Chelsea Home, London
Personality and playfulness were the starting points in the design of this Chelsea Home.
This generously proportioned home located in London’s Chelsea neighbourhood was designed as a joyful environment for the client to entertain friends, while also being equipped to cater to the practicalities of family life. Each room is brought to life with energetic colour and irreverent design, art and objects that will delight for years to come.
Spanning 4,015 square feet over four floors, this residence features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a cinema room, dining room, playroom, open plan kitchen, drawing room, and two powder rooms. Each space is a feast for the eyes, layered with eclectic antiques and custom-made furniture that effortlessly reflect the client’s flair for fashion and design. Every area is considered with equal weighting, from the elaborate powder rooms to the opulent cinema room, conceived as a retreat rich with details such as a mint condition pair of original Hans Wegner armchairs and a modernist totem pole custom designed by Bryan O’Sullivan Studio.
The flow of the house was carefully plotted to maximise light throughout. On the ground floor, crittal doors in the kitchen open onto a lush walled garden, allowing sunlight to illuminate a set of Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn dining chairs upholstered in his iconic verdant fabrics. Outstanding examples of rare lighting fixtures include a vintage 1940s industrial pendant, an antique Carlo Scarpa glass pendant and an important Fontana Arte, Max Ingrand chandelier.