Belgravia Beauty …
A new chapter begins for a period town house courtesy of Janine Stone & Co. Blue-blooded rooms with layered and alluring comforts. “This house says it is easy to live with beautiful things”. Janine Stone
The interiors are infused with a subtle glamour, rich jewel hues, sumptuous textures and keenly observed detailing combine with handsome cabinetry and an artists’ eye curate of the artwork and antiquity throughout this gracious six-storey residence situated in the heart of Belgravia, London.
Janine has created truly elegant and harmonious spaces from what was a narrow and challenging foot-print. Some internal walls were realigned and the spaces have been thoughtfully reimagined to bring a fresh vitality and energy; creating an elegant and sophisticated but highly liveable home for a young international family.
A rich mix of fabrics and materials. Silk wall coverings and fitted antique mirror walls. Fireplace is cross cut Eramosa designed by Janine Stone. The seating is arranged around the custom-made ottoman in suede by Holly Hunt. The rug is a silk hand knotted rug by Luke Irwin. Elegant demi lune consoles sit in front of the antique mirrored panels. The chandelier is bespoke Atomos by Baroncelli. Flooring oak stained dark narrow planks.
Adjacent to the drawing room and centred around the client’s passion of chess. Flooring continues with oak stained dark narrow planks. Walls to chimney breast are Copper Beech by Paint and Paper Library. The wooden wall panelling is Santos Rosewood and is hand French Polished in situ to develop a rich glossy lustre. Matching cross cut Eramosa fire place surround. Games table designed by Janine Stone with antique chess pieces. Structured sofa is by Holly Hunt. Sculpture and artworks all selected and supplied by Janine Stone. Framing of all pictures is by John Jones Framing, London. The open doors at the end of the room lead to a sun terrace. Bench in dark leather also by Holly Hunt.
A softly hued harmonious room. Tone on tone with softly upholstered wardrobes and hand painted joinery around the bed. Custom bed by Savoir upholstered in Altfield, Pollack Alloy. Conceals television mechanism in the base. Dressing table by Birgit Israel.
En-suite to Master
A pure white honed floor in crystal white marble. Bicasso White honed marble forms the other areas. Carrera Marble to bathroom walls and vanity unit. Concealed storage behind the mirrors. Samuel Heath champagne brassware, Roman Blind with trim by Samuel & Sons.
Bespoke stone floor consisting of honed Namibian white limestone with contrasting squares of hones Elegant Dune limestone. Radiator cover made from honed Elegant Dune limestone with a bronze detailed grill and a French polished dark timber surround. Antique mirror glass with gilt metal framing. The space is lit by large suspended gloves of solid cast bronze and bead blasted Borosilicate glass by Andrew Kornat (US). Original artwork curated by Janine Stone helps to create a darkly elegant atmosphere set against Farrow & Ball Purbeck Stone walls. The dark painted staircase with its restored cast iron balustrade (sand blasted and re-painted) is set off by a high gloss piano black hand rail. Flooring is polished cotton carpet by Colbourns (mahogany).
Richard Powers Photography