Kensington House by SHH in London

British architects and interior designers SHH has completed projects Kensington House in London, with a commission to create a complete interior schemes for the six-storey house. This property consists of a very luxurious reception hall, large formal dining room, family room, cinema room and swimming pool, all situated on 3 floors below. The first floor is occupied by the entire master suite, with the remaining two floors was taken by 5 further bedrooms and a bathroom. The house must be in accordance with the needs of international partners with a large family. As for the look? ‘Cream, off-white and funky’. Contemporary designs taking of a Georgian terrace house, set in the Square classic, combining all the comforts of modern living with the AV state-of-the-art and cooling comfort, without sacrificing space and traditional proportions. The house was put on the ground, consisting of entrance foyer double volume (overlooked by the mezzanine floor of the main room), a freely floating staircase and reception hall principle. Buffon floor entrance is a wall of lime with a double volume in wallpaper hanging, wrinkled pearlised from Brian Yates. Long wall on the right side mirror features gold and silver over from Harrison Gill and the back of a rabbit fur-lined with chrome legs from Interdesign by Ipe Cavalli, while the forests of the 12 lights Broom, at an altitude of various kinds by Brand Van Egmond of Greenwich Village, complete installation. Far to the rear wall, window housing ladder, hung with curtains voile, voile circle with hand-sewn from the jab, tied back with 3 silk crystal order and tiebacks from Jason d’Souza. A double door located in the center-led visitors into the reception room 66 square meters. The bespoke, irregularly shaped carpet flooring, from carpet Tim Page and designed by Rene Dekker of SHH, which is made from a mixture of wool and silk, with patterns based on scatter cushions woven from formal. This arranged in such a way to gently guide visitors either left or right without separation of space in two parts. The front room will be used as a formal area and has been treated in a more determined, so having the largest lamp (shade Light by Moooi of Greenwich Village), Cocoon and Moon from Swedish designer sofa by Kagan Interior Supply, kids faux leather from J Robert Scott. He also has two leather chairs Ferlea of Greenwich Village and a choice of tables of EDC Caulfield Minotti. The garden side of the room, has a less formal feel, using low Italian style modular seating in the form of the Dune by Emmemobile from EDC, upholstered in a light pewter velvet from J Robert Scott, combined with the pearlised leather upholstered Dragonflies from Interior Supply, a faux fur pouf and extra large chair, both from Ipe Cavalli.  The chandeliers are the small and medium Light shade and the art is an original mixed media on canvas by Scottish Artist Elidh Macaskill. A second entrance door to the room has been skilfully blanked off using two laser-cut metal panels, designed on the traditional damask pattern and hung with crystals. Curtains throughout are full height, lined silky linen with the over curtains done in a crocheted type cream leatherette both from Sahco Hessline The whole scene is beautifully encased within the pearlised polished plaster walls, applied by DKT. The passage houses a specially made giant Scheherazade light by artists Eric de Dormael and Sylvie Janvier for Ombré Portée and supplied in the UK by Cameron Peters.  This consists of a floor standing light box incorporating 2m high metal rods with feather and glass bead tips, gently swaying when ever there is the lightest air movement. The family room is comfortable, warm and airy, decorated using soft creams and natural shades. The wall covering is a basket weave vinyl by Vescom UK with the floor consisting of layers of sumptuous carpet and shag pile rug both by Stark Carpets. A modular sofa by Minotti is upholstered in alternate hounds tooth and plain silky chenille by Zimmer Rohde and is scattered with various silk cushions. The coffee table is made up of a mock croc upholstered ottoman and glass up and over table called the Ryan and Pat from Interior Supply and these are complimented by a small Fil de Fer floor lamp from Greenwich Village and the Cezar side table, a quirky hourglass-shaped design in off-white satin lacquer by Minotti. The dining room, with is formal proportions, uses minimalist Italian table, the Raj from Galotti and Radici and chairs from Minotti, to great effect against the spectacular backdrop of the cross combed polished plaster fire breast, applied by DKT. The remaining walls are hung in a soft greige silk from Vescom UK with the two long elevations using the Silent Gliss Panel glide system to show off alternate banners of circular voile from Zimmer Rohde and a silk weave by J Robert Scott. The jewel in the room is the Hellbob, designed by Ruhl Haagmans of Windfall and supplied by Cameron Peters. This serpentine layout, is made up of 12 wire frame, suspended balls, precision encrusted with thousands of Swarovski crystals. The spheres are shown in 3 different sizes and are hung at different levels, creating a sparkling ‘Milky Way’ constellation. This floor is located in the basement of the house and encompasses the cinema, utility room, large pool leisure room, plant room and staff quarters. The pool room is unique in its sheer size, covering almost 104 sq m – a luxury considering the space restrictions of most modern living. To soften the room, the long elevation to the right makes use of banners in a striped sheer also from Abbott and Boyd. The occasional furniture consists of a polished chrome chaise and an accompanying seat both by Megaron, the floor light is the Luna Nel Pozzo by Catellani (a silvered sphere with small exposed light bulb, sub-merged under water) and the side tables are the Rock Meteors by Arik Levi. The scheme is complimented by the crocodile embossed leather upholstered workout bench and matching dumbbells.


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