Luxury home on Connaught Square by Charlotte Crosland
London-based interior designer, Charlotte Crosland, has designed the Connaught Square project. Completed in 2014, the luxury home is located in the City of Westminster borough of London, England.
Connaught Square is located in a quiet, residential and exclusive area in the heart of London. The luxury home is a stone’s throw from Hyde Park, Mayfair and Oxford Street, and is where former British prime minister Tony Blair bought a house in 2004.
This Connaught Square property had to be redesigned twice, after the initial design of the home was ruined due to a burst water pipe that led to all four floors of the building collapsing.
The owner of the property specified that she wanted the whole property to be redesigned. This gave the designer a free rein to let her creative juices flow into the interior design project.
Charlotte Crosland, interior designer, said: “The property is a listed building, so we had to keep all the existing features such as the cornices, ceiling moulding, doors and windows. At times this was difficult, but we managed to work our designs around all of this.”
The project was completed on time and on budget. On completion the owner moved straight back into the house and then went on holiday. That’s when disaster struck! One of the hot water pipes at the top of the house was faulty and burst, flooding the whole house taking down all four floors and ruining every room! “We had to re-do the house and the pictures show the end result. My client is still smiling and very happy with her home,” she adds.
The interior designer designed the joinery throughout home like the library shelves with ladder, wardrobes, decorative doors to hall and study and some of the furniture including the cabinet for neatly storing CDs, DVDs and videos.
“This library shelving runs across the whole of the rear half of a ground floor double reception in a central London Georgian townhouse,” says Crosland. “In this type of double reception where the front part is used for sitting, people are often not sure how to effectively make the best use of the back part. I didn’t want it to look cold and abandoned so I turned it into a study area with a desk and shelving all along one wall, library fashion, for the client’s vast book collection.
“I drew up schemes for all the rooms in the house, covering everything down to the bed covers,” said Crosland to Adelto.
All the joinery in the house is bespoke and was designed and built by Crosland’s in-house team.
In the dining room the designer used a palette of brown, blue and silver with Hedgehog curtain fabric by her sister Neisha Crosland.
We love the ambiance in the drawing room. The Sorbonne chandelier from Chelsea lighting specialist Vaughan and a Julian Chichester gold occasional table bring glamour to this first floor drawing room.
The colour palette for the whole scheme of the project was inspired by the Neisha Crosland Cactus Paisley wallpaper, which brings a wonderful touch to the hallway.
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