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Alchemi Group

Project Name: Westbourne House

Location: Westbourne Grove, London, W2
Date completed: August, 2015
Interior designer: Alchemi Group – Design Department
Architect: Stiff + Trevillion

Westbourne House is an elegant Art Deco interpretation whose design incorporates both the building and locations past with the best in stylish, modern living. Created in collaboration with award-winning architects Stiff + Trevillion, the building incorporates elements of its past as the William Owen linen draper shop. Owen, a contemporary of Mr. Whiteley's whose namesake store still stands just moments away. Design details that hearken back to fabric and textile elements run throughout the building from external faïence panels to bespoke carpets in the communal areas and bespoke marble inlay in specific bathrooms.

Overall, the design brief was to incorporate Art Deco interpretations into the specification. The bathrooms of Westbourne House use some of the most striking design details of the period, combined with contemporary versions of heritage or historic pieces.

The designers favourite element of the bathrooms at Westbourne House were those that incorporated Art Deco detailing. Elements such as stepped ceilings or marble, contrasting colours, and "heritage" inspired bath fittings combine to create rooms that are genuinely liveable and resident friendly, while also elegant and stylish.

The combination of classic and modern, Art Deco with contemporary is the key to the success of Westbourne House's design. "Traditional" raw materials design with sharp, contemporary detailing add to the overall sense of timelessness. Marble is used to great effect in each bath and shower room, and is mixed with hand crafted ceramic tiles or a bespoke inlay floor design for a sense of unique and personal luxury.

Annette Frommer Interior Design

Project Name: House on Ussishkin St.

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Interior Design: Annette Frommer
Architect: Marc Flamm
Project manager: Gershon Leebhoff

Annette's philosophy is to create exclusive designs within the highest standards, customizing each project to reflect her discerning clients' lifestyle aspirations, with the result of remarkable unique interiors. Her highly elegant style characterizes each one of Annette's timeless projects. This particular project was a total renovation of a listed private landmark property in Israel.

The classically designed Master Bathroom achieves a balanced symbiosis with the various rooms in the rest of the house, which Annette designed in totality. The room is clad with striking book matched Statuario marble slabs. Their natural symmetry lending an elegant and artistic aspect to the space. The bathroom was completed with traditional style chrome fittings by Lefroy Brooks, which complement the overall look of the room, and are in-keeping with the style of the entire property.

The same stone is again used for the mouldings of the sizeable bath, as well as the frames of the shower door and the windows, creating a calming consistency to the overall scheme. The design is one of luxurious, but simple, sophistication, which lets the natural beauty of the materials take centre stage. The use of predominantly white marble, laced with delicate grey fissures creates a pervading sense of light within the room, which feels grand, yet bright and modern at the same time. The designer's philosophy is to constantly strive for harmony and beauty, achieving remarkable interiors, with a luxurious ambience and subtle sumptuousness.

Chris Diamond

Project Name: Wildwood Lodge

Location: Hampstead Heath, London
Date Completed: Dec 2015
Interior Design: Chris Diamond Design
Architect: Canaway Fleming

This stunning master en-suite was designed by Chris Diamond Design on behalf of a high-end property developer for a Grade-II listed residential building in the heart of Hampstead Heath, London.

With a sophisticated palette and high vaulted ceiling, this open plan master is a calming oasis, promoting well-being through a harmony of natural elements. Justaposing textures are off set by sleek, modern design touches, allowing tranquility to permeate the ambience. An open gas fire set with natural stones links the bathroom to the master bedroom, where shimmering crystals in the decadent Ozero chandelier beckon.

Nothing in the space distracts from relaxation. The toilet is cleverly concealed for modesty, allowing the room to be soaked in elegance. The sunken bath and soft under-step lighting illuminating the natural limestone floor certainly equate as much. The gently arching sides of the bath are counterpoint to the bespoke glass vanity unit with its streamlined double sinks and minimalist hardware. The prominent mirror above this unit makes artful use of natural light and emphasizes the generous proportions of this unique ensuite design.

Natural stone mimics the warmth of wood grain and creates an impressive backdrop for the generously sized walk-through shower.

Interior Desires UK

Project Name: Oxfordshire Guest Bathroom

Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Date completed: December 2015
Interior designer: Interior Desires

The client asked the team at Interior Desires to re imagine the existing bathroom ensuite which had a rather uninspired design. The client wanted a simplistic bathroom with a sense of luxury and a nod to the location. The designers used a Calacatta Delicato marble which is quite soft and feminine. Rather than cladding the marble flat onto the walls, they decided to introduce a series of frames around the perimeter of the walls, mirrors and shelving to give the room some character and excitement.

To further add to the mix, the marble was cut into a geometric pattern for the floor tiles to give it a modern edge. The large mirror behind the bath reflects the marble and automatically makes this modestly proportioned room appear bigger. The free standing bath and basin are from the Victoria and Albert Amiata range and the bath filler and basin taps are from Waterwork's AW Atlas range. For the Waterworks fixtures and accessories the designers opted for an un lacquered brass finish which tarnishes over time to add a vintage edge to the bathroom.

The fixtures have a slightly industrial design that adds a beefiness to the soft and feminine room. The room has a round mirror which the designers wanted to accentuate by framing the edge with marble. The pièce de résistance of this room is the pair of Vintage c 1950's Franco Albini wall lights which have a unique and beautiful design. For protection the fluorescent tubes were covered in a clear film to avoid any accidents from water splashing.

Janey Butler Interiors

Project Name: The Old Stables

Location: Cheshire
Date completed: 1st September 2015
Interior designer: Janey Butler Interiors
Architect: Llama Property Developments

The bathroom design includes a stunning Ochre Light sculpture, concrete and wood effect porcelain tiles with egg bath and Venetian plaster complimented by silver leaf recessed art.

The bathroom is part of a stunning 300 year old two storey Old Stables that was in need of total renovation with all new Interior Architecture & Design throughout. The new bathroom was designed and built with natural calming colour schemes and materials, incorporating Italian Porcelain Concrete wall tiles and Wood Effect floor tiles which are the first ever in the country.The wood effect floor tiles have been laid in a stylish herringbone style format with underfloor heating throughout. Stunning Ochre LED & Bronze Lighting Sculpture and John Cullen spot ceiling lights. It also has LED recess lighting all on a Crestron & Lutron Home-automated system.

The bagnodesign egg bath has Vola fittings throughout in brushed stainless steel. It has stylish concrete diamond cut mitred floating tile shelf with cut through structural glass detail.The design has original Venetian Plaster & Silver leaf art work in a stunning complimenting colour scheme which gives a soft glow in the light. Yves De Lorme bath towels in a complimenting natural colour scheme and Aesop organic natural bath products from Australia. Drift wood stool with faux fur rabbit fur adding soft textures to this interior space.

Kern Design

Project Name: Villa Arlet Mallorca

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Interior Designers: Norbert E. Kern, S. Kober and V. Schlotthauer.
Architect: Norbert E. Kern

This family with 2 children wanted a luxurious penthouse in a prime location. Colours and materials where all specifically requested by the owners, and implemented within a classic, old Hollywood style, with modern touches. Use of crystals, mirrors and Art Deco designs are in abundance, as this project shimmers into the Awards. Fit for the likes of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to twirl across the hard wood floor, the living space is vintage decadence brought to life in a new century.

Layers of intricately assembled detail have been put together by architect and interior designer Nobert E. Kern, and interior designers S. Kober and V. Schlotthauer, who collaborated on this project.

Nobert E. Kern said: "My favourite aspect of this design is the attention to quality: All materials had to be the highest quality possible. I wanted to make sure the room shined, whether or not the sun was present. This design works so well as from the beginning we developed a clear colour concept and moved consistently in this colour range. We also created material combinations which trigger high emotional moods."

This modern classic penthouse is a luxury new build on the 6th floor, located in bustling Frankfurt, Germany.

Laura Stein Interiors

Project Name: Leaside

Location: Toronto, Canada
Date completed: December 2014
Interior designer: Laura Stein

The client wanted a space that felt light and open, with contemporary lines and classic touches. The original shower in this bathroom had an unusual architectural feature, a glass block wall overlooking the living room on the floor below. It was the only source of natural light in the room, but was dated and cracked. In order to keep the light source and maintain privacy, Laura and her team designed a custom wood screen with frosted glass behind. It is a truly unique feature and serves as the focal point for the room.

The designers tailored the interior of this bathroom to fit their client's needs exactly. They wanted plenty of storage, a well-lit double vanity, luxurious finishes and a spa-like shower, all which was given by the designers. The combination of grey and white keeps the room looking fresh, while the contrasting mahogany cabinetry adds some drama and richness to the space

The large shower was placed where the old tub had been, and a new freestanding tub where the old shower stood. The new shower, clad entirely in white marble, features a heated floor and bench seat, a rain shower head, and a steam unit. The custom mahogany vanity, shelving and panel provide contrast and an extra luxurious finish. Swing-arm sconces, imported from Germany, allow for light to be adjusted as needed. Each piece of the grey marble herringbone floor was custom cut for the design.

Rebosio+Spagnulo 1

Project Name: Penthouse Rome

Location: Rome, Italy
Interior Designer: Igor Rebosio, Federico
Completion date: October 2015
Photography: Donatella Simonetti

This classic penthouse apartment has private terraces with exceptional views across Rome's renowned skyline. The interior design concept for the property is unique in its exceptional attention to detail. Repeating motifs and a uniform palette are streamlined to ensure every element feels cohesively aligned. The spacious living areas combine two reception rooms, a master suite, two bedrooms, a dining room and kitchen.

The concept for the bathroom reflects a new definition of understated luxury, focusing on craftsmanship and the finest materials associated with Italian design. The somber palette is reflected in mirror, decorative marble and chrome finishes and bespoke design elements, such as the glass basins, which are supported on a granite worktop. Mirrors behind the sinks are illuminated with LED lighting and are presented flanking sumptuous curtains. A black granite Jacuzzi bath is finished with mosaic detailing to the base.

The guest bathroom is a simple and traditional design, offering a striking contrast to the classic luxury and decadence of the master bathroom. It uses a two-tone palette and reintroduces the marble flooring, which is the prevalent material used across the penthouse interiors.

Rebosio+Spagnulo 2

Project Name: Villa Milan

Location: Milan, Italy

In the basement of the contemporary apartment in Milan, a private living room leads to a spa area with sauna. The Turkish bath follows the design theme with curving walls, finished in Sicis mosaic.

The stunning indoor pool is curvaceous in form, ensuring every element of the property is aligned with the overall creative vision.

Every detail is expertly curated into unconventional and highly stylised interiors. Materials, forms and details present a unique form of eclecticism. A fluid duality of cubes and curves, straight and sinuous lines, is presented in a combination of effects and finishes that works together harmoniously. Within the architectural structure of the space, rounded pillars are presented alongside sharp-cornered cuboid ceiling details.

The clients' refined style and passion for contemporary art required an interior design concept to interpret a completely new language outside the traditional ways of expression and complement the architecture of this exceptional private villa in Milan. Designers Igor Rebosio and Federico Spagnulo have reinterpreted artistic movements, from modernism to cubism, to create a design theme inspired by the exquisite curving form of the property's central spiral staircase.

The interiors draw together a complex combination of elements united by a single vision, thanks to the uniform treatment of reflective and iridescent surfaces and a repeated palette of brown, grey, bronze and cream. Materials are luxurious and sumptuous. Rebosio and Spagnulo focused their concept on comfort and personal wellness, designing the exquisite bathrooms as miniature spas and the walk in wardrobes as tiny boutiques. Suspended ceilings are finished with LED lights to suggest a variation of lighting moods for day and night.

Taylor Interiors 1

Project Name: Drayton Gardens

Location: London
Interior Designer: Yvette Taylor
Completion: September 2015

The task for Taylor Interiors was to completely demolish the very old existing original bathroom. The distribution was changed totally and the contractor had to completely install new plumbing and electrics. The new design implemented an elegant freestanding bath supplied by Noken, which was accompanied by Hans Grohe Starck floor tap. Taylor Interiors added a modern looking double basin made from off-white coloured corian material above the practical drawers and these were finished in taupe glossy lacquer.

The entire wall on the side of the washing table is tiled with beveled mirror. The designers added large cornices to the ceiling to give the room a more sophisticated look. The wall are decorated with beautiful Romo wallpaper which incorporates Jessica Zoon art. The shower partition is constructed using a single transparent glass panel and the back wall is tiled with attractive glass mosaic, again in off white and golden theme. The recessed shelve in the shower has been cleverly illuminated by LED lights.

An interesting element of this bathroom, is the shape of wall tiles which were inspired by the beauty of natural leaves. This bathroom is very elegant, practical and spacious. It provides a substantial amount of storage to its users and also offers much comfort.

Taylor Interiors 2

Project Name: Villa Arlet Mallorca

Location: Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Interior Designer: Taylor Interiors
Completion date: August 2015
Photography: Adriana Maskarova

This beautifully constructed villa in the Puerto Andratx hills has stunning views overlooking the surrounding bay. A British developer tasked the Taylor Interiors design team with balancing and harmonizing the clean symmetrical lines of the property's minimalist architecture and through the decor adding warmth and comfort to the large spaces.

The master bathroom echoes the minimalist aesthetic with sleek floor-to-ceiling glass partitions dividing the shower and toilet areas. A feature wall is completed with beautiful SICIS glass mosaic tiles in opal, pink and violet hues.

The oversized rain shower is illuminated from above with additional spotlights built into the recesses. The basins and central freestanding bathtub were selected from the latest Antonio Lupi collection and complement the Dornbracht floor tap. The pale tones are striking against the American walnut cabinets.

Sandstone tiles are used across the villa floors creating a cohesive sense of light and space. A beautifully designed display of Antonio Lupi mirrors creates soft illumination and reflects the accents of glass in this exquisite bathroom.

Interior Desires UK

Project Name: Oxfordshire Master Bathroom

Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Date completed: December 2015
Interior designer: Interior Desires

The team at Interior Desires were approached to design a neo classical Oxfordshire house by their client, the brief was to upgrade the existing space, which was previously done by developers, to a more luxurious standard. The Milas Bianco lilac marble slabs was sources from one of the company's suppliers in Italy. The designers wanted to bring a traditional element to the room as an ode to the country location, introducing panelled frames with ogee profiles on the vanity unit and adjacent shelf walls to give the room some depth and character.

The marble is very bold, so the team wanted the remaining elements to be soft and playful. The bath is from Victoria and Albert Worcester collection, whilst the free standing bath filler, shower, basin fixtures and accessories are from Waterwork's Henry range. An architectural bronze finish was chosen which has an element of tradition style to fit in with the design theme. The architectural bronze finish has an understated elegance which complements the marble.

The lighting pendants over the basin were designed by the team at Interior Desires, these lights give the room a more feminine feel. Overall, this bathroom showcases the intricate craftsmanship of the marble fabricators and displays the elegance of the design through clever use of space and stunning fixtures.

Kern Interior Design + Architecture

Project Name: Modern Classic Penthouse

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Interior Designers: Norbert E. Kern, S. Kober and V. Schlotthauer.
Architect: Norbert E. Kern

This family with 2 children wanted a luxurious penthouse in a prime location. Colours and materials where all specifically requested by the owners, and implemented within a classic, old Hollywood style, with modern touches.

Use of crystals, mirrors and Art Deco designs are in abundance, as this project shimmers into the Awards. Fit for the likes of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to twirl across the hard wood floor, the living space is vintage decadence brought to life in a new century.

Layers of intricately assembled detail have been put together by architect and interior designer Nobert E. Kern, and interior designers S. Kober and V. Schlotthauer, who collaborated on this project.

Nobert E. Kern said: "My favourite aspect of this design is the attention to quality: All materials had to be the highest quality possible. I wanted to make sure the room shined, whether or not the sun was present. This design works so well as from the beginning we developed a clear colour concept and moved consistently in this colour range. We also created material combinations which trigger high emotional moods."

This modern classic penthouse is a luxury new build on the 6th floor, located in bustling Frankfurt, Germany.

Inspired Design

Project Name: Dressing room & En Suite

Location: Somerset, U.K.
Interior Designer: Nicola O'Mara
Completion Date: October 2013

The project required three small rooms to be knocked into one large walk in dressing room with a large en-suite. This was all designed down to the smallest detail to accommodate the clients exact storage requirements.

Nicola O'Mara of Inspired Design had to design a space that was sympathetic to the client's home and existing surroundings. Nicola sat down with the client and together drew up an exact list of storage requirements, from cufflinks and suitcases to sports wear and hidden drawers, everything was planned down to the smallest detail. The walk in shower was the main focus of the bathroom, which should have plenty of useable space. The old stone mullion windows were to be a feature and contrast with the contemporary interior. Colour was to be bold and masculine comfortable and had to evoke a sense of sanctuary. This was created by using a mixture of textures; tactile timber, silk carpet, luxurious marble and fabric lined drawers.

The standout aspect of the project is the strong contrast of light and dark and the cleverly lit interiors of the wardrobes.

Designers Atelier Ltd

Project Name: Apartment South Kensington

The apartment in South Kensington came complete with original fire place, high ceilings, large windows and 119m sq (1281 sq ft) of interior space with an additional private communal garden. Underpinning everything was an existing colour of dove grey paired with beech herringbone parquet flooring which our client decided to retain as they were in excellent condition.

The over bed storage, all in white, was created to reflect the client's taste and to suit the requirement for additional space. Spotlights and adjustable lamps were incorporated within the storage space to provide greater flexibility. Druzy quartz knobs with gem-like shine were handpicked by the client for a natural finishing touch.

For supreme snugness, plenty of cushions and throws were used which were finished with a touch of delicate detailing as seen in De Le Cuona's pieces. The client's daughter was very involved in her choices and personalised her room in the form of letter books that read her name, bringing her private space to life.

One of the first items the client chose for her bedroom which set the feel, was an exquisite mother of pearl inlay chest of drawers originating from Jaipur, India. When it came to sourcing a mirror for her bedroom the size had to be just right so as not to overpower the natural balance of the room. After many attempts Designers Atelier eventually found a Chinese-inspired mirror with a heavily distressed painted frame featuring a delicate, ornate, textural design. The large Blossom chandelier from Porta Romana with glass detail in decayed silver, constructed from forged steel, beautifully complements the clients sophisticated taste.

Elicyon

Project Name: Bayswater Mansion Apartment

Location: London
Interior Designer: Elicyon
Completion Date – September 2015

A sophisticated and luxurious master bedroom in a private property in Bayswater.

Located in an iconic and grand mansion block in Bayswater, Elicyon undertook the refurbishment of this apartment and have created an exquisite bedroom finished to superlative standards.

This private client sought an impressive boutique hotel quality to the bedroom that they would use for just a proportion of the year. Specific elements of the brief were to retain the existing wardrobe joinery and refurbish it.

The art was to be sourced post-completion to complement the design scheme.

The brief was met through an adept combination of sourcing the finest materials and designing bespoke furnishings to create a truly exquisite finish. The neutral and calming colour palette contrasts beautifully with the bright accessories and detailing, and the use of soft and luxurious materials create a genuine boutique hotel feel.

The existing wardrobes were skillfully transformed with a change of colour and the addition of faux shagreen to the inserts to the front face of the doors.

The bespoke headboard is a focal point of the room, with its satin upholstery contrasting beautifully with the ethereal bespoke carved art silk rug.

The exclusivity of the bedroom culminates in the bespoke artwork, commissioned to pick up on the shades of the colour palettes in the room.

Kern Design

Project Name: Modern Classic Penthouse

Location: Frankfurt am Main
Interior designers: Nobert E. Kern, S. Kober and V. Schlotthauer
Architect Norbert E. Kern

This modern classic penthouse is a luxury new build on the 6th floor, located in bustling Frankfurt, Germany.

This family with 2 children wanted a luxurious penthouse in a prime location. Colours and materials where all specifically requested by the owners, and implemented within a modern, classic style. The complete composition drips with old Hollywood decadence in a style echoes the cacophony of 1940's glamour.

The entire ensemble would not look out of place on the set of classic black and white film of the golden era of cinema. Even in the absence of colour, this room would appear just as sumptuous.

The crystal chandelier and mosaic carpets are just the top layers of intricately assembled detail, put together by architect and interior designer Nobert E. Kern, and interior designers S. Kober and V. Schlotthauer collaborated on this project.

The huge headboard was made to be curved and covered with velvet, to envelope lounging occupants in luxury. The wall behind is panelled with glasrhomb fixed with Swarovski-buttons, which were produced especially for this project.

The TV mounted on the facing wall can also be concealed by a horizontal sliding door with and individual lacquer surface.

Nobert E. Kern said of this project: "My favourite aspect of this design is the attention to quality: All materials had to be the highest quality possible. I wanted to make sure the room shined, whether or not the sun was present.

He goes on to say: "This design works so well as from the beginning we developed a clear colour concept and moved consistently in this colour range. We also created material combinations which trigger high emotional moods."

Knox Design

Project Name: Son Vida

Location: Mallorca
Interior Designer: Justine Knox
Completion: January 2015

This magnificent villa is located 5 mins from the capital city of Palma and is located within the gated estate of Son Vida.

The owners of this villa wanted to give their guests a taste of summer and a complete contrast to the often-heavy interiors of the UK.

The view of the garden provided Justine from Knox Design with the inspiration for this guest bedroom and ensuite bathroom. A cool and calm summery feeling was created with soft furnishings against a white and pale lime green canvas.

Clever hidden lighting helps to create a soft glow and keep the mood calm. Soft Italian white leather was used for the bed and seating, cool chrome and white lacquered oak furniture with some fun decorative elements completed the look.

The result is an original, fresh, tranquil yet vibrant space with a singular mark of Mediterranean contemporary design.

Laura Stein Interiors 1

Project Name: Forest Hill Girls Bedroom

Location: Toronto, Canada
Date completed: July 2015
Interior designer: Laura Stein

The bedding was the starting point for the design, the design of this room was an exercise in balancing pattern and solids, strong and soft colours. The interplay between all of them creates a playful mix that is girly, fresh, and fun.

The room is a mix of warm pinks and creams, it gives the room a sense of calm and serenity, something which is essential for a child's room. The cream furniture offsets the vibrancy to keep the overall look of the scheme fresh and light. The contemporary mix of furniture combined with the traditional pinks, it was well suited for the child for many years to come, something which the client's wanted for their child.

The wallpaper is a modern and beautiful colour match, the colour's combined make it a room the child will come to love even as they grow older and their tastes become more mature, the wallpaper and furniture will stand the test of time against any redecoration. The elegant chandelier above the bed, combined with the grey wooden floor, give this room an edge of sophistication, one which colour's are easy to work with and give the room an overwhelming sense of character. The beautiful French style windows allow a lot of natural light to fully convey the serenity of the room.

Laura Stein Interiors 2

Project Name: Forest Hill Master Bedroom

Location: Toronto, Canada
Date completed: July 2015
Interior designer: Laura Stein

Laura Stein Interiors were asked if they could fully furnish the house from top to bottom before the client moved in at the end of June. With less than three months to complete the project every room had to be designed carefully and efficiently. The client's taste was contemporary, but warm and comfortable. He liked strong hits of colour and bold contrast incorporating shades of blue, red and orange.

A brilliant element in this room is the custom benches that Laura and her team designed for the foot of the bed. The shape of the bases was specifically designed to echo the curves on the bed, night tables and ceiling. The faux leather on the upholstered tops has a worn look that creates a purposeful tension with the shiny polished nickel.

The room is all about texture and line. Straight lines and curves play off each other, while texture and pattern are layered over a neutral backdrop. Every wall is either panelled or wallpapered, and every surface has a unique texture. The pops of orange give the otherwise serene room a dynamic burst of energy. The result is a comfortable, inviting, luxurious, yet youthful space. The design is understated, classic luxury infused with a fresh contemporary edge, this is shown throughout the project and was something that the client had previously asked for.

MASSIMO Interiors

Project Name: Balwyn Residence

Location: Melbourne Australia
Interior Designer: Massimo Speroni

MASSIMO Interiors was asked to re-decorate a master bedroom and walk-in wardrobe for a young family of four. When the team first walked into this large bedroom they knew the potential it could have. The team turned a cold and uninviting space, to a beautiful, tailored bedroom. The original empty unused space was utilised to its full potential. The bedroom is a fascinating mix of contemporary style mixed with a more traditional look giving this space a charming finish.

The clients wanted this bedroom to be calm and serene room where they could relax and feel at home. The free flowing design used throughout the room give it a very inviting feel and make the room more appealing to the clients. The size of the bedroom meant many pieces of furniture could be used to give the bedroom a cohesive and ultimately, welcoming room for the home owners.

Rebosio+Spagnulo

Project Name: Penthouse Rome

Location: Rome, Italy
Interior Designer: Igor Rebosio, Federico
Completion date: October 2015
Photography: Donatella Simonetti

This classic penthouse apartment has private terraces with exceptional views across Rome's renowned skyline. The interior design concept for the property is unique in its exceptional attention to detail. Repeating motifs and a uniform palette are streamlined to ensure every element feels cohesively aligned. The spacious living areas combine two reception rooms, a master suite, two bedrooms, a dining room and kitchen.

The concept reflects a new definition of understated luxury. Devoid of ostentation, it focuses on the true craftsmanship of Italian design. It is an intellectual journey into form and artisanship, using the finest materials and fabrics, from decorative marble to blown crystal and vernacular traditional detailing has been maintained.

Decorative details are presented with finesse. Handcrafted glass chandeliers accentuate expansive ceiling recesses. Wooden wall panels are painted with a white trim, which is mirrored across the white lines running across the marble flooring. In the entrance hall a gold motif embellishes the floors.

The master bedroom has continuous windows. Shutters open to reveal uninterrupted views, leading out to a beautiful terrace. In the reception room, a marble fireplace is presented alongside accents of glass, crystal and velvet, providing a space for the client to relax in the highest level of comfort and refinement.

Glazing protects the main terrace from the elements. Here, the overall design is futuristic in form. A sleek Jacuzzi pool and luxurious low level seating completes the concept for this outside space.

Rosa May Sampaio

Project Name: Private Residence

Location: Brazil
Interior Designer: Rosa May Sampaio
Completion date: 2016

This is a bedroom for a modern woman, where she has her working desk, a fireplace in a living area, a television -hidden behind the mirror- and a table. The office desk was designed by the architect and the shelves were designed by Jader Almeida.

The standing lamp by the desk is by Phillipe Stark and the ceiling lamp is by Ingo Maurer. The room also has a giant "iPad coffee table", where one can control lights, air conditioning and have access to e-mails and the Internet. The floor was made of demolition wood and the walls are painted in stencil.

Over the fireplace, a drawing by Rio de Janeiro artist Carlos Leao, famous for his delicate depictions of the feminine body. In the same mood, the drawings over the bed are also drawings of women, of renowned artist Eliseu Visconti. The bed was designed by the architect, and the side tables are antique.

Taylor Interiors

Project Name: Townhouse Kensington , London

Location: London
Interior Designer: Yvette Taylor
Completion: September 2015

Taylor Interiors were requested to completely demolish the existing bedroom within this property. The old fireplace which was not functional was removed together with the very old built in wardrobes. The carpet was changed to incorporate a beautiful silky alternative in taupe colour, along with cornices which were added to the ceiling together with a change to the door architraves.

There were originally oversized curtains covering the whole wall where the windows were located, which made the room look smaller. The curtain sizes were reduced which gave the room more form, along with the incorporation of pelmets and tie backs. It was necessary to rewire the whole room and at this time dimmers were added and additional switches were provided. A stunning Murano glass chandelier was installed, creating a dramatic lighting feature within the room which looks stunning when dimmed in the evenings.

The bedroom is the true sanctuary within this home. The wall paper softens the walls and changes the general look and atmosphere. Taylor Interiors found that having the curtains and pelmets the same pattern as the wall paper, helps to blend the look smoothly together. The mirrored pieces of furniture, such as the side table and console with mirror, reflect the beauty of the wall paper.

SuMisura

Project Name: One Shenton 4 Bedroom

Location: Singapore
Date completed: March 2014
Interior designer: SuMisura
Architect: Carlos OTT

One Shenton is a stunning, luxury residential development nestled in the Singapore Central Business District. The clients expressed a desire for a timeless and luxurious theme for the house. The spacious master bedroom includes a sit down dresser, storage for the daily work wear, display for frequently used jewellery, inviting king-sized bed and most importantly, a layout that would allow a comfortable circulation despite the round structural column at one corner of the room.

The master bedroom is where the couple spends the bulk of their time together and the mission was to make this space their favourite out of the whole condominium. Unlike the typical room layout where the bed is usually butted against the wall, the designers had anchored the bed against a study/column backdrop that would allow for a bigger clearance between the foot of the bed and wardrobe. The full length bronze tinted mirror reflected the exterior view, creating the illusion of experiencing two views at once from both sides of the windows.

The couple will be able to enjoy the view of Marina Bay Sands, one of the Singapore's most iconic landmarks, while indulging in their favourite movie behind the study. Furthermore, special attention was given to the details and materials of the furniture and soft furnishings. Polished Mahogany, leather, stainless steel, satin and velvets were used extensively throughout the entire bedroom. The attention to detail ensured that all items were primarily functional but also appealed to the client's expensive tastes.

"Monica Saravia – Proyectos e Interiorismo"

Project Name: A contemporary bedroom

Location: Santa Marta
Date completed: 08 / 2015
Interior designer: Monica Saravia

Monica Saravia, a Colombian designer based in Santa Marta, was the chief interior designer to create the concept for this room and to see it's implementation through from intial planning to the final result. The project is located in Santa Marta, The capital of the state of Magdelena and the third largest urban city of the Caribbean Region of Colombia, after Barranquilla and Cartagena. It is also the oldest city in Colombia, and is fringed by beautiful beaches and the stunning mountains of the Sierra Nevada.

This contemporary bedroom was created with functionality in mind, designed to be personalized in a luxury style, and ensure the comfort of two teenagers, to suit their lifestyle and personalities.

The wall paper, by Candice Olson, was chosen for it's warming tone and light colour, opening up the space. The subtle vertical stripes give the illusion of ceilings higher than they are, eliminating any feelings of smallness. However, by ensuring plush furnishings adorn the room in abundance, the room feels suitably cozy.

The white bed linens, subtly patterned with accented diamond shapes, complement the padded velvet head boards, providing continuity in shapes. Sequined cushions provide a youthful element, making the room less hotel-like and more suitable for the teenagers it was designed for.

The design brief was created to be sure to impact the lifestyle of the occupants, to improve their quality of life powerfully through functional and comfortable spaces.

Why does the design works so well for these particular clients as it's a project that balances scale, textures, proportion and colour tone, with a youthful outlook.

Janey Butler Interiors

Project Name: The Old Stables

Location: Cheshire, UK
Date completed: 1st September 2015
Interior designer: Janey Butler Interiors
Architect: Llama Property Developments

This stylish Cinema Room/Lounge is fully integrated Crestron, Lutron, Kaleidescape, Apple TV Home Automation systems. The home automation system controls the Audio, Visual, Lighting, Heating, CCTV & ceiling recessed curtains. Recessed 85" 4KTV & ceiling drop down 12 ft Cinema Screen with plastered in the wall invisible Amina speakers & Future Automation Projector.

The design includes Dimmable John Cullen Ceiling Lighting & pressure sensor stairwell lighting. As well as beautiful elegant Ochre design Seed Cloud LED Lighting sculpture pendant and stylish original contemporary artwork. Thus creating a welcoming lounge /home cinema room experience combining elegant calming colours, luxurious fabrics, & the most up to date modern day Home Automation Technology. The design works so well due its inviting space which oozes luxury with gorgeous soft furnishings and colour schemes combined with the most up to date home automation technology. This makes the Interior space a totally luxurious inviting environment to enjoy, entertain, relax, unwind and admire.

Cinema Architects

Project Name: Home Cinema

Location: South Africa

Owning a Ferrari himself the client said that he would love to have a cinema, themed with some detail of Ferrari, and the design should incorporate wood finishes. The seats had to be comfortable and practical in order to still have a conversation with each other while viewing their favorites. Furthermore a bar section needed to be incorporated for entertainment and social purposes, but still have full enjoyment of the Cinema effect.

The biggest obstacle in this room was the restriction of the ceiling height. Careful and intelligent space planning, the clever use of technology and many years of experience in challenging home cinema projects have combined to deliver a fantastically immersive and supremely comfortable audio-visual experience for this family.

The project required big picture and awesome sound. We proposed the world's finest theater operators Klipsh Cinema System which a THX-Ultra system and they will deliver the full impact of the most intense action movie soundtracks without sacrificing musical definition. For the video aspect, the Panasonic projector was installed with a Harkness micro-perforated screen.

We installed a Bitwise Automation System and Rako Lighting System to control the RGB LED-striplights, downlights and footlights thus providing the right lighting environment for a real cinema experience.

The left and right front speakers were cleverly positioned to provide optimum listening for the client.

A discreet curved stage structure was incorporated on the floor at the front of the room to finish the front design of the room. This structure was cladded with wood to match the rest of the stage. At the back of the room a compact, custom-built equipment rack was designed. This solution is not only a sensitive, aesthetic fit for the newly constructed cinema but is also a practical, space saver which enhanced the acoustics within the room.

The ventilated bulkhead above the bar contains the Panasonic projector. The rear speakers are built into pillars and LED wall lights. As a result projector intrusion and equipment noise into the room is kept to an absolute minimum.

We acoustically treated the space in a number of ways to ensure impeccable sound quality, regardless of the seating position taken within the room. The projector's location minimizes fan noise to increase the overall dynamic range of the audio, thus ensuring that quiet scenes in a movie are enjoyed, free of any disturbance. All the walls are acoustically treated with custom made panels, some with absorption and other with diffusion elements. The entire space was professionally calibrated using HAA software to achieve AV perfection.

Blocher Blocher Partners

Project Name: VILLA VASTU

Location: Ahmedabad, India
Date Complete: Fall 2015
Interior Designer: Blocher Blocher Partners, Stuttgart
Architect: Blocher Blocher Partners, Stuttgart

This 30sqm home cinema is a gem within the luxurious villa Vastu . The elegant but minimalist design makes reference to the glamorous red carpets. It fosters cosiness and a superior movie experience.

Without doubt, red is the colour associated with the cinema experience: in all the old motion-picture theatres, lush velvet curtains and seats create a luxurious feeling - as does the red carpet till this day. This home cinema ties in this tradition – with a new twist. The shades of red are implemented into a modern but minimalist look, honed by noble design elements like the flute lights in the back or the copper-coated bar. Always in focus: the ultimate movie watching experience. The red carpet floor mutes any sound, the angle of the steps is adjusted to achieve acoustic perfection – accurate to the millimetre. Up to twelve guests sit on cosy and comfortable red leather couches in front of the huge projection screen, surrounded by a top-notch sound system. Staying-in for the movies has never been better.

The mix of advanced cinema technology, high-quality material and cosy furniture – all bathed in shades of ruby red with a touch of bronze-coloured copper ensures this project exudes luxury living in all senses.

This project rejects prevailing home cinema aesthetics that often rely on blatant designs in favour of a warm but also stylish and minimalistic look.

Finite Solutions

Project Name: Pretty in Pink

Location: Manchester
Date completed: November 2015
Interior designer: In House by Finite Solutions
Key suppliers: Pulse Cinemas, Habitech, AWE

The clients were not looking for a dedicated cinema room but rather a complete overall of a seldom used lounge to create a refined, relaxing place for the family to enjoy watching TV, Sports and Films together. Having very busy schedules our clients came to us specifically for our full turnkey service in which we design, build, decorate and furnish complete games, media or cinema rooms with fully integrated high quality surround cinema systems.

The key requirements were for a completely overhauled room design and that was light and airy for TV watching during the day and early evening but had the ability to black out completely for a movie when needed. The client was open to design ideas but the interior design did have to suit an existing sofa and two chaise longs already purchased by the client.

After working on the general look and feel of the room we presented a mood board specifying all carpets, wall upholstery, fabrics and paint to be used and provided schematics detailing the rooms layout, lighting design, audio visual equipment layout and detailed costings showing how the equipment, building works, joinery and upholstery broke down and our fees to manage and deliver the project. After minor tweaks to the upholstery and equipment specification we were appointed to the project and moved on to provide the detailed design work which specified the make-up of the room acoustic build up, wiring, equipment cabinetry, ventilation and upholstery arrangement.

Olive Design Studio

Project Name: Ridgeways

Location: London
Interior Designer: Olive Design Studio
Completion date: September 2015

The project is a luxury Cinema room with bespoke panelling and seating arrangement with secret jib doors. To create a luxury bespoke home cinema the Olive Design Studio team designed a feature coffer ceiling trimmed with high gloss lacquer tabu ash veneer and feature lighting. Two bespoke seating levels were clad in Rainleaf wooden planks with carefully designed lighting details. The team worked closely with GMS joinery to create beautifully crafted bespoke high gloss lacquered ash veneer and ostrich leather panels as well as the seating arrangement. The secret jib doors were designed to disguise the AV cupboard and entrance door so the design looked seamless from the inside. Attention to detail was key to ensure all the AV control 4 and services were disguised, discrete but user friendly.

The team particularly love the two level seating arrangement to ensure everyone can see the screen and feel like you are at the cinema. This had to be carefully thought through with the structural engineer and site foreman to ensure headroom was to building regulations and the raised platform was solid. The bespoke luxury seats at the front creating an L shape on both sides to put your feet up and the feature lights illuminating the seats to add drama to the space were also a favourite.

Jennifer Brouwer Design Inc

Project Name: Thornhill Kitchen

Location: Thornhill, Ontario Canada
Completed Dec 2015
Designer: Jennifer Brouwer Design

Wanting to upgrade a space to avoid the hassle of moving to a larger property, a family of four requested a rennovation for the entire main floor with the kitchen at the heart of the design. As a highly functional space, the key was to optimise what was already there as well as bring beauty and light into the design.

The result is crisp and clean with a theme revolving around the gleaming white that emanates from the kitchen and carries through to the surrounding rooms. The nautical grey of the kitchen island capped with a white counter works off the silver accents in the handles to bring a sophisticated air without losing the romance. Dreamy teals in the furnishings add a playful tone to this family home.

Fully customised kitchen cabinets offer an elegant storage solution that showcases the stainless steel appliances and makes them part of the design. Having them built to order means that they fit the kitchen's space perfectly, making use of every available space without intruding or seeming cluttered. Indeed, the design flows so well that it looks as though it was always there.

Continuity in pattern can be seen with the nautical stripes in the blinds which compliments the greys of the cabinets and the delicate beige patterns in the carpets which are echoed in the soft furnishings. With a clean look and a luxurious feel, the space is practical and hard-wearing as well as stylish.

Oakeve Interiors

Project Name: Holm Oak

Location: Buckinghamshire, UK
Architect: Oakeve Ltd.
Interior Designer: Oakeve Interiors
Completion: April 2015

Holm Oak is a luxury residence of grand proportions and the kitchen is the jewel in the heart of this very special home. The client brief was to achieve 'one large entertaining space' between the kitchen, breakfast area and family room, whilst creating an aspirational and opulent finish. Oakeve took great care and attention during the spatial planning phase so that these three specific rooms, although with different functions provided a seamless flow between them. This was also achieved using the same interior decor and complimentary colour palettes.

The high gloss sabbia cabinetry was further enhanced by recessed uplighting with a contrasting high gloss Ebano finish for the island, to provide a bright and contemporary kitchen scheme. The Ebano high gloss cabinetry with black mock croc detailing on the recessed handles was further used by procuring an Ebano display cabinet and dresser alongside black mock croc base units for ample storage. The large amount of textured silestone and walnut work surface provides a similar contrasting luxurious marriage of materials, complimenting the cabinetry.

The oversized kitchen island with a 'ying and yang' design ensured a 'wow factor' and focal point for the scheme. Throughout the kitchen, electrical appliances were all Miele to provide a high specification and quality finish.

To achieve a fresh, bright and welcoming scheme, bi-fold doors were installed along the full length of the entire room with two roof lanterns maximising natural light. Lutron mood lighting and a Sonos Multi-Room Audio System further promote the wellbeing of the client. The design is seamless between the kitchen and open plan entertaining areas due to the skilful consideration paid to ensure that colours and soft furnishings blend perfectly together. Bespoke elements such as the silk flower arrangements created by Oakeve Interiors specifically for this space, lifts the design from the special to the unparalleled.

Taylor Interiors

Project Name: Villa Arlet, Mallorca

Location: Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Interior Designer: Taylor Interiors
Completion date: August 2015
Photography: Adriana Maskarova

This beautifully constructed villa in the Puerto Andratx hills has stunning views overlooking the surrounding bay. A British developer tasked the Taylor Interiors design team with balancing and harmonizing the clean symmetrical lines of the property's minimalist architecture and through the decor adding warmth and comfort to the large spaces.

The kitchen by Boffi is highly functional and stylish, fusing sleek finishes and a streamlined palette. The stainless steel worktop and central island complements the high glossy lacquer dove grey units. Gaggenau appliances offer professional performance and an integrated wine cooler is perfect for entertaining.

Every element of the open plan kitchen had been curated to offer the clients the highest standard of luxury and comfort, and flows naturally into the dining area. A large Emmemobili dining table and Bonaldo chairs and a stunning oil painting by Bettina Nuschei create a unique atmosphere. Sandstone tiles are used across the villa floors creating a cohesive sense of light and spa.

Hayslip Design Associate

Project Name: B Kitchen

Location: Dallas, Texas
Date completed: January 2016
Interior designer: Sherry Hayslip

It was our goal to create a transformation that sent the retro style back to the 70's and bring to life a more modern day design. It was important to create a room that would bring in light through a variety of ways and create a more open and spacious room without affecting the overall structure of the home. We successfully transformed a 1970s kitchen into a modern day design through a variety of techniques. In order to bring more light into the space and create a brighter atmosphere, we updated the walls by using a smooth stone paint color in a flat finish by Benjamin Moore and used 3 cm polished marble by Bianco Carrera consistently throughout the entire counter top. Porcelain cappadocia flooring by Ann Sacks was chosen to provide fresh, bright flooring and a mixture of polished and matte finishes were used to reflect more life.

We also used a mixture of color-correcting LED lights, incandescent light and natural light to provide ample amount of light at any time of the day. We chose to create a custom handcarved limestone vent hood for the stove rather than a cast iron hood to keep with the clean, light feel of the space. You will notice that wired mesh is used on a number of cabinets as well as cabinets that are complete open and completely closed. We strategically used three variations for the cabinets to add light, texture and interest to the design. Last, but not least, we achieved a challenging goal of visually enlarging the space without altering the footprint by expanding the ceiling height. We designed a dome-shaped ceiling with thick beams to creat and an aesthetically pleasing design and functional use for the attic, which was used in the expanding process. By lifting the ceiling and creating a dome-like shape, we were able to create down and angled lights and well as allow for plenty of space for the chandelier above the kitchen island.

A2Zen Consulting

Project Name: Tour Odeon 21

Location: Monte Carlo
Date completed: Dec 2015
Interior designer: A2Zen Consulting LTD

A luxury yet contemporary space in an innovative Architectural Masterpiece which is revolutionary for Monte Carlo. The kitchen needed to have a dining area and to be comfortable for family time.

The kitchen was designed so that the sea view would be predominant at all times while preparing food, eating a snack at the counter or sitting at the table. The designers at A2Zen left ample access to the terrace so that there could be a good flow between indoor and outdoor dining. They strived for the kitchen to feel as important as the rest of the property.

The designers wanted the kitchen to be a continuation of the living/dining room, so they wrapped the wall adjoining the living room in the same walnut. The entire space was designed with a special attention to materials. The property needed to be given its importance and needed to ooze luxury without being opulent. In the kitchen this was achieved with the wall panelling and integrated TV, secluded behind the mirror. The Swarovski Chandelier was the touch of plush, yet very sober with its leather structure.

Alchemi Group

Project Name: 7-12 Leinster Square

Location: Leinster Square, London
Interior designer: Alchemi Group – Design Department
Architect: TateHindle

Leinster Square is an elegant, Grade II listed stucco terrace that has been converted into 11 homes, all situated on a heritage garden square. As the building has a historic grade listing, the design brief was to create a space that incorporated traditional British heritage elements, while modernising the fixtures and fittings to benefit 21st century tastes.

The overall intention and brief was to create a space that specifically references a Victorian past, with touches of the elegance and grandeur of the period, while incorporating the lifestyle needs and desires of contemporary residents. The key element in the whole Leinster Square development has been its historicity. By restoring several of the features to their Victorian and Edwardian glory, we have enabled the modern amenities and lifestyle led choices to show to best advantage.

The combination of Victorian inspiration with modern living has allowed us to create a unique building with its own voice and history. Traditional materials, such as a timber floor laid in a beautiful, heritage herringbone pattern, are an elegant through-line throughout the entire space. Meanwhile the open plan kitchen and dining area is equipped for family living or entertaining.

Banda Property

Project Name: The Heritage Collection, Parkgate House

Location: UK

Banda Property were enlisted to to create the ultimate contemporary social dining space for cooking and entertaining within this original Victorian bakery building.The kitchen brief was essential to the entire Heritage Collection concept and finished product; linking the past with the present. The lateral open plan space, the high ceilings and the light from the large arched bakery windows make for a truly unique space.

The Kitchen features induction cooking, LED recessed lighting, a high level extractor, full height cabinetry and a Carrara marble island with seating for a clean look and luxurious feel. The brief included dining space for up to 14 people – again to reflect simplistic design within the highest specification oak detail.The design is reflective of the occupier. The kitchen is spacious, yet welcoming. It is an area where those who previously lived in large family houses would feel at home, in a space perfect for entertaining. The clean lines are sophisticated, stylish and practical.

Further work space is available in the form of the island which enables families and friends to be together during food preparation or just to enjoy the beauty of a modern home. A top-of-the-range home entertainment system is intricately built in ensuring that the space does not become too cavernous if the occupier is at home alone. Underfloor heating ensures warmth while the bioethanol fire in the kitchen gives a further feeling of luxury in design. The fireplace which is finished in polished plaster also provides the perfect means of separation of living and dining area.

Casa Forma London

Project Name: 1 Tower Bridge

Inspired by the distinctly British character and charm of the Thames Walk location , one tower bridge is a luxury 170sqm lateral apartment consisting of 3 large sized en-suite bedrooms with spacious living and dining room integrated to open plan kitchen.

The client requested Casa Forma to create an integrated kitchen décor that worked in direct harmony with the living and dining room areas

Being an open plan space, the kitchen had to be elegant yet functional with the ability for everything to be directly stored away so as to avoid the space feelings cluttered. Living and Kitchen area, which overlook one of the best views in London.

There is an unexpected yet sophisticated combination of palettes and materials used were very successful combined with a functional layout solution.

Wood panels are great solution to conceal the mess and make sure the space looks immaculate. The dark marble worktop gives an elegant feel to the space.

Elshout design Consultancy

Project Name: Wimbledon Family Home

Location: Wimbledon
Date completed: January 2016
Interior designer: Elshout Design Consultancy
Architect: Andrew Harper Architects

Elshout Design Consultancy were instructed to design a functional open plan kitchen for a large family house built by a local developer. The kitchen needed to appeal to a wide selection of potential buyers and integrate with the informal living area. The kitchen is equipped with professional appliances which could cater for large social events whilst remaining practical for everyday living. The island is equipped with hobs, preparation sink and a seating area facing the spectacular tiered garden. Hand-blown glass pendant lights & solid wood breakfast bar soften the look and link area to the living space. The units are finished in Basalt Grey & White Satin Lacquer creating a striking contrast against the soft, off white walls. The Silestone composite worktop has a beautiful natural texture and is extremely hard wearing. Finally, the glass splash back is kept neutral and adds another subtle layer of reflection against the matt finish of the units.

Free reign was given in terms of the colour palette and the layout. The different textures in the room make the space feel warm and inviting and stop the space feeling cold and clinical like so many modern kitchens can be. The space in which the team had to work was ample, this meant that the island could become the centrepiece of the room whilst allowing for thoroughfare all around keeping the space functional and elegant.

Jennifer Brouwer Design Inc

Project Name: Caledon Cottage

Location: Georgetown, Ontario Canada
Completed: November 2015
Designer : Jennifer Brouwer Design

A busy professional couple longed for an upgrade without havingto give up their existing home. With home prices rapidly rising, they decided to invest in what is arguabley the buiest and most important room in the home: the kitchen. For such a space, functionality had to be hand in hand with beauty. A room that would evolve with it's owner's tastes and lifestyle as well as be a delight to the eye.

Sharp, crisp lines in white neatly define available storage, blending in with white that graces the walls creates an aura of serenity and light. Fully customised cabinets offer discreet storage, tripling how much the kitchen can hold. Accents of gold in the handles provide sunny nuances that echo in the pendant lights that hang over the kitchen island. This subtle gilding encourages warmth with minimalist colour and without disrupting the flow, the overall impression is gleaming yet organised.

This theme follows into the adjacent rooms with a marble-inspired palette of beiges and creams, paired with stony lavender and splashes of gold as reflected in the chandelier that hangs above the dining table. The contrast against the dark wood of the floor is echoed in the furnishings adding interest and depth the overall look. The spaces welcomes character from it's owners and a soothing respite without noise. Soft patterns provide interest amongst the furninshings without fighting against them. The furnished bay window seats invite comfort and a freshness to the overall design.

Taylor Interiors

Project Name: Townhouse Kensington, London

Location: London
Interior Designer: Yvette Taylor
Completion: September 2015

Taylor Interiors brief was to completely remove the existing kitchen and replace from scratch a brand new kitchen .The original kitchen was very old and did not provide sufficient storage for the clients and the original appliances were not built in.

The designer decided to choose an Italian supplier to produce this elegant kitchen, which has a traditional finish with corda matt lacquer. The tall units consist of two built in fridges, freezer, wine cooler and microwave. Two pull out units have also been added which provide very practical trays to store all groceries. The backsplash of the main kitchen is tiled with beautiful mosaic, which is a combination of glass and natural stone. The granite used for the worktop was personally chosen at the workshop of the stone supplier. The extractor has been cleverly hidden in the upper unit.

This kitchen is incredibly practical. It offers sufficient storage for everything required and is an extremely comfortable space. The family has been provided with four complete sets of dinnerware, glassware and cutlery, which all fits perfectly into this beautiful kitchen.

Extreme Design

Project Name: Falconwood

Location: Weybridge. St Georges Hill
Date completed: March 2016
Interior designer: L&C Company
Architect: Octagon Developments

Extreme design have designed the kitchen in this luxurious new build residence located within the internationally acclaimed St. George's Hill private estate. They were commissioned to work with one of the country's leading luxury property developers - on a unique property- demanding a kitchen design that would be sympathetic towards the properties architecture and interior design features.

With such a large space the challenge was to create beautiful furniture which would retain an elegance and yet have significant presence; it was a fine balance, in essence the team were conscious of neither wanting to dominate the space nor get lost in its vast proportions. The principle for the design was to use depth perception to break up such a large run of furniture.

The intersection of shapes and forms interplaying with each other became the basis for the island and the resulting scheme. The choice of secondary materials to work alongside the hand selected veneer would be key to translating the importance of these intersecting shapes, and would emphasise the play on depth within the design.

The fusion of beauty and functionality is key to of Marcello Cuconato's designs, but never more so then when working with a space which is to be used for high life and entertaining.

A specific natural stone was chosen for the worktops that was striking and luxurious, yet also incredibly durable. Marcello was also equally keen to ensure that whilst the layout offered symmetry and balance, it also offered an ergonomic working flow for a practical family environment.

Design Intervention

Project Name: The Modern Chinoiserie House

Location: Singapore
Date Completed: January 2016
Interior Designer: Nikki Hunt

The Banquette is one of the feature points in this room, a relaxed, family-friendly area, it has been set into the back corner of the kitchen. It is the most used area of this home, a perfect corner for the family to enjoy a relaxed meal together or the children to do homework. Wrapped on both sides by expansive windows, the team added an alcove ceiling design, adorned in gold leaf. This corner feels like it is bathed in sunshine even on the darkest of days.

The designers chose a teal blue leather, that is easy to wipe clean. The colour is reflected in many of the art pieces. White button detail adds a crispness and echoes the buttoned dining chairs in the formal dining areas. Side tables at either end of the banquette light up to reveal valuable storage. They conceal charging stations for electrical devices.

The designers combined copper, polished steel and gold tones for a thro thoroughly free and unique kitchen. They selected a vibrant blue, heavily veined granite for the island top. It provides a showstopping focal point and a visual anchor to the space. A mosaic backsplash in blush tones accentuates the copper elements and the rose tones in the granite slab. The rose tone of the copper adds warmth to the space and a visual connection to the coral tones used in adjacent rooms. Trimming copper fronted doors in steel has allowed the designers to integrate stainless steel appliances seamlessly into the design. Gold hardware keeps the look glamorous, linking the kitchen with the rest of the home.

Taylor Interiors

Project Name: Villa Marbella

Location: Villa Marbella, Marbella, Spain
Interior Designer: Taylor Interiors
Completion date: May 2015
Photography: Huw Evans

The design and furnishing executed by the Taylor Interiors team marries bespoke finishes with technical capabilities. Gaggenau appliances offer functionality with the technical ability for private chefs to cater for large groups. White goods are hidden and a wine cooler and coffee machine are built into wenge veneer wall panels. Wall panels are coordinated with contemporary wenge veneer units and complemented by a cream silestone counter top by Cesar. The central island is a stylish feature and houses the cooker hobs and units are cleverly arranged underneath the worktop for practical storage.

The open-plan living area is designed to offer spaces for both dining and relaxing.

Suspended above the Dona table and chairs are eight Frame coral lights by Terzani, featuring a metal coral leaf enclosed inside borosilicate glass, presenting a delicate impression of nature. The recessed ceiling is fitted with LED lights to suggest a range of lighting moods.

The dining table is adjacent to a Casadesus sofa and the wall mounted Bang & Olufsen television adds to the comfortable ambience. Four artworks were selected to coordinate with the uniform palette that flows through the kitchen, marrying chrome, rich chocolate, white and cream tones across the marble flooring, furnishings and accessories, down to the smallest details in the table settings.

Marazzi Design

Project Name: Disco Volante

Location: UK
Date completed: Jan 2016
Interior designer: Paul Marazzi

Marazzi Design were briefed to create and engineer the most exclusive, luxurious and visually stunning kitchen, as the centre piece of the clients dream home in Hertfordshire. It was a challenge to create the most audacious Marazzi Design kitchen to date.

Within this project the kitchen would be the centre piece of a 2,000 sq. ft. open plan living, kitchen and dining area. The Disco Volante's no compromise design, extends to 9 meters in length, fully detached from the rear wall, this futuristic design removes the confining planes of fixed to wall kitchens. The freestanding columns rotate inwards to the centre of the island, with appliances positioned around the cook, everything is to hand, the circular design compliments the natural twisting ergonomic movement of the body, and the outer circle invites friends and family to sit and chat, or just be immersed in its statuesque beauty. Newly developed composite materials form the smooth radius custom made cabinets; Metallic British racing Green gloss lacquer gives depth and animation to the surfaces, emphasizing the dramatic curves, making the furniture sparkle.

The appliances featured are the most modern, sought after examples of hi-tech engineering and iconic design, sourced from around the world. Centre stage are the Sub-Zero refrigeration icons, Wolf ovens, hobs, microwave and warming drawers. (USA) Custom made mirror steel extraction system, by Max-Fire (Italy). Boiling, chilled filtered and sparkling Water is delivered via a Zip Hydro tap (Australia), Dishwashers drawers by Fisher&Paykal.(New Zealand)

Sola Kitchens

Project Name: Indigo Scott

Location: London
Date completed: May 2016
Interior designer: Indigo Scott
Architect: Indigo Scott

Indigo Scott wanted 'The Lancaster Garden project' to have a fresh appearance, far away from the conventional kitchen look.

The kitchen cabinetry is in a combination of materials. Sola Kitchens have produced the island in a grey brushed veneer and have designed all units along the walls to be in a chalk white matt painted finish. The tall housings are framed with a faux wall with built in shelving to emphasise and add an impressive look.

The tall units house an integrated larder fridge, two oven housings with a full set of Miele appliances, and also an integrated larder freezer. In addition to all appliances, they have also designed the larder to echo the island cabinetry by veneering the inside in the same grey brushed veneer. The long breakfast bar has storage behind the bar stools. Both ends of the island are finished off with a waterfall drop of composite stone. The same stone also wraps up and behind the wall cabinets on the hob run.

Sola kitchens worked closely with the client to achieve perfect symmetry on all walls and balance for this beautiful property. The perfect balance is achieved through the choice of materials, finishes and colours.

Interior design and kitchen design specifically requires so much knowledge, professionalism and adaptability to new technology and trends, it is important to recognise this profession. Sola's passion for this comes across in this project which is more than just an aesthetic, it is based on Scandinavian and British finest design traditions.

Laura Stein Interiors 1

Project Name: Forest Hill Family Room

Location: Toronto, Canada
Date completed: July 2015
Interior designer: Laura Stein

The design team at Laura Stein Interiors were asked if they could fully furnish a Toronto based house from top to bottom before the client and his family moved in at the end of June. The clients wanted everything they would need to live in the house. With less than three months to complete the project, every room had to be designed at lightning speed.

Almost every piece in this room was custom made for the space. There is no single element that stands out, but rather the harmony with which all the pieces work together that makes the room special. The warm colour scheme, casual furniture and a variety of textures and patterns make this space a relaxed and homely room for the family to spend time in.

The client's taste was contemporary, but warm and comfortable. They liked strong hits of colour and bold contrasts in blue, red and orange. The client's direction was vague and not much direction was given to Laura and her team. However, they were able keep his ideas in mind and they created a beautiful and stylish home for the client. With a focus on exceptional quality, creative thinking and attention to detail, Laura Stein Interiors ensures their clients are taken care of with the highest level of personalized service. Working within their fresh yet timeless style, they develop each design based on the unique personality and lifestyle of the client.

Laura Stein Interiors 2

Project Name: Forest Hill Living Room

Location: Toronto, Canada
Date completed: July 2015
Interior designer: Laura Stein

The designer's favourite element in these rooms is the black wallpaper with a subtle gold fleck used in the dining room. It works to tie the two rooms together, and gives a dramatic quality/atmosphere to the space. The designer decided to use it only on the main wall so it would act as a backdrop and not overwhelm the room. When seen from the living room it looks like an extension of that space, but it has enough personality to stand on its own and make the dining room a very distinctive area.

The rooms have a lot of character. The layering of materials, the mix of colour, and the variety of textures make these spaces vibrant yet formal. The interplay between the architectural details and the shapes of the furniture were carefully considered. Open and adjacent to each other, each room needed to relate to the other while maintaining their own distinct look.

The client's taste was contemporary, but warm and comfortable. They liked strong hits of colour and bold contrasts in blue, red and orange. The client wanted to move in as quickly as possible so the design team had to decorate and make this house stylish and beautiful in a very limited time frame.

Liza Evans Interior Design

Project Name: Jasper

Location: San Francisco
Date completed: September 2015
Interior Designer: Liza Evans Interior Design

Located in Rincon Hill, one of San Francisco's fastest-growing neighbourhoods, the client's brief was to do a complete re design of an apartment in the Jasper building, a new, 430' high-rise where residents enjoy high-end, hi-tech services, such as interactive touch screen technology for valet parking, 24/7 concierge, car charging stations and a dog washing and grooming station.

The open plan, 3-bed, 2-bath apartment has floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Bay Area skyline, a wealth of natural daylight and 1400 sq. ft. of floor space. The inspiration for the apartment was film noir and the design concept was to blend present-day luxury with a mid-century design aesthetic.

The client was keen to maximize the use of the open floor plan which was achieved by making spaces multi-functional using zoning techniques - the open plan kitchen needed to be a comfortable place to eat breakfast and elegant enough to be transformed into a formal dining space. He also wanted entertaining zones which worked for everyday living – a bar area, a library, dining area and a relaxation lounge and, above all, to maximize the stunning views.

Subtle touches of timeless, tactile, accessories bring a homely sophistication and visual warmth. Cashmere throws sit comfortably with woven raffia furniture which is finished with nail head detailing. A mixture of wool and hide rugs compliment the wooden flooring and provides contrasting textures underfoot.

The design works well as distinguishable living spaces have been created within an open plan design providing multi-functionality as well as surprising zones of intimacy. The natural colour palette compliments the abundance of natural daylight and the stunning visual impact of the Bay Area skyline.

Nude Design Limited

Project Name: Leighton Hill

Location: Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Date completed: December 2015
Photographer: Christopher Lusher, Lusher Photography
Interior designer: Natasha O. Usher

A delicate blend of traditional classic details is harmonized against a light palette to rejuvenate a 50 year old apartment. The use of rich fabrics, vintage antiques and bold colours produce a sophisticated and elegant timeless appeal. The property is located in a renowned district in Kong Kong as both a modern buzzing urban district with pockets of Chinese old charming buildings and local culture. The team at Nude Design created a more spacious master bedroom by removing the existing guest room to accommodate a proper en-suite four fixture master bathroom. The bathrooms were relocated and made more sizeable, the introduction of an open kitchen also helped visually increase the overall space.

The open kitchen is integral to the entertainment space as the client's like to entertain and cook. The team also custom built a liquor cabinet and wine fridge to accommodate these functions. Custom made loose furniture decoration and finishes were carefully detailed and accentuated mostly in the living and dining areas. The wrought iron motif above the bar counter, foyer entrance and door architrave details are also most visible throughout this area.

During the conceptual process, it was suggested to use striking colours to break away from the formal classic tradition. Black and white chequered floors are typically synonymous with classic foyers, so the designers wanted to create the casual warmth by using burgundy tiles. The sharp teal wardrobe doors also brings a striking feature to an otherwise neutral bedroom temperature, both ideas were enthusiastically accepted by the client's.

Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC 1

Project Name: Coastal New England Harbour House

Location: Edgartown, MA USA
Date Completed: August 2012
Architect: Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC
Interior Designer: Gauthier Stacy Inc.

The Coastal New England Harbour House is located on the historic island of Martha's Vineyard, high on a hill with beautiful views overlooking Edgartown Harbour.

Upon entering the home, the uninterrupted view of the ocean and circulation pattern sets the tone for the house to unfold. The home's structure is balanced to allow the delineated primary spaces to unfold off of the spines of continuous enfilades, resulting in rooms that flows smoothly, one to the other. The ceiling's cased beams throughout the home are aligned with the direction of the spines to guide one's attention throughout the continuous spaces and create a calm sense of flow.

Extending the limits of the interior are four outdoor living spaces zoned for multiple types of entertaining. The spaces include a porch attached to a party room and a pool cabana, both outfitted with a fireplace, as well as another intimate covered porch and an enclosed porch for inclement weather. The disappearing Nano doors between the porch and the party room create an open flow of space from indoor to outdoor ideal for entertaining.

This classic home has been carefully crafted in an intimate scale for all to enjoy both by land and by sea and will remain timeless to serve as an heirloom for many generations to follow.

Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC 2

Project Name: Grand Country House

Date Completed: July 2013
Interior Designer: Gauthier Stacy Inc.
Architect: Patrick Ahearn

Grand Country House is an intimate, historically inspired country home that celebrates the natural topography and arborous nature of its site. Although the home is newly constructed, it looks and feels as though it has stood for a long time, rooted in its site and in scale with its surroundings.

The interior millwork, details, and finishes also speak to the classic interiors of grand country homes of the 1920's-1930's in New England. The house was designed for indoor/outdoor living by allowing one to flow through the house in multiple areas. The entry foyer establishes a spine in which one is drawn to the rear courtyard without having to travel through other primary living spaces. The perpendicular axis and circulation galleries provide a clear delineation of the primary spaces, which unfold off this spine. In a similar manner, the second floor galleries define a strong circulation pattern that allows one to navigate the house through two stairways.

The primary stairwell is capped by a copper skylight, bathing the two floors with sunlight. Each wing terminates at separate outdoor porches, one open-air and intimately scaled while the other is designed to accommodate larger gatherings and can be utilized year-round due to the flexibility of the removable screens and the outdoor fireplace.

Rebosio+Spagnulo

Project Name: Contemporary Apartment Milan

Location: Milan
Category: Living Space Europe

The clients' refined style and passion for contemporary art required an interior design concept to interpret a completely new language outside the traditional ways of expression and complement the architecture of this exceptional private villa in Milan. Designers Igor Rebosio and Federico Spagnulo have reinterpreted artistic movements, from modernism to cubism, to create a design concept inspired by the exquisite curving form of the central spiral staircase.

Living spaces are organised across three floors. The large living room and dining area on the ground floor is the heart of the house. In this unique living space the design concept is presented with stunning precision. Every detail is expertly curated into unconventional and highly stylised interiors. Materials, forms and details present a unique form of eclecticism. A fluid duality of cubes and curves, straight and sinuous lines, is presented in a combination of effects and finishes that works together harmoniously. Within the architectural structure of the space, rounded pillars are presented alongside sharp-cornered cuboid ceiling details.

Curved windows overlook the garden, flooding the space in natural light. A wall of rectangle and square shaped feature mirrors, illuminated from behind, are an artistic lighting feature. A Vistosi chandelier created from angular rectangle glass elements is suspended above the bespoke oval dining table and the rigid lines of the Minotti sofa is flanked by the curving glass handrail of the staircase. A bespoke cabinet behind the sofa is sinuous in form and is not just visually striking but also a clever storage solution.

SuMisura 1

Project Name: Hallmark Residences Penthouse

Location: Singapore
Date completed: May 2016
Interior designer: SuMisura
Architect: Addp Architects

This luxurious penthouse of about 3000 square feet in size is thoughtfully set out over 2 floors. The penthouse comprises of a double volume space in the living, 3 bedrooms on the first floor and a generous master suite with a roof terrace on the second floor. Despite its much sought after location and nestled in a highly prestigious residential area; the unit did not have a superb view.

As such, the designers worked with geometric patterns and lines on the floor, ceiling, and highlighted the curtains with punches of blue and champagne gold to distract eyes away from the view outside. More importantly, the designers input a tall screening comprising of topiaries of various height to create a visual interest and at the same time, to direct the visual inwards. A pair of outdoor lounge chairs at the outdoor balcony lends themselves to the living space when the glass doors slide open, allowing for physical interaction between the living and its balcony.

The beautifully hand tufted rug is a stunning centrepiece. Nicely framed up by the angular sofa, the rug holds the many bespoke furniture pieces together in the space. Other eye catching pieces include the art deco chandeliers and wall lamps that bring about the glamour and luxury in this space. A combination of bespoke furniture, fine materials, deep colours and art deco inspired geometric lines has resulted in an impressive living area that the client wanted.

SuMisura 2

Project Name: One Shenton 4 Bedroom

Location: Singapore
Date completed: March 2014
Interior designer: SuMisura
Architect: Carlos OTT

Designed by world renowned architect, Carlos OTT, One Shenton is made up of two exquisite towers of 50 and 43 storeys tall. Atop the towers stand magnificent glass and metal structures which is a dramatic addition to the city's skyline. The large windows in this living space allow a panoramic view of the city's sky scrapers. The client who owns a high floor unit in this ultra luxurious building has expressed interest in a contemporary classic style, with the primary goal of creating a comfortable and intimate environment, with maximum seating for the family and allowing for a greater harmony between the living and dining spaces.

There were 2 key design challenges to the space; 2 structural columns that interferes with the placement of the furniture and the circulation. Due to the many entrances and exits within the apartment, the designers decided that bespoke furniture with the exact dimensions must be created within this space to make sure that circulation will not be compromised. While designing this space, the designers have proposed a beautiful low back, turquoise dining bench that was made to follow the contour of the structural column in the corner of the room.

With the dining bench brilliantly wrapped around the column, the column was well blended with the rest of the interior and enhanced the seating capacity. Across the hall is another square column that was mirrored to visually enhance the perceived length of the sofa that was tucked against it. Mirror finished surfaces brought in more light into the space while the elongated light cove and the customized area rug in hand tufted wool brought the living and dining spaces together harmoniously, much to the delight of the client.

Roelfien Vos

Project Name: Amsterdam Residence

Location: The Netherlands
Date completed: 2015
Interior designer: Roelfien Vos
Architect: Roelfien Vos
Key suppliers: AdHoc, Delta Light, Arte, Hamilton Conte, Anton Thelen, Eckstone
Creating a family home in a historical building by restoring, recovering and redesigning the entire building Family home for a 5 person household in the city center. It is a historical building from early 20th century. The building was used as a language school from the 1970's until 2015. All historical treasures were either removed or covered by ceilings, closets and carpeting. The family wanted to restore this great building and bring back history to life. The second requirement was to have a modern atmosphere as well as comfort and functionality. After removing all the furnishings and elements from previous owner, we discovered great ceilings to be restored. A study of historical color schemes started together with a whole new layout design. The client emphasized that they liked international, transitional style. The rebuilding and restoring took over a year.

Banda Property

Project Name: The Heritage Collection, Parkgate House

Location: Parkgate Road, London SW11
Date completed: October 2015
Interior designer: Banda Property
Architect: Four Four Six Six

Parkgate house is the ultimate modern living environment within a stunning historic setting. Space is absolutely central to the design brief for the Heritage Collection. Prime features comprise vast living areas, unusually tall ceilings (3.3m) and beautifully restored expansive arch windows.

The direction was to give maximum space and light and the windows side by- side give a virtually interrupted dual aspect. The two apartments are designed to make a classical statement juxtaposed with modern living. Future proofing features such as under-floor heating throughout, built-in sound, air conditioning and recessed LED lighting were designed to be controlled by tablet or mobile devices for ease and comfort. De-misting glass in the bathrooms and a bottom-filling bath took the brief to new heights of convenience. The design is for living, to focus on peace and expediency where it may not have been considered possible previously.

The bio-ethanol fireplace that partitions the kitchen and living room replaces any thoughts of solid walls with fluidity of circulation through the space. Luxurious design and finishes were central to the design direction and the high quality Carrara marble, in large proportions, ensures this in both the kitchen and bathrooms While leading the design Banda insisted on carefully selecting UK artisans and experts in their respective design fields to achieve the very best spaces for supreme living and modern entertaining.

The history of the building was integral to the design and during early works, the original bakery flooring was uncovered which led Banda to commission the exact replica stunning oak chevron flooring.

Elicyon

Project Name: Knightsbridge Townhouse

Location – London
Interior Designer - Elicyon
Completion Date – April 2015

Located in an impressive townhouse in the heart of Knightsbridge, Elicyon imbued this refined and elegant two-bedroom apartment and adjoining communal areas with a sublime sense of timeless elegance.

The short time frame enabled the team to demonstrate their adept at a swift turnaround without compromising on style or quality.

The combination of contemporary design, luxurious materials and modern technology has been skilfully integrated into the classical architectural features of the apartment.

The neutral colour palette was selected with accents in bold shades of burgundy, subsequently picked up in the artwork to perfectly complement it.

Sophisticated bespoke furniture, custom-designed rugs and eye-catching lighting accentuate the striking colour palette, creating the perfect blend of historical architecture with modern living.

The open plan reception and dining area uses an optimum layout for the space and light, creating a spectacular environment, which is comfortable as well as practical.

This is further enhanced through the use of matching chandeliers in both spaces to unite them.

Oakeve Interiors

Project Name: Holm Oak

Location: Buckinghamshire, UK
Architect: Oakeve Ltd.
Interior Designer: Oakeve Interiors
Completion: April 2015

The client brief was to achieve 'one large entertaining space' between The Drawing Room, Bar Area and Dining Room, whilst creating an aspirational and opulent finish. This was achieved by having the same interior decor and colour palette - that of subtle taupes interjected with an accent amethyst hue and by incorporating and designing a few 'unique and bespoke' items of furniture within the scheme.

The use of high gloss Sycamore veneered furniture sourced from Italy was complemented by luxurious purple velvet armchairs and deep, cosseting sofas, manufactured in Britain. The Casamance, Effervescence wall covering was chosen to provide a luxurious, reflective texture and was utilized on opposite walls of the co-joined Drawing and Dining Room, ensuring light from the French doors and Bay Window was reflected to provide the impression of light and spaciousness.

The drapes and blinds from Osborne & Little, are a two-tone satin damask with a silky appearance. Pelmets were utilised to soften the window treatments and add a traditional elegance and indulgence to the room. Atmospheric lighting was critical within the design for this entertaining space and was achieved by using various Lutron circuits with a specified lamp circuit and introducing designer lamps. Porta Romana Crystal Strata lamps with rectangular amethyst velvet shades were chosen for their delicate design and luxurious finish, complimenting the soft limestone fireplace, thus creating a visually striking feature upon entry. During the winter months, when the fireplace is in use, the soft glow will highlight the bronze accessories in the foreground.

A large sculptural object d'art was procured for the espresso, sycamore, veneer base unit, whilst Lutron mood lighting and a Sonos Multi-Room Audio System further promote the wellbeing of the client here.

Obbard Property

Project Name: 32 Montpelier Street

Location- Knightsbridge, London, SW7
Date Completed- 15th October 2015
Architect- Rajiv Saini
Interior Designer - Obbard

The brief was to amend existing planning consent to create optimum use of space and light, creating integrated living indoor/outdoor space on three levelsThis traditional Freehold terraced house was in need of total refurbishment. Obbard were tasked with remodelling and extending the existing 2,400 square feet and creating a home more suited to modern living. In addition to the limitations of being a terraced house over 5 floors, the property was Grade II listed.

Prior to Obbard coming on board, a simple basement extension had received full planning consent. Obbard totally revised the consented scheme resubmitting the application. A basic one story dig out with a conservatory extension was remodelled to provide an indoor/outdoor living space that connected over three levels. A living wall connected the outside space with the subterranean extension and the living, dining, kitchen and garden all interlinked with a natural flow.

An additional feature was an historical 1970's top floor extension where the additional ceiling height and full length picture window enabled the creation of an individual space which offered a multitude of uses from living to bedroom accommodation and media/study space as well.

These are traditionally narrow houses over multiple floors but the clever design to maximise light and integrate the living space both internally and externally has created a far greater feeling of space and usability. Traditional Grade II listed houses of this size are very restrictive and to create a genuine feeling of space presents a great challenge.

Peter Staunton Interior Design

Project Name: Harbury Country house

Location: UK

This project can only be defined as a high-end eco property that fuses Eastern and Western culture. It's presence brings an Art Deco and rock n roll chic edge to it's surroundings.

The brief was to deliver a design that would reference various classic style periods, such as Art Deco, and give it a contemporary updated twist, whilst also allowing for everyday family life.The owner is enamored with various styles and periods of design; the challenge was to introduce and work with as many as possible, without them fighting against each other. One of the rooms was geographically themed in a Japanese and Asian context; another was musically based on John Lennon, and another was built around a Hollywood theme, incorporating the client's Marilyn Monroe artwork and various Art Deco elements.

The link between them all was luxury rock and roll chic. The client was extremely open minded to fresh and fluid idea, which allowed the designer to style each room with freedom and bring his own personal rock and roll chic style to the scene. Skillfully, the designer has done this without losing the path of the client's needs and expectations.

It is a constant travel through different styles and cultures providing an authentic personality to each room without breaking the balance in the house. Each room gives the inhabitant a completely different atmosphere and serves its own purpose.

Sigmar 1

Project Name: Court House

Location: UK

The brief was to design a comprehensive interior scheme for this unique space that was suited to showcase the clients vast array of eclectic artwork. The owners of this property needed an interior space that felt just right for their lifestyle and tastes.

They wanted the property, with its impressive windows and high ceilings, to gain an ever so slightly warmer quality with a new personality, but still not lose its own integrity and slightly utilitarian/industrial feel. This was done by valuing the beauty and philosophy of modernist vintage pieces, as well as adding touches of bold colour & texture in the right places. By incorporating a high portion of light vintage furniture all with its own sculptural value, with elegant functional modern pieces makes the space feel luxuriously 'lived in'. The furniture, largely made by hand in natural and warm materials, allowed the vastness of the room to remain impressive.

The vastness of the space was initially overwhelming as light and sound bounced off the walls. The intensive light was toned down with a thought-through grey-scale, largely mixed from Sigmar's own colour collection, Damo. Subtly textured fabric wallpaper adds a warm sophistication to the bedrooms makes the space feel inviting. This all works in juxtaposition and contrast with the openness of the social space upstairs. Sigmar played with height and a "not overly structured" way of display hanging picture shelves, plinths and custom made display cabinets for the clients to blend their beloved art, sculptures and artefacts in a charming yet sophisticated way.

Everything has its own space, yet works together as a 'family'.

Sigmar 2

Project Name: Riverside London Home

Location: London
Date completed: July 2013
Interior designer: Sigmar

A family of 6 wanted their new home to incorporate family-oriented spaces while highlighting the beautiful high-ceiling interiors and refreshing the overall feel of this beautiful Edwardian property.

The brief was to incorporate a sociable layout for the ground floor, including a hall, a sitting room and a dining room catering for the client's family of 6.

Overall, the client wanted a vibrant and striking design that reflected her tastes whilst staying sympathetic to the architecture and remaining practical for a family of this size this was achieved by using a mixture of contemporary and vintage design Sigmar's design team have been able to elegantly mix 20th century and modern furniture to create a unique and classical space in this Riverside London Home.

The client had beautiful artwork and this started the direction for the colour-coding throughout the house that would tie in with other rooms such as the bespoke rugs in a rust colour in both the sitting room and dining room. The final result was a lovely symbiosis between the client's art and the decoration.

In this project, textures and patterns have been used cleverly to tie the rooms together – making the space feel harmonious. The client was open-minded about colours and allowed Sigmar to incorporate some very graphic colours such as the charcoal in the entrance.

Taylor Interiors

Project Name: Townhouse Drayton Gardens, London

Location: London
Interior Designer: Yvette Taylor
Completion: September 2015

Taylor Interiors were appointed to completely refurbish this unique five storey townhouse in Kensington which consists of four bedrooms and small outside space.

The designers were given a substantial brief to renovate this home, which included the stunning drawing and dining room which has a 3.7 m high ceiling.

Our main goal was to implement to the design scheme the use of a rich, an exceptional bespoke chandelier was installed to illuminate the oval dining table which seats ten guests. The chandelier consist of 270 hand blown glass elements luxurious chandelier and is made from five distinct glass colours and which weighs 300 kg in total. The beams and ceiling above had to be reinforced to allow for this installation. Above the large central coffee table hangs a square mirror panel from which small crystal stars flow. This creates a magical atmosphere at night. The full length French windows are dressed in luxury curtains made of silk fabrics with bold embroidery and embellished with velvet pelmets in a rich turquoise tone. The new fireplace which was supplied is made from sandstone and the floor is tiled with oak in a soft taupe color. The true master piece of the room is a Jessica Zoob abstract painting named 'The One'.

This room is used in the most practical way. It offers a large dining table to entertain ten guests and when entertaining the same number of the guests can sit around the central coffee table. The bold curtains with pelmets bring so much life into the room through their colour and beautiful floral embroidery, and this is also repeated on the table runner.

Noriko Sawayama Design and Associates Ltd.

Project Name: Victorian School conversion

Location: London Battersea
Date completed: May 2015
Interior designer: Noriko Sawayama

Noriko Sawayama Design and Associates Ltd have worked on the complete renovation and decoration of this Victorian school incorporating Japanese craft works uniquely blended with a distinct European design.

The Building itself, is a unique treasure in this part of London due to its size and original features . It is a total of 150m2 and boasts 3 bedrooms and 67m2 open plan living/dining/kitchen space with a ceiling height of 4.3m.

The design concept is Eclectic and unique, something which Noriko Sawayama prides herself on. Elements from the East have been cleverly used and blend seamlessly into a western design framework. Many elements are influenced by Japanese Culture and techniques including the Kitchen splashback, which is decorated in Japanese wood block print with a glass top to protect it. The handles for the Kitchen cabinets were also made by traditional means. Many of the cushions have been made from fine Japanese fabrics , some of which see the use of Kimono sashes.

Noriko Sawayama designed many of the aspects of the space herself including the Dining chairs, Lounge chairs, sofa, coffee table, tall cabinet, chest, shelf, mirror with pearl inlay, sati and all fixture including chimney breast integrating TV and audio system. The Lighting was a very important factor in this space due to the sheer size of the room , to achieve a sense of warmth and cosiness many different light sources were used to divide the main living areas including overhead lighting, lamps and uplights.

Moderno Interiors

Project Name: 20 Linksway

Location: Northwood, London
Date completed: September 2015
Interior Designer: Kajal Patel at MODERNO Interiors
Architect: Mark Wilmott ( MRP Developments)

The private residence on Linksway is a modern and tranquil 15,000 square-foot space defined by floor-to-ceiling glass views, Special hidden storage accommodating the specific daily routines of its residents.

The house was designed around a continuous communal area of living room, dining and kitchen where family spend majority of their time. Concrete like porcelain tiles add a modern industrial touch which is then softened with the clever use of wood and fabrics and layering of various materials. The Colour palette was limited , allowing clean lines to flow, splashes of colour were adorned in accessories to add softness and the use of metallics was implemented to create a modern glamourous touch.

A Skilled team of contractors played a fundamental role in achieving this vision from the kitchen design through to the finest decorative detailed objects that are prevalent within this is 'zen-like' space.

Kajal Patel's inspirations came from using natural materials like concrete, marble, wood and leather for their natural texture and feel and also their capacity to be able to be crafted into inspiring designs. It meant that there was a juxtaposition of modern versus natural which makes the space all the more diverse in its ambience.

The Basement features a large origami- inspired resin bar, hydraulic floor , step swimming pool, gym, massage room and sauna. Decorative statement light fittings beautifully showcase this luxurious interior.

The biggest challenge for Moderno Interiors was creating warmth in this vast space of 15,000sq.ft. This was achieved by mixing warm, earthy materials like wood and leather together with lighting design that created a soft welcoming glow.

BM Design London

Project Name: Notting Hill Residence

Location: London
Interior Designer: BM Design London
Key Suppliers: GMI/ Colbourns / Orsi to name but a few.

Overall description: Beautiful private home that required total strip out and refurb, the double basement dig allowed us to create a LGF kitchen and dining area with access to an outdoor garden through critical screens, gym, media room, wine storage and additional bedroom.

Design Brief: to create a functional home for a young family but with all the amenities for entertaining. Joinery throughout the property enabled the clients to have plenty of storage for their children's toys and games leaving the property spacious and luxurious, suitable for entertaining at all times and we hid a dumbbell waiter which runs throughout the house. Allowing food and beverages to be transported to each entertaining space with ease.

Favourite / key aspect of the project: The Formal Living Room of the First Floor is the most glamorous space and our clients favourite area. We added panel moulding and inlaid silk wallpaper to enhance the luxurious feel of the room. The ribbed back velvet sofas and shagreen cabinets are unified by a beautiful silk rug with a starburst design that runs around the pearlised coffee table.

Why does the design work so well: The style of this town house works so well because it extremely serene and glamorous for the typical style of the neighbourhood. It brings a Mayfair vibe to a very cool Notting Hill and because of the increase in the overall footage of the property allows the family plenty of space for both the parents and the children to entertain either themselves or their guests. The children can be curled up under cashmere blankets eating popcorn in the cinema room whilst the adults can be drinking champagne and entertaining their guests in the formal living room. We wanted to create a timeless design that could be both stylish and homely at the same time.

Why do you feel the IDA awards are important: Because they give designers the opportunity to showcase their talents. There is such an array of beautiful designs and designers out there and it is always wonderful to see so many beautiful residential and commercial spaces being transformed by creative individuals like ourselves. It is also always so interesting to see the abundance of styles that are presented throughout the awards shortlist.

A2Zen Consulting

Project Name: Tour Odeon 21

Location: Monte Carlo
Date completed: Dec 2015
Interior designer: A2Zen Consulting Ltd

This project is a luxury yet contemporary space in an innovative Architectural Masterpiece which is revolutionary for Monte Carlo. The brief was to design a contemporary space which felt luxurious without being opulent. The idea the designers had was to play with technology to make it modern and functional. The designers were asked to maintain light colour and to add a touch of blue where possible.

The team at A2Zen were proud to deliver a living space with 360 degree amazing views. From the digital aquarium to the back lit niches, the sea view and the mirrors in the back wall which reflect the panorama into the room, this was a great achievement for the team at A2Zen Consulting.

There was a challenge to use the restricted spaces and make them feel spacious. The designers strove to ensure a sense of luxury through the selection of materials yet to keep it airy. They worked on ambience and technology. The digital aquarium, the starry sky and the back lit niches are all foremost in the design scheme. They kept all colours neutral so they could accent all areas with blue, as it is the client's preferred colour. This worked perfectly well with the sea view which dominates every room.

Kern Design

Project Name: Modern Classic Penthouse

Location: Frankfurt am Main / Germany
Date completed: 10 / 2015
Interior Designer: Nobert E. Kern, S. Kober, V. Schlotthauer
Architect: Dipl.-Ing. Norbert E. Kern
Key supplier: Fendi Casa, Terzani, Brand van Egmond, Opera, Sicis, Dedar

This modern classic penthouse is a luxury new build on the 6th floor, located in bustling Frankfurt, Germany.

This family with 2 children wanted a luxurious penthouse in a prime location. Colours and materials where all specifically requested by the owners, and implemented within a classic, old Hollywood style, with modern touches.

Use of crystals, mirrors and Art Deco designs are in abundance, as this project shimmers into the Awards. Fit for the likes of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to twirl across the hard wood floor, the living space is vintage decadence brought to life in a new century.

Layers of intricately assembled detail have been put together by architect and interior designer Nobert E. Kern, and interior designers S. Kober and V. Schlotthauer, who collaborated on this project. Nobert E. Kern said: "My favourite aspect of this design is the attention to quality: All materials had to be the highest quality possible. I wanted to make sure the room shined, whether or not the sun was present. This design works so well as from the beginning we developed a clear colour concept and moved consistently in this colour range. We also created material combinations which trigger high emotional moods."

An interesting focal point in the dining area is the pendant lighting above the dining table. It is created with layers of mesh over warm toned lighting, gathered at the bottom to create a fluid impression with an otherwise robust material.

Knox Design

Project Name: Son Vida

Location: Mallorca
Interior Designer: Justine Knox
Completion: January 2015

A magnificent villa with breathtaking views and stunning architecture that needed the décor to brings comfort and warmth to its modern lines. The brief was to create a luxury holiday home to enjoy with family and friends.

To set the mood of the rest of the ambiances Justine of Knox Design chose a spectacular one-of –a kind aluminium art panel by Alex Turco to grace the entrance hall. This became the colour palette for all the other living spaces.

Splashes of blue and indigo on white and glass, clean lines of chrome and steel, a white and reclaimed wood drinks cabinet that is a true objet d'art with two Modigliani-like faces atop. The Venetian plaster, wall coverings and bespoke rugs added texture to an otherwise serene and geometric space.

The protagonism of the living areas is undoubtedly the incomparable view of the bay of Palma in the distance. Knox Design sought to make the outdoor areas a platform, from which to take in the magnificence below by chosing white and blue comfortable, yet stylish seating areas surrounding the swimming pool. Under the porch, a white long table ready for lazy and pleasurable Mediterranean meals.

Prestige Exclusive Lifestyle

Project Name: LE PETIT FLOCON DE NEIGE

Location: Switzerland
Interior Designer: Prestige Exclusive Lifestyle
Completion Date: September 2015

The brief from the Client was to transform the existing building into a more personal and functional space together with the introduction of a new extension and create a new study area, spa and dining area. Prestige Exclusive Lifestyle have worked remotely from London but still closely with the Swiss local team to fulfill the requirements set out by the client and deliver a building, which is in line with the traditional local chalet style and addresses all of the brief. The entertainment area has doubled in size and has been enriched with the outside/inside fireplace.

The spa now has stunning views on the Mont d'or from the Jacuzzi. The team have created a cozy media room and an always useful changing room still maintaining the 4 bedrooms required.

Rebosio+Spagnulo 1

Project Name: Penhouse Rome

Location: Rome, Italy
Interior Designer: Igor Rebosio, Federico
Completion date: October 2015
Photography: Donatella Simonetti

This classic penthouse apartment has private terraces with exceptional views across Rome's renowned skyline. The concept for the apartment is unique in its exceptional attention to detail. Repeating motifs and a uniform palette are streamlined to ensure every element feels cohesively aligned. The spacious living areas combine two reception rooms, a master suite, two bedrooms, a dining room and kitchen.

The interior design concept for the living spaces reflects a new definition of understated luxury. Devoid of ostentation, it focuses on the true craftsmanship of Italian design. It is an intellectual journey into form and artisanship, using the finest materials and fabrics, from decorative marble to blown crystal and vernacular traditional detailing has been maintained.

Decorative details are presented with finesse. Handcrafted Vistosi glass chandeliers accentuate ceiling recesses. Wooden wall panels are painted with white detailing, which is mirrored across the marble flooring. In the entrance hall a gold motif embellishes the floors.

In the main reception room, an accent of cobalt blue velvet makes a striking contrast to neutral walls and curtains. Pops of the elegant material is visible in the upholstery of the dining chairs and cushions on the Busnelli sofas. A bar is built next to the fireplace, which is illuminated from behind. In the second reception room, a marble fireplace is presented alongside accents of glass, crystal and velvet reflected in the furnishing and accessories, providing maximum comfort and refinement for the property's stylish residents.

Rebosio+Spagnulo 2

Project Name: Villa Milan

Location: Milan

The clients' refined style and passion for contemporary art required an interior design concept to interpret a completely new language outside the traditional ways of expression and complement the architecture of this exceptional private villa in Milan. Designers Igor Rebosio and Federico Spagnulo have reinterpreted artistic movements, from modernism to cubism, to create a design concept inspired by the exquisite curving form of the central spiral staircase.

Living spaces are organised across three floors. The large living room and dining area on the ground floor is the heart of the house. In this unique living space the design concept is presented with stunning precision. Every detail is expertly curated into unconventional and highly stylised interiors. Materials, forms and details present a unique form of eclecticism. A fluid duality of cubes and curves, straight and sinuous lines, is presented in a combination of effects and finishes that works together harmoniously. Within the architectural structure of the space, rounded pillars are presented alongside sharp-cornered cuboid ceiling details.

Curved windows overlook the garden, flooding the space in natural light. A wall of rectangle and square shaped feature mirrors, illuminated from behind, are an artistic lighting feature. A Vistosi chandelier created from angular rectangle glass elements is suspended above the bespoke oval dining table and the rigid lines of the Minotti sofa is flanked by the curving glass handrail of the staircase. A bespoke cabinet behind the sofa is sinuous in form and is not just visually striking but also a clever storage solution.

Roelfien Vos

Project Name: Private Residence

Location: Den Haag
Date completed: 2014
Interior designer: Roelfien Vos
Key suppliers: RMR Brand Van Egmond Zanotta Cassina Terzani Elitis Romo Vibia Contardi Intercodam

Overall description of the project: Design and architecture of a bespoken luxury penthouse for international business man located in the financial capital of the Netherlands

Design brief: Our client is a cosmopolitan entrepreneur who spends most of their time traveling around the world. They do not enjoy staying at hotels but love the personal touch of a boutique hotel atmosphere. The clients requirements were discussed in a brief summary, the main desires and needs were; ultimate luxury, spaciousness, masculinity and international design. The starting point of the project was to achieve a worldly, sexy and modern lifestyle in between hectic business trips. The whole project needed to be custom made, walls needed to be removed and a new layout was necessary. The project was designed staying focused on detailing each and every element of design. Key suppliers were selected on their flexibility and ability to deliver at the highest standards of our client.

Favorite / key aspect of the project: We had limited space for the master bedroom. By removing the staircase with landing and changing it into a straight staircase we gained 12m2. As a result you can appreciate the stunning view of The Hague from all points of the Master suite.

Annette Frommer Interior Design

Project Name: Apartment in Jerusalem

Location: Jerusalem
Category: Residential £1-2.5 Million Project by value

This project was commissioned by clients who wanted to redo this 3 bedroom apartment for their retired parents, so they can spend a few months a year in Jerusalem next to their family. Annette Frommer Interior Design worked closely with their daughter-in-law, who wanted only the best for them, to maximize the layout and design and meet all their needs. Annette wanted this apartment to be chic and elegant but at the same time to exude a warm and welcoming feeling that would be conducive to a familial environment.

Since they wanted a monochromatic colour scheme, Annette used throughout the rooms a few different shades of grey with a few touches of brass to bring warmth. The only real colours were added in pillows and accessories. In the living room, the use of grid patterned wall panelling conceals the door to the bedroom's hallway, as well as a storage area and electrical board, giving it a seamless continuous look. All the furniture was custom designed and made to order, carefully chosen to complement the surroundings. For the dining table top Annette chose a unique Calacatta Gold marble slab. The walls were treated by a speciality painter who created a distinctive and luxurious velvet finish.

Overall the warm, muted colour scheme lends a sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere, with carefully chosen fixtures and furnishings bringing subtle, brightening highlights to the design.

Carlisle Design Studio

Project Name: Boltons

Location: London
Date completed: September 2015
Interior designer:Carlisle Design Studio
Architect: N/A

The brief was to complete a contemporary refurbishment of a five-story, 10,000 square foot Grade-II listed family home to create an impressive and captivating space for the client suitable for entertaining yet also providing them with an environment in which they could feel at home with their dogs.

The addition of a new conservatory extension at the back of the house opened up the lower ground floor into a light and spacious area, continuing the grand scale and character of the original building but providing an area suitable for casual dining and relaxing. A new bespoke wine store was also created next to the large family kitchen.

Using the finest materials and some trusted craftsmen and suppliers, bespoke fitted joinery and furniture pieces were designed to update the aesthetic of the house to one of extreme elegance and luxury; hand finished wall coverings, marble from Italy, sumptuous fabrics and specialist surface finishes were all chosen to work specifically with each room's palette. No attention was spared in the detailing of features from the etching pattern on the back face of a mirrored joinery panel to the curve of bespoke sequin decorations on a cushion.

The refurbished Study/Library with finely detailed joinery which utilizes the great ceiling height & uses a rich, masculine palette of finishes.

While the house has transformed into a luxury space, the personalized design gives the owners the feeling of being in their own home where they are able to lounge around & pull books off shelves.

Douglas Design Studio

Project Name: Luxury Condominium

Location: Toronto, Canada
Date Completed: September, 2014
Interior Designer: Jeffrey Douglas / Douglas Design Studio
Architect: Page + Steele Architects

The project is an Art Deco style condominium, where traditional comfort meets modern convenience. Emphasis was placed on craftsmanship, artistry and the finest quality materials.

It's located in the museum district of Toronto, this 4,000-square-foot condominium is situated in the cultural epicentre of the city. With an affinity for the 1920s Art Deco period, the owners have a sophisticated and refined style. The concept was to incorporate their love for the period into contemporary living. The result is a blend of traditional comfort with modern convenience, executed at the highest level of luxury.

Everything in the space is optimised for functionality, using only the finest quality of materials. Unique wall finishes include goat-skin tiles, top-stitched leather, Venetian plaster and stone slab. Each room was considered structurally, to draw the eye to main focal points. This is evident in the barrel-vaulted hallway and the oval-vaulted living room ceiling.

Special features include a custom oval shaped living room and designed polished nickel and stainless steel dining room doors with grill pattern over glass that opens from both sides for easy maintenance. The closet is special as it opens up to reveal hidden office. There is also a custom designed powder room vanity is intricately built using carved marble legs and glass finials held through tension. Another key feauture is the eglomisé fireplace surround with art deco motif, hand painted by local artist, in the master bedroom.

Jennifer Brouwer Design Inc

Project Name: Caledon Cottage

Location: Caledon, Ontario Canada
Completed Spring 2015
Designer Jennifer Brouwer Design

The brief was to create a cottage out of a home in the city. As well as stylish and inviting, the home would also have to provide ample wheelchair access.

Designed to envoke a rustic air usually only found in the countryside, the décor has been filled with holistic materials and earthy tones with a palette of creamy neutrals, autumn reds and the warming hue of natural wood. Clean lines compliment to manage the little details that aim to delight the observing guest such as the cow-hide ottomons or the copper tub that doubles as storage for throws and blankets. Accessories were carefully chosen with the brief in mind, unique organic fingerprints of the classic countryside home.

Entertainment is made easy with an open-plan design that gives flows right through, from the walk-in wine cellar to the barn-door inspired television unit that hides unnecessary distractions from social occassions.

The kitchen island defines the space, painted in farmhouse red and topped with a solid wood counter it contrasts against the backdrop of kitchen units in traditional whites and the tiled splashback in soft heathery grey. Light and airy witout losing the cosiness every country kitchen should have, the kitchen island is lined with three wodden stools capped with studded white cushions to invite comfort and conversation with plenty of room for all to partake. Over the kitchen island hangs and iron-wrought chandelier as a beautiful floating centrepiece, providing an intimate glow over the organic heart of the home.

MASSIMO Interiors

Project Name: Malvern Residence 1

Location: Melbourne Australia
Date Completed: January 2015
Interior Designer: Massimo Speroni

The featured project is a private residence on which the team worked closely with their client. During the early construction phase, efforts were made to maximize available living space and lay a foundation that would work to the best of its ability in creating a stunning interior décor. The success of this beautiful home is the attention to the quality in every detail. The eclectic style that runs throughout the property gives this impressive home a very unique and individual design.

The client brief for the project was to create an elegant, modern yet comfortable open plan living space to entertain friends and family. The client wanted a home with a wow factor and that level of luxury you may find in a 5 star hotel. The furnishings were carefully chosen to ensure long-lasting quality and a unique expression of the client's vision, which was achieved throughout the home with a cohesive and elegant design style. Massimo took an elegant approach to this venture, this project moves away from predictability with a more different and exotic style than other designers, something that the clients specified in their vision.

The project has contrasting styles throughout, mixing contemporary and traditional style to give this home a sophisticated and cohesive.

Oakeve Interiors

Project Name: Holm Oak

Location: Buckinghamshire, UK
Architect: Oakeve Ltd.
Interior Designer: Oakeve Interiors
Completion: April 2015

The client brief for the interior design was to create aspirational and opulent spaces with a seamless flow, which were still practical enough for everyday living. The client made it clear that they wanted to buy into an 'aspirational lifestyle' and therefore, we had to create for them a fabulous, luxurious and opulent new 'turnkey' show home.

This was achieved by procuring and utilising luxurious and exclusive items of furniture, accessories and wallcoverings throughout, whilst subtly changing the colour schemes for the different living zones.

In the less formal area of the Breakfast and Family Room, vibrant fabrics and accessories were utilised mimicking the pinks and coral colours of the rhododendrons planted just outside, allowing for a seamless transition 'inside and out'.

In the more formal Drawing Room, Bar Area and Dining Room space, a common colour palette was applied. The use of high gloss Sycamore veneered furniture was complemented by luxurious purple velvet armchairs and deep, cosseting sofas combined with statement artwork and sculptures.

A short journey via the luxurious yet practical, smoked mirrored, oak-panelled passenger lift, leads one to the Master Bedroom suite, a haven of tranquillity and luxury, where sumptuous fabrics and textures are used to soften the lustre of high gloss wardrobes and leather effect floor and wall tiles in the master en-suite. The addition of a fireplace within the bedroom provided warmth and cosiness for the dark winter evenings.

A free-standing, curvaceous bath was included within the Master En-suite scheme and LED uplights were placed in the floor to accentuate the curvature of the bath, creating a 'wow' feature.

Rebosio+Spagnulo

Project Name: Penthouse Rome

Location: Rome, Italy
Interior Designer: Igor Rebosio, Federico
Completion date: October 2015
Photography: Donatella Simonetti

This classic penthouse apartment has private terraces with exceptional views across Rome's renowned skyline. The interior design concept for the property is unique in its exceptional attention to detail. Repeating motifs and a uniform palette are streamlined to ensure every element feels cohesively aligned. The spacious living areas combine two reception rooms, a master suite, two bedrooms, a dining room and kitchen.

The concept reflects a new definition of understated luxury. Devoid of ostentation, it focuses on the true craftsmanship of Italian design. It is an intellectual journey into form and artisanship, using the finest materials and fabrics, from decorative marble to blown crystal and vernacular traditional detailing has been maintained.

Decorative details are presented with finesse. Handcrafted glass chandeliers accentuate expansive ceiling recesses. Wooden wall panels are painted with a white trim, which is mirrored across the white lines running across the marble flooring. In the entrance hall a gold motif embellishes the floors.

The master bedroom has continuous windows. Shutters open to reveal uninterrupted views, leading out to a beautiful terrace. In the reception room, a marble fireplace is presented alongside accents of glass, crystal and velvet, providing a space for the client to relax in the highest level of comfort and refinement.

Glazing protects the main terrace from the elements. Here, the overall design is futuristic in form. A sleek Jacuzzi pool and luxurious low level seating completes the concept for this outside space.

Mercurio Design Lab

Project Name: Mistral

Location: Singapore
Date completed:15 December 2015
Interior designer: Mercurio Design Lab S.r.l
Architect: A.M. Architect
Key suppliers: Boffi, B&B Italia, Poliform

This is one of two adjacent bungalows designed for the same client who had the idea of building a pair of villas with similar style yet each stands out with it's own character. Named after the seasonal strong, north-westerly wind that blows across the Mediterranean, Mistral is like a sleek yacht. Painted in all white with a metallic tinge, Mistral has a powerful solidity to it. The structural elements are expressed both externally and internally, simultaneously referencing a boat and communicating the sense of a strong forward thrust. It exploits the angularity of outward-leaning structural elements and similarly angled glazed walls to fashion an almost vertiginous experience both inside and outside of a powerful vessel driving through the sea. The street elevation of Mistral combines timber and concrete in a facade penetrated by windows of varying scale to generate a strong rhythmic quality. This is complemented by the forward-thrusting angularity of the building which leads the eye towards the water which is only barely glimpsed at this stage.

Mistral comes fom a period when Massimo was playing with the idea of designing a building with some affiliation to other objects. The driving idea was to develop a form which conjured up the image of a powerful boat driving through the water.

With Mistral, the structure is the form. There is total integration, just as the project as a whole is assimilated with building design, interior architecture, decoration, furnishings and art works. It is an example of what Massimo calls a complete solution. Complete also for the way it accomodates the client's preoccupation with Feng Shui, harmonising wind and water.

Hartmann Designs

Project Name: South Bank Living

Location: Whitehouse Apartments, 9 Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8YW
Date completed: 18th July 2016
Interior designer: Hartmann Designs Limited

Key suppliers:
London Marble, Luxologie, Joseph Giles, Bowden Tollit & Associates, Cameron Peters, Bert Frank, Sofa & Chair, Retro Living, Viaduct

Overall description of the project
A stylish and sophisticated South Bank, London apartment providing both a comfortable home as well as a stunningly dressed scene in which to entertain.

Design brief:
The client wanted a total redesign, away from the existing 13 year old, dated décor. The design needed to remain contemporary whilst featuring key timeless and sophisticated pieces. Fine quality finishes and furnishings were desired to define a unique space of indisputable taste and stylish living.

They required a more efficient flow to the layout including relocated wet services. High spec lighting, audio/visual and air-conditioning were essential elements to incorporate into the design.

The client didn't want a 'safe' design and wanted to express their love of arts and culture, inspired by their location in the heart of London.

A key aspect for any Hartmann Designs scheme is texture and layering. This South Bank design features many contrasting and complimentary finishes; a highlight of which is the bespoke joinery in the entrance. Combining highly reflective mirror panels with a layered stripy ply, set upon a dark chocolate marble, creates a spectacularly grand entrance.

TDF Architects

Project Name: Hacienda Bay

Location: Haceinda Bay compound, North-Coast, Egypt
Date Completed: May 2016
Architect: TDF Architects
Interior Designer: TDF Architects

Short Description of the project: A seafront beach house belonging to a large family, consisting of 3 generations. The house is 350 m2 on a 1500 m2 land

Design Brief: The design should transport you from being on land to falling 'Into the Blue'. The zones were divided according to the deep layers of the sea; starting from bottom upwards. The ground and basement represent the midnight zone, the first floor representing the twilight zone and the outdoors represents the sunlight zone. The beach house has a pool, outdoor dining and 2 outdoor seating spaces. The interiors consists of formal living room, dining area, 3 kitchens, informal living space between the bedrooms, 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The design had to cater to all the generations who will be using the house; grandparents, their offspring and their grandchildren (13 family members).

Favourite / Key aspect of the project: The use and application of Bamboo in different locations and in different patterns/colours. It was used as a hanging see-through partition in and outside the house, fixed partitions in the entrance and outdoors and as a frame on the staircase.

Why does the design work so well: TDF architects has managed to cater to the needs of the client, yet not compromise any of the design elements. For example, creating a pergola over the pool to provide the women of the family privacy. The space planning has provided the family with several dining and seating spaces so there is never a shortage of seating spaces when the family is entertaining.

Why do you feel that the Design Awards are important: Design awards are important for they position our projects in a market category that challenge our designers to always target higher design skills from one project to the next. We strive to deliver each project a couple of notches above a previously delivered one.

D'Marvel Scale

Project Name: Melrose Park

Location: Singapore
Date completed: 2015

This grand and luxurious penthouse of about 3000 square feet is very well furnished with an extremely lavish double volume living space ideal home for many.

The feature wall is definitely an instant attention-grabber in the main living space. Fitted with a brown-framed massive mirror, the space is enhanced visually. Accents of reddish-brown hues gel the extravagant carpet with the brown-framed mirror and ceiling, evoking a harmonious visual. This living space definitely sets the scene in the house.

Seamless continuation runs from the living into the dining, and vice versa. The present-day and chic looking chandelier serves as a focal point in the dining space without appearing too overpowering. Everything ties in together to achieve a modern classical living space but nothing ostentatio

Roelfien Vos

Project Name: Historical

Location: The Netherlands
Date completed: 2014
Interior designer: Roelfien Vos Interior Design & Arhitecture
Architect: Roelfien Vos Interior Design & Architecture
Key suppliers: RMR Theo Van Boven Pruysen Parket Romo Zanotta

Overall description of the project:
Penthouse to be realized in an old cigar factory. No walls, no floors; everything needed to be determined.

Design brief: A couple around 50 years old with one daughter living in their home wanted a modern home. The living space should be an area for sitting, working, dining, cooking and playing the piano. This should be realized in harmony, so all elements in one space would work perfectly. The requirement was to leave the industrial feeling of the building. Their home should be lifetime proof, so there is no need to move as they get older and in less shape. The hallway with the industrial windows was particularly great feature. The doors to each bedroom are facing every window, which gives a very harmonious effect and emphasizes the industrial feeling of the building

Joanna Wood

Project Name: St. James's Mews House

Location: St James's, London
Date completed: June 2016
Interior designer: Joanna Wood
Architect: PDP
Key suppliers: Linley, Phillips & Wood, Arundel Carpets, Samuel Heath, Holly Hunt, Lawson Wood, Hermes

Overall description of the project:
A contemporary mews house overlooking Green Park in the centre of St James's. A cool calm atmosphere created with stunning bespoke furniture.

We created a contemporary interior as a retreat from the hurly burly of St. James's. The house is a luxurious pied-à-terre for an international client wanting a home from home in Central London. Lighting is important as a backdrop and creates drama with stunning custom made chandeliers, especially the 3-storey hand-blown glass and bronze statement piece from Phillips & Wood down the central stair. A bright palette of colours with bespoke furniture pieces from a wide variety of international craftsmen brings a feeling of space.

The interior architecture was the creation of the team at Joanna Wood with materials carefully selected and a hero feature being the bronze and glass staircase. Veneers were commissioned in custom grey lacquer tones throughout the house, with important but subtle differences to each area. Floors are premium grade oak chevron plank with limestone to the hallway and staircase. The house is fitted with a sophisticated audio/visual installation, fully automated. The team worked with Kaizen to produce a couture kitchen of lacquered handleless units in a subtle greige. All fittings were sourced and made in Britain where possible.

Bathrooms are contemporary and luxurious with book-matched slab marble, hand selected from Turkey and Italy, fittings by Samuel Heath and a freestanding Egg bath complete the picture.

Fabrics were selected from well-known international houses including Pierre Frey, Rubelli, Donghia and Hermes with layering and texture being key. Contemporary art was commissioned and purchased to complement the décor.

The result is a harmonious and chic interior.

Taylor Howes

Project Name: Lowndes Street

Location: Knightsbridge, London
Date completed: July 2015
Interior designer: Taylor Howes
Key suppliers: Urban Electric Company; Tom Dixon; Rubelli; Jamb; Dedar; Porta Romana; GP & J Baker; Joseph Giles; Turnell & Gigon

Overall description of the project:
A stunning 1,100sqft 2-bedroom apartment located in the heart of London's Knightsbridge, this property is a great example of a bijou and compact pied à terre.

Design brief:
The design intent for this project was to create a luxurious family home that took into account the character of the building, as well as the specific needs of the client. As a collector of 20th Century British art, the client requested that her pieces play a central role in the design and as such the colour scheme was to be aligned with the collection. In the living/dining room, the elegant blue, white and gold combination provides the space with a rich and luxurious feel, in contract to the serene aqua green, silver and gold of the master bedroom. Due to the size of the space, it was important that the team redesigned the layouts to ensure that the property worked efficiently and that all furniture served a necessary purpose. The team paid particular attention to the furniture layout of the living room and developed a multi-functional space that included a kitchenette hidden behind folding mirror panels, a dining room and a formal seating area.

Casa Forma London

Project Name: 1 Tower Bridge

Location: London, UK
Designer: Casa Forma

Inspired by the distinctly British character and charm of the Thames Walk, one tower bridge is a luxury 170 square metre lateral apartment perfect for a stylish London couple, a family, or the chic business person with a penchant for at home entertaining…

Three sumptuously large en-suite bedrooms provide this property with enough space to host weekend guests or family. A spacious living and dining room integrated to open plan kitchen allows the owner to entertain and relax in peace, regardless of –and of course with the added benefit of– the bustling city centre location.

Berkley Homes requested Casa Forma's expertise on the planning and implementation of the interior design of one of the main show apartments. When creating the scheme for this, Casa Forma's main focus was on practicality and functionality, whilst at the same time ensuring the space would be effervescent of the best in bespoke elegance and luxury. The result is a sophisticated and timeless design; a comfortable family home with one of the best views in London.

Bespoke wall panelling was installed featuring specialised mirrors to reflect the magnificent views of Tower Bridge and create a feeling of space. The interiors reflect the design of the building with beautiful bespoke joinery and furniture used throughout.

Cochrane Design Ltd

Project Name: Chelsea Townhouse

Location: Chelsea
Date completed: 31st January 2016
Interior designer: Cochrane Design Limited
Architect: Cochrane Design Limited

This end of terrace house in the heart of London's Chelsea's design quarter has been completely reconfigured. The previous layout was very traditional and did not utilise the space efficiently therefore meaning that it was not conducive to modern living. The interior and architectural designers Cochrane Design were commissioned to create a family home that was a seamless blend of contemporary luxury with timeless elegance. Being able to entertain large groups of friends and family in an open plan living space was paramount to the brief.

From the exterior the scale of the property belies it's modern open plan interior that balances bespoke luxury with a practical use of the space. On entry you are met with a reception and dining area that is bathed in natural light as the open plan design complete with mezzanine allows for a double height wall of windows that create a very modern aesthetic. The colour palette used throughout is a selection of calming greys that allows the warmth of the various wood finishes to take centre stage. A bold charcoal black accentuates the double height doors, drawing your eye to the art deco chandeliers.

The luxurious kitchen by Cochrane Design uses Macassar bark with deep grey marble worktops and state of the art appliances with sculptural legs that gracefully support the Island in wenge and chrome creating a timeless blend. The sophisticated craftsmanship is carefully highlighted by a layered lighting scheme befitting this bold kitchen. The continuity of grain across all the cupboards from floor to ceiling is a striking statement; a fine chrome trim set flush into the wood defines the unit's framework. With zoned areas for breakfast and more formal dining as well as a casual seating area.

Elicyon

Project Name: One Hyde Park Residence

Location: Knightbridge
Interior Designer: Elicyon
Interior Architecture: Elycion
Architect: Richard Rogers
Completion date: July 2015

Elicyon completed this spectacular five-bedroom apartment in the prestigious One Hyde Park building in Knightsbridge for a private client. The compelling and striking interior design, influenced by the client's style, is an example of the ultimate in luxury modern living.

Being a Baccarat enthusiast, the client's extensive collection of vases were to be incorporated into the design, as were specific pieces of furniture. The brief was to create a striking family home for use sporadically throughout the year that would take one's breath away.

Clean lines and symmetry were a significant element of this brief, with the colour palette and wider creativity open to the team's instinctive flair. The expert use of opulent materials combined with extraordinary bespoke craftsmanship and detailing has created a truly unique property, with much of the furniture designed bespoke to complement the existing pieces.

The use of symmetry throughout the apartment was a design focus, with each and every angle carefully considered. The replacement of the original base build flooring with high contrast marble, handpicked from Italy, provides a magnificent foundation for the home, with crystal panels by Lalique recessed and under lit creating a breath-taking effect.

House Of Beast

Project Name: The Playhouse

Location: Hong Kong
Date Completed: March 2016
Interior Designer: House Of Beast

The Playhouse, a 6000-square feet, two-level apartment, is situated in a typical Hong Kong industrial building. The client wants the team at House Of Beast to transform this space into a private hideaway for parties and as a holiday home. Recreated into an industrial loft, the materials have been carefully sourced worldwide. Aged Italian brick tiles, blacken steel I-beams and cement panels throughout complete the retro rustic atmosphere of a New York-style loft.

At the lower level, the main part of the loft is organized into a social dining area featuring an immense reclaimed wood ceiling with various combination of tin ceiling panel above the custom-made communal dining table. A whole new experience of a traditional Japanese cuisine, the teppanyaki counter is assembled with vibrant shades of marble and onyx to create recurrent geometric patterns with an eclectic mix of furniture by moroso, stellar works, and de sede, which is the highlight of the project. Subtle masculinity at the bar area using brownish grey marble and brass accents provide a modern retro look and a stark contrast with the brass anodized metal mesh details of the industrial-style staircase.

Equally creative, albeit relaxing atmosphere, the modern vintage theme continues to the upper level, where the interior embodies an eclectic mix of brass and concrete panelled ceiling. Elegant, but not decadent, the master en-suite is softly tailored with a rich texture of materials. The designers custom designed a gallery-like steel frame to support the massive wood headboard with the bedside drawer floating on both sides. Not only did they work on a project that would satisfy the client's needs, but they were also able to surpass everyone's expectations in its functionality and aesthetic beauty.

MASSIMO Interiors

Project Name: Malvern Residence 2

Location: Melbourne Australia
Date Completed: July 2015
Interior Designer: Massimo Speroni

The clients MASSIMO Interiors designed for had a very quirky sense of style, their experience with interiors when growing up in Europe, was filled with flocked wallpapers, colourful upholstery and antique furniture pieces. The team could certainly relate to the clients' taste and worked well with them to make this stunning property their own dream and unique home.

Although the property had a grand and imposing street presence, the interiors of this French inspired home, before MASSIMO Interiors took on the project, were left bland with a monochromatic colour scheme. The clients tried to decorate some of the room themselves with no success, they were left frustrated and in need of a new direction, which MASSIMO Interiors created with this cohesive and free flowing design. This unique home suited the clients and their design style.

The client's brief was to inject colour, glamour and a wow factor making their new home come to life. The team was made aware about a key point when considering the design and what type of fabrics to be selected for the family area as they have two young children. The clients also owned some impressive artwork, which were incorporated into the new design.

Rebosio+Spagnulo

Project Name: Villa Milan

Location: Milan

The clients' refined style and passion for contemporary art required an interior design concept to interpret a completely new language outside the traditional ways of expression and complement the architecture of this exceptional private villa in Milan. Designers Igor Rebosio and Federico Spagnulo have reinterpreted artistic movements, from modernism to cubism, to create a design concept inspired by the exquisite curving form of the central spiral staircase.

Living spaces are organised across three floors. The large living room and dining area on the ground floor is the heart of the house. In this unique living space the design concept is presented with stunning precision. Every detail is expertly curated into unconventional and highly stylised interiors. Materials, forms and details present a unique form of eclecticism. A fluid duality of cubes and curves, straight and sinuous lines, is presented in a combination of effects and finishes that works together harmoniously. Within the architectural structure of the space, rounded pillars are presented alongside sharp-cornered cuboid ceiling details.

Curved windows overlook the garden, flooding the space in natural light. A wall of rectangle and square shaped feature mirrors, illuminated from behind, are an artistic lighting feature. A Vistosi chandelier created from angular rectangle glass elements is suspended above the bespoke oval dining table and the rigid lines of the Minotti sofa is flanked by the curving glass handrail of the staircase. A bespoke cabinet behind the sofa is sinuous in form and is not just visually striking but also a clever storage solution.

SuMisura 1

Project Name: Hallmark Residences Penthouse

Location: Singapore
Date completed: May 2016
Interior designer: SuMisura
Architect: Addp Architects

Situated in the prime residential enclave of Bukit Timah road, this 2-storey penthouse of approximately 2800 square feet is located within one of the most desirable and exclusive addresses in Singapore due to its close proximity to the good schools. Comprising of 4 bedrooms and a generous roof terrace that serves as a secondary entertainment space, this double volume penthouse also has a nice vista into the quiet residential surroundings.

Entering from the foyer space via the private lift lobby, the entire living space boast tall features such as the mirror feature wall and the leather padded dining feature, completed with 2 crystal chandeliers that hang from a double volume ceiling. All 3 bedrooms on the lower floor are punctuated respectively in lavender, red and yellow which are the occupant's favourite colours. The spacious master bedroom is reached via a staircase that lends itself to an informal reception, adjacent to the door that leads out to an elevated roof terrace. The roof terrace comes complete with an outdoor kitchenette for entertaining guests and night feasting.

Masters is broken down into cosy pockets of space, comprising of an occasional study area, walk-in wardrobe, luxurious bath lined with white marble, free standing bath tub, outdoor Jacuzzi, and an attached balcony. Different shades of browns and earthy tones were applied in the wall panelling and soft furnishings in this bedroom. Continuous sliding windows reveal uninterrupted views of the quiet surroundings. The end result is a grand, balanced and calming master bedroom, befitting of the status and requirements of the owners.

SuMisura 2

Project Name: The East Coast Collection

Location: Singapore
Date completed: March 2016
Interior designer: SuMisura
Architect: Jpg Architects

The 1600 square feet landed plot is by no means generous but SuMisura has incorporated design elements to give the residence a sense of space that belies its actual size. This 3 and a half storey intermediate terrace is complete with a basement, home lift and a see through glass pool on the roof.

Upon entering the home, one will definitely not miss the sight of the neatly lined up linear kitchen that lends itself to the rest of the space, while the dining room seems to flow seamlessly into the living space.

By levelling the varied ceiling height in this linear space, SuMisura manages to conjure up the sense of depth. This is complemented by a made to measure 3 metre length dining table and 4 metre length sofa that accentuates the linearity of the space. Vertical wall panels in white spray paint finish provides a nice framework for the TV and artworks, creating interesting focal point. Tulip shaped crystal pendant lights and wall lamps from Illfari Holland takes centre stage at the grand dining space. Towards the rear of the linear living space is a cosy garden that lends natural light into the living space. In contrast to the clean looking walls, floor and ceiling, the furniture were made to measure with their impeccable detailing.

The bedrooms on the second and third floor takes on a more masculine theme, with darker tones applied onto both of the walls' features, furniture, as well as soft furnishings. Bespoke furniture pieces with dyed leather and polished stainless steel elements by Prizmic & Brill were used to add on to the masculinity ambience. The combination of custom-designed furniture pieces, antiques and altered vintage pieces of accessories (collections of the owners)in the study blended well with the stronger colour scheme.

WOOLF / MWAI

Project Name: The Little Boltons

Location: London
Date Completed: Dec 2015
Interior Designer: WOOLF Interior
Architect: MWAI Architecture and Interiors
Key Suppliers: Vanderhurd, Amy Somerville, Ben Lowe, Ochre, Julian Chichester,

The Little Boltons is a chic, elegant refurbishment and extension of a Victorian terrace residence in Chelsea, London.

MWAI architecture and interiors collaborated with WOOLF on this elegant refurbishment and extension of a Victorian terrace family house in the Boltons Conservation Area, Chelsea, SW10. The kitchen, bathrooms, extensions and architectural interiors were undertaken by MWAI architects with WOOLF undertaking FF&E services. The project includes the reconfiguration of the existing rear elevation and garden. A new lower-ground floor and rear glass extension, as well as a subterranean basement was added to form the 3,900 sq ft design.

MWAI's design puts emphasis on bespoke joinery, a streamlined modern kitchen, elegant bathrooms; WOOLF added luxurious textiles and bespoke modern antique furniture. The tailored design reflects the Anglo/American heritage and sophisticated style of the owners. The project is a blend of Los Angeles cool and Chelsea chic. This project has a subtle international twist in all of the space planning, fabrics, lighting and furniture choices. The bespoke and tailored furniture is a key aspect of this project.

The palette is consistent throughout and the space is lit using traditional windows a modern glass extension, skylights and multiple interior light sources. The interior works by synthesizing textured joinery, inlay metals, and the layering of fabrics and accessories. The designers in this collaboration feel this project represents a classic prime central London Townhouse, whilst still reflecting the innate style of the client. It is both sophisticated and elegant with a subtle international twist.

Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC

Project Name: Grand Country House

Location: Weston, MA USA
Date Completed: July 2013
Interior Designer: Gauthier Stacy Inc.
Architect: Patrick Ahearn

Grand Country House is an intimate, historically inspired country home that celebrates the natural topography and arborous nature of its site. Although the home is newly constructed, it looks and feels as though it has stood for a long time, rooted in its site and in scale with its surroundings. The past is echoed through the use of the rusticated "swirl" rough sawn siding and New England Field Stone as primary exterior materials.

The tall stone chimneys flanking the main façade reinforce and celebrate the symmetrical and timeless nature of the design. The interior mill-work, details, and finishes also speak to the classic interiors of grand country homes of the 1920's-1930's in New England.

The house was designed for indoor/outdoor living by allowing one to flow through the house in multiple areas. The entry foyer establishes a spine in which one is drawn to the rear courtyard without having to travel through other primary living spaces. The perpendicular axis and circulation galleries provide a clear delineation of the primary spaces, which unfold off this spine. In a similar manner, the second floor galleries define a strong circulation pattern that allows one to navigate the house through two stairways. The primary stairwell is capped by a copper skylight, bathing the two floors with sunlight. Each wing terminates at separate outdoor porches, one open-air and intimately scaled while the other is designed to accommodate larger gatherings and can be utilized year-round due to the flexibility of the removable screens and the outdoor fireplace.

Hamilford Design

Project Name: Lakehouse in the Cotswolds

Location: Cotswold, Glos
Date completed: 2015
Interior designer: Manuela Hamilford
Architect: Coln Residential

The clients were a young family with an eclectic taste. They required an interior that would bridge the gap between the countryside and the city, which the Hamilford Designs have described as a Soho House feel. There was a desire for a mix of fabrics and colours with an open plan space which would be perfect for entertaining their friends. This space would then lead out to the pool and the vast scene of the lake and woods. Whilst it was important to create a space for the adults, a separate area for the children was required that would create playful comfort with an excellent design style.

BM Design London

Project Name: Notting Hill Residence

Location: London
Interior Designer: BM Design London
Key Suppliers: GMI/ Colbourns / Orsi to name but a few.

Overall description: Beautiful private home that required total strip out and refurb, the double basement dig allowed us to create a LGF kitchen and dining area with access to an outdoor garden through critical screens, gym, media room, wine storage and additional bedroom.

Design Brief: to create a functional home for a young family but with all the amenities for entertaining. Joinery throughout the property enabled the clients to have plenty of storage for their children's toys and games leaving the property spacious and luxurious, suitable for entertaining at all times and we hid a dumbbell waiter which runs throughout the house. Allowing food and beverages to be transported to each entertaining space with ease.

Favourite / key aspect of the project: The Formal Living Room of the First Floor is the most glamorous space and our clients favourite area. We added panel moulding and inlaid silk wallpaper to enhance the luxurious feel of the room. The ribbed back velvet sofas and shagreen cabinets are unified by a beautiful silk rug with a starburst design that runs around the pearlised coffee table.

Why does the design work so well: The style of this town house works so well because it extremely serene and glamorous for the typical style of the neighbourhood. It brings a Mayfair vibe to a very cool Notting Hill and because of the increase in the overall footage of the property allows the family plenty of space for both the parents and the children to entertain either themselves or their guests. The children can be curled up under cashmere blankets eating popcorn in the cinema room whilst the adults can be drinking champagne and entertaining their guests in the formal living room. We wanted to create a timeless design that could be both stylish and homely at the same time.

Why do you feel the IDA awards are important: Because they give designers the opportunity to showcase their talents. There is such an array of beautiful designs and designers out there and it is always wonderful to see so many beautiful residential and commercial spaces being transformed by creative individuals like ourselves. It is also always so interesting to see the abundance of styles that are presented throughout the awards shortlist.

Blocher Blocher Partners

Project Name: VILLA VASTU

Location Ahmedabad, India
Date Complete Fall 2015
Interior Designer Blocher Blocher Partners, Stuttgart
Architect Blocher Blocher Partners, Stuttgart

How do you build something truly modern in India? This villa gives an answer: Exposed concrete combines straightforwardness and sophisticated air-conditioning technology with the ancient principles of Vastu.

Footsteps scurry across the cool marble floor, past a group of comfortable chairs and the red Afghan carpet. Despite its size – 4x5 meters – the carpet seems almost modest in this giant hall, with its six-meter-high ceilings; here, the residential wing, guest lounge and private area meet, harmoniously linking the private and public space in this 28-room villa. Both the ground floor and first floor have a continuous veranda, protected behind a curtain of teak slats, whose elements decorate the concrete core like a light fabric cover. These movable slats lend rhythm and structure to the house: a modern interpretation of classical ornamentation. The doubled veranda, for its part, corresponds with an internal passageway that leads from the home cinema on the northern end straight into the homeowner's office. Between these poles are apartments for guests and the grandparents. The children's bedrooms are on the first floor; each has its own dressing room and bath. On the far southern end, sheltered under a massive concrete frame, is the master bedroom. From here, the view opens out over the cooling waters of the pool and the trees of the park, ultimately losing itself in the horizon. An element that is essential to the sense of wellbeing is the interplay of materials that can either cool or warm the space: Uplights emphasize the surface of hand-hewn sandstone from Rajasthan, whose golden tone sparkles in the cool marble flooring. The combination of concrete, teak and Jura marble lends elegance and warmth to the interior.

David Chang Design Associates

Project Name: Eminence Mansion

Location: Beijing
Date completed: 2015
Interior designer: David Chang

This prestigious development, Eminence Mansion, demanded a show suite that fully embraced the timeless elegance and grace of classical European style. Archival details of Romanticism and Classical elements have been instructive in creating the rebirth of these courtly manor houses. Sensuously rich materials evoking semiprecious jewels have been combined for flooring patterns celebrating historical grandeur. These patterns are then quietly reflected in ceiling patterns to create a dignified ambiance.

A soft and calming colour palette was introduced to evoke a regal serenity. Unapologetically affluent furnishings were appropriated to substantiate these exalted residences. The entirety of finishes, furnishings, materials and details were then carefully considered in the delicacy of lighting selection to ensure an emotion of tranquility throughout the home to further enhance the purchasing experience of this prestigious development.

This 460 square meters apartment comprises of 5 bedrooms with en suites, den, living room, dining room, powder room, nanny bedroom with en suite and a large kitchen with centre island as a breakfast area. The apartment is located beside the 4th ring road in Beijing. The living room has 8 meters in width and 5.6 meters in depth, and with sliding door to a large balcony overlooking the garden. The master bedroom has 8 square meters walk-in closet with a a make-up table furnished. The ceiling height is 3.3 meters throughout the entire apartment.

Katharine Pooley

Project Name: Mayfair townhouse

Location: Mayfair, London
Date completed: Autumn 2015
Interior designer: Katharine Pooley
Architect: Katharine Pooley Ltd

Katharine Pooley was briefed with the complete renovation of this 11,000 square ft Grade II listed property in the heart of London's Mayfair from former office block to a complete family residence. In particular, the client wanted the restoration and reinstatement of the architectural detailing, achieved sensitively, but with a contemporary finish.

Being a Grade II listed property, the brief stated that it was important for the design to respect the classic, period detailing but to also be workable as a family residence. Katharine was therefore inspired to use a fresh, light palette and contemporary furniture and accessories in order to complement the traditional detailing.

This rare gem of a property in the centre of Mayfair consists of 7 floors of property, including a basement and a roof terrace. The redesign included extensive building works and project management with features including a glass lift shaft, several bespoke chandeliers, hand painted and embroidered wallpapers and complete designs for all spaces, including 7 bathrooms and a white onyx spa.

The brief also called for the extension of habitable space, to include the addition of a roof terrace and basement build. This was designed and executed from start to finish by the Katharine Pooley Ltd team.

The glass lift shaft running through the six floors of the property, elegantly connects the floors with skylight at the top which beautifully floods the period staircase with natural light. The design works so well because it seamlessly blends a modern, contemporary finish with the traditional, classic architectural details of this Grade II listed building.

O&O SP. Z O.O

Project Name: Aberconway House

Location: LONDON
Architect: O&O EUROPEAN DESIGN
Interior Designer: WIESLAW OLKO
Completion: OCTOBER 2014

Abernconway House is a 4 floor building in the center of London. The basement, with complete new layout, consists of the spa zone, the swimming pool and the steam bath as well as the professional kitchen and service rooms. The first floor is the representative area and also private apartments.

First and second floor remained in historical placement of the walls. The third and four floor received completely new arrangement of the rooms and their destiny.

The main construction intervention included the service elevator. In terms of the Whole project, they Replaced all of the electrical installations, they innovated the air conditioning systems and they installed a Lutron intelligent house system.

Our favorite aspect of the project is the final result-a successful cooperation between light designers, furniture suppliers and the realization team. The project consisted in mixing ancient elements with modern art and modern furniture. The hall and the dining room on the first floor was made by Karl Lagerfeld.

Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC

Project Name: Coastal New England Harbour House

Location: Edgartown, MA USA
Date Completed: August 2012
Architect: Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC
Interior Designer: Gauthier Stacy Inc.

The Coastal New England Harbour House is located on the historic island of Martha's Vineyard, high on a hill with beautiful views overlooking Edgartown Harbour.

The interior finishes recall the grand shingle style homes of the turn of the last century, yet live in a more casual way as people wish to celebrate island life today. This is evidenced particularly by the extensive use of full height millwork panelling and antique oak reclaimed flooring and panelling. Architectural elements – beadboard, traditional panelling, strongly cased door frames, and wide cased wooden beams - were used to introduce human scale. The water-facing façade of the home is bathed in unobscured daylight, which is made possible by fully glazed walls offering breathtaking views to the water. As the sun sets, chandeliers and pendants provide intimate and warm light, while grounding the primary gathering spaces.

This house's uninterrupted view of the ocean and circulation pattern sets the tone for the house to unfold. The home's structure is balanced to allow the delineated primary spaces to unfold off of the spines of continuous enfilades, resulting in rooms that flow smoothly, one to the other. The ceiling's cased beams throughout the home are aligned with the direction of the spines to guide one's attention throughout the continuous spaces and create a calm sense of flow.

SuMisura

Project Name: The Fernhill Collection

Location: Singapore
Date completed: December 2015
Interior designer: SuMisura
Architect: Hyla Architects

The 5 large ensuite bedrooms residence that has its own swimming pool and built-in elevator is designed by award-winning design firm – SuMisura in collaboration with architectural firm, HYLA Architect, is set to redefine privileged landed living. The client requested for SuMisura's expertise on the planning and implementation of the interior design for one of the main show houses. While creating a contemporary and timeless interior design scheme to complement the architectural façade, SuMisura's focus was to create an immaculate look that drew inspiration from Italian brands in which tradition is constantly being reinterpreted in an innovative way.

Materials selected were polished and refined. Objects were carefully adorned with subtle details, such as stainless steel and high gloss ebony. Bespoke wall panelling, open framework featuring mirrors and high gloss ebony set the tone in the living room and master bedrooms. Furnishings were meticulously chosen; premium leather and velvet were used on the sofa, loose furniture and headboard features, delivering comfort and elegance at the same time. One of the main features of the house is situated in the spacious Living and Dining.

The entrance of this area is adorned with a full height wall-to-wall gantry that also continues as a TV console. This created an illusion of a grander feature that sensibly incorporated the existing window framework by the architect. Other bespoke furniture pieces, such as the sofa and stools in the living room are tailored in sleek fabric with leather belts and pleats which further enriched the contemporary look. The luminous pendant light above the dining table was carefully designed and put together.

WOOLF / MWAI

Project Name: Chelsea Town House

Location: London
Date Completed: Dec 2015
Interior Designer: WOOLF Interior
Architect: MWAI Architecture and Interiors
Key Suppliers: Vanderhurd, Minotti, Pierre Frey, Lelievre, Holly Hunt, Lindsey Adelman.

MWAI architecture & interiors collaborated with WOOLF Interior on this substantial, 8-floor Victorian town house within the Royal Hospital Conservation Area. Kitchens, bathrooms, extensions and architectural interiors were undertaken by MWAI architects with WOOLF undertaking FF&E services.

The concept was to blend a U.S & UK urban scheme together to create an impressive and highly-detailed complex design which is a blend of practicality and characterful international styling. The design shows a complex and successful transition between the existing Victorian interior to the new sweeping contemporary interior forms, giving the complex 8 floor townhouse continuity. Each floor has a subtle transitioning relationship which is carried through in the interior scheme and architecture.

MWAI coordinated the whole project which includes a double basement dig and rear extension, their design centers around the family domain, integrating original Victorian features within the new contemporary spaces.

This 9,150 sq. ft house accommodates 4 bedrooms, a media room, gym, guest floor and staff quarters. The palette is cool with punches of colour. Leading through from the Chelsea Physic Garden opposite striving to create an impressive open entrance drawing your eye past the beautiful blue veneer kitchen into the family space and garden beyond. A jigsaw cut wooden veneer for the panelling has never been used or tried before which was applied liberally in the master dressing room, media room & art lobby. The kitchen, designed by MWAI, used a rare blue veneer which was also very unusual. WOOLF contributed with exquisite bespoke furniture pieces and hand embroidered headboards. WOOLF's colour palette was inspired by Hermes and Jean Paul Gautier fabrics were used in the children's bedrooms.

Laura U

Project Name: Willowick

Location: Houston, TX
Date completed: December 2014
Interior designer: Laura U Interiors
Architect: Colby Design

Overall description of the project:
This residence is rich in color and texture and luxurious in appointments, while being livable for a growing family.

Design brief:
With the renovation of this 1980's home, the homeowners wanted a sophisticated style while maintaining much of the original structure of the house. Some areas of the home were fully renovated while others were cosmetically altered. Laura U Interior Design worked with the architect, builder and homeowner throughout the entire process to develop a cohesive design.

The Great Room is a favorite of the home - This room originally served as a grand library and trophy room and was encased in red mahogany walls from floor to ceiling. We worked with a local wood floor company to refinish entire space. The process including stripping the original stain and bleaching to wood to achieve an updated greige stain on the walls and ceiling beams. The black paneled gallery was designed as a dramatic surprise for guests as they approached this grand entertainment space. The floor, which includes Thassos Marble, Crema Marfil marble and Absolute Black granite, draws the eye to the handsomely appointed bar which is finished with ebonized stained cabinetry. Other details include the home's original handrail, comprised of brass and iron, which was modified to meet today's codes and standards. The marble clad & antique mirror fireplace surround was a welcomed relief to the stained walls.

Why does the design work so well?:
The design is tailored, airy and perfectly fitting for a young family that loves to entertain both philanthropically as well as for friends and family.

Why do you feel that the ID&A awards are important?:
Interior Design is an art form that is recognized worldwide. ID&A is one of the few organizations that brings artists and designers together from a myriad of countries and cultures to celebrate the very best and most innovative designs.

Hamilford Design

Project Name: Holland Park

Interior designer: Manuela Hamilford
Architect: KDC Building
Key suppliers: Mowlem Kitchens, TBK Direct, Stark Carpets

This project was for a client with their family in mind. Hamilford Designs had to find a balance between timeless look, luxurious design and child friendly. The client wanted the interior to have a hotel feel with dark and sultry colours flowing through the décor. The designers felt like they managed to retain the luxe feel without having the house be too fragile around the children.

Annette Frommer Interior Design

Project Name: House on Ussishkin St.

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Interior Design: Annette Frommer
Architect: Marc Flamm
Project manager: Gershon Leebhoff

This project was a total renovation of a listed private landmark property. The extensive gardens were designed by landscape architects Weingrod & Abramson and implemented by Richard Rosenbaum. Since the property is a landmark with very strict preservation, prescribed by the Municipality, no changes could be made on the existing exterior. Hence, the use of the original front doors, railings and part of the floor tiles.

The ground floor was planned mainly for entertaining and hosting guests with a large Master bedroom and a guestroom. All the other bedrooms as well as a large playroom are on the lower level. The main entrance includes original wrought iron doors, and marble floors by Bottocino Classico. The family room serves as a library and has cosy seating around the bay window, looking out to the front garden; the walls in this room are painted light grey with subtle mouldings in high gloss finish to add a touch of elegance. The only new addition that was permitted is the living room; the whole room is enclosed by ultra-modern, large sliding windows, accentuating the contrast between old and new. In the hallway leading to the powder room, the floor has a beautiful mosaic rug from Sicis, each mosaic carefully chosen to match the colours of the house.

The Master Bedroom has a streamlined spiral staircase going up to the study that is fitted in the turret above the room and the Master Bathroom is clad with Statuario book matched slabs and Lefroy Brooks fittings. Throughout the house the large doorways are clad in stone, bringing symmetry to the rooms. The expansive kitchen accommodates a large family that enjoys entertaining and hosting big parties. The house now serves as a Pied- a'- Terre for an American family, with children of all ages, who spend their holidays in Jerusalem in this very special neighbourhood.

Carlisle Design Studio

Project Name: Lewis

Location: London
Date completed: September 2015
Interior designer: Carlisle Design Studio
Architect: Claridge Architects

Carlisle Design Studio have created a highly bespoke family home in Central London. A 9,000 sq.ft late Victorian terrace house with 4,000 sq.ft basement extension; the property includes a cinema, a 14 metre swimming pool, a spa and a gym. It has been designed specifically for the clients' day to day living; for their children to grow into, for them to expand their art collection, and to entertain guests.

From the soft, gallery-like Formal Reception, dark, moody Dining Room, fresh, minimalistic Swimming Pool, and airy and relaxing Family Living Room, every room provides a different atmosphere and style to satisfy the clients' appetite for design. Details of bespoke fitted joinery, lighting and furniture were thoroughly developed and coordinated to make sure the style of each space was uncompromised.

The Central Staircase with a jewellery inspired chandelier spans 5 floors, and the consistent architectural design elements throughout the house act as the link to all the different spaces, tying the design of the house together.

Most of the lighting and furniture began as hand sketches and 3D models. Working closely with artisans all over Europe we have been involved throughout - inspecting prototypes, manufacturing processes and installation. Inspirations for these items broadly range from European Classic, Art Deco, Brutalism, to Latin American Modern.

Everything from the interior architecture, finishes palette, lighting, furniture, artwork, down to dressing items such as embroidered cushions and made to order picture frames, were carefully considered from the beginning to ensure a holistic design was achieved.

David Chang Design Associates

Project Name: Beijing Chinoiserie Villa

Location: Beijing
Date completed: 2015
Interior designer: David Chang

Beijing Chinoiserie Villa type S3's interior uses simple neoclassical framework to build a spacious interior. Adding Chinese motifs and patterns as decorative details emphasises the contemporary yet traditional characteristics. Throughout the space, one can feel the true ambience and spirit of Chinese tradition.

There are a total of five floors with great consideration made to complete functional spaces and thoroughfares. Detailed space planning reflects emphasis placed on the comfort and requirements of the future villa owner. The villa represents the true meaning of bespoke design.

Multiple western and Chinese elements and decoration details are utilized in the design. These elements are shown throughout, with the Huizhou architectural arch details, the common carvings of stone pedestals that are shaped as the plum blossom, the imperial decoration of the dragon scales. The texture rich travertine stone, with its calming colour and elegant appearance, is used throughout the majority of the large area. Furthermore, combination and mixed use of leather with brass, stone and wood, provide a diverse and luxurious elegance within the space.

Design Intervention

Project Name: The Modern Chinoiserie House

Location: Singapore
Date Completed: January 2016
Interior Designer: Nikki Hunt

The client tasked us with creating a home that reflected their cultural heritage: One that would provide an elegant backdrop for treasured family heirloom and antiques and extensive an art collection. However at the same time they were looking for a home that was glamorous for entertaining and would provide a fun filled environment for a young family. This is a home for a young growing family. There is an underlying sophistication but it is first and foremost a family home that resonates with a youthful vitality and sense of the light hearted that reflects the personality and heritage of the family that live within.

This was a renovation of an existing older building and a key design challenge for us was the multitude of low hanging structural beams that were inconveniently peppered throughout the home. In order to maximise ceiling height, we have integrated these beams into elaborate ceiling details, essentially making these nuisances a key part of the design.

Every element from this home has been carefully considered from the ceiling and floor patterns to the crisp architectural mouldings, as well as the bespoke furnishings, rugs and lighting pieces to ensure a thoroughly cohesive look that resonates with a crisp, yet welcoming glamour.

Henley Homes

Project Name: 20 Linksway

Interior Designer: Kajal Patel at MODERNO Interiors

Henley Homes is a progressive, design-led property development company, with a proven track record of outstanding and award-winning homes around London. Their attention to quailty and detail and their focused approach to customer care have become some of their distingiushing features. Since 1999, Henley has proven it's integrity, resilience and energy in innovation, which drive the company forward.

On this project, Henley worked with interior designer Kristina Prokšová of KP Interiors and architect Mark Wilmott of MRP Developments to create a streamlined modern home, permeated with calm.

An aspirational home truly reflecting the soul of Henley, this stunning new build incorporates 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms home over 4 floors. Ultra modern, it features a gym, spa and pool as well as an entertainment room with a 6ft bar and beautiful living and dining spaces.

The brief was to create a 'once-in-a-lifetime' home for the owners, who loved the location but needed a residence with more entertainment and living space. The original detached dwelling was taken down and an extensive basement was created to house the pool, gym, spa, games room and entertainment space, as well as the practicalities of associated technology.

On the ground floor, an ambience of zen-like calm is sought by invoking minimalist styling that wouldn't detract from the welcome feeling of home. Therefore, alongside double-height spaces, full-height frameless glazing and striking modern lighting there is thoughtful planning of relaxation zones and cooking and dining areas.

The owners quest for lavish comfort, privacy and relaxation has been completed in spectacular style and fuctionality, informed by design elements from some of the best international boutique hotels. Tranquil views out over sedum rooves draw the eye towards an unmissable focal point: a 6 foot marble Buddha amidst landscaped gardens, exuding calm serenity over the whole scene.

The entire colour pallette features muted greys, lilacs and whites throughout the residence, giving the overall shceme a fluid continuity. This has a cooling effect on the interior, whereas the outside seems to simulateously absorb and exude light. While muted, it maintains a richness, pointed with warm metallics and flashes of bold colour against the restrained modern shades and neutrals. Natural and industrial textures incite glamour with an exciting edge. Open-grained wood, polished concrete-style wall treatments, steel, glass and white walls - and everywhere the light floods in.

On the first floor landing, a barely-there glass bannister divides the room and reflects the illuminated handrail opposite. The straight lines draw the eye down the landing, to a further minimalist staircase and huge bright windows. The spherical pendant chandeliers coupled with beams of warm light in every corner bring an atmosphere positive opulence.

A key aspect of this project was the requirement for the house to be flexible, for its spaces to look beautiful and work perfectly for small or large groups, inside or out, day or night. This has been achieved by very careful space planning and enhanced by expanses of glazing and clever lighting. In this way, the ground floor dining and relaxation space seamlessly connects to the gorgeous gardens, within which seating areas, pavilions and stairways are beautifully lit at night, enticing you out and down to the bar, where the pool table and luxe seating areas becokn.

This holistic approach has enabled Henley Homes to achieve a truly original and beautiful home for its owners.

SuMisura

Project Name: One Shenton Sky Villa

Location: Singapore
Date completed: April 2015
Interior designer: SuMisura
Architect: Carlos OTT

After a successful display of a 5 bedroom Sky Suite at One Shenton imagined by SuMisura, the client, CDL has renewed the collaborative adventure once again. This time, CDL has entrusted the Singapore-based design studio with a 3-storey, approximately 7000 square feet 5 bedroom sky villa that comes with a pool terrace with an exceptional view of the city's skyline and coastline. The interior design concept for the property is unique in its creation of functional spaces within the huge double volume space on the lower level and long linear layout on the second level of the sky villa.

The designers chose a lavender punch within a palette of neutrals to blend pleasantly with the different shades of blue that corresponded with the skies and sea. To further enhance the relationship between the gorgeous city and sea view as part of the overall design, window treatment were kept to just a thin layer of sheer material so one will always be able to enjoy the view without the glare of the sun. The layering of space is of the designers' top priority as the property has a very long span of living space and a delicate balance has to be reached between allowing a seamless flow from the foyer, living, dining, library and yet allow one to be able to differentiate and understand the space.

There are many striking features within the 3-storey sky villa. Streamlined, black spray painted ash wood frameworks are created to ensure that the structural elements are cohesively aligned. Tall full height display feature dressed with black ash, polished stainless steel and illuminated with LED lights that spans the entire living space and created a dramatic effect in the evenings. The entrance foyer incorporates two stunning black spray painted columns with wall lamps and punctuates it with a nice crystal chandelier and a bespoke round bench to anchor the space. A more intimate family area with double volume was fitted with a tall library, a study area behind the sofa and more upholstered seating for reading and having a nice conversation.

David Chang Design Associates

Project Name: Beijing Runze Palace

Location: Beijing
Date completed: 2015
Interior designer: David Chang

The design of Beijing Runze Palace Villa aims to build a new beginning, the top model for the future and a royal court imitation. The design ideas of the Beijing Runze Palace introduce the space concept of LE'GRAND'CHATEAU EXTRAORDINAIRE, with vigour and strong Imperial style, vertical wall panelling and jamb details. It profiles as a spacious architectural structure, displaying magnificent grandeur and status, thus representing the Empire's power and glory.

Decoratively, Beijing Runze Palace utilizes eighteenth century social backdrops, where Oriental culture began its influence in the west. A new era began within the classical tale, a French style integrated exquisite eastern elements. This is shown multiple times throughout the property, for example, a lost art "Beijing Cao Kite", world cultural heritage "Palace embroidery", the unique aesthetic valuable flange porcelain and the golden China painting on a black lacquered screen, are juxtaposed beautifully against the French Rococo and Art Deco trims. These elements show the characteristics of the period where adaptation of art and the yearning for a better life was prevalent, as best described by the exquisite Chippendale furniture with its mysterious eastern charm.

Dorothy Draper & Co

Project Name: Las Olas

Location: Palm Beach, Florida
Interior Designer: Carleton Varney of Dorothy Draper & Co

Las Olas is a tropical escape in sunny Palm Beach that is filled with beautiful customized details and fun atmosphere. The favourite aspect of the project is the way the rooms all flow together, however with each turn there is something new and exciting that catches the eye. The procession from the entrance hall all the way through the entire house and out to the pool and cabana is a treat for the eyes.

The design works so well because it pulls in local elements from Palm Beach and the South Florida area, while still celebrating treasures of the client's that bring memories of travel all over the world. And with this, the way that the juxtaposition of colour and whimsical elements with the classic antiques is really dynamic and invigorating.

Dorothy Draper & Co say that this is such a special project that is truly unique and like nothing else. This is an escape for the homeowner to enjoy the season in Palm Beach and host lavish parties. This beautiful estate certainly brings a smile to any guests face.

Taylor Howes

Project Name: Kensington Townhouse

Location: Kensington, London
Date completed: July 2015
Interior designer: Taylor Howes
Key suppliers: Tai Ping; Decca; Rubelli; Urban Electric Company; Fameed Khalique; George Smith; Zimmer & Rohde; J Robert Scott; Fox Linton; Sofa & Chair Company; Baccarat; Bolier; Black & Key

Overall description of the project:
A Grade-II listed12,000sqft townhouse, set over 9-storeys, in the heart of London's exclusive Kensington

Design brief:
To design an elegant townhouse that incorporates not only the highest quality artisanal craftsmanship but also features all the practical elements of a family home. It was important to the client that Taylor Howes retain and restore the original features of the building, in particular the intricately detailed listed cornicing, frieze and fireplaces. Taylor Howes were briefed to adapt the existing layouts to suit the clients requirements, including formal living, dining and tea room on the ground floor, a master suite with bedroom, bathroom and his/her dressing rooms on the 1st floor and a number of children and guest suites on the upper floors. The client requested that the double storey basement featured a swimming pool, spa, cinema room, sitting room and industrial kitchen for the kitchen staff to prepare meals in. Whilst the family themselves did not require a fully functioning kitchen, Taylor Howes installed a 'tea and toast' kitchen in the family dining room behind built-in mirrored cabinet doors that gave the impression of a freestanding unit. Additionally Taylor Howes were required to design and furnish the adjoining mews house into a practical space that could be used as the living quarters for the client's staff.

Favourite/key aspect of the project:
It was a great honour for the team to have the opportunity to restore such a beautiful building back to its former glory in a way that is incredibly luxurious but at the same time a fully functioning family house. The team had a wonderful working relationship with the client and his family, which made the project a very enjoyable process from start to finish, particularly as the client valued the ideas that the team brought to the table and appreciated the importance of their role in the successful restoration of his new home. It is the success of projects such as this that provide Taylor Howes with clients that return to use their services again and again (as is the case with this client).

Why does the design work so well?:
Taylor Howes worked very closely with the M&E team to ensure that the property featured all the elements associated with a modern redesign whilst at the same time remained within the restrictions and limitations of a listed property. Electrics have been discreetly located within joinery units so as not to intrude on the traditional interior and the media room/sitting room has been located in the more contemporary basement, so as to not draw attention away from the grandeur of the original house. In the master bedroom, where partitions were deemed a challenge, due to the limitations placed around the adapting of the listed cornicing, the team introduced glass panels that were cut to fit flush around the detailed cornice without the requirement of any structural adaptations. The result is a unique design that adds elements of contemporary design, juxtaposed against the traditional original features.

Why do you feel that the ID&A awards are important:
We are very strong believers in the importance of taking a step back and reflecting on the work that we have completed and congratulating ourselves on our achievements – something that is often easier said than done! To receive recognition from well-respected peers within the industry is testament to the hard work that the team puts in and allows them to take a moment to consider their accomplishments rather than moving straight onto the next project. For Taylor Howes, awards are a brilliant reflection of the passion, commitment and hard work of the team, as well as being a great way in which to provide our clients with a further confidence that we are an esteemed and respected studio.

Earlcrown

Project Name: 40 Upper Brook St

Location: London
Interior Designer: Earlcrown Ltd
Architect: Earlcrown Ltd
Completion: June 2013

This superb London Mansion has been completely rebuilt and effortlessly juxtaposes the elegance of London's grandest architectural period with classic modern design.

The property at 40 Upper Brook Street in Mayfair was originally created in the 18th century as the home of the family of the 8th Earl of Pembroke.

Today it is a 22,00sq ft London mansion extravagantly and skilfully redesigned with imagination and modern materials, with the elegance and grace of the Grand Regency architecture.

To cultivate and realise these ideas and ideals at this historic address, Earlcrown has commissioned the finest master craftsmen, professionals, designers and experts. Behind the historic façade the house boasts world-class technology, sumptuous spa facilities and customised art installations thus retaining the individual identity of the original residence whilst creating a contemporary product of incomparable value.

With unparalleled quality and historical accuracy this legendary property has been revitalised to its original dignity and splendour. The end result: more than a living space - a modern palace for the 21st Century elite.

The grand entrance hall with solid Portland stone cantilevered staircase

The property also boasts an extravagant ballroom which will provide ample accomodation for a party of up to 200.

The superb addition of a sumptuous spa complete with a 12.5m swimming pool, a beauty salon, a gymnasium, a massage and treatment suites.

The garage parking area is extremely large, providing parking space for four Rolls Royces.

Design Intervention

Project Name: Luxus Hill

Date Completed: 2016
Location: Singapore
Interior Designer: Design Intervention

The client had purchased a brand new unit from a local developer and asked the team to add a hefty dose of Design Intervention pizazz. The developer had finished this terrace home simply and with a neutral palette. Yet, the client had an adventurous spirit and a love of colour and pattern but in such a confined space, the designers were conscious of how easy it would be to overwhelm the space.

In this small space, graphic geometric prints and lines, sit comfortably alongside animal print and botanic pattern all grounded by the harmonious mix of greys, blues and lavender tones. The result is a perfect blend of pattern and colour but in a calm manner that complements rather than overpowers the room. Design Intervention have achieved the sense of exuberance and attention to detail that the client wanted yet still retaining a crisp tranquillity.

Design intervention is a Singapore based interior design firm, headed by designers Nikki Hunt and Andrea Savage. The company is a highly respected establishment and the team have designed both residential and commercial projects globally. Their range of luxury furniture, created between them, comprises perfect pieces for any Design Intervention design scheme, including this project which features some of their product range within.

A2Zen Consulting

Project Name: Kata Rocks Penthouse

Location: Phuket Thailand
Date completed: 2015
Interior designer: A2Zen Consulting Ltd

The team at A2Zen were given the task to design the interiors of the Penthouse to live up to the standards of the Award Winning Development within which it is located. The plan was to open up the living area for entertaining and indoor/outdoor living flow. Green and yellow being the clients' favourite colours, the designers were asked to incorporate them throughout the entire space, these colours open up the penthouse and give the place a very spacious and tranquil feel.

The sea-view terrace was asked to be turned into a spacious entertainment area, the designers used bright colours again here to continue with the overall theme of the project, it gives the penthouse consistency. With the large windows and the space feeling so open, the terrace feels like an extension of the living room, something which the designers, and the client, wanted. With great attention to detail, the team at A2Zen worked closely with the client to give a very specific and beautifully tailored home.

The modern design mixed with quirky decorative elements are carefully positioned to animate the soul of the apartment and give the space a very welcoming and charismatic charm you don't get anywhere else. The contrast of the yellow and black throughout is something which helps bring this stunning penthouse to life and gives the client a wonderful place to live.

Baxter Creative Ltd Pty

Project Name: Prahran Residence

Location: Prahran, Victoria, Australia
Date completed: November 2015
Interior designer: Baxter Creative Pty Ltd

The team at Baxter Creative were asked by a regular client to re-envisage a heritage listed house that had been unceremoniously renovated to create a fairly ordinary family home. The client needed an expansive but casual area for regular entertaining and a huge master suite with large dressing area.

The clients travel a lot and are often interstate so the master suite needed to be a sanctuary. Whilst not a huge house, the main living area needed to accommodate large gatherings for extensive social events as they are a high profile client.

The new master suite which was created from the original living room and two bedrooms. The enfilade sequence makes for a dramatic and striking space. It is an extremely cohesive design with a design aesthetic applied consistently in all rooms. It also solved a number of difficult 'brief items' requested by the client and became a very unique but infinitely usable and beautiful home.

LUXUR Design Pte Ltd

Project Name: The Homely Villa

Location: Malaysia
Interior Designer: Beam Ker
Completion: July 2014

Situated on a prominent site, overlooking a natural forest, this two storey villa redefines a new language by going beyond the appearance.

In fact this is a place the owner calls home for retirement, a touching shelter for all their children who are staying apart from the family, to be warmly welcomed home during their yearly visit. By embracing clean lines and the open floor plan, the owner of the villa, is literally looking for the balance in between practicality and aesthetics.

'No particular' style was requested by the client. However, the designer worked closely collecting individual demands from each family member for what they wished to experience in their room as well as the mutual areas. This beautiful villa has turned out to be a dymanic dwelling, perfect for all the residents.

Apart from the beautiful scenery and great working trust in between both designer and client, the design worked so well because the story behind every single design idea plays a big part to fulfill the outcome.

In order to make the design theme turn out perfect , Luxur Design are delighted that their client offered them a sufficient time frame to source and purchase the best furniture, wallcovering and materials required from all over the world.

Tang Sung Development

Project Name: Four Seasons

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Date Completed: June 2015
Architect: Yi-Wen Chen / Wen-Chih Hsieh/ Yong-Fu Hu
Interior Designer: Alex Cheng

The interior with a span of 13 meters and height of 2.8 meters, creates a space elongation without any columns. The sliding doors strengthen the function under lengthwise axis of circulation, and also are able to connect three areas with different styles and makes the space multi-functional. The panoramic French windows allow interior space and outdoor landscape to merge seamlessly, and the screens provide a sense of security. The panel's motifs are found throughout the interior, they are reminiscent of a forest in an urban setting.

The selection and configuration of furniture and decorations interior in each unit, do not use the traditional style of Ming and Qing dynasty of China, but apply the elements and forms from the East directly. Therefore it's extremely difficult to translate the elements and objects after to present contemporary technology via extracting the Oriental aesthetics.

To create the unique living style in the city, the designers used several kinds of foliage and a landscape pool to allow the interaction, which can represent the attitude of the graceful orient and the modern East. Nearby the local environment of International Taiwan University, extending and transforming the local building style made by metal-sheet roof and iron-grating window in Taipei and grilles craft culture of Chinese culture. Merging eastern architecture and local culture based on the oriental art and colours to create a humanities and oriental architectural art.

D'Marvel Scale 1

Project Name: The Arte

Location: Singapore
Date completed: 2015
Interior Designer: D'Marvel Scale Pte Ltd

This luxurious condominium of about 2000 square feet has an expertly thought of elongated living space. Across the hall locates a mirror finished surface that visually doubles the space area, making it look even more spacious. Offwhite walls with touches of grey accents add sophistication to the space without interrupting the flow, leaving the space with the perfect pop of bold.

The swivel television console adds to the convenience of having the best of both worlds. Whether or not you decide to dine or just lounge in the living, it is as simple as pushing the television to face you no matter where you are, in the living space.

The lush high upholstered headboards with dreamy textures in the bedrooms are already pieces of art and they replace the need of having a traditional headboard. By having them in the bedrooms, it ties modernism and classic together, evoking a sense of sophistication without overpowering the class.

D'Marvel Scale 2

Project Name: Villa D'Groove

Location: Singapore
Date completed: 2015
Interior Designer: D'Marvel Scale Pte Ltd

This double storey penthouse of about 2700 square feet is remodelled to accommodate a contemporary themed home, with a twist. A touch of chinoiserie influence to complete the modern contemporary ambience.

The simplicity of the living space is highly accompanied by accents of rosewood present mainly in the furniture – portraying the chinoiserie motifs and technique. The rugged carpet completes the simplicity of the room, with a touch of sophistication.

Sticking to the clean look, the staircase is accompanied with no handle. Having straight lines perpendicular to each other, it accentuates how sleek and simple the stairway is. The instant attention grabber would definitely be the feature wall, still sticking to having wood accents to achieve the overall contemporary look.

Chris Diamond

Project Name: Wildwood Lodge

Location: UK
Designer: Chris Diamond

Location: This swimming pool was designed by Chris Diamond Design on behalf of a high-end property developer for a grade-11 listed building in the heart of Hampstead Heath, London. The eleven metre pool forms part of a luxurious and modern underground leisure suite featuring a sauna, steam room and gym which extends into the games room, an opulent cinema and bar. Sleek design elements throughout include a dark tinted glass wall which reflects both the modern LED linear lighting and large natural stone slabs in varying shades of grey. The pool space encourages daytime relaxation with loungers positioned under an ample skylight.

After dark, the pool is dramatically transformed into a dark, stylish and sexy space. Natural stone v-tiles create a stunning 3D effect on a feature wall from within the sauna area to the cascading water feature. Day and night the water gently flowing over the edge of the infinity pool and the sophisticated colour palette encourages restorative relaxation.

Rosa May Sampaio

Project Name: Punta Del Este

Location: Uruguay
Interior Designer: Rosa May Sampaio
Completion date: 2016

Punta del Este, is known as the "South American St. Tropez", and also boasts fantastic rural properties. In this rustic farm, just ten minutes away from the beach, the desire of the owners was to build a pool that seemed at one with the surrounding landscape.

The chosen place, just a short walk away from the house, faces west, overlooking the sunset and protected from the wind. The first step in the construction was exploding part of the original rock with dynamite. Other rocks were brought in to create the borders, and in the explosion one rock was left in the middle, creating an island of sorts. The pool's bottom was covered in cement, the same color of the surrounding rocks, providing a specific and enjoyable tone of blue for the waters.

The floor also hides the water system, with a pipe that recycles the cleansed water, which falls through the rocks, like a waterfall.

Janine Stone

Project Name: Manor House, Oxford

Date Completed: Summer 2012
Interior Designer: Janine Stone

Janine Stone were asked to create a new enlarged swimming pool within the site of the original pool. Set within the garden of a delightfully pretty country house, the new pool was the focal point of a completely new leisure area; comprising orangery, garden office, gym, spa and bathroom/changing suite.

Concealed from view by outbuildings, is a substantial rear garden with commanding views across open rolling countryside. The project included the complete development and renovation of the stables, which provided the space for the new garden study and gym, and was extended with an orangery which featured fully retractable glass doors. These were opened throughout to create the perfect summer room providing extraordinary views of the countryside.

The swimming pool is at the heart of the project and features extensive sun terraces surrounded by new landscaping vignettes. Gentle evening illumination adds an elegant mood to the gracious garden room atmosphere. The use of materials was key to harmonising the pool with the natural garden setting and new landscaping, and to visually link the areas together. Ancaster Weatherbed was selected for the pool lining, the subtle shading of grey and pink blend perfectly with both the prevalent local Great Tew ironstone and the elegant Yorkstone terracing, and the blue and lilac sky tones come alive in sunlight. At night under artificial lighting – whether the pool is fully illuminated for use or subtly lit as a backdrop – the pool takes on a sophisticated hue which blends effortlessly into the landscape. Underwater lighting is ©Lutron controlled fibre optic, capable of delicate colour-changes, but set to default to a carefully selected tone level which highlights the shades of the stone.

Av Architects

Project Name: Homefield Coach House

Location: Knockholt, Kent
Date Completed: June 2014
Interior Designer: Isabelle Haynes & AV Architects
Architect: AV Architects

Homefield Coach House is a spacious family home of approximately 6, 000 sq ft on a plot of 15.7 acres, with fabulous far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside with Canary Wharf visible in the distance. The wonderful Victorian coach house had been extended in the 1990's resulting in an awkward, disjointed building of conflicting proportions and natures. Through a considered design process using modern computer modeling and more traditional physical models a unified design was developed that has resulted in a unique family home.

The client's brief was rather unusual being that whatever works were required should look like they'd been in place 100 years. So together with the client we set about sourcing distressed oak parquet, subtle stone checkered flooring, cast iron radiators and antique light fittings together with designing various bespoke joinery elements and features.

The richly detailed oak staircases were designed by the architect in collaboration with local craftsmen and finished by French polishers. Over sized architraves, decorated wall paneling and a splendid antique crystal chandelier complement the wondrously luxurious main staircase that is at the heart of the house. The grounds around the house have been extensively landscaped to provide ample car parking, water features, seating terraces, a croquet lawn and swimming pool with a self contained pool house.

Tenhurst

Project Name: The Kings Library

Location: Chelsea
Date Completed: October 2016
Interior Designer: Helen Green Interior Design
Architect: Robin Partington & Partners

A sensitive revival of a listed former school in the heart of Chelsea, this project preserves key features and characteristics whilst installing new build solutions.

The King's Library is an innovative conversion and extension of a grade 2 listed school. It will eventually be turned into 18 high quality residential apartments that celebrate the spirit and character of the original fabric of the building. A priority has been maintaining the integrity and elegance of its key features and important internal spaces, together with its unique overall form and setting.

The design takes the lead from the original architecture; the essential character of this nostalgic building has been preserved and enhanced, whilst the impressive scale of its interior space offers a selection of bespoke residences with generous ceiling heights and rooms bathed in natural light, making the most of the original features within. Wide corridors, sweeping staircases and one-off entertainment spaces complet the majestic emsemble.

The cubic area and grand entrance of Apartment 17 is outstanding, with average ceiling heights of 4 meters. The apartment embraces its past showing off archways and its collection of windows showing off every space to the full. The charm of this nostalgic building has been preserved and enhanced.

By maintaining the integritiy and elegance of the school its key features and unique overall form have ensured a well thought out and unique development in this quiet corner of Chelsea.

Laura U

Project Name: Willowick

Location: Houston, TX
Date completed: December 2014
Interior designer: Laura U Interiors
Architect: Colby Design

Overall description of the project:
This residence is rich in color and texture and luxurious in appointments, while being livable for a growing family.

Design brief:
With the renovation of this 1980's home, the homeowners wanted a sophisticated style while maintaining much of the original structure of the house. Some areas of the home were fully renovated while others were cosmetically altered. Laura U Interior Design worked with the architect, builder and homeowner throughout the entire process to develop a cohesive design.

The Great Room is a favorite of the home - This room originally served as a grand library and trophy room and was encased in red mahogany walls from floor to ceiling. We worked with a local wood floor company to refinish entire space. The process including stripping the original stain and bleaching to wood to achieve an updated greige stain on the walls and ceiling beams. The black paneled gallery was designed as a dramatic surprise for guests as they approached this grand entertainment space. The floor, which includes Thassos Marble, Crema Marfil marble and Absolute Black granite, draws the eye to the handsomely appointed bar which is finished with ebonized stained cabinetry. Other details include the home's original handrail, comprised of brass and iron, which was modified to meet today's codes and standards. The marble clad & antique mirror fireplace surround was a welcomed relief to the stained walls.

Why does the design work so well?:
The design is tailored, airy and perfectly fitting for a young family that loves to entertain both philanthropically as well as for friends and family.

Why do you feel that the ID&A awards are important?:
Interior Design is an art form that is recognized worldwide. ID&A is one of the few organizations that brings artists and designers together from a myriad of countries and cultures to celebrate the very best and most innovative designs.

G & T

Project Name: 58 Myddelton Square

Location: London
Interior Designer: G & T London
Architect: Coffey Architect
Completion: November 2013

This fabulous Georgian townhouse on historic Myddelton Square in Islington, which has been transformed following its total restoration to create an spacious family home combining both period elegance with contemporary features.

This is the largest and the last house to be built on the square in 1836. Number 58 had since been divided up into apartments before being used as a commercial office and then gradually deteriorating into a state of disrepair.

This magnificent Georgian townhouse has now been restored back to its former glory and G & T London have raised the bar for luxury living in Islington.

Exceptional levels of fit and finish and detailing were central to the design brief. To achieve this, G&T London assembled an expert team of refurbishment specialists, including carpenters, decorators and ironmongers to breathe new life into the house. Original sash windows, ornate fireplaces, intricate cornicing, decorative cast iron railings and historic chimney pieces were painstakingly restored to the highest level of craftsmanship.

G&T London worked alongside Coffey Architects to create a design which sympathetically respects the traditional Georgian proportions, while also recognising the ways in which space should be structured by the needs and desires of modern life. The addition of modern features and contemporary technology results in a design that seamlessly bridges past and present.

The result is an exceptional family home with superb living spaces and all modern comforts provided.

Banda Property

Project Name: Parkgate House

Designer: Banda Property
Architect: Four Four Six Six
Category: Overall development

The two apartments comprising the Heritage Collection were briefed to be the showcase element of the Parkgate House renovation and the second and final stage of the development, the first stage of which sold out within 24 hours of launch.

The design was to present lateral living on a supreme level, 2,000 sq ft of open plan living space and 500 sq ft for the bathrooms and master bedroom space each. It was to create a sleek, highly functional, highly luxurious and yet understated living environment reflecting its location. The Heritage Collection, Parkgate House sits within Battersea's 'creative quarter' – home to the Royal College or Art, the Vivienne Westwood and Victoria Beckham former studios as well as architects Foster + Partners and Will Alsop. Within these Cityspace apartments neutral tones and natural textured materials were used to create a classic feel juxtaposed with the clean lines of a modern lifestyle. The Moroccan inspired wall plastering was purposed to create a strong sense of warmth within the space.

Working with experts in their respective design fields to create unrivalled finishes and supreme contemporary living. Bottom-filling baths, de-misting glass, natural wool carpets, oak joinery borders and tablet controllable comfort and entertainment are just some examples of the quality in our design for living. The vast living areas and 3.3m tall ceilings create an exceptional feeling of space. The beautifully restored arched windows stand side-by-side creating a virtually uninterrupted dual aspect for maximum space and light.

Elicyon

Project Name: Bayswater Mansion Apartment

Location: London
Interior Designer: Elicyon
Completion Date: September 2015

This sophisticated four-bedroom apartment in Bayswater is a testimony to luxurious city living.

Located in an iconic and grand mansion block in Bayswater, Elicyon undertook the refurbishment of this apartment and have created an exquisite home finished to superlative standards.

This private client sought an impressive boutique hotel quality to the family home that they would use for just a proportion of the year.

Specific elements of the brief included retaining the existing wardrobe joinery by refurbishing it; refinishing the existing flooring; changing the doors and ironmongery and incorporating the existing Fendi furniture pieces.

The art was to be sourced post-completion to complement the design scheme of the rooms.

The apartment comprises a combination of bespoke and made to order furniture; the client's existing Fendi pieces were seamlessly integrated into the design, while the wardrobes were skilfully transformed with the addition of faux shagreen to the inserts, demonstrating the versatility and uniqueness of the project.

The neutral and calming colour palette contrasts beautifully with the bright accessories and detailing, working in harmony alongside the walnut parquet flooring.

Sigmar 1

Project Name: Court House

The brief was to design a comprehensive interior scheme of this unique space that was suited to showcase the client's vast array of eclectic artwork.

The owners of this property wished to have an interior created that felt just right for their lifestyle and tastes. They wanted the property , with its impressive windows and high ceilings, to gain an ever so slightly warmer quality with a new personality, but still not lose its own integrity and slightly utilitarian/industrial feel. This was done by valuing the beauty and philosophy of modernist vintage pieces, as well as adding touches of bold colour & texture in the right places. By incorporating a high portion of light vintage furniture all with its own sculptural value, with elegant functional modern pieces makes the space feel luxuriously 'lived in'. The furniture, largely made by hand in natural and warm materials, allowed the vastness of the room to remain impressive.

The vastness of the space was initially overwhelming as light and sound bounced off the walls. The intensive light was toned down with a thought-through grayscale, largely mixed from Sigmar's own colour collection, Damo.

Subtly textured fabric wallpaper adds a warm sophistication to the bedrooms makes the space feel inviting. This all works in juxtaposition and contrast with the openness of the social space upstairs.

Sigmar played with height and a "not overly structured" way of display hanging picture shelves, plinths and custom made display cabinets for the clients to blend their beloved art, sculptures and artefacts in a charming yet sophisticated way.

Everything has its own space, yet works together as a 'family'.

Sigmar 2

Project Name: Riverside London Home

Location: London
Date completed: July 2013
Interior designer: Sigmar
Architect: n/a

A family of 6 wanted their new home to incorporate family-oriented spaces while highlighting the beautiful high-ceiling interiors and refreshing the overall feel of this beautiful Edwardian property.

The brief was to incorporate a sociable layout for the ground floor, including a hall, a sitting room and a dining room catering for the client's family of 6.

Overall, the client wanted a vibrant and striking design that reflected her tastes whilst staying sympathetic to the architecture and remaining practical for a family of this size this was achieved by using a mixture of contemporary and vintage design Sigmar's design team have been able to elegantly mix 20th century and modern furniture to create a unique and classical space in this Riverside London Home.

The client had beautiful artwork and this started the direction for the colour-coding throughout the house that would tie in with other rooms such as the bespoke rugs in a rust colour in both the sitting room and dining room. The final result was a lovely symbiosis between the client's art and the decoration.

In this project, textures and patterns have been used cleverly to tie the rooms together – making the space feel harmonious. The client was open-minded about colours and allowed Sigmar to incorporate some very graphic colours such as the charcoal in the entrance.

Av Architects

Project Name: Little Winter House

Location: Orpington, Kent
Date completed: August 2014
Architect: AV Architects

Little Winter House is all about balance; the new with the familiar, the opulent with the reserved. The client's brief was to mange the opposing needs for a modern family home that was of its time with the desire that it co-existed within a mature street scape. The result is a bold contemporary architecture that uses the sites topography to create different spaces and volumes behind sample brick and rendered facades.

The staircase is a thing of wonder, the normally hidden element of structural steel being celebrated to create the expressive steel staircase whose steps are over clad with solid oak. The study and duplex gym are accessed off the staircase's half landings, with both spaces backing onto the theatrical high library corridor.

Environmentally the only heated the house needs is at the ground floor because air temperature and quality is managed by a whole house mechanical ventilation system. Lighting, audiovisual technology and temperature controlled opening windows combine with solar thermal water heating, PV array on the roof and electric car charging point to complete the environmental package. The result is an innovative house that is modern and lives up to the client's design brief and vision.

Oakeve Interiors

Project Name: Holm Oak

Location: Buckinghamshire, UK
Architect: Oakeve Ltd.
Interior Designer: Oakeve Interiors
Completion: April 2015

Holm Oak is an imposing, unique new build country house, which marries together a traditional façade, with a contemporary interior. To fulfill the brief, the new property adhered to the finest example of 'Arts and Crafts' design so typical of this neighbourhood, it incorporates attractive historic features and is crafted with a sympathetic and successful blend of handmade and hand-finished materials.

Approached through electric solid wooden gates and along the 'Cotswold Granite SettPavior' driveway, Holm Oak is a welcoming sight with its oak paneled door set centrally beneath its feature stone archway. The inclusion of a curved stone front archway, synonymous with Lutyens designs pays homage to the Arts and Crafts heritage of the house. This is softened by a tile hung double storey front bay window.

Stone window and door surrounds, in a Cotswold Stone frame the natural stain oak windows and sit comfortably alongside the multi-coloured red brick. The double-height stone and brick bay window, to the left hand side, balance the look of the house, but without complete symmetry, akin to the Arts and Crafts period. By night, the use of subtle, aesthetic up/down lights show off the house to great effect. The house lighting is also supplemented by bespoke garden lighting, used to illuminate borders and feature trees. The overall result of the landscaping scheme is truly stunning, transforming the garden into a park-like setting, complimenting the grandeur of the house.

Natural light and spaciousness were also cornerstones of the project. Holm Oak faces northeast to the rear, meaning that a few of the entertaining rooms and kitchen could potentially suffer from poor light after midday. To avoid this many interior architectural solutions were included, as well as ample windows, roof lanterns, and extensive bi-fold doors, maximizing all available light.

Banda Property

Project Name: The Heritage Collection, Parkgate House

Architect: Four Four Six Six
Category: Overall development

The two apartments comprising the Heritage Collection were briefed to be the showcase element of the Parkgate House renovation and the second and final stage of the development, the first stage of which sold out within 24 hours of launch.

The design was to present lateral living on a supreme level, 2,000 sq ft of open plan living space and 500 sq ft for the bathrooms and master bedroom space each. It was to create a sleek, highly functional, highly luxurious and yet understated living environment reflecting its location. The Heritage Collection, Parkgate House sits within Battersea's 'creative quarter' – home to the Royal College or Art, the Vivienne Westwood and Victoria Beckham former studios as well as architects Foster + Partners and Will Alsop. Within these Cityspace apartments neutral tones and natural textured materials were used to create a classic feel juxtaposed with the clean lines of a modern lifestyle. The Moroccan inspired wall plastering was purposed to create a strong sense of warmth within the space.

Working with experts in their respective design fields to create unrivalled finishes and supreme contemporary living. Bottom-filling baths, de-misting glass, natural wool carpets, oak joinery borders and tablet controllable comfort and entertainment are just some examples of the quality in our design for living. The vast living areas and 3.3m tall ceilings create an exceptional feeling of space. The beautifully restored arched windows stand side-by-side creating a virtually uninterrupted dual aspect for maximum space and light.

Henley Homes

Project Name: Carlton Gate

Designer: pheonix Interior Design
Developer: Henley Homes
Architect: Toby Young at Barners Design

The design brief was to reimagine two existing buildings in a prime location on Putney Hill, which were low rise and very uninteresting (not to say somewhat run- down). The design team's response was to propose a bold Art Deco/Bauhaus modernist styling, which extended the floorplate on front and back facades at every level and added a new rooftop penthouse floor, all set within landscaped courtyard gardens.

The designers faced an extreme engineering and logistical challenge to delicately remove the external façades and replace them with an entirely new and larger envelope. It was necessary to confound local market expectations by the total transformation of the pretty uninspiring original properties.

The interior brief was to create spacious and contemporary apartments, maximizing available light and enabling flexible use of space. The specification included bespoke German kitchens with soft-close doors/drawers and composite stone worktops and spa- style fully-tiled bathrooms and ensuites.

Many apartments are dual aspect and the three newly-created penthouses are truly outstanding: very spacious, with wrap-around terraces and floor-to- ceiling glazing, some of which folds away to open whole rooms to the outdoors. Early purchasers were also able to specify audiovisual packages and aspects of house control and automation.

Obbard Property

Project Name: 32 Montpelier Street

Location: Knightsbridge, London, SW7
Date Completed: 15th October 2015
Architect: Rajiv Saini
Interior Designer: Obbard

This traditional Freehold terraced house was in need of total refurbishment. Obbard were tasked with remodelling and extending the existing 2,400 square feet and creating a home more suited to modern living. In addition to the limitations of being a terraced house over 5 floors, the property was Grade II listed.

Prior to Obbard coming on board, a simple basement extension had received full planning consent. Obbard totally revised the consented scheme resubmitting the application. A basic one story dig out with a conservatory extension was remodelled to provide an indoor/outdoor living space that connected over three levels. A living wall connected the outside space with the subterranean extension and the living, dining, kitchen and garden all interlinked with a natural flow.

An additional feature was an historical 1970's top floor extension where the additional ceiling height and full length picture window enabled the creation of an individual space which offered a multitude of uses from living to bedroom accommodation and media/study space as well. These are traditionally narrow houses over multiple floors but the clever design to maximise light and integrate the living space both internally and externally has created a far greater feeling of space and usability.

Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC 1

Project Name: Coastal New England Harbour House

Location: Edgartown, MA USA
Date Completed: August 2012
Architect: Patrick Ahearn

To celebrate New England architecture's history, the objective of the project was to use historically motivated architecture to create a new home that looks as though it has stood the test of time, rooted in its site and appropriate in scale with its surroundings.

The gambrel architecture was a natural choice along the coastline, partly due to the 26' height restriction but also allows the maximum square footage on the second floor while maintaining a lower building height, thus reducing the potential over massing in scale. Uniformly designed in the gambrel shingle style, the grand seaside residence is intimate in scale and is organized by the implied symmetry that celebrates the long views to the water.

The past is echoed through the use of traditional materials including weathered cedar shingles, stone veneered foundations and chimneys, and New England bluestone terraces and fieldstone walls. Equally as significant are the additions of a widow's walk and over sailing eaves despite the advancements in technology.

They serve to aesthetically enhance the architectural language and to pay tribute to celebrate the past. Similarly, despite the significant advancements in energy efficiency over the past few decades, the windows are historically accurate with muntins separating the double panes, adorned with a traditional framework of mullions, and thick historic sills.

Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC 2

Project Name: Grand Country House

Location: Weston, MA USA
Date Completed: July 2013
Interior Designer: Gauthier Stacy Inc.
Architect: Patrick Ahearn

Grand Country House is historically motivated to evoke a sense of belonging and romance however it's adapted to the way families live today. The past is echoed through the use of the rusticated swirl rough sawn siding and New England Field Stone as primary exterior materials. The tall stone chimneys flanking the main façade reinforce and celebrate the symmetrical and timeless nature of the design.

The clients desired a rather large programme within an intimately scaled home evoking a cottage vernacular. This was an obvious challenge however, the project was successful due to the 'H' shape footprint because it never exposes one to the overall square footage, resulting in a wonderful cottage family homestead. Another delightful feature of the 'H' shape is the creation of both an entry arrival court, which sets the formal tone for the house to unfold, and a rear outdoor courtyard, which encompasses a wonderful blue stone terrace with a formal planting area.

The flanking wings step back on themselves to further develop a sense of enclosure and the gambrel form allows for a meaningful second floor space while maintaining a relatively low cottage scale height of 26'. As a finishing detail, the planted window boxes were designed to reinforce the charming Hansel and Gretel character to the home, again to detract from the potential overall massing.

David Chang Design Associates

Project Name: Beijing Chinoiserie Villa - Beijing

Location: Beijing
Date completed: 2015
Interior designer: David Chang

Beijing Chinoiserie Villa type S3's interior uses simple neoclassical framework to build a spacious interior. Adding Chinese motifs and patterns as decorative details emphasises the contemporary yet traditional characteristics. Throughout the space, one can feel the true ambience and spirit of Chinese tradition.

There are a total of five floors with great consideration made to complete functional spaces and thoroughfares. Detailed space planning reflects emphasis placed on the comfort and requirements of the future villa owner. The villa represents the true meaning of bespoke design.

Multiple western and Chinese elements and decoration details are utilized in the design. These elements are shown throughout, with the Huizhou architectural arch details, the common carvings of stone pedestals that are shaped as the plum blossom, the imperial decoration of the dragon scales. The texture rich travertine stone, with its calming colour and elegant appearance, is used throughout the majority of the large area. Furthermore, combination and mixed use of leather with brass, stone and wood, provide a diverse and luxurious elegance within the space.

Katharine Pooley

Project Name: Mayfair Townhouse

Location: Mayfair, London
Date completed: Autumn 2015
Interior designer: Katharine Pooley
Architect: Katharine Pooley Ltd

Katharine Pooley was briefed with the complete renovation of this 11,000 square ft Grade II listed property in the heart of London's Mayfair from former office block to a complete family residence. In particular, the client wanted the restoration and reinstatement of the architectural detailing, achieved sensitively, but with a contemporary finish. Being a Grade II listed property, the brief stated that it was important for the design to respect the classic, period detailing but to also be workable as a family residence. Katharine was therefore inspired to use a fresh, light palette and contemporary furniture and accessories in order to complement the traditional detailing.

This rare gem of a property in the centre of Mayfair consists of 7 floors of property, including a basement and a roof terrace. The redesign included extensive building works and project management with features including a glass lift shaft, several bespoke chandeliers, hand painted and embroidered wallpapers and complete designs for all spaces, including 7 bathrooms and a white onyx spa.

The brief also called for the extension of habitable space, to include the addition of a roof terrace and basement build. This was designed and executed from start to finish by the Katharine Pooley Ltd team.

The glass lift shaft running through the six floors of the property, elegantly connects the floors with skylight at the top which beautifully floods the period staircase with natural light.

The design works so well because it seamlessly blends a modern, contemporary finish with the traditional, classic architectural details of this Grade II listed building.

Honky

Project Name: The Penthouse at Parliament House

Location: London
Interior Design: Honky
Completion date: July 2015

This expansive triplex is set over the top three floors of Parliament House, offering 360-degree views across London it is a truly exceptional and unique penthouse.

The client first approached honky with concerns the upper floors of the build demanded further consideration to elevate the specification. The first challenge was to work with, rather than against, the angles of the building. Drawing inspiration from the sloping walls and striking architectural lines honky felt compelled to reference the geometric detailing in elements of the design.

From your first steps onto the bespoke chevron timber entrance hall, it's apparent the apartment is distinctive. On entering the Reception entertaining floor, you are immediately hit by the striking views across the capital.

Working with a Tom Ford meets James bond concept the tone of the design for the apartment utilises strong masculine material finishes paired with a lighter tonal colour palette visually creating a more feminine feel. This interplay between the sexes ebbs and flows throughout the interior. The design intention was to create a cohesive sumptuous apartment, which oozed with decadence and sophistication.

Casa Forma

Project Name: One Tower Bridge

Location: London, UK
Designer: Casa Forma

Inspired by the distinctly British character and charm of the Thames Walk, one tower bridge is a luxury 170 square metre lateral apartment perfect for a stylish London couple, a family, or the chic business person with a penchant for at home entertaining…

Three sumptuously large en-suite bedrooms provide this property with enough space to host weekend guests or family. A spacious living and dining room integrated to open plan kitchen allows the owner to entertain and relax in peace, regardless of –and of course with the added benefit of– the bustling city centre location.

Berkley Homes requested Casa Forma's expertise on the planning and implementation of the interior design of one of the main show apartments. When creating the scheme for this, Casa Forma's main focus was on practicality and functionality, whilst at the same time ensuring the space would be effervescent of the best in bespoke elegance and luxury. The result is a sophisticated and timeless design; a comfortable family home with one of the best views in London.

Bespoke wall panelling was installed featuring specialised mirrors to reflect the magnificent views of Tower Bridge and create a feeling of space. The interiors reflect the design of the building with beautiful bespoke joinery and furniture used throughout.

Cochrane Design Ltd

Project Name: Chelsea Townhouse

Date completed: 31st January 2016
Interior designer: Cochrane Design Limited
Architect: Cochrane Design Limited

This end of terrace house in the heart of London's Chelsea's design quarter has been completely reconfigured. The previous layout was very traditional and did not utilise the space efficiently therefore meaning that it was not conducive to modern living.

The interior and architectural designers Cochrane Design were commissioned to create a family home that was a seamless blend of contemporary luxury with timeless elegance. Being able to entertain large groups of friends and family in an open plan living space was paramount to the brief.

From the exterior the scale of the property belies it's modern open plan interior that balances bespoke luxury with a practical use of the space. On entry you are met with a reception and dining area that is bathed in natural light as the open plan design complete with mezzanine allows for a double height wall of windows that create a very modern aesthetic. The colour palette used throughout is a selection of calming greys that allows the warmth of the various wood finishes to take centre stage. A bold charcoal black accentuates the double height doors, drawing your eye to the art deco chandeliers.

The luxurious kitchen by Cochrane Design uses Macassar bark with deep grey marble worktops and state of the art appliances with sculptural legs that gracefully support the Island in wenge and chrome creating a timeless blend. The sophisticated craftsmanship is carefully highlighted by a layered lighting scheme befitting this bold kitchen. The continuity of grain across all the cupboards from floor to ceiling is a striking statement; a fine chrome trim set flush into the wood defines the unit's framework. With zoned areas for breakfast and more formal dining as well as a casual seating area.

Taylor Howes

Project Name: Kensington Townhouse

Location: Kensington, London
Date completed: July 2015
Interior designer: Taylor Howes
Key suppliers: Tai Ping; Decca; Rubelli; Urban Electric Company; Fameed Khalique; George Smith; Zimmer & Rohde; J Robert Scott; Fox Linton; Sofa & Chair Company; Baccarat; Bolier; Black & Key

Overall description of the project:
A Grade-II listed12,000sqft townhouse, set over 9-storeys, in the heart of London's exclusive Kensington

Design brief:
To design an elegant townhouse that incorporates not only the highest quality artisanal craftsmanship but also features all the practical elements of a family home. It was important to the client that Taylor Howes retain and restore the original features of the building, in particular the intricately detailed listed cornicing, frieze and fireplaces. Taylor Howes were briefed to adapt the existing layouts to suit the clients requirements, including formal living, dining and tea room on the ground floor, a master suite with bedroom, bathroom and his/her dressing rooms on the 1st floor and a number of children and guest suites on the upper floors. The client requested that the double storey basement featured a swimming pool, spa, cinema room, sitting room and industrial kitchen for the kitchen staff to prepare meals in. Whilst the family themselves did not require a fully functioning kitchen, Taylor Howes installed a 'tea and toast' kitchen in the family dining room behind built-in mirrored cabinet doors that gave the impression of a freestanding unit. Additionally Taylor Howes were required to design and furnish the adjoining mews house into a practical space that could be used as the living quarters for the client's staff.

Favourite/key aspect of the project:
It was a great honour for the team to have the opportunity to restore such a beautiful building back to its former glory in a way that is incredibly luxurious but at the same time a fully functioning family house. The team had a wonderful working relationship with the client and his family, which made the project a very enjoyable process from start to finish, particularly as the client valued the ideas that the team brought to the table and appreciated the importance of their role in the successful restoration of his new home. It is the success of projects such as this that provide Taylor Howes with clients that return to use their services again and again (as is the case with this client).

Why does the design work so well?:
Taylor Howes worked very closely with the M&E team to ensure that the property featured all the elements associated with a modern redesign whilst at the same time remained within the restrictions and limitations of a listed property. Electrics have been discreetly located within joinery units so as not to intrude on the traditional interior and the media room/sitting room has been located in the more contemporary basement, so as to not draw attention away from the grandeur of the original house. In the master bedroom, where partitions were deemed a challenge, due to the limitations placed around the adapting of the listed cornicing, the team introduced glass panels that were cut to fit flush around the detailed cornice without the requirement of any structural adaptations. The result is a unique design that adds elements of contemporary design, juxtaposed against the traditional original features.

Why do you feel that the ID&A awards are important;
We are very strong believers in the importance of taking a step back and reflecting on the work that we have completed and congratulating ourselves on our achievements – something that is often easier said than done! To receive recognition from well-respected peers within the industry is testament to the hard work that the team puts in and allows them to take a moment to consider their accomplishments rather than moving straight onto the next project. For Taylor Howes, awards are a brilliant reflection of the passion, commitment and hard work of the team, as well as being a great way in which to provide our clients with a further confidence that we are an esteemed and respected studio.

Suzanne Hunt Architect

Project Name: Bedfordale House

Location: Western Australia
Date completed: April 2015
Interior designer: Suzanne Hunt Architect
Architect: Suzanne Hunt Architect

Intimate stone and slate pavilions interconnected by a curvilinear earth wall, ponds and courtyards creating a seamless fusion of indoor and outdoor living spaces in this sensual sanctuary inspired by Japanese design and sustainability. The separate Pool Pavilion is a highlight of this project.

The aim was to design a tranquil sanctuary in the Perth hills reflecting the retired owner's love of Japanese aesthetics, accommodate for their ageing, provide state of the art technologies and connect with their landscaping vision for the whole site.

The rammed earth pavilion was designed with teak and glass operable windows to provide natural ventilation and a connection with nature for the clients when in the pool. From eye level within the pool the clients connect visually through these earth framed openings. The pool is lined with Bisazza L'elba mosaics throughout. The green, brown and gold colour of the jewel like mosaics reflects the colours of the Australian wildlife. The pool pavilion is connected to the main bedroom via a private courtyard through a Japanese courtyard offering privacy and intimacy.

The stunning ceiling when lit along with the recessed downlights in the rammed earth walls and subtle pool lights at night. The design of the pool pavilion blurs the distinction between the inside and outside spaces and offers views of the changing seasons and a tangible connection to experience the landscape while swimming. The ceiling was designed with the client to their specifications to reflect the stunning Australian night sky and the Milky Way constellation particular to Australia. Thousands of LED filaments are individually thread through the painted BGC Hardi-plank ceiling to reflect the constellation in the inky black sky.

ADX Architects

Project Name: Green Wall House

Location: Singapore
Date completed: April 2015
Interior designer: ADX Architects Pte Ltd
Architect: ADX Architects Pte Ltd

The house has an east-west orientation, the front facade faces almost directly west. The clients were concerned about the western sun, however, the views from the front were superior to the rear. The challenge was to provide views whilst not compromising on natural light, ventilation and privacy.

The client's needs were simply to provide for a comfortable and modern abode that would allow for their family to spend memorable times and stay closely knitted. It was envisioned the home would be sustainable as well, hopefully for the generations to come. The team's design used a green wall as a buffer zone to detach the house slightly from the neighbouring house, giving an impression of it being detached. The front of the house is articulated with horizontal screens that helped to screen western sunlight whilst at the same time allow for views out from the bedroom The wall acts as a natural air filtration system, removing toxins and releasing oxygen to the environment. It also acts as a subtle noise barrier with its lush greenery.

The clients wanted the living area to be comfortably spacious and the dining and kitchen were important social areas. In terms of comfort, the bedrooms and bathrooms had to be designed with user in mind. The clients and the designers worked closely together to create the perfect house. From the arrangement of the furniture in the bedrooms to the selections of finishes and sanitary wares and fittings, we catered to their individual expression throughout.

Honky

Project Name: Valentines Place

Location: London
Interior Designer: Honky
Completion Date: February 2016

The brief was to create an edgy urban interior that would play on the surrounding area and reflect the romantic notion of "valentines" this is reflected in the soft colour palette throughout the apartment and tactile textures. With this in mind Honky used a blend of classical style and industrial detailed accents, each a nod to the past and the present and future design of Southbank. Modern and industrial materials and techniques were perfectly balanced to ensure a tranquil and serene interior.

In the Master bedroom a concrete plastered pitted wall added an industrial element to the scheme, which gave an urban backdrop for the soft bed linen creating a clever contrast between the soft and hard elements.

In contrast to this treatment the second bedroom was more playful, a paint effect was used on all walls giving an edgy feel to the bedroom while being softened by the lightweight sheers and upholstered headboard and bed.

To bring back some character and heritage to the scheme Honky used Anaglypta wallpaper in the reception room along with jewel coloured details, velvets and tactile fabric, combined with gold accessories to create an elegant contemporary apartment.

The result was a truly unique, striking and contemporary statement; something Honky continually strives to bring to each project.

Prestige Exclusive Lifestyle

Project Name: Westbourne Flat

Location: London
Interior Designer: Prestige Exclusive Lifestyle
Completion Date: November 2015

The challenge of the brief was to ensure the project would be completed on a tight budget and time frame as the Client a developer. Prestige Exclusive Lifestyle successfully fulfilled the requirements set out by the client, within the budget and in a 3 months window period.

The property, being a Grade II listed building posed quite a few challenges on the way but the results left the Client excited and secured a long lasting professional relationship.

The challenge of finding the right balance between design and budget was key, and the most exciting part of the project. Selecting a very expensive and beautiful fitting is easy but searching for the right product within a set budget constraints and still keeping the design flow in the project was the most fun part.

Rebosio+Spagnulo

Project Name: Contemporary Apartment Milan

Studio Insign

Project Name: Modern Luxury House

Location: Satu-Mare, Europe
Date completed: 1.11.2016
Interior designer: Studio Insign
Architect: Studio Insign

Studio Insign's team of architects and designers have worked to restore the charm of the exterior of a building in Satu Mare and to carry out an interior redesign.

The entire outdoor areas were redesigned and landscaped to meet the brief of the clients.

Working from the clients brief the team put emphasis on the greener areas ensuring these were at the forefront of all the elements of the design.

The team of interior designers and architects for Studio Insign specialize in boiserie style projects and turnkey solutions for houses, apartments, office sites, hotels, cafés, restaurants, pubs and clubs

The brief for this project also included the design of the living space ,master bedroom, the guest bedroom, bathrooms and kitchen.

All the floors throughout are made from marble. From a chromatic point of view, neutral colours are offset with bright tones to further accentuate the contemporary feel. The large space was carefully divided to ensure high functionality but to maintain a warm welcoming atmosphere and Luxury contemporary furniture was used throughout.

Studio Insign designed and implemented the bespoke spiral staircase, made from a mixture of steel and glass, this is a central point of the properties interior as it creates a central focal point in this large open plan ground floor – tying all aspects of the design together.

Olive Design Studio

Project Name: Marylebone Private Apartment

Location: London
Interior Designer: Olive Design Studio
Completion Date: May 2016

The brief was to create an eclectic, open plan dining, living and kitchen space which was functional, practical and included allot of storage. With building regulations in place, particularly with regard to the Kitchen should a fire occur, the team designed a bespoke glass crittal feature partition between the kitchen and living space which still kept the light and open plan feel whilst also adding a unique personality to the space. The designers introduced eclectic tiles into the Kitchen from Artisans of Devizes, which added another dimension to the bespoke Bulthaup Kitchen. Olive Design Studio also re-wired the apartment to create an abundance of light. The apartment was also challenging in terms of spatial planning and furniture layouts so most pieces were designed bespoke.

The designers mentioned that they particularly loved designing the bespoke Bulthaup Kitchen with the striking crittall glass wall and patterned decorative floor tiles.

The design of the kitchen helps to open up the space & let light flow through the interior - a complete contrast to the original layout which consisted of a small shut off kitchen and dark corridor.

Mercurio Design Lab

Project Name: Mistral

Location: Singapore
Date completed:15 December 2015
Interior designer: Mercurio Design Lab S.r.l
Architect: A.M. Architect
Key suppliers: Boffi, B&B Italia, Poliform

This is one of two adjacent bungalows designed for the same client who had the idea of building a pair of villas with similar style yet each stands out with it's own character. Named after the seasonal strong, north-westerly wind that blows across the Mediterranean, Mistral is like a sleek yacht. Painted in all white with a metallic tinge, Mistral has a powerful solidity to it. The structural elements are expressed both externally and internally, simultaneously referencing a boat and communicating the sense of a strong forward thrust. It exploits the angularity of outward-leaning structural elements and similarly angled glazed walls to fashion an almost vertiginous experience both inside and outside of a powerful vessel driving through the sea. The street elevation of Mistral combines timber and concrete in a facade penetrated by windows of varying scale to generate a strong rhythmic quality. This is complemented by the forward-thrusting angularity of the building which leads the eye towards the water which is only barely glimpsed at this stage.

Mistral comes fom a period when Massimo was playing with the idea of designing a building with some affiliation to other objects. The driving idea was to develop a form which conjured up the image of a powerful boat driving through the water.

With Mistral, the structure is the form. There is total integration, just as the project as a whole is assimilated with building design, interior architecture, decoration, furnishings and art works. It is an example of what Massimo calls a complete solution. Complete also for the way it accomodates the client's preoccupation with Feng Shui, harmonising wind and water.

Douglas Design Studio

Project Name: Luxury Condominium

Location: Toronto, Canada
Date Completed: September, 2014
Interior Designer: Jeffrey Douglas / Douglas Design Studio
Architect: Page + Steele Architects

The project is an Art Deco style condominium, where traditional comfort meets modern convenience. Emphasis was placed on craftsmanship, artistry and the finest quality materials.

It's located in the museum district of Toronto, this 4,000-square-foot condominium is situated in the cultural epicentre of the city. With an affinity for the 1920s Art Deco period, the owners have a sophisticated and refined style. The concept was to incorporate their love for the period into contemporary living. The result is a blend of traditional comfort with modern convenience, executed at the highest level of luxury.

Everything in the space is optimised for functionality, using only the finest quality of materials. Unique wall finishes include goat-skin tiles, top-stitched leather, Venetian plaster and stone slab. Each room was considered structurally, to draw the eye to main focal points. This is evident in the barrel-vaulted hallway and the oval-vaulted living room ceiling.

Special features include a custom oval shaped living room and designed polished nickel and stainless steel dining room doors with grill pattern over glass that opens from both sides for easy maintenance. The closet is special as it opens up to reveal hidden office. There is also a custom designed powder room vanity is intricately built using carved marble legs and glass finials held through tension. Another key feauture is the eglomisé fireplace surround with art deco motif, hand painted by local artist, in the master bedroom.

TDF Architects

Project Name: Hacienda Bay

Location: Haceinda Bay compound, North-Coast, Egypt
Date Completed: May 2016
Architect: TDF Architects
Interior Designer: TDF Architects

Short Description of the project : A seafront beach house belonging to a large family, consisting of 3 generations. The house is 350 m2 on a 1500 m2 land

Design Brief: The design should transport you from being on land to falling 'Into the Blue'. The zones were divided according to the deep layers of the sea; starting from bottom upwards. The ground and basement represent the midnight zone, the first floor representing the twilight zone and the outdoors represents the sunlight zone. The beach house has a pool, outdoor dining and 2 outdoor seating spaces. The interiors consists of formal living room, dining area, 3 kitchens, informal living space between the bedrooms, 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The design had to cater to all the generations who will be using the house; grandparents, their offspring and their grandchildren (13 family members).

Favourite / Key aspect of the project : The use and application of Bamboo in different locations and in different patterns/colours. It was used as a hanging see-through partition in and outside the house, fixed partitions in the entrance and outdoors and as a frame on the staircase.

Why does the design work so well : TDF architects has managed to cater to the needs of the client, yet not compromise any of the design elements. For example, creating a pergola over the pool to provide the women of the family privacy. The space planning has provided the family with several dining and seating spaces so there is never a shortage of seating spaces when the family is entertaining.

Why do you feel that the Design Awards are important : Design awards are important for they position our projects in a market category that challenge our designers to always target higher design skills from one project to the next. We strive to deliver each project a couple of notches above a previously delivered one.

Hamilford Design

Project Name: Notting Hill Residence

Location: Notting hill Residence
Interior designer: Manuela Hamilford
Key suppliers: Lapacida, Porta Romana

Overall description of the project: Art collector family want a home to reflect their artwork

Design brief: The client who collects all kind of art and sculptures desired a property where they could proudly display their collections throughout. Hamilford Designs decided on an electic twist with the interior décor to match all the different styles and works of art that the clients had collected. This meant it was important to mix up different kinds of mediums and textures to match the clients taste and obviouslty the walls had to remain clean for their artwork collection.

Why do you feel that the ID&A awards are important?: It exposes various creative interior design talents and ideas to the market, and makes it particularly nice for a designer to be recognised for their work.

Final thoughts / any other information: Interior Design is labour of Love!

David James Architects & Associates Ltd

Project Name: 18 Bury Road

Location: 18 Bury Road, Branksome Park, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7DF
Date completed: March 2016
Interior designer: Husen Developments Ltd (Developer)
Architect: David James Architects & Associates Ltd

18 Bury Road is a striking, uniquely designed house. The result is a functional, stylish living space that takes full advantage of the light and space provided by the site.

David James Architects were appointed by Husen Developments Ltd to design this unique house. Strong lines, combined with an interesting mix of finishes, allows this striking house to appear as a sculptural form emerging from the landscape. The house works in unity with the site and varying ground levels, and is orientated to take full advantage of the light and views over the garden. Extensive use of glazing enhances the harmony between the natural outside environment and the inside living space.

An impressive double volume entrance space is flooded by natural light. The ground floor accommodation comprises a gym, home cinema/ games room, integral double garage and two double bedrooms. The internal layout is cleverly designed to optimize the site topography, with the living areas located on the upper floor, taking full advantage of views over the garden and beyond. The kitchen/ living area is located on the first floor, accessed from a landing bathed in natural light, forming a bridge over the cavernous double volume entrance hall. The large open plan living/ dining room features a vaulted ceiling and double height glazing. A dividing wall dissects this impressive space, with a feature fireplace offering a focal point for both sides.

The upper floor also houses the master bedroom suite, with a private rear facing terrace, and ensuite. A guest suite and snug are located towards the front of the house with a shared terrace.

Oakeve Interiors

Project Name: Holm Oak

Location: Buckinghamshire, UK
Architect: Oakeve Ltd.
Interior Designer: Oakeve Interiors
Completion: April 2015

Holm Oak is an imposing, unique new build 'Arts & Crafts' style country house, which marries together a traditional façade, with a contemporary, luxurious and sumptuous interior.

Holm Oak was originally intended to be a speculative development, but as the client purchased the house 'off plan', it became a client-driven project with their specific 'brief ' driving the scheme. The client made it clear that they wanted to buy into an 'aspirational lifestyle' and therefore, Oakeve Interiors had to create for them a fabulous, luxurious and opulent new 'turnkey' show home.

Innovative storage methods were used such as creating oak paneled 'secret' cupboards providing practical storage solutions in a bespoke and unobtrusive manner so as not to compromise on living accommodation. Future proofing was a key design aspect for this new dwelling, such as introducing a six person lift, in order for our buyers to enjoy the house for as long as they wished. Fireplaces were used in many of the reception rooms and master bedroom creating a focal point, whilst adding to feelings of contentment.

The integration of attractive traditional architecture, sensible, user-friendly technologies, combined with a beautiful interior design, created a home that was a pleasure to live in. Lutron mood lighting, a full home cinema and a Sonos Multi-Room Audio System further promotes the wellbeing of the clie

Olive Design Studio

Project Name: Ridgeways

Location: London
Interior Designer: Olive Design Studio
Completion date: September 2015

The brief was to design a 7,000 sq ft new build both conceptually and produce a full and detailed drawing pack of all the interior architecture detailing, source all the base build materials and style the key focal rooms with soft furnishings ensuring wow factors were achieved in the key spaces.

The team particularly loved designing the basement area which was filled with showcase areas including a feature wine cellar with a bespoke designed cigar island, cinema room with ostrich leather wrapped panels and two level seating, sauna room with feature mosaics and a gym with a feature antique mirrored wall.

The design works as the finishes flow through the spaces to give a constant design sensibility but the team worked hard to ensure there were focal points in most of the rooms to attract the end user buying the development.

Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC

Project Name: Grand Country House

Location: Weston, MA USA
Date Completed: July 2013
Interior Designer: Gauthier Stacy Inc.
Architect: Patrick Ahearn

Grand Country House is an intimate, historically inspired country home that celebrates the natural topography and arborous nature of its site. Although the home is newly constructed, it looks and feels as though it has stood for a long time, rooted in its site and in scale with its surroundings.

The typography of the wooded site and its location abutting conservation land required additional review and approval from the Weston Conservation Commission. The site required setbacks from natural resources and wetlands, conservation land, and public access to walking trails. This was a significant challenge with plans for a large program, however the designers were able to take advantage of the existing topography and work within the build envelope to create a full height walkout lawn level spanning the left side of the home.

This allowed the majority of the client's program to be placed on this lower level in a positive way and in doing so, reduced the footprint of the overall house while achieving the programmatic needs of the client. The potential oversizing of the house on the lot was avoided and our design was unanimously approved by all town boards that had jurisdiction over the project. The solution resulted in long views out to the landscape from the interior spaces, furthering the relationship of interior and exterior space

Suzanne Hunt Architect

Project Name: Bedfordale House

Location: Western Australia
Date completed: April 2015
Interior designer: Suzanne Hunt Architect
Architect: Suzanne Hunt Architect

The designer's brief was to design a tranquil sanctuary on two old farming lots, reflecting the retired owner's love of Japanese aesthetics, accommodate for their ageing, provide state of the art technologies and connect with their landscaping vision for the whole site. The lack of sewerage, mains water and irregularity of power ensured design adaptability and sustainability were key drivers in this project for both environmental and financial reasons.

The smaller pavilions connected by glazed links and separated by gardens and ponds surround this centre pavilion. The Main Bedroom Pavilion is connected to the Living pavilion by timber decks and a rammed earth link bridging a courtyard and koi pond. Other pavilions house guest quarters and an office, a therapeutic heated lap pool and a 4 car garage. The pavilions are all interconnected visually and linked by a curvilinear rammed earth wall, ponds, courtyards and decks to create a seamless fusion of indoor and outdoor living spaces exuding a casual sophistication, bonded to the outdoors by a sensual, timeless design. As with traditional Japanese architecture and design the construction itself is to be admired internally rather than the applied decoration.

The elegance and scale of the pavilions with the uncluttered interiors and minimal furnishings resonate a sense of calm serenity, a retreat from the world's demands allowing the buildings bones to become the decoration. Materiality selections and design are robust and durable throughout with a limited palette. This serenity is further enhanced by the limited use of walls to separate rooms. Architecturally designed cabinetry, shoji screen walls/doors and detailed ceilings ensure a sense of scale and ambience, separation and connection for our retired clients.

Taylor Interiors

Project Name: Villa Arlet, Mallorca

Location: Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Interior Designer: Taylor Interiors
Completion date: August 2015
Photography: Adriana Maskarova

This gleaming minimalist project in Mallorca, Spain, by Taylor Interiors had been shortlisted in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2016 in the Residential £2.5-5 Million (Property by Value) category.

The beautifully constructed villa in the Puerto Andratx hills has stunning views overlooking the surrounding bay. A British developer tasked the Taylor Interiors design team with balancing and harmonizing the clean symmetrical lines of the property's minimalist architecture and adding warmth and comfort to the large spaces through the interior decor.

The welcoming entrance hall showcases a flying chandelier made of exquisite shimmering golden pleated paper. The palatial living room has a calming white palette across the walls, floor and furnishings so every element works in harmony. A large leather sofa is finished with a variation of scatter cushions, introducing darker accents of brown and beige. A sleek coffee table balances the room and an elegant built-in fireplace creates a striking focal point.

The kitchen is highly functional and stylish, fusing sleek finishes and a streamlined palette. The stainless steel worktop and central island complements the high glossy lacquer dove grey units. State of the art appliances offer professional performance and an integrated wine cooler is perfect for entertaining.

Every element of the open plan kitchen had been curated to offer the clients the highest standard of luxury and comfort, flowing naturally into the dining area. A large dining table and chairs and a stunning oil painting create a unique atmosphere.

The master bathroom echoes the minimalist aesthetic with sleek floor-to-ceiling glass partitions dividing the shower and toilet areas. A feature wall is completed with beautiful glass mosaic tiles in opal, pink and violet hues. The oversized rain shower is illuminated from above with additional spotlights built into the recesses. The pale tones are striking against the American walnut cabinets. Sandstone tiles are used across the villa floors, creating a cohesive sense of light and space.

Design Intervention

Project Name: Maximalist Modern Home

Date Completed: 2015
Interior Designer: Design Intervention

A lofty, elegant three storey house with an attic, pool and patio This property has been meticulously designed to reflect the style preference and functional need of its owners. Its proportions and beautifully rendered mouldings are brought to life by the tall, full height French Doors repeated vertically throughout the façade. The external palette is intentionally kept fresh and neutral to add a timeless elegance to the house that is subtle but effective in its contribution to the existing street and historic fabric of the area. The freshness of the exterior hints only slightly of the intricate design and the magnificent mix of pattern and jewel colours that await within this home

The client brief required the demolition of the original small dwelling and the design and construction of a new modern house embowed with the elegance and symmetry of a Peranakan terraced shophouse, an historic Asian architectural style particular to the locality. Every aspect of this home, from the architectural lines to the window profiles, down to the leg details on the sofa, have been carefully considered to give a cohesive, seamless flow from the outside in.

The over scaled stepping stones alongside the pool are integral to the house, cleverly designed to add drama and to further transport the visitor invitingly from the street into the property. Inside the double height living room daylight permeates though the French doors illuminating an intimate light infused, warmly crafted interior. One of the designer's favourite aspects of the house is the central, elliptical staircase spiralling up into the attic floor. Its openness and the lack of dividing walls throughout the first two floors enhances the sense of fluidity through the various spaces as you traverse through the building both horizontally and vertically.

David James Architects & Associates Ltd

Project Name: Moondance

Location: Sandbanks, Poole
Date completed: October 2015
Interior designer: Towncourt Homes (Developer)
Architect: David James Architects & Associates Ltd

The Moondance apartments provide an exceptional lived experience; created by dynamic architecture, luxurious interiors and a picture perfect location. The design brief was to create a distinctive residential living experience within an apartment block. Internally the apartments were to feel like individual bespoke houses while the external fabric of the building was specifically designed to represent a large house rather a traditional apartment block. Extensive use of glazing embraces the stunning location bringing the exterior into the rooms, with the expanse of sea becoming part of the whole living experience. Terraces facilitate the outdoor experience and oversized sliding glass doors open to provide flow between the interior and exterior spaces

In the penthouse, feature frameless glass walls are utilized internally, linking the double height space over the dining room. Each apartment has stunning panoramic views of Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island, and the design embraces all available natural light while maximizing views across the water. The design brief was to create a distinctive residential living experience within an apartment block.

Extensive use of glazing embraces the stunning location bringing the exterior into the rooms, with the expanse of sea becoming part of the whole living experience. Terraces facilitate the outdoor experience and oversized sliding glass doors open to provide flow between the interior and exterior spaces In the penthouse, feature frameless glass walls are utilized internally, linking the double height space over the dining room to the master bedroom and study. This facilitates views through the double height space towards the harbour beyond.

Echlin

Project Name: Kenure House

Location: Holland Park, London
Date Completed: Spring 2016
Interior Design: Echlin
Architects: Echlin

Restoring the historic charm of the Victorian Princedale Road elevation, which had fallen into a state of disrepair, was of the utmost importance to the Echlin design team. This required stripping non-original paintwork, replacing the sash windows and repainting the London stock bricks. However, on the Pottery Lane side, the two mews buildings were of poor architectural quality. The varied streetscape of mixed architectural styles offered an opportunity to create something truly contemporary but also sensitive to the Norland conservation area.

Drawing on the rhythm of the various windows and rooflines of the street, Echlin divided the new façade into a grid, expressed as a language of five vertical bands or "fins". These then flow throughout the home, as both columns and beams, blending gently into the classic part of the residence.

The house would need to blend the classic with the contemporary, and in addition, include a more coherent but vibrant interior scheme. Internally, the entire home has been designed around the resident and how they will live and enjoy the space, ultimately creating a thoughtful flow that enhances their living experience. At the heart of the property is the glazed link and the courtyard with lightwell and two storey self-irrigating Living Wall. This floods the home with greenery, natural light and fresh air, also giving the home much needed private and introspective space.

Honky

Project Name: The Penthouse at Parlement House

Location: London
Interior Design: Honky
Completion date: July 2015

This expansive triplex is set over the top three floors of Parliament House, offering 360-degree views across London it is a truly exceptional and unique penthouse.

The client first approached honky with concerns the upper floors of the build demanded further consideration to elevate the specification. The first challenge was to work with, rather than against, the angles of the building. Drawing inspiration from the sloping walls and striking architectural lines honky felt compelled to reference the geometric detailing in elements of the design.

From your first steps onto the bespoke chevron timber entrance hall, it's apparent the apartment is distinctive. On entering the Reception entertaining floor, you are immediately hit by the striking views across the capital.

Working with a Tom Ford meets James bond concept the tone of the design for the apartment utilises strong masculine material finishes paired with a lighter tonal colour palette visually creating a more feminine feel. This interplay between the sexes ebbs and flows throughout the interior. The design intention was to create a cohesive sumptuous apartment, which oozed with decadence and sophistication.

Taylor Interiors

Project Name: Townhouse Drayton Gardens, London

Location: London
Interior Designer: Yvette Taylor
Completion: September 2015

Taylor Interiors studio were appointed to completely refurbish this unique five storey townhouse in Kensington which consists of four bedrooms together with a small outside space.

Taylor Interiors thouroughly enjoyed the designing process during which they selected all the new furniture, lighting, rugs and the beautiful fabrics to dress the windows. They also selected the new tiles and mosaic for all the bathrooms and the natural stone for the entrance hall flooring and for the stunning worktop in the kitchen.

The work completed ensured that the townhouse became very enjoyable and cosy family home. The first floor is very grand and luxurious, and as the owners like to entertain during society dinners, the formal dining room provides fabulous accomodation for this purpose.

The master bedroom is very calming and ideal place to relax as well as providing the wonderful spacious en-suite bathroom.

The London Furnishing company

Project Name: Bracken Lodge, London

Location: Blackfriars, London
Date completed: March 2014 – Present
Interior designer: Tara Ashwell
Architect: Simpson Haugh & Partners Architects

The London Furnishing company were commissioned to design, procure and install this three bedroom 'Hepworth Suite' apartment for critically acclaimed developer St George, at One Blackfrairs, London.

The team were given the brief to create an aspirational 'on brand' living space which fully maximised and embraced the concept of open plan living and reflect and adhere to the standards and values of the surrounding properties in this area. It needed to provide ample space to allow dining for a minimum of 6 people along with extra entertaining and relaxing areas.

The London Furnishing team used luxury brand items and bespoke artworks throughout, which not only adds to the the apartments exclusivity but also creates a strong continuity in luxurious design throughout the property.

The Master bedroom was designed as a luxurious, mature haven away from the hustle and bustle of London with a subtle diamond motif seen in the bespoke upholstered wall, inspired by one of London's iconic building 'The Shard'. The London Furnishing company felt that taking inspiration from the skyline of London and its position on the river Thames created a unique and inviting interior design. The design of the entire apartment is centred around the dramatic backdrop of the London Skyline and elements of this are found throughout the apartment

Knox Design

Project Name: Loveshack

Location: Cala Llamp - Mallorca
Date completed: 2016
Interior designer: Justine Knox

This contemporary and luminous home, on four storeys cascading down towards the shore, is graced by magnificent views of the Southwestern coast of the island of Majorca. Design and décor aim to 'bring the outside in' - endeavouring to render a seamless depiction of sea, sky,sunshine and architecture.

This stunning property was designed to take full advantage of the view at any time of the year.

The leitmotif of luxurious gold and azure is present throughout the outdoor spaces. It consists of all weather white furniture by Rausch, with a spatter of Mediterranean hues in the soft fabrics and throw pillows, elegantly and comfortably arranged around the infinity pool. The open-plan living area boasts a picture window with spectacular views replicated on the mirrored wall opposite, cleverly concealing the flat TV screen, with a stylish fireplace along the wall. Plush gold carpeting and Missoni soft furnishings draped over bespoke sofas in Designers' Guild fabrics spell year-round comfort and luxury.

The dining room features a custom-made lime-washed oak table extending under two original driftwood ceiling lamps. All bedrooms have their own ensuite and outdoor private area. One of the most astonishing features of the bathroom shown here is the panoramic view from the shower, taking advantage of the absolute privacy that this house affords – all intimacy witnessed only by the open sea and sky.

The four bedrooms plus guest apartment, the lift, the sauna, the off-street parking, the full domotic system, heating and air conditioning all constitute an alluring proposition for a young and wealthy market seeking a luxury, stylish and unique second-home. A summer home for those in pursuit of a blend of sophistication, simplicity and luxury, with a young and modern layout, replete with entertainment spaces and quiet tranquil spaces alike.

Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC

Project Name: Coastal New England Harbour House

Location: Edgartown, MA USA
Date Completed: August 2012
Architect: Patrick Ahearn

To celebrate New England architecture's history, the objective of this project was to use historically motivated architecture to create a new home that looks as though it has stood the test of time, rooted in its site and appropriate in scale with its surroundings. The entire property was designed to evoke a sense of history including the arrival sequence, hierarchy of scale in the architectural elements, and the use of traditional materials and historically functional architectural features.

The past is echoed through the use of traditional materials including weathered cedar shingles, stone veneered foundations and chimneys, and New England bluestone terraces and fieldstone walls. Equally as significant are the additions of a widow's walk and over sailing eaves despite the advancements in technology

As one approaches the property along a cobblestone ribbon driveway, anticipation from the prolonged arrival sequence intensifies. The driveway culminates to a large cobblestone entry court, symmetrically aligned with the front façade and portico, creating a formal and unforgettable sense of arrival. The meticulously manicured plantings blend natural and controlled influences to provide a seamless indoor-outdoor transition.

All of the elements of a formal historic home are present however they are dressed down to convey a quiet sense of luxury with an effortless and natural sophistication.

Tang Sung Development

Project Name: Four Seasons

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Date Completed: June 2015
Interior Designer: Alex Cheng
Architect: Yi-Wen Chen / Wen-Chih Hsieh/ Yong-Fu Hu

Extending and transforming the local building style and Chinese grilles craft under the local environment. Merging eastern architecture and local buildings based on the oriental culture to create an Eastern architectural aesthetic.

Not only using the asymmetrical balance of objects to present the solid balconies and plate windows as architectural elements to complete the building function and create the open space atmosphere, but also using the geometric logic of panels to analyse the design elements of Chinese grilles. Extracting the essence and conception of Chinese artefacts to reinterpret the traditional aesthetic, and thus creating a contemporary work of art belonging to the Eastern culture.

To create the unique living style in the city, the designers used several kinds of foliage and a landscape pool to allow the interaction, which can represent the attitude of the graceful orient and the modern East. Nearby the local environment of International Taiwan University, extending and transforming the local building style made by metal-sheet roof and iron-grating window in Taipei and grilles craft culture of Chinese culture. Merging Eastern architecture and local culture based on the functional and oriental architecture.

The London Design Group

Project Name: One Black Friars, London

Location: Surrey, UK

The London Furnishing Company completed the renovation of a large house for a family of five, including reconfiguring the internal space as well as an extension. The project initially began as a redecoration of the first floor rooms but then progressed into a complete refurbishment including extension. The client had lived in the property for a few years and the layout and decor no longer fulfilled their needs.

The aim was to create light, spacious and practical living areas that didn't compromise on style. The re – design was to include a large Kitchen with living area with a space large enough to cater for 14 people. The house needed to feel lighter, calmer and more serene so a neutral base palette was used which was then offset with accents of colour and glamour in the furnishings. A greater sense of flow throughout the house was a key issue for the clients , along with clever use of natural materials which would, in turn give the house a more contemporary yet practical feel. The leather-panelled wall in the reception room transforms into a secret door to the swimming pool, which the clients wanted to be hidden from view.

This carved motif can be found again in the sculptural suede panelling in the master bedroom. Light grey oak floorboards were installed throughout the first floor and were used for the doors also, thus creating vast amounts of light and continuity within the downstairs areas. These Design features and the use of luxurious materials combined with thoughtful details, result in an elegant and sophisticated finish.

Henley Homes

Project Name: 20 Linksway

Location: London
Interior Designer: Kajal Patel at MODERNO Interiors
Architect: Mark Wilmott, MRP Developments

design et al are please to annouce that Henley Homes have been shortlisted for a Residential 10 Million Plus (Property by Value) Award in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2016.

Their shortlisted entry is this stunning new build 6-bed, 6-bath home over 4 floors. Ultra modern, it features a gym, spa and pool as well as an entertainment room with a 6ft bar and beautiful living and dining spaces.

The brief was to create a 'once-in-a-lifetime' home for the owners, who loved the location but needed a residence with more entertainment and living space. The original detached dwelling was taken down and an extensive basement was created to house the pool, gym, spa, games room and entertainment space, as well as the practicalities of associated technology.

On the ground floor, an ambience of zen-like calm was sought by invoking minimalist styling that wouldn't detract, from the welcome feeling of home. Therefore, alongside double-height spaces, full-height frameless glazing and striking modern lighting there is thoughtful planning of relaxation zones and cooking and dining areas.

The owners quest for lavish comfort, privacy and relaxation has been completed in spectacular style and fuctionality, informed by design elements from some of the best international boutique hotels.

Tranquil views out over sedum rooves draw the eye towards an unmissable focal point: a 6 foot marble Buddha amidst landscaped gardens, exuding calm serenity over the whole scene.

The rich palette counterpoints warm metallics and flashes of bold colour against restrained modern shades and neutrals with both natural and industrial textures, inciting glamour with an exciting edge. Open-grained wood, polished concrete-style wall treatments, steel, glass and white walls - and everywhere the light floods in.

A key aspect of this project was the requirement for the house to be flexible, for its spaces to look beautiful and work perfectly for small or large groups, inside or out, day or night. This has been achieved by very careful space planning and enhanced by expanses of glazing and clever lighting.

In this way, the ground floor dining and relaxation space seamlessly connects to the gorgeous gardens, within which seating areas, pavilions and stairways are beautifully lit at night, enticing you out and down to the bar, where the pool table and luxe seating areas becokn.

This holistic approach has enabled Henley Homes to achieve a truly original and beautiful home for its owners.

Tenhurst

Project Name: The Kings Library

Location: Chelsea
Date Completed: October 2016
Interior Designer: Helen Green Interior Design
Architect: Robin Partington & Partners

A sensitive revival of a listed former school in the heart of Chelsea, this project preserves key features and characteristics whilst installing new build solutions.

The King's Library is an innovative conversion and extension of a grade 2 listed school. It will eventually be turned into 18 high quality residential apartments that celebrate the spirit and character of the original fabric of the building.

A priority has been maintaining the integrity and elegance of its key features and important internal spaces, together with its unique overall form and setting.

The design takes the lead from the original architecture; the essential character of this nostalgic building has been preserved and enhanced, whilst the impressive scale of its interior space offers a selection of bespoke residences with generous ceiling heights and rooms bathed in natural light, making the most of the original features within. Wide corridors, sweeping staircases and one-off entertainment spaces complet the majestic emsemble.

The cubic area and grand entrance of Apartment 17 is outstanding, with average ceiling heights of 4 meters. The apartment embraces its past showing off archways and its collection of windows showing off every space to the full. The charm of this nostalgic building has been preserved and enhanced.

By maintaining the integritiy and elegance of the school its key features and unique overall form have ensured a well thought out and unique development in this quiet corner of Chelsea.

Keir Townsend

Project Name: St Georges Hill

Location: ST GEORGE'S HILL, SURREY
Date completed: January 2016
Interior designer: Keira Townsend

Located on a private estate in St George's Hill, Weybridge, opposite the famous golf course, this project was an eight bedroom detached house for a family of four. The property is a large space, so their aim was to design a scheme that would look beautiful and make the inhabitants feel good and comfortable in it. They achieved this with a combination of clean lines, natural, organic elements, sumptuous textures and artisanal pieces for a feeling of comfort, warmth and harmony within a luxurious setting.

The brief from the client was to create an interior design of understated elegance; a timeless scheme with longevity that they will not tire of. The house is in the country in a beautiful location surrounded by a 1.5 acre garden and overlooking a golf course. The owners wanted us to reflect the rural elements in a sophisticated way. As such, our concept was inspired by nature. In addition, the husband has a strong masculine aesthetic, while his wife prefers a more gentle and subtle look. So we kept the colour palette neutral and natural, layering natural materials and juxtaposing organic shapes with clean lines, in order to create a scheme that would blend and complement their different tastes, as well as the stunning location. We also created a logo made up of the family's initials, which has been embossed and embroidered on furnishings throughout the scheme.