A TALENTED DESIGNER

The brief was to create a classic, contemporary home, but it also had to focus on the family. It had to be quite serious and impressive, yet everything had to be serviceable,' says Alex. Adds the owner, 'With seven sets of little hands, I wanted something I did not need to stress about.'

Further to the needs of the family, the renovation of the house opens up a dramatic panoramic view and provides a backdrop for the owner's impressive art collection.

'Opening it up to the view gives the home that wow factor', says Alex. 'You really get a sense of arrival. We wanted the view framed, with an impression of symmetry in the vestibule.' And the art is always shown to its best . . . 'You see reflections of the view in the artworks throughout the house,' says Alex. 

The owners sold all of their furnishings with the previous house, giving Alex a blank canvas. With the soft furnishings, Alex wanted 'to add luxury and layers of texture. The former house was cold, hard and voluminous.' So she used natural fibres - silks, linens, cottons and wools, [and] . . . uber-plush carpets lend luxe and toe-teasing texture'.

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Posted in Interiors on 06 February 2015

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