Using timeless design to create a modern masterpiece

How do you combine one of history’s most loved periods with a new build development in London? Quite simply by styling elegant features of Art Deco period with dynamic, modern design.

When the ani M team was tasked with creating a beautiful show flat for leading property developer Barratt at their boutique new build, Chapter Street, our designers set out to create a space that was stylish, charming and full of character.

Designed by London-based EPR Architects, Barratt’s development was inspired by the lobbies and lounges of the iconic Claridge’s Hotel – its lavish interiors with a touch of 20s-era decadence paving the way to Chapter Street’s elegant façade and modern, yet timeless, floorplans. In keeping with the building’s contemporary take on Art Deco glamour, the ani M team decided to incorporate the same geometric designs and opulent finishes to the two bedroom show apartment.

This stylish space features a highly updated approach to Art Deco, mixing modern neutrals with glamorous details. In the lounge area, the gentle off-white tones of the plush L-shaped sofa, floor-to-ceiling curtains and silk pattern wallcovering are offset by darker, edgier tones of emerald green and midnight black – testament to high-contrast colour palettes iconic of the Art Deco era. The team’s intelligent use of design is prevalent with the striking patterns of the white marble coffee table against a geometric rug, lending the room an eclectic and extravagant edge.

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Inspired by the wooden panelling found throughout Hampton Court and Kensington Palace, the team’s choice of elegant faux-effect wallpaper evokes the grandeur of a time gone by. This vintage decoration is gorgeously complemented with a lustrous black lacquer cabinet, complete with brass plated iron handles and a geometric metal base.

From a magnifying glass to a brass quartz clock, decorative globes to vintage books, a collection of objets d’art creates a miniature gallery any guest would love to peruse. It is these carefully sourced accessories and attention to detail that truly distinguish the lounge’s interior.

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To capture the mystique and electricity of the Art Deco era, beautifully patterned wallpaper sets the scene for an unrivalled dining experience. Brightly coloured abstract art contrasts beautifully with cream-hued upholstered chairs – their dramatic scoop back and vinyl black legs adding a striking elegance. The dining room’s ornate design is punctuated by a tubular ceiling light, with a polished brass finish reminiscent of a trumpet and the sporadic nature of modern jazz. Decadent and delicious, it’s a dining room fit for a feast.

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This theme of luxury is continued in both bedrooms, with sumptuous textures and metallic accents creating the grandeur and charm of a boutique hotel. In the master bedroom, silver infused grey lends itself beautifully to this subtly textured silk wallpaper; its metallic inlay creates a shimmery appearance on the wall in the glow of light. A neutral palette of soft, soothing hues creates a timeless and sophisticated look and makes for the perfect canvas for bold accents, like these beautiful brass metal wall lights.

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Leather furniture and layers of silk and satin create texture and depth, whilst a sprinkling of stylish ornaments add a personal touch. Featuring a padded headboard with an intricate mix of angular lines, this eye-catching design evokes the artistic appeal of the Art Deco era and lends a dazzling touch to the master suite. The overall result is an elegant bedroom to spend the night in style.

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Delicate textured wallpaper provides an elegant flourish in the second bedroom, with pearlised finishes adding lustre and shimmer to a neutral colour scheme. Soft sheets, cushions and pillows provide a setting that is comfortable and luxurious, and, like the master bedroom, a tall, etched headboard instantly catches the eye.

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As ornate bedroom details were commonplace in 1920s and 30s interiors, the team brought these elements into both bedrooms and bathroom for an instant Art Deco appeal.

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Regal style and luxury take centre stage at this two bedroom show apartment. Showcasing carefully crafted interiors at every corner, the ani M team successfully harmonised classic Art Deco influences with a fresh, contemporary twist – a look perfect for this modern home.

Want to give your apartment a touch of 1920s glitz and glamour? Our interior design team are ready to weave your ideas into a stunning reality. Get in touch with us today.

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