Project Of The Week – London Bachelor Pad
This week’s instalment of the #SBIDinspire interior design series features the transformation of a Grade II listed terrace house which has been renovated and reconfigured into a sleek and contemporary Bachelor Pad in London. Receiving careful attention to detail, works were carried out to preserve and enhance the existing features which characterised the property. The original timber flooring was lovingly restored and the bespoke dark oak joinery, together with the panelling, was designed to be a sympathetic nod to the buildings historic stature. The tall ceilings allowed Prestige Architects to play around with light by incorporating large, statement chandeliers and experiment with a light, neutral colourway to inject an elegant, luxurious feeling into the new layout and create a great setting for the existing fireplaces.
Company: Prestige Architects
Project: London Bachelor Pad
Project Location: London, UK
What was the client’s brief?
The client is was developer, hence the brief for the interior design was centred around efficiency to complete the project in time and on budget. This gave us a 3 month window to achieve the design vision with particular attention to the quality of the final product.
What inspired the design of the project?
The existing property is a Grade II listed building with original features such as windows, cornice, fireplaces and parts of the flooring. The inspiration had to start from these elements and the careful attention it took to bringing them back to life in harmony with the newer, more contemporary works.
What was the toughest hurdle your team overcame during the project?
The balance between delivery time and budget was a challenge, especially with the aim of delivering such a high quality end-product with this high spec interior design scheme, nevertheless we managed to have a great synergy with the client and delivered the project on time and within budget!
What was your team’s highlight of the project?
As always, for me the highlight of the project lies within the details of the deliverable. The visual connection between the elements characterise the scheme – like the oak bead around doors and the details on the joinery. These finer aspects of the interior create an important design connection.
Why did you enter the SBID International Design Awards?
As our buisness is primarily based on word-of-mouth and repeated clients, entering an International competition such as the SBID International Design Awards and being selected as a finalist reassures us that we are constantly improving our design ability. It also gives us exposure with colleagues and the public, which is always rewarding!
Questions answered by Marco Braghiroli, MD and Founder of Prestige Architects
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