Some of the best things in life come in small packages and the recent refurbishment of a compact apartment in Fitzrovia by Roselind Wilson Design is no exception. Charismatic and well-travelled, the client wanted his London pied-à-terre to reflect his vibrant personality with bold colours, textures and some serious wow factor. From a functional point of view, the apartment needed to be able to accommodate visiting friends and family, as well as act as a welcoming bolthole for when he returned from his travels. Hence the need for the second bedroom to also function as a study for times when guests were not in residence.
The 650 sq ft apartment in the heart of London’s West End has been transformed into a luxury, light-filled pied-à-terre incorporating two bedrooms, two bathrooms and ample space for entertaining. The Fitzrovia apartment also features high-end materials, plenty of built-in storage and a spacious, open-plan feel.
The open-plan living room / dining area / kitchen in our luxurious Fitzrovia apartment. The kitchen on the left of the open-plan space is a bespoke design constructed from stained oak with Gaggenau appliances. The kitchen island consists of a unit clad in deep charcoal and aubergine composite that houses the hob and downdraft extractor, with additional storage below. A timber stained dining table top is cantilevered from the unit and supported by a central leg detail. The bespoke teal dining chairs are positioned around the table and add a burst of colour and vibrancy to the space.
On the right of the open-plan space is a large L-shaped sofa in plush charcoal velvet. In addition to the large sofa and geometric armchair, a bespoke ottoman incorporates extra pouffes, which can be brought out as required.
The position of the kitchen island in our luxurious Fitzrovia apartment is perfect for entertaining and has a lower section at one end that can be extended to provide comfortable dining for up to seven people.
All internal doors in our Fitzrovia pied-a-terre have been designed as pocket doors to create an open-plan feel and allow light to flood throughout the apartment.
The open-plan kitchen in our Fitzrovia apartment has been carefully designed to maximise space and storage yet also allow for a Gaggenau oven and combi-microwave and wine fridge. There is a water filter system and instant hot water tap for further convenience. The worktop and splash back in a marble effect composite add a fresh burst of white to the scheme. Clever pantry storage accommodates dry foods and the ability to store away larger appliances such as the toaster and blender. There is ample space in the pantry as well as plug sockets, which have also been built into the kitchen island together with USB ports.
As you enter the apartment, you pass through a smoked Perspex pocket door with a bronze frame, which was specifically designed for the client to create a dramatic reveal of the apartment’s interior to guests.
The guest bedroom / work space flows directly from the open-plan living room and is separated by internal black glazed metal frame doors. These pocket internal doors allow the living room to extend into this space and effectively enlarge it. Alternatively, they can be closed off to provide a private room. A deep navy curtain can be drawn across the internal doors for complete privacy. The guest bedroom also contains shelving and drawer storage and a feature desk area with a bold charcoal stripe, deep blue suede wall and red suede drawer fronts. The sofa bed has been positioned beneath the window so as not to encroach on the space and is upholstered in a plush aubergine and charcoal velvet with Hermes fabric cushions and faux fur throw.
The bed in the master bedroom is positioned opposite the TV and features a bespoke headboard with bespoke bedside lamps that project from the headboard by means of antique brass metal frames and embellished with metallic and horsehair zig zag patterned shades in red. Reading lights are discreetly incorporated into the headboard. All walls are clad in textured wallpaper in a charcoal strie design to add depth and texture and the bed is clad in soft satins in bronze and navy with a faux fur throw for an added sense of luxury. A black and white striped rug below the bed makes a bold design statement.
The master bedroom contains generous storage with built-in wardrobes. The bespoke wardrobes have been designed in a textured laminate and timber veneer and include carefully apportioned storage for long and short hanging, shoes, jumpers, shirts and jackets as well as space for a TV. The joinery also houses an air conditioning unit.
A sense of luxury extends to the master ensuite bathroom. Clad in marbles and textured porcelains, the shower is generous in size and features sanitaryware in brushed antique brass from The Watermark Collection.
The bespoke vanity in the master ensuite bathroom showcases bold charcoal stripes that marry with the rug in the bedroom and joinery in the guest bedroom / work space. The vanity unit houses a laundry bag and storage with internal shaving sockets.
The guest ensuite bathroom leads is also clad in luxurious marbles and grey toned, textured porcelains. Brassware is also from The Watermark Collection in a brushed antique finish.
Cappuccino Grey Piedra Natural Pulido polished marble and aged brass sanitaryware in the guest ensuite bathroom shower.