4,270 sq ft – 390 m2
Family Home, 5 Bed
The International Design & Architecture Awards 2018
Southwest from Buckingham Palace, London’s Belgravia district host 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. The property combines period charm and contemporary living by blending art, design and family heirlooms. It's unique because it’s a corner house where light enters on three sides, which eliminates the dark zones typical of these 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, Maurizio decided to use a lot of the furniture the client already had from their previous homes, transforming familiar pieces simply with new upholstery.
Contemporary items from Italian brands such as B&B Italia, Poliform and Lema were chosen for the interiors, also some luxury and timeless pieces from Ralph Lauren Home to give an extra luxurious feel. This combination gives this five-storey townhouse a simultaneously youthful and sophisticated air, where the eclectic mixture of furnishings and art reflects the owners interests.
The project was completed on schedule and on budget which has launched a friendship between the couple and Maurizio.
"It is not often that you hear someone say that they enjoyed their house redecoration project and not only did we like Maurizio’s ideas and interior decoration style but also thought he was very professional. Maurizio quickly understood that we were stretched and shielded us from background admin so we only had to focus on big decisions.He accompanied us all the way through, and spent hours helping us decide on which wall or shelf to place such or such piece of art. He and his team were always fully prepared which made project progression very efficient. He always listened to and took on our feedback and would provide scale drawings and mood boards for each room. This helped us visualise things and discuss options. Impressively, he kept the same patience and motivation until the very end, to deliver a fully completed project; the end result in our home is stunning and super cool. It has been a pleasure working with Maurizio and remain in touch to definitely use his services again.”
Mr & Mrs W.