This elegant London property is one of our favorite projects by Italian architect Teresa Sapey. Located in South Kensington – one of the most prestigious areas of the city – the spacious 667m2 apartment has recently been completely renovated by the designer’s Madrid-based team.
Teresa kept walls and ceilings in traditional shades of white, opting to diversify on floor materials instead. Marble, parquet, carpet, concrete and ceramic are all seen throughout the various rooms in the house, resulting in a beautiful effect, optically enlarging the space.
In order to preserve the apartment’s authentic character, interventions were kept to a minimum during the restoration process. Moldings, cornices, windows, fireplaces and most of the original details of the Victorian building were left intact by the talented designer.
The brand new interior – also realized by Sapey – features iconic pieces by Charles & Ray Eames and Phillippe Starck alongside stunning custom made furniture and a few vintage pieces. Statement lighting fixtures by Tom Dixon, Kelly Wearstler and the designer duo Achille & Pier Giacomo finish off the space, giving it a modern-glamour touch.
Speaking on the project, London-based property auctioneer Ruban Selvanayagam comments: “Sapey has elegantly embraced the period features of the property with modern features, certainly no easy feat to do successfully.”
Color was used sparsely, being kept to a few bright pops throughout the decoration. These small color injections – like the retro color-blocking chairs and the intense red wall decals – make all the difference and add an element of fun to the home. Brass is the metal of choice for almost all hardware, evoking luxury and femininity in a Pinterest-perfect space.