Offering a bespoke personalised service, Carlisle Design Studio specialise in creating truly unique design solutions working across all business sectors. They employ a breadth of expertise that ensure architecture, interiors, furniture and dressing tie together seamlessly and elegantly to create beautiful world class properties. They are a part of Phoenix Prime - a multi-disciplinary collective of property and design experts who offer a holistic turnkey service for the world’s most exclusive real estate investments. Covering Brokerage, Architecture, Interior Design and Development Management, no stone is left unturned.
“ Upon entering the home, the stunning hallway immediately impresses; neutrally toned and accented with mirroring and geometric light fixtures that add texture. ”
This particular project is a contemporary refurbishment of a five-story, 10,000 square foot Grade-II listed family home. The task was to create an impressive and captivating space for the clients, suitable for entertaining while also providing them with an environment where they could feel at home with their dogs. A new conservatory extension at the back of the house opened up the lower ground floor into a light and spacious area for casual dining and relaxing, on a similar grand scale to the rest of the building. Each room has been uniquely fitted with its own distinguishing light fixture, allowing the owners to step into a new world over every threshold. Upon entering the home, the stunning hallway immediately impresses; neutrally toned and accented with mirroring and geometric light fixtures that add texture. The colour palette is soothing and warm so that after a long day the owners will be filled with a sense of content serenity. In the sitting room, plush chairs are sleek, yet comforting. The same tone and texture is carried on through the full length curtains and rug. All hand tufted carpets and rugs are designed and supplied by Colbourns. Relaxing with a book here, the dinning room is just visible, perfectly designed for formal meals, larger gatherings or simple family dinners. A new bespoke wine store was also created next to the large family kitchen. A meticulously thought out feature, this room was designed so that each shelf is specialised for the specific type of wine. A centralised table was included to ensure the owners could take out each bottle, examine, study
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and of course taste them, to their hearts content. Delicate and chic, the bathroom is notably exceptional. A minimalist standalone bathtub resides next to the single pearlescent vanity cabinet and basin, offset with vintage taps and an art deco inspired mirror. The crystal chandelier floats above, dispersing light and dazzling the specifically chosen snow white orchids. These stand in two waist height silver vases, showcasing sleek lines and reflecting sophistication. Upstairs of the home is set apart with differing colour tones, revealing a more masculine personality within. Warm, woodlike colours having been used for the bar area, a perfect complement to the golden nectar in the finest spirit bottles and whiskey glasses. The overall effect is one of masculine power and intelligent charisma, making it stand out as a both a decadent space for entertaining the very closest of trusted friends, and enjoying a private drink. Interior ID provided unique items of bespoke fitted cabinetry for this project. Pieces were designed to update the aesthetic of the house to one of transcendent elegance and luxury. Hand finished wall coverings, Italian marble, sumptuous fabrics and specialist surface finishes were all chosen to work specifically with each room’s palette. A purveyor of extravagant materials, Thomas James Furniture was chosen to supply some of the finest standalone cabinetry, attention was lavished on the detailing of features from the intricate etching on the back face of a mirrored joinery panel to the curve of bespoke sequin decorations on a cushion. While the house was completely transformed into a new luxury space, the personalized design gives the owners the feeling that it is still very much their own home, where they can truly be themselves. Matthew Carlisle, Creative Director for Carlisle Design Studio spoke about this inimitable project: “My favourite aspect of this project has to be the refurbished Library, for many reasons, but in particular the finely detailed joinery. It utilizes the great ceiling height perfectly and uses a rich, masculine palette of finishes.”
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