Once a seedy village, Vauxhall has long transformed itself into one of London’s most glamorous localities. It now showcases a unique melange of commercial premises, residential buildings and public institutions. James Bond fans must have noticed Vauxhall in a number of Bond movies including The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day and Skyfall. The actual headquarters of the British Secret Intelligence Service or MI6 stands by Vauxhall Bridge.
With the inauguration of Vauxhall Gardens in late 18th century, this area rose to prominence. Glimpses of its past can also be observed from such heritage structures as Brunswick House, an 18th century, Georgian mansion.
But the apartment we will visit today is the very epitome of a modern city home. It is decorated keeping in mind the tastes and requirements of a modern householder. A view of this penthouse apartment can provide you with ample ideas for giving your urban apartment a similarly stylish makeover.
The penthouse apartment occupies the 42nd floor of a Vauxhall building. Keir Townsend Ltd’s illustrious portfolio is full of high end residential projects tailor made to the customer’s needs. So it is only natural that deft handling by the architect and his team of designers would help to create a chic interior for this urban apartment.
The open plan living room in front of you is decorated with a cosy sectional sofa. The simple shelves attached to the sofa can be used to store books or decorative items. Use of circular coffee tables and an area rug add a defining touch to its interior. Soft beige tone and brown wall panels look fabulous in an otherwise warm white space. A statement chandelier brightens up the interior.
One side of the living room is dedicated to a stylish kitchen. This small area is decorated with elaborate cabinets having laminated doors. All the modern kitchen appliances are tucked neatly inside the cabinet.
A semi circular kitchen worktop doubles up as a bar counter, surrounded by a set of trendy bar stools. Chic pendant lighting features augment the glamour in this regal space.
Compared to the kitchen, the dining room interior is more elaborate and sumptuous. Though the space is narrow, it is stylised with a prominent dining table, cosily upholstered chairs and storage units.
Large French windows deluge it with sunlight. Trendy lighting fixture increases its charm. A handful of decorative items like framed images and flower vases add a cheerful touch.
A striking combination of brown flooring and white furnishings creates a dramatic looking space. Fabric wall panels provide acoustic benefits and help to maintain a peaceful ambience.
A full bed and plush bed furnishings help in a comfortable night’s sleep. Fashionable mirrors and a dresser stylise the space. One of the doors leads up to an en suite bathroom – pure luxury.
The terrace received same stylish treatment in the hands of the designers. Its small confinement is decorated with modish chairs and coffee table upholstered in fabric. The subtle patterns suits well with the dark tone curtains and carpet. A prominent table lamp also graces this area.
The colour scheme of the kid’s room is similar to the lounge area. It is dominated by shades of brown, coral, beige and white. A fabric wall panel is installed in this space as well.
More remarkable is the subtle geometric pattern on the wall. A simple cabinet with mirrors is decorated with a few sculptures and other artworks.
The Vauxhall apartment also boasts of more than one cosy chat area. Here you can see one of those intimate chat zones. It is decked out with cosy chairs and snug cushions. The playfulness between the shades of white and brown makes this space look extra elegant.
The presence of candles inundates the atmosphere with a romantic touch. Stylish floor lamps and ceiling mounted lighting fixtures also keep the space bright and cheerful. It's the perfect closing view of a truly outstanding apartment.
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