Chelsea Crescent

A full remodeling and refurbishment of an apartment in Chelsea that optimized the views of the Thames.
An open plan layout to enjoy as many different views of the river still required compartmentalization for a kitchen, dining area, reception and study.

Structural and mechanical alterations removed ‘wasteful’ corridors and created space to incorporate a utility in the centre of the floorplate and the ability to reconfigure a set of private and peaceful bedrooms and bathrooms at the rear.

Dark gloss paneling wrapped the enclosures and secret openings to these bedrooms and contrasted with both the pleasant light filled space behind and the equally light and open feeling enjoyed at the front of the property that overlooked the river.

Our client was downsizing from a substantial property. In keeping the very best of her furniture and art, these objects became the bones of the design around which decisions on the aprtament’s form and materiality were made. This plays to our strong belief that decoration isn’t necessarily layered onto interior architecture but the micro and macro are continuously informing each other.