Drayton Gardens

Chelsea Townhouse, London

Set behind a traditional red brick pillared façade lies the contemporary interior of this Art collectors home. The brief was to create a subtle backdrop to showcase the contemporary art in both large scale format, video works, along with a collection of sculpture.

The house has a wonderful central staircase which has a beautiful new Richard Wright skylight art piece installed which creates a dappled light throughout the wrap around concrete staircase with original mahogany hand rail and bronze metal work. LHL painted the walls in a soft and subtle ivory hue, enhanced with a silky mink carpet runner which sits perfectly against the concrete staircase treads.

The main living room is finished with a larchwood wide plank floor, a gas woodburning fireplace sits within the original marble traditional fire surround which has concrete effect lining.   The large scale sash windows are enhanced with subtle linen drapes on bronze french rails.

Furniture comprises of a large and contemporary Cassina Piero Lissoni linen sofa, with a turned wood occasional table by Charles Dudouyt, c. 1940, a wood coffee table from Pierre Chapo, c. 1960, along side two antique Paimio Armchairs by Alvar Aalton c. 1932.

The dressing room is also in shades of white and ivory with the fireplace stripped back to reveal the gas wood burning stove style along side custom cabinetry, and Jeanneret Chandigarh wicker and wood chair. Ironmongery to cabinetry and throughout the house is a contemporary bronze tactile style door knobs by Ize.

Bathrooms have poured concrete floors, polished plaster walls and contemporary sanitary ware in white by and satin stainless Vola tapware and towel rails.

The study has custom feature shelving by Amuneal, the collectors edition, in gunmetal with smoked oak shelves, which is enhanced with the rich wood of the Nakashima desk and desk chair.

The lower ground floor comprises of the family kitchen and dining area which has poured concrete floors, Christopher Peacock kitchen with Wolf Sub Zero appliances, and Clayworks textured wall finish with a contrast of textured exposed brick cladding to the dining area which continues through to the landscaped tiered brick finished garden.

The snug room features previously owned by Raf Simons Pierre Jeanneret sofa and armchairs, all re-upholstered in Raf Simons Atom fabric by Kvadrat, complimented with a unique coffee table in Angico wood, Brazil c. 1978 by Jose Zanine Caldaswith, enhanced with a soft and paper hanging lamp by Isamu Noguchi