Chelsea is one of London's better known affluent suburbs, made popular thanks to Channel 4's reality show
Made in Chelsea. Home to many UK celebrities and elite, the area is known for grand apartments, expensive homes and stellar interior design projects. The home we are privileged to tour through today by Black & Milk Residential is no exception to the statement above, encompassing wonderful elements of classic British design with bold modern features to create a home that is sure to make anyone green with envy. Take a look…
Before we enter this stellar property, we start our tour in the courtyard. As you can see, despite its petite size, the space feels wide open and spacious. Thanks to the large glass doors where the house begins, the area is feels as though it is never ending. A tasteful outdoor setting has been placed to one side, ensuring that there is still plenty of room to navigate around the space.
Once inside, we see a wonderful combination of neutral tones and rich, organic textures. The small introduction of black on the rug, coffee table, pictures and armchairs adds a wonderful framing point to the space, introducing a bit of mystery and drama. The lack of partitions in this combined living room, kitchen, media and dining space makes it feel open and spacious, and is wonderfully designed in order to be conducive to interaction between both guests and family members.
The classically themed dining area is blessed with a wonderful view outside, with large glass sliding doors blurring the lines between inside and out. You may not have noticed upon first glance, but the wall to the left of the table is actually floor to ceiling mirrors. This feature creates an amazing optical illusion that reflects the luscious green garden outside, and makes the space feel larger than it actually is.
Inside the master bedroom, we see a wonderful mix of creams and dusty gold. The large windows fill the room with natural light, which bounces further off the neutral toned colour scheme. The luxurious range of material textures is pleasing both to our visual and tactile senses—you can just imagine what it would feel like to run your hands along the plush bedspread.
The master bathroom follows the same neutral tones evidenced in the bedroom, subtly showing that there is a relationship between the two spaces. Following a classic, yet modern theme, the stone finishes on the floor, countertops and bathtub give the space a warm and elegant atmosphere. The shower, which you can sneak a peek at in the corner on the right, is made from glass, ensuring that natural light can penetrate every nook and cranny.
The second bedroom is too, a melange of dusty, earthy colours that look elegant and chic. Forever in fashion, these tones and material finishes are sure to never date. Again, a large mirrored surface has been applied in front of the vanity desk, reflecting the available natural light from the window nearby out into the rest of the space. Every small detail has been considered; from the mirrored furniture to the strategically placed King Louis style armchair.
Lastly, but definitely not least, we are treated to a view inside the second bathroom. Despite its relatively small footprint, it doesn't feel cramped or dark. Thanks to a stark white colour palette, large skylight and highly reflective surfaces, the available natural light can be successfully dispersed throughout the room.