A houses and apartments contemporary design interior go through countless refurbishments and changing fashions, details such as picture and dado-rails come and go, radiators are boxed over or left exposed and, of course, kitchens and bathrooms are replaced at an astonishing rate. Working in the international fashion business means that the owners of this central London apartment travel frequently.
They did not want any of the fussy Victorian detail they found, except the plasterwork ceilings in the principal rooms, and they asked a design partnership to create a completely new look for the apartment based on neutral colours, contemporary design and various items bought in anticipation of the refurbishment. Neither minimalist nor crowded, the interiors are a beautifully balanced composition of light and space, texture and tone, and above all, it is look that is difficult to date. Contemporary furniture mixes comfortably with antiques, and the whole apartment is treated as a single space, rather like a uniquely luxurious and spacious hotel suite. What more could one dream of in central London?