Winner of Best Interior Design for A Private Residence in the South East of England – UK Property Awards 2018/19.
The owners approached Alexander James Interiors because of our well-respected reputation in the Home Counties, and because of our complete design service, incorporating all of the services that they required for their project. This included interior architecture, space planning, specification, soft interiors and furnishing, and even the accessories. We have transformed what could have been a cold and lifeless property into a contemporary family home bursting with colour, texture, pattern, and personality.
BRIEF AND DESIGN CONCEPT
The design brief for this project was to design a classic, contemporary style home and warm up the spaces which originally felt very cold and harsh. They wanted their home to be perfect for entertaining and have an opulent, luxurious look with lots of texture.
They asked us to design a large master suite with new his and hers dressing rooms and separate bathrooms. This involved moving one of the walls to create a larger room for ‘his en-suite and dressing room’ by slightly reducing the size of the guest bedroom.
We were asked to design a formal, masculine study with heavy panelling to all walls and invited to design bespoke fitted furniture to many of the other rooms in the property, including a new wine room and his and her dressing rooms.
We weren’t there to meet client expectations, but instead to exceed them, so we were keen to push the boundaries of their vision to help them realise the potential of their brand new home.
The key features throughout this property were:
• Bespoke lighting throughout
• Stone floor re-design
• Feature fitted joinery throughout
• New wine room
• Master suite re-designed to increase his dressing area and en-suite
• Bathroom re-design for five en-suites and one cloakroom
• Window treatments, furniture, soft furnishings and accessories throughout
• Creating a homely environment in a large open plan house, with texture, colour and pattern
Alexander James Interior Design
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Photography Credit for Nottingham House: Darren Chung photography