This penthouse project is situated in the heart of Soho with amazing views across the city.
Joanna Wood and her team have worked with the owners on several projects before. However, the penthouse marked a different venture as the clients in question love to travel and own properties on both sides of the Atlantic, yet they consider London their home. The Soho penthouse holds a very special place in their heart, and in order to make it truly unique and personal, many items have been sourced and custom-designed specifically with the property in mind.
The team started with a completely blank canvas and designed every detail, including the hand-crafted joinery, lighting, flooring and bespoke furnishings.
The clients love entertaining, so the open plan kitchen, living room and dining area fit perfectly with their needs, with the space incorporating cleverly separated zones for cooking, dining and entertaining. The custom-made sofa by Lawson Wood and bespoke leather chairs from Bentley offer plenty of space to host glamorous supper parties, comfortably sitting up to 10 people.
A neutral scheme extends through the fabrics, walls and furniture to complement and gratify the fabulous artwork featured throughout the property. The different tones and textures, including cashmere, wool, silk and boucle, add interest without overpowering the rooms. The champagne coloured curtains by Donghia for Rubelli effortlessly blend in with the walls, helping to provide the perfect background for key pieces to stand out.
The focal point in the room is an exquisite marquetry panel of the New York skyline by David Linley, which perfectly draws in the eye and creates a stunning talking point among guests.
The coffee table is from Liaigre, as is the chaise longue which adds a punchy pop of colour. The look is bold yet balanced, creating a contemporary setting where coloured accent features fit perfectly.
The elegant dining table and chairs were custom-made in Italy by Promemoria. The ultimate entertainment pieces – Baccarat crystal candlesticks and glasses adorn the space.
The baby grand piano takes pride of place under a custom-made hand-blown coloured glass chandelier by Neil Wilkin, while the colourful silk rug by Stark sections off the room to create an entertainment corner.
Leading from the dining space, the outdoor terrace with panoramic vistas across the city also has ample seating options to make the most of warm summer nights; a room with a view.
Images : Peter Bennettc