Project Of The Week – Hurlingham
This week’s instalment of the #SBIDinspire interior design series features an imposing, new build ‘Manor House’ style country home which married together a traditional façade with a contemporary and sumptuous interior, comprising of over 9,239 square feet of living space. Oakeve Interiors were involved in every aspect of the interior design of Hurlingham in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. This magnificent residence of grand proportions effortlessly combined opulence with practicality and comfort, responding directly to the design brief. The integration of sensible, user-friendly technologies, combined with a luxurious interiors scheme, which included statement pieces of iconic artwork and sculptures, created a home that sold to clients that bought into the ‘aspirational lifestyle choice’ and purchased Hurlingham with the full show home interiors package. The purchasers described Hurlingham as “the luxurious home that they had always dreamed of owning.”
Company: Oakeve Interiors
Project Location: Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
What was the client’s brief?
The design brief was to translate ideas and specifications of the developer client into a stunning interiors scheme, engendering an ‘aspirational family lifestyle’ choice, whilst balancing this with the need to adhere to a strict budget.
What inspired the design of the project?
The traditional ‘Manor House’ façade of Hurlingham distinguishes itself from neighbouring properties, creating a statement, luxury residence on one of the most exclusive residential roads in Buckinghamshire. The property’s statuesque façade provided inspiration to the interiors scheme, as an opulent scheme was needed to reflect the grandeur of the property’s exterior.
What was the toughest hurdle your team overcame during the project?
Within the Kitchen design, ensuring connectivity within the large, open plan space to allow for cooking, dining and relaxation areas was a key and challenging aspect of the project.
This was successfully realised by utilising a combination of luxury, state-of-the-art appliances, with generous circulation spaces and a large, but proportionate, kitchen island, resulting in the cooking area being perfectly sized for the room proportions.
Bespoke, individually commissioned furniture in a complementary high gloss, bird’s eye maple veneer to the Kitchen cabinetry was designed for the Breakfast Area and Family Room to ensure design continuity, creating a sumptuous, seamless flow within this capacious open-plan living space. In addition, to further enforce this association, a complementary amethyst and smoked grey colour palette was utilised throughout.
What was your team’s highlight of the project?
Hurlingham married the finest handcrafted materials with state-of-the-art technology and unparalleled attention-to-detail, creating a luxurious show home, meeting the brief and providing the client with a unique, very saleable asset. One of our highlights came upon successfully answering the design brief and handing over the project to the developer client as the property sold within two weeks of its official launch and within 5% of the £6 million guide price, along with the full interior design scheme.
Why did you enter the SBID International Design Awards?
The SBID International Design Awards are very prestigious and revered accolades that set the industry benchmark for acclaimed, skilful interior design and architecture across the globe. They acknowledge the passion, commitment and hard work by individuals and organisations alike, attaining recognition and respect from our peers and within the interior and architectural industry as a whole.
Questions answered by Iona Newton, Director of Interior Design at Oakeve Interiors.
If you missed last week’s Project of the Week featuring a contemporary workplace which connects office spaces with architecture, click here to see more.
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