Client Portfolio: Furniture sourcing for Hisae in Hampstead, London.

Local Hampstead resident Hisae was searching for a statement chair and footstool for her lounge. Her husband was keen to find something wide enough to read storybooks to their daughter each night.
Theirs is a period home with modern furniture, so Carly felt an iconic chair had to suit both an elegant, high-ceiling house and the contemporary style of their existing furniture, along with the practicalities about the width that the couple had identified.

 

 

Hampstead residential project

Hampstead residential project

 

Carly visited the home and noticed heavy feature ceiling patterns and a bay window, which would house the chair. This mean the shape and detail on the chair would be highly specific. NW3 Interiors created a document showing lounge chairs that were suitable for the space including: a Fritz Hansen egg chair, an Eames lounge chair, a Jehs Lab chair from Knoll and a Bertoia bird chair.

 

Hampstead residential project

Hampstead residential project

 

After presenting these options to Hisae, Carly realised the couple was cautious about spending a lot of money on a chair that they couldn’t try out in the space. To put their minds at ease, Carly used her contacts at Knoll to organise a 24-hour trial period for the Jehs and Laub chair. Carly felt this one was best-suited to the space. Knoll agreed to this, so that Hisae and her husband could see how it looked and felt.When Carly brought the chair to the property personally, the couple tried it out and their cautions melted away. They loved the style, comfort and look! The choice remaining was which leather or fabric colour would be best, given that Knoll has 1,000 leather choices and at least 300 fabric types. After some guidance by Carly, Hisae went for a semi-protected leather which is super soft but protected from the children (drink or food spillages, etc!) . There was also a choice of swivel in chrome or black for the base.

 

Hampstead residential project

 

To finish the look, Hisae bought two Knoll Saarinen tulip side tables in marble, one to go with the chair and one to go alongside the sofa in their lounge. Carly ordered the chair and it arrived in eight weeks. The ham and high went to photograph as seen in this article here Since they’ve had the chair in their home, the family has enjoyed many evenings reading books together and listening to music. Hisae’s husband even assures me the bay window and chair combination has great acoustic qualities! Must be the shape and speaker placement!

 

Ham and High property magazine

Ham and High property magazine

Hisae and her husband were impressed with the service and kindly commented on their experience…

“We had just finished a full renovation of our home and were looking for the perfect furniture item to fit into the alcove of our bedroom. We are very particular and had searched for some time to find something that fit the style we wanted (contemporary, sleek, practical etc) We were unsuccessful until we started to interact with Carly who had some very interesting ideas and understood what we were trying to achieve. Ultimately, we purchased the Knoll Albini desk from Carly. The process of selecting the desk to delivery was handled perfectly by Carly – the communication was outstanding (responsive, on point the delivery timing etc) We would highly recommend involving Carly in key elements of ones re-decorating process.”