Kensington, London

Townhouse

About project

This palatial Victorian townhouse in the heart of London’s Chelsea has been immaculately redesigned and refurbished by Taylor Interiors. While staying in keeping with the property’s history, which has striking Italianate stucco features to the exterior, the new and highly luxurious interior design for this five-storey home has a truly contemporary twist.

Rooms are reimagined with sumptuous fabrics and wallpapers. The first floor sitting and drawing rooms have beautiful historic details perfectly intact, like the ornate cornicing and wall panels. The panels are decorated with wallpaper by French company Casamance, while the surrounding walls are painted in a calming shade of corda.

Furnishings, including sofas, armchairs and footstools are upholstered in either ivory velvet with ostrich pattern or warm dove frozen velvet. The overall look is completed with a Victorian sandstone fireplace and two exquisite chandeliers by Reflex and Murano glass. Above the dining table hangs a chandelier made from 190 transparent glass pieces in silver, gold and turquoise, which is in a similar style to the one seen in the entrance of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Hallways are painted in a serene shade of Goosewing and adorned with oil paintings on canvas by contemporary artists such as Nicole Plets and Jessica Zoob. On the lower ground floor, the spacious kitchen has been transformed into a light and flowing space. A uniform corda colour scheme repeats through the kitchen units, by Italian company Cesar, and the walls. Three glass-fronted display units reveal beautiful glassware and a dinner service and the walls are tiled in glass mosaic to reflect light. The granite worktop accentuates the colour and contrasts against cream porcelain floor tiles by Porcelanca. A Pietro Costantini dining table and chairs, upholstered in corda velvet, create a striking focal point. Double doors lead out to a carefully landscaped garden.

The ground floor front room is for family use and is furnished with a cleverly integrated television. Double doors lead to a piano room with a Yamaha grand piano and large bookcases. The two rooms feel cohesive with the use of taupe patterned wallpaper by Carlucci.

The master bedroom, with en-suite, has a striking visual design. Romo has turned a beautiful painting by Jessica Zoob into wallpaper and fabric for their Black Edition series. The bright yet serene pattern is a contemporary twist on floral and is used across the room. Furniture such as the fitted wardrobes with built in television by MD House and a side table and large console table, both by Porada, have a mirrored finish to illuminate the room.

A beautiful Fiam mirror designed by Philippe Stark and a chandelier by Iris, in a light beige glass, also succeed in flooding the bedroom with light. A headboard finished in ivory crocodile-imprinted velvet by Froca complements the cream silk carpet. The en-suite is delicately decorated with a contemporary freestanding bath. Repeating the Black Edition wallpaper gives these adjoining rooms a signature look and complements the exquisite marble and glass mosaic tiles.

At the top of the house, the bedroom has been carefully decorated for a teenage boy, using simple wallpapers and functional furniture. All together, this Taylor Interiors design project has successfully created a welcoming and highly elegant family home.

Copyright: © Yvette Taylor

Testimonials

Drayton Gardens, London - client

“Thank you for transforming our property into a wonderful family home, it’s everything we wished for and more. We couldn’t believe you refurbished the whole house in 10 weeks. ”
Drayton Gardens, London - client