White Box Turned Stylish Town Apartment
Project of the Week
This week’s instalment of the #SBIDinspire interior design series features the residential design of a stylish town apartment which showcases how Bhavin Taylor Design turned a white box into a comfortable home that is packed with colour, pattern and style. Each space has its own design theme but still flows from room to room, turning a characterless apartment to one that is bursting with personality. With the client open to the design direction and asked for a ‘lived in’, full of life feel, the designer aimed to inject life into the space. In the open plan living space, the client wanted to keep an existing rug, which inspired the designer to select a bold patterned wallpaper that instantly changed the appearance of the space.
Sector: Residential Design
Company: Bhavin Taylor Design
Project: Wandsworth Town Apartment
Project Location: London, United Kingdom
What was the client’s brief?
The client was quite open when it came to his brief for this residential design, however his main requirement was that I inject a shed load of personality into his modern new build apartment so that it would have that full of life / lived in feel that he had seen from my previous projects.
What inspired the interior design of the project?
When a client gives you such an open brief it allows you to let your imagination run wild, however you do need to have a starting point. Here it was the mustard and charcoal colour scheme of the client’s existing rug. Knowing that the apartment benefited from lots of natural light I could really run with this colour scheme and introduce bold patterns and solid blocks of colour to create that lived in feel. It would have been easy to continue this colour scheme throughout the apartment, however I wanted each space to have its own identity so the hallway wallpaper subtly picks up on the mustard tones and introduces the blue tones that follow through to the bedrooms.
What was the toughest hurdle your team overcame during the project?
As I was going with quite a bold design here I thought that there was going to be a lot of persuading to get the client to agree, however I was pretty lucky as I had gained his trust pretty early on and was allowed to roll with the creative madness that was inside my head, which as we all know is pretty rare! Just wish all projects went like this…
What was your team’s highlight of the project?
I think the biggest highlight was that this project allowed me to showcase my true design style of “Love Colour. Embrace Pattern” to add the warmth and personality that the client was after in his home.
Why did you enter the SBID International Design Awards?
I am now in my fifth year of running my business and thought that it would be a good time to see whether it would be recognised by an International Design association. In full honesty I did not think that anything would come from it but to my surprise I was selected as a finalist, which made all the highs and lows of the past years worth it.
Questions answered by Bhavin Taylor, Founder of Bhavin Taylor Design
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