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Sitting at the heart of Kensington and Chelsea and nestled amongst a mass of Georgian architecture, is Gloucester Road, home to London’s most prestigious residents and our newest scheme’s; The Wetherby I & The Wetherby II. Just a stone’s throw away from the bright open space of Kensington Gardens, the sought-after neighbourhood exudes the culture and class for which it is renowned, whilst still providing a unique sense of escapism from city life.
Taking inspiration from the distinctive qualities of the exclusive surroundings, our interior designers curated two completely bespoke schemes, tailor-made to reflect our client’s desires and maximise the properties potential on the market. The first apartment, the Wetherby I, boasts earthy tones and textures, with oversized botanicals taking centre-stage in entertainment spaces. Exposed wood finishes and brass accents are juxtaposed throughout, creating a distinctive contrast against the classic interior architecture of the property. Our designers carefully considered both the artwork and styling when designing The Wetherby II. Large-scale paintings and sculptures perfectly portray the neighbourhood’s opulence and vibrancy whilst the neutral colour palette instils luxury and elegance.
If you would like to discuss your property or find out more about our award-winning show homes and rental service, contact a member of our team here.
Follow the canal west of Regents Park, soak up the charm of Little Venice and wonder the peaceful tree-lined boulevards of Maida Vale. Birthplace of the Beatles Abbey Road Album and home to the BBC Maida Vale Studios, the area has long been prominent in popular culture. It’s here in this leafy pocket of the city that you’ll find Hamilton Court, atop this 1930s building, two penthouses look out over the nearby London landmarks.
Our designers drew inspiration from the surrounding area and the Art Deco architecture of the building to create two individual spaces, each with their own aesthetic. In the first penthouse, deep tones, plush textures and metallic accents combine to create a sense of sophisticated opulence, boasting the apartments full potential. In the second penthouse, the playful use of colour, coupled with sumptuous fabrics and artwork creates an air of luxury that mirrors the value of the building. Both schemes evoke a strong sense of their surroundings, perfectly capturing the personality of the place.
Taking the client and property into consideration, we dress, style and source bespoke pieces to form a tailor-made scheme that can be rented on a rolling month basis. Collaborating with A.LONDON will maximise interest in your property whilst minimising its time on the market. If you would like to chat to us about your property, contact us here.
West of London’s centrepiece gardens, lies the secluded village of Holland Park, home to leafy streets, grand Victorian townhouses and celebrity inhabitants. This desirable neighbourhood was once the site of a Jacobean mansion that gave name to the area and it’s charming wooded parkland, complete with a Japanese garden and resident peacocks.
On the Eastern outskirts of Holland Park, set amongst an acre of landscaped grounds, Holland Park Villas is a rare collection of exceptional apartments, setting a new benchmark for quality in the super-prime central London residential development market. Here our designers created a tailor-made scheme to maximise the properties potential, using refined furniture pieces and a sophisticated tonal palette, to mirror the tranquil setting and create a serene space that speaks of understated elegance.
When it comes to creating stand out show homes, perfection really is in the detail. Our in-house Stylist, Steph, is back to share her top 3 tips on how to transform a space with perfectly styled accessories.
1. It’s All About You
"Accessories are a great way to add personality to a scheme. When it comes to styling, I always imagine the homeowner, envisage their lifestyle, and carefully select objects which embody their character. When choosing accessories, remember that your home is a reflection of you, fill it with objects that represent your passions. If, for example, you love fashion, incorporate some beautiful coffee table books by your favourite designers in colours that compliment the scheme."
2. Mix it Up
"Great styling should appear effortless. The aim is to curate a collection of objects which please the eye without looking contrived. Accessories add contrast and subtly bring a scheme together, so with a colour palette in mind, gather together an interesting mix of items which work both together, and within the space."
3. Be Bold
"Without making a scheme feel cluttered or twee, it’s important to layer objects of varying sizes and textures to add depth and interest to each room. Don’t be afraid of oversized ornaments and stand out sculptures, larger pieces are a great way to create a focus within a room."
Read more about how our Show Homes service can maximise interest in your property here.
We ventured to the Hayward Gallery and explored the most talked about exhibition of the season; Space Shifters. The exhibition unifies installations and sculptures, exploring the relationship between light, perception and space and features pieces from 20 artists, spanning over a period of 50 years.
As we wandered through the curated space we were met with an abundance of materials, all of which portrayed a sense of optical minimalism in their finish and design, including; glass and polished bronze, polyester resins and the most abstract of all, engine oil.
When exploring the gallery, we saw a focus on light, mirror and colour, with pieces from many renowned artists such as Anish Kapoor, Yayoi Kusama and Richard Wilson. Jeppe Hein’s 2007-piece, ‘360° Illusion III’ introduced the show, where two large-scale mirrors intersect and rotate, providing us with an alternating perspective of the space. Next, Polish artist, Alacja Kwade’s steel-framed structure dominated the room and blurred the lines between reality and imagination. Arguably, one of the most iconic pieces at the exhibit was Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Nascissus Garden’. First exhibited in 1966, the piece contains hundreds of reflective, stainless-steel balls, filling and transforming the entirety of the room at the Hayward Gallery.
The use of mixed materials is a trend we have seen dominating the interior world, and one we have incorporated into many of our
award-winning schemes. Take a look at our brand new Dress to Sell project, The Wetherby II, where our interior designers used abstract textures to create sculptural accessories and interesting artwork.
DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT...
“We are very grateful for the efficient and highly effective input from A.LONDON. In renting our furniture packages from them, we were quickly able to impose character and clarity to our wonderful apartments. This approach undoubtedly helped to generate interest with prospective purchasers, and contributed enormously to the successful marketing of these units.”
”Having worked closely with the team at A London on a number of significant private client projects in the Private Estates of Surrey I would heartily recommend their services. The quality of their work and the innovative designs have been wonderful to see. The whole team are a joy to work with and have become not only trusted advisors to my clients but firm friends too!”