location: Belgravia, London | interior design: Goddard Littlefair – www.goddardlittlefair.com | photography: Gareth Gardner

Those that are familiar with London’s interior design and decoration sector will recognise the ‘London look’ in this project. Interior design specialists Goddard Littlefair recently completed this peerless Central London penthouse apartment for an international client family. The fourth-floor, lateral-living Belgravia apartment has a master bedroom for the parents and an en suite bedroom for each of the two children.

The overall brief for the designers was for the scheme to be ‘bold, elegant, timeless and sumptuous’; it was a prerequisite that the interiors should create a feeling of warmth and intimacy. Says designer Jo Littlefair: ‘Our Mediterranean-based clients had both strong views and a clear aesthetic and the early stages of the project involved numerous meetings, evolving the concept step by step, ensuring that the final result was the perfect articulation of their requirements.’

The apartment benefits from good natural light, with windows and balconies all along the two outside walls. It is comprised of extensive living and dining spaces, which are separated but linked via a feature fireplace wall. There is also a kitchen, three en suite bedrooms and a guest powder room. Most of this new apartment’s shell features were already in place, including exquisite marble bathrooms. These finishes – and the overall layout and space-plan for the entire block – were conceived by Goddard Littlefair, so that the integration of this particular interior scheme presented no problems for the team.

‘With this project we sought to strike a really refined balance between traditional luxury coupled to contemporary and unique furniture and features. This with almost every single item – from the dining table to the bedside tables to wall-coverings: custom-designed for the scheme,’ says Jo Littlefair.

The apartment is wrapped around a central lift lobby with the living and dining spaces taking up the full width of the right-hand side of the floor plan, followed by the kitchen, the master bedroom and then bedrooms and bathrooms two and three. Walls throughout feature metallic and reflective wall coverings, with those in the tones; some hand-painted metallic areas have been added for increased reflection. A three-division, hessian-fabric padded wall feature in mink behind the bed has a chamfered edge and a slightly waxed feel. To each side are panels in silvered, mirrored glass with artworks at their centre. The loose-laid, hand-tufted wool rug is in navy and cream and features a circular motif, and the oyster-silk-lined bedspread is bespoke as is the bed frame itself. The bed-head is in leather, whilst a bench at its foot is upholstered in raven velvet. A stunning overhead chandelier weighs 56 kilograms and features pear-shaped solid glass elements.

For the full article see Habitat #255 September / October 2016