This project was the revamp of a luxury penthouse for a world-leading long-stay hotel company.
As always with hotels, the brief was a delicate balance between luxury, usability and of course, budget.
The brief was therefore to produce a design that would appeal to a varied clientele (VIP, actors and expats from all horizons) while keeping a no-nonsense approach – as hotel environments are unforgiving.
To stay within budget, we decided to keep the window pelmet but to clean the lines. The darker curtain and wood accents give the room a more upmarket feel.
The white console table with the glass top had to go . Again, a small injection of dark wood, a surprisingly cheap lamp and an accessory give this area an distinctly more refined look.
In this room, the trick was to keep the in-built wardrobe: it was well made, but really dated.
We stripped the heavy walnut veneer, got rid of the etched mirrors, had this unit lacquered and changed the handles from shinny brass to a softer brushed chrome.