London apartment : Marylebone Pied-a-Terre, London

 London residence of a couple from Los Angeles

Design : Maddux Creative
Photos  ©  Michael Sinclair

Maddux Creative :

This pied-à-terre in a 1920s building in Marylebone was replete with period details.
 The two-bedroom apartment is the London residence of a Los Angles based couple
 who wanted an elegant canvas to display their growing contemporary art collection.

The residence had incredible features to work with which provided the scheme
 with a sense of timelessness and character, such as original mouldings and parquet
 flooring. We felt it was important to blur the line between being able to tell
 if something was original or new which allowed us to push
 boundaries and flex our artistic ideas.

The main room contains both the sitting and dining areas and to ensure a gradual
 transition between these areas we used a combination of shades to layer shapes
 over the existing wall panelling. Colour experimentation continued in the
 adjoining library with three different shades of green to
 highlight the original mouldings.

The residence is a mix of bespoke, contemporary, and vintage pieces with clean
 lines and simple yet interesting forms which playfully complement each other.

Given this apartment isn’t the owners main residence, the kitchen wasn't high
 on their list of priorities in terms of space – they love to eat out when in town. 
The galley kitchen is small but perfectly formed.

The property has two ensuite bathrooms. We created a unifying theme for both, 
with intricate Jean Cocteau inspired mosaic floors, and polished plaster walls. 
Soft colour palettes for all sanitary ware (what a joy to have options other
 than white!) and curved arches evoke a feeling of 1920’s glamour,
 intrinsic to the fabric of the building.

A playful panelled powder room. We worked with Isabelle Day to develop
 a loose, illustrative hand painted faux panel motif drawn from works
 from the same period by French artist from Christian Berard.

The soft pink in the guest bedroom makes for a room which feels fresh.

Featuring original cabinetry and decorative mouldings, we juxtaposed vintage
 and contemporary elements of several periods and styles to create a soft and
 subtle space for slumber, featuring a magical artwork from
 Lorna Simpson above the bed.

The dark blue in the master bedroom gives a soulful backdrop which allowed
 us to create a unique curation of textures achieved through bespoke textiles.

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