Living loftily

Ok so the project I’m working on  right now is the redesign of a large loftspace in a converted warehouse on the banks of the Thames.

It’s actually a shedload of work and is taking me a long time to get through it all, but is (I think at least) very similar to an actual real life client project, and I’m learning A LOT every day that I’m working on it.  So anyhoo, I’ve been using Polyvore as a miny sampleboard tool, in order to narrow down my selections.  The one aspect of a real life project that I don’t have to worry about here is the budget – I’m pretty sure it’s the only time in my design career that I’ll have this luxury (I think only the likes of Windsor and Mary Mc are lucky enough to have clients with bottomless pockets) so I’ve decided to make the most of it and use the most exquisite furnishings I can!

Here’s the foyer – the clients want a very light and fresh, ‘classic with a twist’ feel to the property, and a dramatic entrance (cue a gold lacquered ceiling, yeeha!)

Classic with a twist - foyer

Classic with a twist – foyer by caribbeanliving


Flower t shirt
peter-harvey.co.uk

Oly Kirin Sofa
olystudio.com

Candlestick Gold from Ralph Lauren Home
seasonalhomedecoration.com

Behr Swiss Coffee 1812
housebeautiful.com

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Next, the living room:

Classic with a twist - living room

Classic with a twist – living room by caribbeanliving

Island Chevron Cream 9’x12′ Rug
$699 – crateandbarrel.com

Brushed Silver 8×10 Wall Frame
$40 – crateandbarrel.com

Frame Large Coffee Table
$599 – crateandbarrel.com

Magnusson Seaglass 20 Pillow
$50 – crateandbarrel.com

Illusion End Table
$998 – anthropologie.com

Belle Boulevard 5×7 Frame
$80 – katespade.com

ANTONIO LUPI
antoniolupi.it

Behr Swiss Coffee 1812
housebeautiful.com

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The dining room, reading nook and bar:

Classic with a twist - dining room, bar and reading nook

Classic with a twist – dining room, bar and reading nook by caribbeanliving

Gold jewelry
160 – habitat.co.uk

Bloomingdale’s “Harrison” Chair
$952 – bloomingdales.com

Oushak Rug, J24067
landryandarcari.com

Behr Swiss Coffee 1812
housebeautiful.com

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And lastly the home office:

Classic with a twist - home office

Classic with a twist – home office by caribbeanliving

Island Chevron Cream 9’x12′ Rug
$699 – crateandbarrel.com

Portica L-Shape Desks
$1,118 – roomandboard.com

Behr Swiss Coffee 1812
housebeautiful.com

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So what do you think?  I’m worried they might be slightly too neutral and bland, but that seems to be what the clients like – there’s no scope for an ikat injection sadly…  I’ve tried to jazz it up with lucite, dome armchairs and brass/gold accents.

I’m still working on the rest, will post more info next week!

2 comments

  1. annie says:

    Wow looks so professional! I like all the oyster pinks, greys and blacks. And that gold ceiling is a stroke of genius! Assume it’s for a female client? xx

    • Elly Hails says:

      Thank you! Nope, it’s for a couple – the pink dining chairs aren’t actually going to be in there, want them to be cream but can’t get a suitable pic so I think I’m going to have to put my dubious drawing skills to the test… The kitchen’s going to be more utilitarian and masculine too, but is tricky to design on polyvore!

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