For any discerning interior designer an ideal living space is one that combines warmth and comfort with class and elegance. With this in mind, it is then possible to create an urban style home that is synonymous with luxury and sophistication and in accordance with the owner's preferences.
The visual wow! Factor can be created through the use of quality furnishings, lighting and bold materials. If we look how international architecture and interior design firm, Casa Forma, unveils their magnificent apartment at Cadogan Place, London with its uninterrupted view, resultant of the frameless glass balustrade, from the split level dining room looking down to the lounge area, one is comforted with a warm, cosy feeling of rich fabrics upholstered to the Ralph Lauren furniture. One side of the wall features a long bespoke shelving unit that houses an LCD television; the whole unit draws your eyes to the front window that overlooks the beautiful, well kept Cadogan Gardens. On the other, there is a contrast of walnut clad walls with Bruno Triplet wall finishes, creating a distinctive look.
Cadogan Place is a prime address based just off Sloane Street between Sloane Square and Knightsbridge. The street comprises two terraces of Georgian houses and one long terrace of white stuccoes Victorian houses. As one of Casa Forma's properties that it has designed recently Cadogan Place is a triple lateral apartment set across the top floors of three adjoining period buildings. It boasts three ample sized bedrooms - all with en-suite bathrooms, a study, cloakroom, lounge and four small south-facing ornamental balconies. The apartment offers a unique view from all front facing rooms across Cadogan Place gardens which include tennis courts and beautiful manicured lawns. Initially, the apartment was of a very busy and highly decorative classical circa 1980's style. It underwent an extensive period of stripping out and structural work in the majority of the rooms. The first stage of the project involved a thorough dismantling of existing finishes, fixtures and fittings. New stud walls, new electrical works including Lutron and AMX and bespoke joinery were fitted throughout. Even the design and layout of the kitchen was completely reworked.
The master bedroom, which is the most luxurious, concentrates on a dark and dramatic atmosphere pepped up with glossy black surfaces and a feature wall of Tahitian Mother of Pearl in shimmery green brown colour. Again, walnut is used to create a bespoke joinery and panelling to one wall; this is dramatically lit with LED lights that enhance the design. To add on to the dramatic effect, beautiful black and grey woven silk curtains and grey distressed silk upholstered chair with ottoman are aptly positioned at the window. The master bathroom suite uses the same dramatic feel as the bedroom with dark shades of colour; some walls are clad with natural stone, while others with Tahitian Mother of Pearl.
The study leading off the corridor seems like a perfectly balanced space. With its rich palette of colours selected for the upholstery of the furniture, it reflects perfectly in the grey - black mirrors adorning the walls, effecting an elegant atmosphere. The approach to one of the bedrooms is done in subtle colour tones to create a textured feature wall behind the beds. The en-suite bathrooms has the same tones of colour with a minimal effect of natural original stone.