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Fifty Shades of Grey

Date published: May 05 2018

St James's Palace, London

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This home next door to St James’s Palace had to be nothing short of extraordinary

St James’ Palace is one of London’s most elegant buildings, so when Joanna Wood was asked to design a residence next door, the team knew they must create something to match.

The client requested the home’s finishes, furniture and fittings came from suppliers in England. So the team used the finest quality materials, employing some of England’s most talented craftsmen.

Bespoke, handmade joinery was commissioned in custom grey lacquer and veneers, with subtle differences in different areas. Hallways and staircases are honed limestone, complemented by bespoke bronze and glass balustrades with hand blown chandeliers across four storeys.

True to the brief, the interiors employ the finest British craftsmen, including bespoke pieces from David Linley, Tom Faulkner, Tom Dixon, Michael Reeves, Chesneys, Phillips & Wood, Arundell Carpets and Fiona MacDonald, with Samuel Heath custom ironmongery.

To complete the look, iconic works like Lindsay Adelman’s Branching chandelier, Walter Knoll’s Bucket desk chair and Poltrona Frau’s Ginger dining chairs also feature, ensuring the high calibre of the furniture and exclusivity of the interiors, matching the home’s elegant neighbour. 

Author: Jake Kennedy

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