Stepping inside this north London house, you are greeted by a dramatic staircase, a grand piano and a vast chandelier. You half expect Fred & Ginger to sweep across the expansive cream floor at any moment.
This is my first commission for Interior Designer, Andrew Wright , who developed his skills working first for Colefax and Fowler, and later Stephen Ryan, which is how we met. Now running his own business, he has successfully completed large commissions all over London. Here he worked closely with his client to create a home of timeless luxury, where space and light are key. The Hollywood scale of the ground floor is flooded with light, both around the stairwell, and in the glazed dining space overlooking the garden. What might otherwise be an intimidating space, is enriched by bold forms and a rich palette of textures; polished plaster, silk and limestone, while stronger colours are confined to the two sitting areas.
Upstairs, the master bedroom suite again makes use of bold forms and scale to make a statement. From the richly padded headboard to the Bisazza mosaic backdrop to the bath.
And once again, Fred & Ginger come to mind, “dancing cheek to cheek”.