Project Of The Week – Surrey Poolhouse
This week’s instalment of the #SBIDinspire series features Avalon II; a stunning residential project based in the U.K, designed by Hill House Interiors. Meticulous attention has been paid to every detail. The brief was to create timeless elegance with a luxurious yet neutral textured palette. Every room had to be of equal importance and opulence. The concept behind the design stays true to the Hill House philosophy ‘You only get one chance to make a first impression’.
Hill House Interiors were commissioned to design a home for an international businessman with an extended family, who required an ‘out of town’ base in the UK which included a home cinema, luxury pool, spa and gym.
They have created interest by using a myriad of textures, along with a collection of painstakingly sourced objets d’art, wall coverings and distinctive focal point lighting solutions, for this elegant family home. The end result is the quintessence of a Hill House Interiors scheme: classic contemporary, incorporating only the highest quality materials, with touches of this innovative design consultancy’s unique brand of glamour.
The most recent addition to this stunning home includes a state of the art luxury spa, pool and gym area.
SBID had the opportunity to speak with Helen Bygraves, Co-Founder of Hill House Interiors.
Company: Hill House Interiors
Project: Surrey Poolhouse
Project Location: Surrey, U.K
What was the client’s brief?
This truly luxurious spa complex was designed for an international businessman and his family to enjoy whilst in the UK. A sympathetic addition to the property, we consulted with the developers throughout, using our in-house architectural expertise to help create a practical, as well as aesthetically beautiful, new focal point for the home, which has been seamlessly integrated into the original part of the house
What inspired the design of the project?
Texture was central to our design for this spa – for example, the wave-effect wall is beautifully juxtaposed by the crazy cut mother-of-pearl vases filled with stunning orchids. Another key feature is versatility, from the cinema room, a large feature glass wall allows extra light and ambience through to the pool area; we installed a concealed remote control blind to block the light when required for those movie moments!
What was the toughest hurdle your team overcame during the project?
It was of paramount importance that this extension blended seamlessly with the existing building, whilst bringing a wonderful new dimension to the house. The client is delighted with the fluidity of the space, and the soothing aqua colour palette which makes this the perfect place to relax, as well as workout.
What was your team’s highlight of the project?
From the textured wave wall to the transparent swimming pool cover, which acts as a safety measure for children whilst showcasing the stunning pool tiling, every element has been carefully considered to offer a majestic poolside experience. The chic single cabana cabins and sofa, from Italian furniture specialist Bonacina Pierantonio, provide pool-side seclusion, perfect for post-workout relaxation.
Why did you enter the SBID International Design Awards?
SBID are consistently at the forefront of both new trends and design, while championing exciting and innovative suppliers. As well as the fabulous awards, events and networking opportunities they organise, the SBID accreditation give us an edge as interior designers, it’s also great to work closely with such a wonderful team.
Questions answered by Helen Bygraves, Co-Founder of Hill House Interiors.
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