Stylish Kensington Mansion flat by René Dekker
London-based interior designer, René Dekker, has designed the Kensington Mansion project. Completed in 2013, the stylish flat was completely refurbished and is located in London, England.
Set on one of Kensington’s smartest garden squares, this listed mansion flat received a complete refurbishment, breathing new life into its tired interior. Upon entering one is immediately struck by the textures and finishes which tease the senses. Exquisitely lacquered doors as smooth as glass, textured polished plaster expertly applied to expansive walls and delicate wall coverings abound throughout the interior, a common trait that runs through schemes commissioned to René Dekker.
Originally one very large home, the building was transformed and subdivided into apartments many years ago when space was not the premium it is now. The apartment has been sympathetically laid out across 3,000 square feet. It has a spacious entrance hall leading in one direction to the principle rooms and in the other to the bedrooms.
At the front of the luxury London home and facing the square is the reception room with an adjoining eat in kitchen and a further study.
To the rear are three bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, a guest cloak room and a lobby. Built around 1850 and despite the subdivision, the flat retains many of its period features. These include well-proportioned skirtings, deep elaborate cornices and the mahogany entrance door; but the key feature that gives this space such presence is undoubtedly the proportions.
When René Dekker was engaged as the interior designer, the building works were well underway while planning permissions and listed consents had all been approved. The challenge was now for Dekker to add his magical interior design touches. No major changes were made to the layout and Dekker worked closely with the architect and project manager to ensure that the finished product exceeded the client’s expectation yet kept English Heritage agreeable.
Images courtesy of James Silverman
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