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A Central London Apartment Showcases A Crafted Contemporary Interior

Chic furnishings and sumptuous touches add character to this art collector’s serene city home, transforming it into a masterpiece

Introducing personality was key to this central London penthouse, now one of the world’s best homes. Located in a former office building, it had already been fitted out and fully furnished as the show home in a development of 23 units. ‘In typical show home fashion, it was pleasant and contemporary but did not reflect the client’s personality or lifestyle,’ says Michelle Sweeney, Design Director at KSR Interiors. The project required a complete rethink and appropriate redesign, weaving new elements into the existing interior.

The client wanted ‘to create a space that felt luxurious yet comfortable and textural, where one felt stylish but relaxed enough to put your feet on the sofa,’ says Michelle. ‘We discussed combining timeless pieces with high-quality natural materials for a fresh and contemporary feel. Drawing on our client’s South African roots and impressive art collection, we were inspired to include natural forms and dark tones while open, light spaces served to focus attention on the artworks.’
The existing kitchen was reconfigured and enhanced. Dark stained oak cabinetry is teamed with metallic finished doors that complement the light oak island, bringing attention to the room’s centerpiece.Kitchen ideas included reconfiguring the long island with an open-end seated area to visually connect the kitchen and the family dining room, allowing the two rooms to flow as one. The stools were selected to create a casual relaxed seating area.

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