Living Area Interior Design

Project Of The Week – Surrey Hills Project

17:52 13 June in Project of the Week, Residential Design

This week’s instalment of the #SBIDinspire series features Penelope Allen Design, 2016 finalist from the Residential under £1M category in the SBID Awards. Penelope Allen Design is behind this stunning refurbishment of a private dwelling located in Surrey, England. The clients wished to combine their love of art with clean lines and contemporary style while creating a family home that was smart, modern and comfortable. An extension across the whole of the rear of the property and the internal remodel was also completed.

SBID had the opportunity to speak with Penelope Allen, Founder of Penelope Allen Design.

Company:  Penelope Allen Design

Project: Surrey Hills Project 

Project Location: Surrey, United Kingdom

What was the client’s brief? 

To bring a dated country home interior up to date by creating a contemporary and smart interior that was also practical for family living.

What inspired the design of the project? 

The extensive grounds were to be the focal point of all rooms and the interior inspiration was derived from not wanting to detract from the glorious views and create a restful environment.


What was the toughest hurdle your team overcame during the project?

To incorporate visually appealing storage solutions into the main living space that also concealed a small office and desk area for the lady of the house as well as a contemporary fire.


What was your team’s highlight of the project?

Using neutral tones within the same living space was a challenge and we were particularly pleased with how the layering of finishes came together; from high gloss cabinetry to the Flexform sofa and the beautiful rug from the Rug Company. Tonally it was very pleasing, the Poltroon Frau Ninfea coffee table was my favourite place, I want one for myself!

Why did you enter the SBID International Design Awards?

The project was very successful and we were proud of what the team had achieved, the SBID International Design Awards are very prestigious and we were very honoured to reach the finals in the residential category.


Questions answered by Penelope Allen Founder of Penelope Allen Design

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Penelope Allen Design | SBID International Design Awards 2017


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