Southwest from the Buckingham Palace, London’s Belgravia district hosts some of the world’s most coveted and costly homes. Just off Eaton Square, this early 19th-century five-story terraced townhouse in Belgravia is faced with carefully restored pale brown brick.
This high-end home combines period charm and a contemporary style of living by blending art, design and family heirlooms. It’s unique because it’s a corner house where light enters on three sides, which removes the dark zones typical of these Belgravia properties.
The owners, a professional couple just married and now with three children had very clear ideas; they wanted, a comfortable family home not a showhome. The only big constraint was that the work had to be done in record time, before the birth of their third child.
The tight design schedule had its advantages, forcing quick and intuitive design decisions. As part of the client’s brief, the interior designer, Maurizio Pellizzoni decided to use a lot of the furniture the client already had from their previous homes, transforming familiar pieces of furniture simply with new upholstery.
Contemporary furniture and decorative accessories from Italian brands such as B&B Italia, Poliform and Lema were chosen for these stylish interiors, also some luxury and timeless pieces from Ralph Lauren Home to give this interior design project an extra luxurious feel. This design combination gives this five-story townhouse a simultaneously youthful and sophisticated air, where the eclectic mix of furnishings and art reflects the owners’ interests.
The project was completed on schedule and on the budget which has launched a friendship between the couple and Maurizio.
The Belgravia Rug, an exclusive collaboration with Colbourns has been designed especially for this residential design project – drawing design inspiration from the decorative ironwork that lines the exquisite streets of SW1. The Belgravia collection features ornate bands of raised silk, defined with a crisp carving line that flows across a lustrous cut pile surface.
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