Located in one of London’s fashionable postcodes, this luxurious family home is a lesson in elegant simplicity. A restrained colour palette provides a neutral backdrop to the sophisticated furnishings, showing off the client’s vibrant art collection to its best advantage. The pièce de résistance is the extension, given over to an open-plan living and dining space that capitalises on the light flooding in through the floor-to-ceiling windows. “We played with textures in the extension, teaming a smooth polished plaster wall at one end with a rippled polished plaster wall at the other,” explains Mary Gannon. “We then offset the polished plaster with a smooth limestone floor.” Comfort comes in textured fabrics, from stunning pleated silks by Bruno Triplet to mohairs with thick weaves. “Perhaps my favourite feature is the bespoke light installation by Bruce Munro that we suspended over the dining table,” continues Mary. “I can’t imagine a better way to make mealtimes extra special.”

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