Southwest from Buckingham Palace, London’s Belgravia district host some of the world’s most coveted and costly homes. Just off Eaton Square, this early 19th century five story terraced townhouse in Belgravia is faced with carefully restored pale brown brick.The property combines period charm and contemporary living by blending art, design and family heirlooms. It’s unique because it’s a corner house where light enters on three sides, which eliminates the dark zones typical of these properties.
The owners, a professional couple just married and now with three children had very clear ideas; they wanted, a comfortable family home not a showhome. The only big constraint was that the work had to be done in record time, before the birth of their third child. The tight design schedule had its advantages, forcing quick and intuitive design decisions. As part of the client’s brief, Maurizio decided to use a lot of the furniture the client already had from their previous homes, transforming familiar pieces simply with new upholstery.
Contemporary items from Italian brands such as B&B Italia, Poliform and Lema were chosen for the interiors, also some luxury and timeless pieces from Ralph Lauren Home to give an extra luxurious feel. This combination gives this five-storey townhouse a simultaneously youthful and sophisticated air, where the eclectic mixture of furnishings and art reflects the owners interests.
Miraculously, the project was completed on schedule and on budget which has launched a friendship between the couple and Maurizio.
The homeowners said:
It is not often that you hear someone say that they enjoyed their house redecoration project or are still on good terms with their interior designer. However, in our case we did enjoy working with Maurizio Pellizzoni and his team, we remain in touch and we would definitely use his services again.
Not only did we like his ideas and interior decoration style but we also thought he was very professional in the way he executed the project. He accompanied us all the way through, from discussing the use of each room, to choosing new furniture, incorporating some of our existing furniture (sometimes reupholstered), deciding on colour schemes and fabrics, up to the last details of lamps, bedding and display of decorative items.
He and his team were always on time and fully prepared ahead of each discussion meeting, which made project progression very efficient. He always listened to and took on board our feedback, whether on budget or style. There were no surprises – any delay in delivery was communicated to us. It was also very important in our decision to engage Maurizio that he was fully set up technologically – he would provide scale drawings of each room, mood boards and budget spreadsheets. This helped us visualise things and discuss options.
We were going through a very busy time in our lives. Maurizio and his team quickly understood that we were stretched and shielded us from all the admin happening in the background so we only had to focus on big decisions.
Maurizio and his team were very generous with their time and supervised every delivery and installation at the house. Towards the end he spent hours helping us decide on which wall or shelf to place such or such piece of art. Impressively, he kept the same patience and motivation until the very end, to deliver a fully completed project. It has been a pleasure working with Maurizio and his team and the end result in our home is stunning and super cool.
Interior design by Maurizio Pellizzoni, Interior Designer and Founder of Maurizio Pellizzoni Ltd. http://www.mauriziopellizzoni.co.uk
Photography: Gianni Franchellucci immagine3.com