Linking two or more apartments together has made possible the creation of several dream homes featured in this book. The Parisian, but London-based, owner of this very French interior was able to join two apartments and successfully ensure that he achieved the desired flow of space as well as the correct proportion and scale.
The best rooms in the wonderful nineteenth-century stucco houses of London were the first-floor drawing and dining rooms, each with balconies, which in this case overlook a garden square. After removing countless filmsy partitions, the original proportions were revealed in all their glory.
As a dealer in Empire and Regency furniture, and a design and decoration consultant, the owner has create a fine set of rooms, choosing the best examples of craftmanship spanning a century or so. The three major rooms are the salon, library and bedroom, the last of these leading to a pair of en-suite bathrooms and custom-made dressing-rooms.
Everything about this superb apartment illustrates its owner’s knowledge and skill. his mastery of colour and drama, and his desire to leave the twenty-first century outside his door.