Industrial Vibe #9

This dramatic but elegant London terrace home is full of bold sweeps of drama and some fabulous details

Get the look: The coffee table is by Ines Cole and the armchairs are from Graham and Green. The mirror is from Abigail Ahern. The vase on the table is by Donna Karan.

THE PROPERTY

A four- storey terrace townhouse in east London. The house comprises a kitchen- diner/living area and WC on the ground floor. The first floor includes a master suite with a bedroom, bathroom and dressing room. Above are two more bedrooms and a bathroom. The basement floor is a self-contained apartment.

LIVING AREA

Nothing is left to chance in this home and every detail works beautifully. The textures and lighting add drama and luxury, but also make the house a relaxed and welcoming space. From floors to the lighting system, the plugs, paint colours, the design on the doors, everything has been specifically chosen. Then there are certain recurring themes and textures – animal skin, marble, glass, mirrors.Anything that doesn’t meet these exacting standards is then custom-made, right down to the drawer for Nespresso coffee capsules.

Get the look: The sofas are by Natuzzi. The long TV unit was custom-made. The vases on the floor in the corner are from Donna Karan. The cushions and the marble tables are from Aurum. The vases at the window are by marthasturdy.com. The armchairs are from Graham and Green. The mirror is from Abigail Ahern.

The Louis XV fireplace in the living area (pictured above) was custom-made, along with others in the house. The Thirties stag chandeliers are from Belgium.

A Loxone remote control system means that every detail – lights, music, even opening the front door – can be remotely operated by mobile.

Get the look: The sideboard was custom-made. The Audrey Hepburn painting (made from words from her autobiography) is from lumas. com. The gold artwork was inspired by American jeweller Robert Lee Morris.

HALLWAY

Order and symmetry. That’s the overwhelming first impression of this stunning townhouse in edgy east London. Outside may be hip, urban and gritty, but step past the grey front door and inside is a cool, luxurious space with an air of utter calm and tranquillity – where it’s immediately apparent that nothing within these 3,000 square feet has been casually thrown together. When it comes to symmetry, everything in this home comes in pairs. And then there’s the attention to detail.

Even in the hall, there are multiple chandeliers rather than just one. The painting is by a Brazilian friend.

Get the look: The console table is from West Elm and the vase is by Donna Karan. The mural is by Manoel Bersan – find his work at catalogo dasartes.com.br. The floor is made of driftwood from the Reclaimed Flooring Company.

KITCHEN

The kitchen is at one end of the living area, with French doors that open on to a paved garden.

Get the look: The kitchen units and island were custom designed, made in Poland via architect Waind Gohil. The Singing bowls are by Donna Karan.

Matilda the zebra was bought from a taxidermist in Islington.

Get the look: The Kenta table and benches were custom-made by Lombok. The ballroom chandeliers are from Abigail Ahern. The plant pot is by marthasturdy.com. The kitchen units and island were custom designed, made in Poland via architect Waind Gohil. For this inset stove, visit Fisher & Paykel. The Singing bowls are by Donna Karan.

LANDING

The reclaimed driftwood flooring, featured throughout the house, runs up the wall on the landing, leading guests toward the upper floors.

Get the look: As with the floor, the wall is driftwood from The Reclaimed Flooring Company. The lights are by Buster + Punch. The armchair is from Brissi. The round bronze mirror is by Gubi. The side table is antique.

MASTER EN SUITE

Premium bathroom fittings combined with personal elements create a bathing zone that’s both cosy and luxe.

Get the look: The bath is by Porcelanosa and the taps are from Vola. The chandelier is by Timothy Oulton at Harrods. João found the marble bust at Architectural Forum. The wall lights are by Buster + Punch.

MASTER BEDROOM

The ceiling cornicing was remoulded, based on what was originally downstairs.

Get the look: The four-poster is from B&B Italia. The floor lamps are from Twentytwentyone and the Thirties side tables are from Restoration Hardware.

SHOWER ROOM

The shower area leads to the walk-in wardrobe. Throughout the house there are photographs by Lillian Bassman. This one is called It’s a Cinch.

Get the look: The marble-top table is from Aurum. The towel-heating radiators are by Vola. The pendant lights are by Buster + Punch. The owner displays his Bassman photograph in a bronze frame by John Jones.

WARDROBE

Everything in the wardrobe is rigidly colour coordinated. The interior was custom made and there’s a place for everything – even sunglasses.

Get the look: The lights are by Buster + Punch. The company can also design wardrobe space. The stool is from Rockett St George.

GUEST BATHROOM

There’s more of a French influence here – on the top floor – than the rest of the house

Get the look: The stag heads are from Graham and Green. The rug can be found at Zara Home. Find a similar bath at Aston Matthews. 

Find more of this interior designers’ designs at casabotelho.com

Photography / Paul Raeside

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