0587 Portland Place Apartment, Marylebone W1K

Description

0587 Art Deco Portland Place refurbishment project

 

 

Scope

Before we started working on this apartment, it had not been modernised for a long time and still had its very original layout – a separate dining room, dark kitchen and only one bathroom.  The property receives a limited amount of natural light, so the old blueprint made it feel a bit somber and cold.  It had, however, wonderful proportions and details, plus it had a majestic feel thanks to being located in one of the prominent mansion blocks in Portland Place.

Pursuing natural light

The first goal was to brighten up the space.  To achieve this we removed the internal partitions and created an open-space lateral lounge, dining and kitchen area.  Now, straight after entering the apartment, one is struck by the spaciousness and can appreciate the great volumes of the room.

Sleek kitchen design

The new kitchen is sleek and modern with high-gloss white cabinets and black insets.

For the worktops, we used two different marble types.  The working area by the sink is made out of white-grey Callacatta Bella marble.  The kitchen island, which contains a hob, has been topped with a brown-gold Luna Brazil type.

Above the island, we used an Elica extractor in a shape of a stylish crystal chandelier.

Keeping dining-living space separate

We deliberately raised the level of the dining-living room to visually separate this space from the kitchen.  Between them, we installed an extra wide Callacatta Bella surround and a contemporary bioethanol fireplace.

Throughout the whole room, we built coffered ceilings and reused the original ceiling lamps.  Hidden LED strips and spotlights have been added for additional light.

The predominant colour of the finishes is white to brighten up the space and to act as a backdrop for the Owner’s private art collection.  The walls have been adorned with a series of canvas by Crystal Fischetti.

Serene master suite

The apartment has two bedrooms, one double and one single, both with ensuite bathrooms and bespoke built in joinery.

The master bedroom has a walnut bookcase and a wardrobe with integrated TV.  By the window, there is a long window seat with golden, padded seats and hidden storage underneath.

The ensuite master bathroom is calm and elegant.  The centre piece is a bespoke, wall mounted vanity unit with a white, high-gloss finish and a Callacatta Bella worktop.  Above, we installed a tall mirror with crystal wall lights on its surface.

The bath has a soothing design with a feature step up and a marble surround.

Dressing room that turns into an ensuite guest bedroom

The second bedroom is predominantly used as the Owner’s dressing room.  However, it can easily turn into a guest bedroom thanks to a bespoke fold-up bed hidden in a piece of joinery.

The room benefits from an own ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Neutral guest WC

The last room in this apartment is a guest WC, which is situated near the front door and the kitchen.  The cloakroom has a delicate white and beige palette.  A stylish bowl basin sits on top of a marble worktop.

Bespoke cabinets have been incorporated for more storage, including an integrated washing machine.

Bespoke joinery and reflective surfaces

Kitchen cabinets, joinery, vanity units, window seats and doors have been tailor made.  The wardrobes have natural walnut interiors, which contrast with their white fronts, and LED lighting.

Tall sliding doors and push to open compartments have been designed for convenience and to maximise available storage.

A generous use of large mirrors and the high-gloss finish gives more depth and lightens up the rooms.

Art deco heritage

The modernisation of the apartment came with restoration of some of the elements, for example the original lighting, as well as a careful design of new items, which would follow the overall style of the property.

We incorporated Art Deco details in cornices and architraves.  The vanity unit in the master bathroom has also bee largely influenced by it.

Convenient and modern solutions

All radiators have been replaced with water based underfloor heating in all areas, controlled by local thermostats and centrally via a Nest thermostat.

0587 white entrance with art deco architrave in portland place apartment

0587 entrance hallway mirror and white tiles marylebone apartment

0587 elica chandelier extractor and brown marble kitchen worktop in portland place london

0587 kitchen Callacatta Bella marble worktop high gloss white cabinets and blinds in marylebone london

0587 kitchen Luna Brazil marble worktop and wine fridge

0587 high gloss white kitchen with wite and brown marble worktops and elica extractor

0587 small luxury kitchen with elica extractor white high gloss units in portland place london

0587 bespoke cabinet for glasses artwork by Crystal Fischetti in London apartment

0587 Portland Place white open plan kitchen dining and living room

0587 dining room with oval table and ceiling coffers

0587 dining room with white wall and mirrors ceiling Art Deco coffers

0587 paintings by Crystal Fischetti in London dining room0587 marble fireplace surround and ethanol fireplace in dining room mirror

0587 living room with glass coffee table white and grey sofa and high gloss sideboard

0587 ceiling coffer cornice art deco vorbild architecture

0587 mirrored door white high gloss art deco architrave by vorbild architecture

0587 art deco architrave white high gloss vorbild architecture

0587 white tiles guest toilet with blinds and towel heater

0587 bowl sink with free standing tap and marble worktop in cloakroom

0587 waching machine in bathroom cabinet

0587 dressing room with mirrored high gloss white wardrobe and yellow window seat

0587 yellow window seat with white high gloss base

0587 dressing room mirrored wardrobe white high gloss finish and window seat

0587 folding down bed inside a cabinet in guest bedroom

0587 white high gloss cabinet with folding down guest bed

0587 ensuite shower room with wooden vanity unit and brown pattern tiles in marylebone

0587 wooden frame bed in master bedroom and yellow window seat

0587 Crittal window with white and black blinds yellow window seat in Portland Place

0587 master bedroom white high gloss cabinet with TV and ensuite bathroom

0587 high gloss white bedroom cabinet and yellow window seat in West London

0587 master ensuite bathroom with beige tiles bath and shower

0587 bespoke white high gloss vanity unit with marble worktop in Portland Place

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