Design Centre Stories

Ahead of the Curve

With its sweeping curved facade overlooking Regent’s Park, Regent’s Crescent makes one of London’s grandest architectural statements. Although the 200-year-old John Nash facade may be original, the spaces behind them have been completely remodelled for modern living: it’s billed as “London’s only Grade-I listed new build.” The new development’s interiors have been put in the capable hands of Millier, which recently unveiled the newly restored building’s first residence.

The three-bedroom 275 sqm apartment is arranged over three floors, and possesses the proportion and grandeur worthy of Nash’s architecture, with 4.3m-high ceilings. “Our main design objective was to capture the old-world grandeur of the Regency period while providing a modern touch, to create beautiful spaces for contemporary living,” says Danielle Carter, Millier’s associate interior designer.

Carter adds that the apartment “conveys modern elegance in a neutral palette, with beautiful silhouettes and luxurious materiality” and she has specified several pieces from Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s showrooms to achieve this refined and layered look. A Giorgetti ‘Mizar’ dining table from Tollgard, with cast-bronze base and marble top, expresses this opulent, sculptural approach to materials, as does Porta Romana’s ‘Giacometti Leaf’ table lamp, which sits on the console behind the table (both pictured above left). The large rug in the adjacent seating area (above right) is a bespoke design by Stark Carpet.

Tufenkian Artisan Carpets‘ ‘Arching Lattice’ rug in a rich auburn graces the “her’s” dressing room (above left) while the ‘Armato’ table lamps in one of the bedrooms (above right) were sourced from Andrew Martin. A glass and satin brass bookshelf under the grand staircase is by Gallotti&Radice.

Millier has imbued the apartment with the spirit of Regency times to create a subtle harmony between the architecture and interiors. “Regency-style accents are present through the use of dark wood accents and brass inlays,” says Carter. “Deep-button tailoring to the upholstery references Savile Row, which was flourishing during that era, while details such as the cushion tassels and smaller objets and curiosities sitting alongside contemporary pieces also marry the two styles.”

Andrew Martin, Ground Floor, North Dome
Gallotti&Radice, Second Floor, Centre Dome
Stark Carpet, Third Floor, Centre Dome
Tollgard, First Floor, Centre Dome
Tufenkian Artisan Carpets, Third Floor, Centre Dome


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