Corianda Glass studio worked with Mark Taylor’s concept and design to find glass to suitably match the Art Deco theme. Every aspect of this project was bespoke. The workshop used a vacuum press and moulds to create the shapes that Mark Taylor designed. The wall cabinets, coffee table, tall glass units, radiator covers and side table were all designed to be sympathetic with a 1920s image. The bespoke velvet sofa has a fabulous impact when first walking into the room. Mark Taylor’s favourite aspect of the room renovation was the stained glass work. The wow factor of the stained glass and the burnt orange sofa have an immediate and striking impact when entering the room, with all the other aspects drawing attention around the room. This is a room that transports one to the 1920s.

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The brief for this project was to transform a simple garage space into an impressive entertainment area complete with a show stopping presentation space for the owner’s supercars.

Beyond the staircase corridor is an oversized tinted pivot glass door with a huge handmade crushed metal handle. The view beyond is both unexpected and overwhelming.

The client turned to The Design Practice by UBER who specialise in creative space planning and fit out of luxurious spaces for residential and commercial properties.

The glass doors unveil the main attraction. Curved and tinted floor to ceiling glass surrounds an illuminated turntable on which sits proudly the most beautiful yet aggressive of the client’s vehicles, currently a McLaren 650S.

The wish list evolved from housing two to three of the best cars in a plush environment that offered ease of access, to then include an entertaining space where the client could play pool in the glamour of a subterranean bar and watch sports on a big screen with friends. The lighting needed to be fully controlled and customisable, highlighting spectacular features whilst creating an overall “moody” ambience. This was achieved using many different elements.

This dream was realised to the fullest of potentials.”

To realise the design concept, the designers took photographs of slabs of the precious stone once on site and correctly illuminated with a continuous light sheet. The high-resolution image was printed onto lightweight acrylic to use in the ceiling piece. This was highly successful and the faux material works harmoniously with the real precious stone in the bar area.

The Design Practice by UBER set about to create a car ‘trophy cabinet’, taking the very finishes from inside the stunning vehicles and translating them onto the walls of the garage.

The Design Practice by UBER worked hand in hand with specialist AV contractors Ultimation to bring the space to life technologically and they did not disappoint. Every single element of the garage space and its electrical possibilities were considered, giving the client the possibility to start the car from a touch panel, rotate the vehicle to pre-set positions or continual ‘display spin’ with floor and ceiling illumination in showcase mode together with music from all angles and at the same time controlling the temperature in the chilled wine cellar and bringing fresh air into the pool room. Floor sensors on gate entry detect which of the vehicles is entering the garage space and all the settings can be customised to suit the particular driver as they drive in, from the music that greets them, to the lighting and even heating levels.

The space planning was critical and the task was to provide a feast for the eyes in a journey from the staircase leading off the main hallway in the house down into this space, a journey that hinted at a change of pace from the everyday living area at ground level but also provided a jaw dropping arrival point from which to see the primary vehicle as a first impression. From the ground floor the mood is set on the stair descent. Sensors detect an approach activating pre-set settings including lighting in the basement space ready for the big reveal. A padded leather wall on the corridor space to the side of the staircase gives a masculine feel to the space. Low level lighting carefully eludes to an opening in the leather panelling which discretely reveals the most glamorous of bathrooms with a specialist metallic polished wall and bespoke basin finished off with a polished plastered ceiling and Italian sanitary ware. 84 design et al

In the design intent a circular ceiling feature of back lit precious stone together with a smoked mirrored central section would provide a glow over the car and reflect its beautiful aero dynamic shapes across the roofline. The designers had their hearts set on using smoky quartz as the key tie-in element, backlit within the full spirit wall in the games room, the pool cue rack and the floor in the wine cellar. However, the semi-precious circle over the car posed a conundrum for UBER due to the weight and unavoidable amount of waste.

The space held its challenges for UBER but thanks to a dedicated team of ‘can do’ partners in Intuitive Homes, Ultimation, along with Crestron and Lutron to name a few this dream was realised to the fullest of potentials. The cocktail of components made for an inspired execution of total quality and a job that The Design Practice by UBER and its team could be incredibly proud of.





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This detached Edwardian villa, situated in Richmond was converted into a stylish yet elegant family home for an active Canadian family. The brief was to create a classic contemporary interior space that works to entertain, live and relax. Working with Thompson + Baroni Architects, Juliette Byrne designed the interior for this project which has been nominated for the Residential £2.5 – £5 million (property value) Award at the International Design and Architecture Awards 2017. The house was converted by Ray Thompson for Juliette Byrne’s clients and included an extension with lap pool and external gym. The designers were given the brief to create a stunning interior space to compliment the client’s contemporary style. The family travel extensively and have three children who are extremely sporty enjoying skiing, cycling, and tennis. Juliette Byrne were asked to make sure all the rooms were styled for them individually. The clients were impressed by the designers’ efficient use of space and how they managed to make the flow between the new rear extension elegant and sophisticated. In the new extension, the clients wanted to create a family room with the wonderful views onto the garden but also to have the formal dining area and seating around a feature fireplace. The drawing room was furnished using items from the Christian Liaigre range of furniture and a fireplace designed by Juliette Byrne with the clients’ framed Picasso above. The house was designed to complement the exterior as the glass doors in the kitchen extension slide back so that one can move seamlessly from inside to outside. A BBQ was specially commissioned in marble to compliment the water feature in the long lap pool. The external furniture was sourced and fabrics were chosen which worked beautifully with the internal schemes. The kitchen was by Bulthaup and the dining table commissioned from Armani with a Lindsey Edelman pendant light from New York, bespoke dining chairs were designed to complete the scheme. The client although now in the film business originally trained as an Oceanographer and requested a saltwater aquarium for his study. This challenge was taken on and was a wonderful focal point with a living underwater world of coral and tropical fish and plants. Juliette Byrne worked on integrating this carefully into a walnut panelled wall and created a stylish study with bookshelves to display his motor racing and skiing awards. Other areas such as the master bedroom had dressing room joinery designed and commissioned to lead elegantly into the 92 design et al

bedroom with full length curtains and a chaise longue from Promemoria in Pimlico and crystal pendant light from Ochre. All the art and photography, and even the flowers, were sourced from Thomas Goode and were selected carefully to create a fantastic palette to complement the interior. Bespoke rugs for the entire house were sourced from The Rug Company, and were woven for each area, the paint on the ground floor was specially flown in from the South of France, and all of the fabrics and soft furnishings were individually sourced from all over the world. Juliette Byrne’s favourite aspect of the project was being given an open brief to create a space that would work for this family. The design works well as each area has its own special feel – from the fully fitted boot room with storage for all the sports equipment, through to the funky chill out area on the top floor of the house for the three teenage children to entertain their friends. As designers, Juliette Byrne took note of the client’s preferences regarding colour palettes and style. Their look was clean and linear so Juliette Byrne needed to ensure the house still felt warm and inviting.

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our expectations as it has not only created a warm family home perfect for entertaining but also a practical hierarchy between the various rooms.” Speaking about the project, Juliette said “This project was a wonderful challenge as the clients required us to start from their brief that we needed to create a stylish, elegant family home but efficient use of space and seamless flow from room to room was also very important. The house was almost a blank canvas when we started and we were commissioned to create each room with its own ambience - new joinery, bespoke decorative light fittings, wall finishes and soft furnishings which were sourced from all over the world. From the unique fireplace in the drawing room to the saltwater aquarium in the walnut panelled study - each design was given tremendous attention. The quality of the finish had to be the very best we could achieve and this complemented the client’s wonderful Art collection.” She added “The finished design has excelled our expectations as it has not only created a warm family home perfect for entertaining but also a practical hierarchy between the various rooms.”

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Camp End Manor, a beautifully constructed new house in Surrey, has been created by a unique collaboration of designers, all highly regarded experts in their respective fields. Architects Lees Associates, Linley Interior Design and The Stonemasonry Company were appointed in 2014 to work together to create the finest property on St George’s Hill, and have succeeded in their quest. Andrew Paulson of Lees Associates says, “Everybody wanted to deliver the perfect house and that’s what we’ve done. We are all really proud. The house is absolutely fantastic – it’s everything we hoped it would be, and more.” Andrew continues, “We have created a house which fits beautifully into the landscape; it belongs here. The house has been designed so that the four elevations address different aspects of the landscape. The view to the south, across 20 miles of beautiful Surrey countryside, is truly unique – no other house in England has this spectacular view.”

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a house which fits beautifully into the landscape.” Tim Murray, Interior Design Director at Linley, considered the importance of the remarkable views before commencing work on the interior design of the house. He says, “We don’t often see houses with views as good as these. We didn’t want the interior to conflict or fight with the views, so our starting point for the scheme was sophistication, understated elegance and a sense of calm. We wanted the client to be able come into this house and be relaxed and to feel at home.” The Palladian style of the house, with its symmetrical footprint, gives harmony and balance to the building’s structure and to all the rooms within. It also means the views can be seen from one side of the house right through to the opposite side. The tall sash windows allow natural daylight to pour in from every aspect and light also floods down from an oculus

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window in the centre of the roof, set high above the graceful stone staircase. The stair, a free-standing curve of 270º created by hand in the purest French Limestone, is a masterpiece of design and engineering. Pierre Bidaud, the French master-craftsman and Project Manager at The Stonemasonry Company, is undeniably proud of his firm’s achievement in creating this unique ‘floating’ staircase. He says, “We needed to stay true to the fundamentals of architecture, which are all about solidity, function and elegance. The challenge was to find a way to have 12 tonnes of solid load-bearing stone held up in the air! We worked with Lees Associates and our engineers Webb Yates to test and re-test the design and calculations to create this beautiful structure. At the heart of our work is the history of hundreds of years of stonemasonry and our love for the material with which we work. We hope the family buying this house will remember each stone in this beautiful staircase is part of the earth’s history.” The land at Camp End Manor also has a wonderful history. Originally the site of an Iron Age fort, the plateau upon which the house sits curves steeply away, with a secret woodland wildlife garden running down to the south west. Mature trees and shrubs grow abundantly throughout the gardens, with some fine specimens found amongst the mature planting. Camp End Manor is not just a luxury home by virtue of its fixtures and fittings. From its very conception, its design and construction has been a devoted exercise in providing the highest standard of living to its residents. It’s simple, sensitive plan provides balance and harmony, and its generous ceiling heights, windows and skylights allow natural light to flood its spaces. It is a home that truly lifts the spirits. Over one hundred skilled craftspeople and design professionals have played their part in creating this beautiful and unique English residence but the last word must go to David Snowdon, founder and chairman of Linley. Lord Snowdon says, “Our approach is to create memorable interiors that transcend fashions. Our style is always elegant and eclectic, with a focus on detail and craftsmanship in everything we create. We’re delighted to have helped create this beautiful house and I hope the owners will enjoy it for many years to come.”

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