A balanced mix of design classics in a period home

Furniture sourced exclusively by NW3 Interiors

The Challenge

An American couple renting in St John’s Wood required furniture which would be comfortable, impress their guests and most importantly be within a colour palette which would work when they moved to their next new home in The States.

There are three reception rooms which are open plan so all of the spaces need to ‘talk’ to each other whilst keeping a sense individuality.

When you open the front door you can see to the back of the house, so the layout required attention so as you weren’t met with solid objects. A feeling of flow was requested.

Carly sourced all of the furniture, rugs, lights and accessories for three ground floor reception rooms, one basement lounge and two bedrooms. Advised on design, layout, colours and art.

The Solution

Combining furniture from luxury brands such as B&B Italia, Knoll, Vitra and rugs from The Rug Company with accessories and console tables from high-street stores; Bo Concept, John Lewis and Heals ensured that this project was delivered on budget and with a scheme which could be pulled apart and could work in any home in the world.

The design classic lounge chair from Vitra; Grand Repo was purchased in leather to sit in the bay window of the library. Paired with a walnut and marble coffee table these could happily be moved to the corner of a bedroom or to the lounge next to a sofa. Design classics are renowned for looking great anywhere there is space around them.

We ordered the rugs in ‘over-size’ because it’s likely the client will have a larger home in America.
The colour scheme and finishes we kept neutral with a palette of: bronze, walnut, cream, calacutta marble, grey and polished chrome – an elegant mix which could have accent colours added when required.

The project was featured in Ham & High magazine as shown. See our other features in the press here.