My wonderful intern Christelle is back to keep you entertained while I’m away celebrating friends getting married in Mexico! This time, she’s gushing over a Ben Pentreath-designed London home that’s positively stunning. The girl sure likes her London homes! I can’t blame her—they all have this moody quirky timeless elegance that’s completely unique. Keep reading for Christelle’s take on the home.
Ah, London! I only now realize that my obsession with English culture also translates in my interior design aesthetics. This Chelsea apartment, designed by renowned architect and interior designer Ben Pentreath, was designed as a haven for a couple.
The decor achieves a perfect balance between a traditional approach and modern inspiration. All furnished with victorian-inspired furniture, the opulent and large living space incorporates bold and bright colors. Offering plenty of seats, the room makes good use of the space with two separate lounging areas arranged with contrasted pastel-tone sofas, catching the eye with a selection of mismatched cozy cushions, using patterns and textures in a way that is not disruptive. I especially love the ochre ottoman used as a coffee table, of which the color is replicated on one of the pillows.
The multiple vibrant-hues on the lampshades as well as colourful bouquets add a playful element to the interior. The busy decor also features a curated edition of porcelain work on display, as well as abstract art paintings, adding a lively feel. The splash of colors counterbalance neutral wall colours, and grey floor-length curtains.
The entrance of the home makes a bold statement with vibrant plum-coloured walls and its massive accent table, while the bedroom uses a softer palette, with a spirited touch on the headboard art indicating his and her sides! Finally, my favourite room is certainly the dining room with its eclectic details: the striped carpets, the vintage-inspired framed pictures, the quirky twin table lamps and those divine emerald velvet-lined dining chairs. What is your favourite element of this home ?
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Photos: Courtesy of Ben Pentreath