Our clients were a family of 4 leaving London in order to re-locate near family in Berkshire. The property was a new build 15,000 sq foot home featuring 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, a luxury indoor pool, expansive home gym, beautiful home office and a host of living spaces including a stunning bespoke kitchen. Our brief was to create a relaxed family home which was striking, great for entertaining and to incorporate a fun kid-friendly den and sleepover space for their two kids and their friends.
We also had to create a nanny suite with bedroom and ensuite for their live-in housekeeper. Our clients wanted us to include some unique design elements and create wow factor with some break-out entertaining spaces, however they were keen for their home to feel relaxed for themselves as well as guests and most importantly remain practical and family-friendly.
We were involved in every element and detail of the design process from the outset which involved the planning and design of the house with layouts and floor-plans throughout, lighting design & sourcing, planning & design of all bespoke joinery, designing all the bathrooms and sourcing sanitaryware, sourcing every piece of furniture & fabric right through to sourcing and styling every last detail and accessory. We also oversaw the entire building process from start to finish and collaborated closely with our clients as well as a host of trades and suppliers. Our clients were absolutely thrilled with the end result.
We purposely designed an open plan large dining space as part of the hallway. This is unusual for a UK design and we wanted to create an unexpected wow factor and to create a social dining hub in the central part of the house which was off the expansive kitchen / dining / living space and besides the bespoke and striking central stairwell.
When you walk into the house the dark green hallway envelops you immediately and when you move further into the hallway the position of the dining space gives unexpected wow factor. The use of this space enabled us to create a bespoke walk in wine cellar as well as floor to ceiling expansive floating shelves. The dining space in this part of the house also means that guests are able to enjoy the striking bespoke stairwell which leads directly off the dining, hallway space.
We designed every piece of joinery throughout the house as well as the bespoke integral staircase. Alongside sourcing numerous furniture items we also designed many unique & bespoke furniture & upholstery pieces as well as all the lighting. It enabled us to collaborate alongside a huge variety of different artisans.
Material Used :
Julian Chichester / Bethan Grey / CP Hart / Designers Guild / Abbot & Boyd / Zimmer & Rohde / Andrew Martin / Apparatus / Heals / CTO Lighting / Domus / Fired Earth / Terrazzo Tiles / Roger Oates / Porta Romana / Mullan Lighting / Casamance / Lelievre / Zinc Textiles / Phillip Jeffries / Tektura / Roche Bobois / Living Space UK / Jonathan Adler / Essential Home / Munna / Ecco Trading