London 2018

Cover Story: The BeoPlay A9 speaker by Bang & Olufsen BeoSound and artwork from lukas Dvorak and Stefanie Schneider can be found in the living room of this Marylebone apartment designed by Maurizio Pellizzoni. Read more on page 130.

Inside the London 2018 issue, we have the latest from the world of interior design. Phoebe Oldrey tells us how to design the bedroom to ensure a great night's sleep. Nick Crean talks about how craftsmanship is all around us and brings stories and reminders of origin. Katie Goring gives suggestions on how to create flow within the home. Hill House Interiors' clients wanted their bankside penthouse apartment to incorporate a bold red colour, to convey their passion for the exotic wild tigeter and to have the odd surprise that would entertain guests. A listed former school in the heart of Chelsea was turned into a contemporary apartment by leading interior design studio, Helen Green Designs. A couple from Connecticut moved to Knightsbridge townhouse and wanted it to feel traditionally British yet retain a modern American twist and recruited Simns Hilditch to do it. Rene Dekker's clients were hoping for an award-winning apartment and so a range of interesting finishes were used in every single room. Jo Hamilton was given free rein for this Kensington apartment with just a month to complete it. Amazon Property was undertaking a facade retention regeneration proejct on Park Crescent and recruited Taylor Howes to design the interior. Michael Reeves was asked to create a luxurious open-plan studio with an 'easy flow'. Maurizio Pellizzoni was briefed to create a vibrant, luxurious Marylebone home suitable for rental. This Belgravia home sets a benchmark for the sustainable retrofit of listed buildings. The aim for Hamilford Design was to turn this penthouse from an unliveable relic to a turnkey 'move in' home. The brief for this Harrington Gardens home was to curate and dress a modern, contemporary flat using mainly Casa Botelho furniture. TG-Studio was briefed to combine two floors of a South Kensington mansion block for polo player, Rhys Cole, and his girlfriend. Joanna Wood redesigned a home next door to St James's Palace so it needed to be nothing short of extraordinary. This 28-bedroom Oxfordshire home houses over 4,500 pieces of artwork, plaster castings and taxidermy objects accumulated by owner and avid collector James Perkins.