WEST GREENWICH, LONDON
SVM has recently completed an unusual residential interior design project constructed around 10 years ago, discreetly tucked away in a unique location close to one of the most desirable streets in Greenwich. A spacious 5 bedroomed modern house, with a spacious commercial feel which needed an input of personality and character.
The owners wanted a design scheme that reflected who they are using sustainable products and bold colours. Having lived in the Bahamas they wanted a scheme that incorporated blues and greens, bringing the outside in using furniture with asymmetric curved shapes. A busy family with pets, so the house needed to withstand heavy use.
Polished plaster was used for the main sweeping wall in the atrium. This was based on the green accent wall used in the 'Great Room' that tied the two areas together to create continuity. The 'green' paint colour by House of Hackney was chosen to pick up the green marbling from the bespoke dining table designed by SVM.After searching for a Sofa of the right balance and size for the atrium the clients decided to use the SVM bespoke service. SVM designed the beautifully balanced orange curved chaise, produced by a local UK upholsterer maintaining their commitment to sustainable and local production. The sofa was accompanied by an SVM-designed large wooden bespoke coffee table and commissioned a local Greenwich craftsman to make it, using reclaimed timber joists from an old convent in Kensington. The silver leaf squiggle suggests the River Thames which is local to the house.
The clients were delighted with all the design elements. They loved the bold natural colours, a reminder of their life in the Bahamas and brought the outside into their home. The clear, allocated seating areas balanced out this large open-plan space. The texture of the polished plaster and natural wood emanated warmth and depth. The bespoke furniture gives the space a rich texture and a unique and luxurious feel.