Creating an illusion

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ani M INTERIORS provides high-end interior design services, sourcing the best quality furnishings and finishes to delight its clients. That said, it is a bespoke service that doesn’t need to cost the earth. ani M INTERIORS is able to achieve amazing results on a reasonable budget as the recent project at Dickens Yard demonstrates.

Fitzroy Apartments, in the heart of Ealing, is a modern complex of one and two-bed apartments. An overseas client wanted their two-bedroom, two-bathroom, balconied property to be furnished and dressed to a high standard on a budget. Not a problem for the ani M INTERIORS design team.

The first consideration was the size and shape of the reception area. Senior Interior Designer on the project, Zoe-Hayley-Smith, comments: “One of the challenges was to ensure the furniture did not overpower the room. Positioning and proportion was key due to its angular shape.” She selected a three-seater couch and beautifully curved occasional chair to help the area appear more spacious.

Velvet upholstery gives the reception area a sumptuous feel, while the use of ready-made, pre-treated, fire-retardant furniture is a clever cost-saving measure. The client had requested a subtle ‘London’ theme, so Zoe tastefully picked out soft furnishings featuring the London Underground and used a framed print of Millennium Bridge as a focal point in the room.
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In the reception area, a curious alcove provided the perfect place for a circular dining table that can seat four. The alcove could have been a cause for concern in the hands of a less skilled designer but Zoe found a functional solution for the space and the choice of a circular table offset the alcove’s shape wonderfully.

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The bedrooms received the same care and attention to detail. Upholstered vertical panel headboards added a great focal point while statement lamps and other well-chosen objects add interest. A neutral palate creates an air of calm and when combined with finishes such as velvet, mirror and glass, the rooms feel light, spacious and most of all luxurious.

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The neural palate is carried through both bathrooms to harmonise the space. Rich, dark oak wall paneling and a marble sink surround bring a touch of gravitas to these rooms. Similarly, the kitchen is sleek and neutral with a few touches such as a highly polished work surface and splash back that gives it the wow factor.

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The property is outstanding and completed for a reasonable budget. Luxury and beauty doesn’t necessarily come with a huge price tag, thanks to the skill and research of ani M INTERIORS experienced interior designers.

Zoe comments: “The key to achieving the desired look is the dressing and sourcing of the products. We will not compromise on style or quality therefore we use top-notch UK-based suppliers. It reduces costs and ensures the kind of quality finish ani M INTERIORS is happy to put its name to.”

James McNeill, Sales Development Manager agrees. “ani M INTERIORS uses high-quality products to achieve a top-notch finish and great value for money,” he says. “The client loved the look of the show apartments and wanted a design based on these but with a personal touch. In less than three months we were able to create a bespoke, show home quality apartment that they were delighted with.”

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