Outdoor Living In Primrose Hill

Outdoor Living In Primrose Hill

NW3 Interiors x Primrose Hill

We’ve now shared 3 of our recent interior design projects – and you can read all about them here – but our blog this week has a slightly different story arc. Over the last few months Carly and NW3 have been working in Primrose Hill, helping a client revolutionise their outside terrace, and it’s been exciting and rewarding.

Our client’s garden terrace features a large section of dark brown wooden flooring, and NW3 were tasked with bringing the area to life. This client’s outgoing lifestyle involves lots of hosting, so we needed to create a vibrant area that was also functional and practical. It’s important that the design work could create a garden to be used all year round with relatively low maintenance.

Originally fixated on wooden furniture, we managed to persuade our client of the benefits of more durable materials. The dining table (pictured) is a Knoll classic, designed by Richard Schultz, and was manufactured in Italy. Fortunately, shipping was super-fast and the table arrived quickly! Paired with the table were the dining chairs, procured from the beautiful Italian brand Moroso. The chairs added key details with white, dark blue and black, complimenting the client’s design briefs. Carly’s drawings also enabled the height of the side of the chairs to fit in with the requirements for the tables – a crucial calculation, as we all know. Finally, the sofa and armchair selection were chosen for outdoor suitability, and spiced up with a variety of cushions thrown on! The white of the sofas, despite the client’s initial hesitation, contrasted the brown floor perfectly. Coffee tables from Hay and honeybee lanterns from Serralunga completed the space. Throughout the project, Carly co-ordinated multiple suppliers and organised the installation. Using NW3 meant the client’s terrace is now full of colour, lasts all winter, and has been professionally designed whilst utilising discounts available from suppliers.

See the outdoor terrace in all its glory on our project page here.

Designed and sourced exclusively by NW3 Interiors.

 

Read our interview with Helen about the NW3 Interiors experience…

We asked Helen a few questions to see how she found the process, and to see if she loved the outcome. You can read her Q & A below:

1) How did you know of NW3 Interiors and what was it that attracted you to instruct us?

Carly has established for herself a fantastic reputation as the go to person in North London.  Having worked with a few interior designers in the past she is the only person I will speak to now.  She has a brilliant eye and an excellent relationship with all her suppliers.  Her service is seamless.  She always makes her herself available and is not happy until the job is 100% done.

2) Can you recall which important pieces of information you provided to NW3 Interiors to ensure the design was suitable for your situation?

I told her not white!  The best advice I can give is to trust Carly and believe in the process as she is always right as white is the only colour I would put out there now! She was very practical as I also wanted outdoor cushions and she advised me that with the weather being what it is in this country we needed something more durable.  Now we have patio furniture that not only looks amazing but will work all year round!

3) What feedback would you give regarding the process from design concept to completion including time and value?

Carly came over and did all the measurements, sent us digital images of what it would look like when completed and we loved this!  Carly always finds us the best possible deal and always manages to work around our budget.

4) How does it make you feel now, to sit on your terrace?

Very happy indeed. As always, Carly nailed it!

If you would like to see how NW3 could help you redesign part of your home, or work on larger design projects, please do not hesitate to get in touch in the comments or via email!  Carly@nw3interiorsltd.com

The client and Carly from NW3 Interiors

 

 

Before & After – Camden Mews Project

Before & After – Camden Mews Project

Having recently shared information on our Century Court project and divulged details of a bathroom renovation in Primrose Hill, our blog this week looks at a recent redesign undertaken by NW3 in Camden.

Located just off Kentish Town Road, the Camden Mews project featured a lovely 1960’s mews house. The property is arranged over two principal levels, with the large open-plan reception/kitchen on the first floor enjoying excellent levels of light from the large south-west facing windows. It also boasts a versatile mezzanine area, two further bedrooms and two bathrooms occupying the ground floor. Starting in March, and finishing in June, the project was completed in just 4 months.

Carly’s role was to redesign the bathrooms to better suit the size requirements of the client, which meant moving a wall! The overall aim with the bathrooms was to create modern, luxurious, individually identified bathrooms. NW3 Interiors completed the design and created the colour scheme, as well as providing the fittings in budget and organising a building team to install the bathrooms to a very high finish.

Before images:

      

After Shots:

      

 

Existing Bathrooms floor plan                                                   Proposed Bathrooms floor plan

                           

Outside of the bathrooms, the house was crying out for some beautiful and unique pieces of furniture and design so that we could turn this couple’s house into their forever home. The challenge for Carly was to design and create a warm and inviting home, whilst maximising the potential space and adding luxury and ambience to the overall feel. However, by incorporating a colour scheme and furniture collection that reflect the iconic 70’s theme of the property and key changes to lighting, NW3 helped with the dream renovation.

Before images:

      

After Shots:

      

Existing floor plan                                                                        Proposed furniture layout plan

      

If you are interested in learning more about our Camden Mews project, or would like to find out how NW3 Interiors can support interior design projects, please contact carly@nw3interiorsltd.com

NW3 Interiors x Knoll

NW3 Interiors x Knoll

NW3 Interiors x Knoll

 

In our NW3 blog this week, we are happy to highlight our longstanding relationship with Knoll, and touch on our status as being the only independent authorised Knoll Dealer in the UK. Pretty cool, right?

Starting at the beginning, Carly identifies Knoll as responsible for starting her passion for iconic, quality design. Knoll, known for quality, luxurious feel, high standards of production and a variety of ranges, are closely aligned in their ethos to that of which NW3 Interiors have now built their reputation. This relationship isn’t in its honeymoon phase either – it’s been 20 years in the making! So, when Carly discusses and advises on Knoll collections and design, potential suitors can be sure that Carly knows what she is talking about.

 

Through Carly’s existing relationship with the global powerhouse, NW3 Interiors can provide a host of benefits for those looking to access Knoll collections. As an independent, Carly will visit your home to ensure that colours work with your existing furniture and home set up and can also visit the Knoll showroom with potential clients to see the KnollStudio Collection, or can demonstrate the furniture in the NW3 interiors showroom if more convenient. Not only can NW3 provide understanding on how to specify design classics from Knoll, Carly can also provide competitive pricing on Knoll furnitu
re. If you are looking to Knoll furniture, NW3 can support through your whole journey.

There are a range of Knoll stockists, from The Conran Shop to Skandium, Heal’s to Haus, who can all provide excellent support when choosing Knoll furniture. But NW3’s independent touch can provide a unique experience. When referencing Carly, Alioscia Re, Knoll Showroom Manager, said “you are so enthusiastic about Knoll, really love and appreciate the products. You are the best ambassador.” That endorsement speaks for itself

 

The Knoll showroom is based in Old Street where Knoll showcases most of their ranges
including sofas, dining tables, outdoor furniture, coffee tables, chaise, lounge chairs, footstools, desks, office chairs and office desks. It is by appointment only so if you would like to arrange a visit or if you’d like to come and visit the NW3 Interiors showroom where we also showcase Knoll furniture, please get in touch.

Exclusive NW3 Insights into the Clerkenwell Design Week 2017!

Exclusive NW3 Insights into the Clerkenwell Design Week 2017!

Our NW3 blog this week comes from Clerkenwell Design Week, which has run from Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25th of May. Taking place at a variety of show rooms, exhibition centres and other gorgeous destinations around Clerkenwell Road, #CDW2017 has featured a spectacular array of installations and product launches across the three days.

Clerkenwell itself is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet. Clerkenwell Design Week, now in its 8th year, celebrates the rich and diverse Clerkenwell community by creating a showcase of leading UK and international brands and companies presenting across 3 days in the area. Attracting over 30,000 people in 2016 and with 300 brands exhibiting, NW3 Interiors headed down to be a part of the amazing week and share some of our favourite exhibitors.

From Design Through the Ages to Kitchens of the Future, Ergonomics at Work to Future Washroom Trends, Clerkenwell had it all. Excellent speakers discussed important industry issues across the 3 days, whilst Icon Magazine took over Fabric night to present Icon House of Culture. Basked in glorious sunshine for most of the 3 days, #CDW2017 was awash with vibrant, open discussions and excellent exhibitions.

Carly- “My favourite lights were the iconic lights from Bert Frank which I have recently included in my project in Camden and Primrose Hill. The range and development of the designs always surprise me and their constant ability to produce new and interesting pieces means that they are not only one of my favourite lighting designers but are an established and trusted brand partner of NW3 Interiors.

Across the 3 days, Clerkenwell Design Week played host to some of the very best the Design world has to offer!

Bathroom Design and Renovation in Primrose Hill

Bathroom Design and Renovation in Primrose Hill

Bathroom Design and Renovation in Primrose Hill

Following our recent sharing of our very own showroom transformation and our detailing of our Century Court project, we have decided to create another piece in our transformation series. Aware that spring has broken into its stride, we promise not to use too many Easter/blossoming metaphors!

The Primrose Hill bathroom project was an incredible experience for NW3 Interiors. Our client had decided they wanted to revolutionise their bathroom. But this project wasn’t a new coat of paint – the bathroom was designed to be reminiscent of their favourite hotel, Café Royal, a 6 star Piccadilly paradise.

The challenge for NW3 was to create a true, immersive, luxurious experience in a small space. To do this, we needed trusted help. As an authorised deal of Neutra, NW3 had the perfect resources available to create just the feel. Neutra specialise in washbasins, bathtubs, shower trays and shelves with a contemporary design, with coatings from refined textures and furnishings, the result of an inspired dialogue between natural materials and advanced technologies. The marble veining was meticulously planned and installed to create a perfect movement of natural stone. The builders were amazing, installing the heavy marble with great care to ensure everything went without hitch.

This project certainly tailored to some of the finer tastes; the bathroom includes heated wall panels to dry towels and keep robes warm. We’re proud of the transformation, and hope you enjoy some before and after shots.

Before video

 

After images showing our client’s beautiful bathroom

      

      

If you are interested in learning more about our Primrose Hill project, or would like to find out how NW3 Interiors can support interior design projects, please contact carly@nw3interiorsltd.com

Before & After – Century Court

Before & After – Century Court

Having shared our showroom transformation a few weeks ago, we’ve been looking forward to creating a similar piece around our work with Whitehall Park – a group of developers with properties in North London. Century Court has been one of our favourite projects to date, and we’re very proud of the transformation that the property underwent. Our challenge: transforming a dated, top floor apartment with spectacular views of Lords Cricket Ground, into a modern turn-key masterpiece ready to be sold to private residents.

Century Court is a residential building based in St John’s Wood, London. For those non-cricket fans amongst our readers, this is the view that we were trying to maximise…

With such an excellent view, we needed to create a high-end experience using quality furniture and lovely fabrics. I have used lots of teal/blue throughout the apartment, which looks great with dark woods like walnut. An Alexander sofa from the Sofa and Chair Company, wallpaper from Arte and rugs from Rugs by Ana were crucial furnishings, and were supported by large structural changes including knocking through the wall dividing the kitchen and the main living space. This project was full on – I decided how to spend the budget, chose all colours, materials, decorations and negotiated terms with the suppliers. I worked alongside the builders and collaborated with architects to ensure this property got the makeover it deserved.

Taking the best part of 9 months, the renovations to the 113sq. Century Court have transformed the project, shifting the property from “offering unparalleled views” to “boasting considerable charms for the anti-cricket too”. Below, we have a collection of before and after photos to show how we rejuvenated the apartment.

Living Room – Before                                                              Living Room – After      

Master bedroom – Before                                                      Master bed room – After      

Living Room – Before                                                               Living Room – After      

Kitchen – Before                                                                       Kitchen – After      

Bathroom – Before                                                                  Bathroom – After      

 

This project was proudly presented in the Ham and High Interiors Supplement Magazine here:

If you are interested in learning more about our Century Court project, or would like to find out how NW3 Interiors can support interior design projects, please contact carly@nw3interiorsltd.com