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CENTRAL SQUARE, LONDON
Saturday 07 Jan 2012
Boutique interior design consultancy Suna Interior Design was commissioned by specialist residential developer Mount Anvil to design the interior specification, concierge, entrance area and showhome for its landmark Central Square development of 170 high specification apartments in the heart of the capital in fashionable Clerkenwell, London.
The brief was to design a contemporary yet timeless interior for Clerkenwell's newest address that would appeal to the design-savvy purchaser with a discerning palette.
The impressive concierge space has great visual impact. The seating area has a sculptured feel comprising a built-in banquette and polished metal occasional chairs, creating a strong sense of arrival.
A large format grey floor tile based on polished concrete was chosen to run through the hall, kitchen, bathrooms, living and dining rooms - creating an urban backdrop for the bright, modern interior. Full height floor-to-ceiling doors and downlighting also make a statement.
The open-plan white gloss kitchen is modern and sleek featuring Corian worktops which flow into a moulded sink, creating a streamlined effect. A half-height wall to the peninsular units maximise space and the feeling of openness.
The kitchen also combines a single run touch control ceramic hob with full height splashbacks and telescopic extractors embedded into the worktop. The extractor is hidden from view when not in use, allowing a clutter-free view into the living area. A designer coiled style tap, similar to those used in sophisticated bars, was specified to appeal to the local purchaser, as well as an integrated wine fridge.
The bathrooms feature stone tiling, bespoke Corian basins with offset bowls and wall mounted drawer units below. Both the basin and drawers are mounted onto a mirror clad wall, enhancing the sense of light and space. Additional storage was added with recessed glass shelving with integrated lighting. The shower head also has integrated lighting which runs through the water stream - a clever touch.
The show apartment has an on-trend, eclectic look using stand-out collector items, giving the impression that mementoes have been gathered by an individual. Features include an unusual bespoke patchwork sofa, original artwork from Hoxton's Zero 10 gallery, an iconic British bull dog design lamp and a funky antique picture frame display in the bedroom, which features pieces sourced from local markets, charity shops and vintage stores.
Central Square completed and launched in September 2011 and has received high praise for its innovative design. Purchasers have responded incredibly positively to the development's high-end, polished finish - and as a result over 90% of the first phase of apartments was reserved by the end of 2011.
Mount Anvil (Suna Interior Design)