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Residential new build property in Cheshire

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Master bedroom
Close up of head board and light in the master bedroom
Roman blinds and pelmets in the master bedroom
Master bedroom, chest of drawers
Rug in the master bedroom
Bench in the entrance hall
Light in the entrance hall
Dining table in the kitchen
Display wall unit with storage in the kitchen
Lounge
Display wall unit in the lounge
Contemporary chaise in the lounge
Feature wall lights in the lounge
Open plan lounge and dining rooms
Dining table
Dining room
Curtains in the dining room
Console table and mirror in the dining room
Guest bedroom
Close up of head board and bed side tables in the guest bedroom
Details on the cushions in the guest bedroom
Chest of drawers in the guest bedroom
W/robes in the guest bedroom

We were approached by our existing clients who unexpectedly saw a new build property which they loved and bought immediately. Their old house was sold within a couple of weeks and the move to the new property acquired a dead line in the near future and this prospect looked daunting. Most of the old furniture in a more traditional style would not fit in the new property. It looked a perfect opportunity to start from scratch with no restrictions of matching to existing pieces.

The new house is a very contemporary property, spacious, with lots of glass and light streaming through. The brief was to create a modern interior in light pallet of colours, which would still have richness and cosiness.

The property already had plenty of natural materials like stone floors and walnut doors and stair case. This was complemented by the choice of materials used in the furniture. In the lounge we opted to carry on using natural walnut, but with an addition of oak stained in chocolate brown colour to add another dimension to the look. Display wall unit was designed and made especially for this project. It incorporated crushed glass tile in the centre section combined with lighting to make it a stunning feature. This crushed glass tile in the turquoise colour was also used in the matching display wall unit in the kitchen, which had some storage provided within its design. These fabulous tiles were made to order in Italy. All bespoke cabinets were commissioned locally in Cheshire. The walnut coffee table with glass top was made to order in Portugal together with a few other pieces, like the curvy side board and console table with mirror in the dining room. As the lounge, dining room and the kitchen are all interconnected, the same style and finish of furniture were used throughout. The same Portuguese company produced the triangular dining table with glass top and unusual legs. This was accompanied by clear Italian Perspex dining chairs with mock crock embossed pattern. We added seat pads in faux leathers with reptile prints in base colours of beige and brown. For the main dining room we designed an oval glass table to enhance a sense of space and light. To take away the plainness of a large table, an oval cut out was made in the middle of the top. Above, a semi transparent bronze coloured oval glass shelf was UV bonded on small glass stand offs. Thus it is a lovely feature in itself, but equally useful to display objects or serve food on it. With this table we put elegant metal frame chairs with curvy shapes, which were made in the UK. The seats were in a more glamorous textured velvet in reptile embossed pattern, in the same base colours. A different textured velvet in a neutral colour was used for a corner sofa in the lounge. It boasts a selection of turquoise cushions, plain and patterned to add interest and colour. The two occasional chairs next to the sofa bring some fun in to this sophisticated space. Their upholstery is a swirly patterned velvet. A linen material in a metallic finish enforced the contemporary statement on the very modern chase with chrome detail neatly positioned under a front window in the lounge. This chaise and the two occasional chairs were made to order in the UK. An over scaled bespoke chocolate brown rug in a textured pattern brings all the pieces of furniture together and creates a focal point in the lounge. Other soft furnishings included a stunning Japanese fabric which is made entirely out of fringed waves. It was used throughout the lounge and dining room for Roman blinds and curtains. The lighting in the lounge was made to order in Netherlands. It is like wall sculpture in its own right. With the main lights deemed, these feature wall lights in different sizes through spectacular patterns on the walls around them. As with many projects, they evolve over time after the most essential parts are completed. Now we are in the process of designing a ceiling chandelier for above the table in the dining room. It will definitely be a talking point!

Another show stopping light was used in the double height entrance hall. It was made in Italy in clear hand blown glass pieces, each twisted round, and combined they create a 115 cm diameter ball of glass, light and shadows. A simple but original shape of a bench was used for the entrance hall. A smart console table was added too. Now we are producing a piece of art work for above the console table made in metallic slate tiles which will be hand painted on top by Svetlana Filippova. At 150 cm wide and 180 cm high it will be a “WOW” factor every entrance hall deserves! Other original paintings used in the project were also by Svetlana Filippova.

The whole project was completed to the dead line within 12 weeks. However, no short cut were takes, including upstairs, in the bedrooms. In the master bedroom, hand crafted Italian furniture was used encrusted with Swarovski crystals. Although pretty floral looks were out of the question, a feminine touch was requested by our clients. Another Japanese fabric manufacturer, which won us last years Northern Interior Design Award in fabric collections, supplied intricately textured material for the Roman Blinds. They were complemented by equally eye catching wall covering used on one wall. Although predominantly in grey colours, the room does not appear drub or too masculine. A subtle mauve colour in accessories, like the lamps, cushions, throw over and an Italian rug softens the look. A variety of "touchy – feely" fabrics further bring a cosy feel to the master bedroom. The space is also “lifted” by the feature crystal lights in a “water fall” style which are glamorous yet understated. They were made to order in Portugal.

Other bedrooms had just as much attention. The guest bedroom featured on the photographs was designed to be luxurious but practical too. All the furniture was designed by us and made by a local craftsman. In a rich chocolate brown stained oak, it has a modern detailing in metallic silver painted panels. These panels were made out of laser cut MDF with an organic “wave” pattern. The overall look of the room remains neutral and easy to live with. However, with accessories in silvers and a range of lime green colours, we made the space more exiting and gave it a character.

Although the project still has some scope for a few amazing additions, the clients are delighted with the result. It ticked all the boxes! To achieve this was also easy for them, as every single item was supplied by us and the clients did not have to spend the time browsing the internet or going from shop to shop. We have a different approach to our work. Nothing is impossible and we can supply absolutely everything! The process is also enjoyable, as we work with our clients, interpreting their taste and life style with the design we offer to them. Not being afraid to push them that little bit further and offer to our clients something more unusual and unique, is built on trust in our abilities. Once they have seen the results, it is all more appealing to be different and try something new. As we are both artists, our design pushes the boundaries. “Art of interiors” is unique in this was. It combines Art and Interiors as one. All this is evident in our showroom displaying original sculptures and art on canvas, glass and metal, some of which are from as far as New Zeeland.