South East London based interior design consultancy 2LG Studio has worked its magic on our one-bedroom show home and the results are nothing short of fabulous. Commissioned by Latimer Homes to introduce new accessories and features that express the potential buyer’s lifestyle, the creative duo, Russell Whitehead and Jordan Cluroe, channelled elegance and serenity. With a combination of stunning pieces selected from the John Lewis furniture pack and a spot of re-decoration, the resulting space captures the character of a London loving buyer and conveys a harmonious balance of sophisticated comfort and fresh style.
Focusing on the main rooms in the apartment; the open plan living room/kitchen and bedroom, the designers worked to unify the spaces. Broad striped bold wallpaper in both rooms has been cleverly orientated in different ways to create key spaces that are connected yet remain individual. Beautiful painted pink arches in the open plan living area bring definition that creates clear spaces for living, dining, entertaining and the new priority; home work.
The designers have filled the rooms with impressive individual pieces and specially selected art to shape a cohesive scheme that maximises the home’s comfort whilst creating a sense of individuality. Justin explains; “Elevating the spaces with statement lighting has been key. We’ve introduced striking secondary lighting in both rooms which provides added ambience. The first item that catches the eye when entering the living area, a Tom Dixon Opal Cone Floor Lamp, adds interest and drama to this space whilst Flos table lamps add glamour and create an inviting environment in the bedroom. Task lighting by Anglepoise has been placed on the desk for evening work and collectively these pieces create atmosphere for relaxing evenings at home.”
Bold statement artwork including abstract black and white pieces in both rooms and an Egon Schiele print over the dining table add texture and contrast to a subtle neutral colour palette of whites and cream tones which tie the whole apartment together. A blush swivel chair in the living area creates flow, making the open plan space feel inclusive, as guests can easily be part of the conversation in the living area and kitchen. The calm and restful bedroom features symmetrical gold framed mirrors either side of the bed which compliment the striking wallpaper and increase the sense of space and light in this room.
Russell concludes: “We are all about making living lovely and it was important for us to strike a perfect balance between creating joyfulness and focusing on the functionality in this home. We also wanted to hone in on the needs that have emerged during the past year by considering home work space and design that produces a sense of calm. Colour is all about how you feel and our minimalist approach with this project exudes subtle chic, whilst personality is introduced through art and impressive lighting. All the pieces we’ve chosen tie in seamlessly to this overall vision to create a fresh scheme that makes visitors just want to spend time and relax in the space.”
Prices at The Boulevard start at £685,000 for a one-bedroom home.