Today I’m crossing back across the pond and returning to my English roots to showcase this beautiful one-bedroom apartment in Central London. Based in Covent Garden and designed by the design practice, Kitesgrove, this restidential apartment is full of style mid-century design ideas for small space living. Click through after the jump to see the entire space!
This pied-à-terre was designed for a creative French couple who love mid-century design and furniture. Led by Creative Director, Sophie Elborne and Projects Director, Gregory Keane, the team sourced the art and antiques for the apartment with the couple allowing the space to nautrally evolve over time.Both Sophie and Gregory share a passion for Fine Art and an Anglo-French upbringing that drives a European aesthetic evident across all of their projects – a vibe that is clearly eveident in the open plan kitchen, dining and living space of this Covent Garden apartment. The vintage 50s French ‘Scoubidou’ dining chairs took five months to find by scouring antique dealers’ collections and rummaging through Parisian markets.
The aim for the apartment was to create a liveable space that reflective of their client’s lifestyle, all the while underpinned by refined craftsmanship. For the main living space antiques and bespoke furniture designs were combined with decorative objects sourced from around the world.
The homeowner’s thespian lifestyle demands regular travel so the apartment needed to represent a restful and inspiring sanctuary in which she could feel ‘at home’ when she was working in London. She had a particular affinity and discerning eye for authentic mid-century design, which is evident in the finished result thanks to the shelving and tapered legs of the coffee table.
To nail the exact green velvet the homeowner had in mind for the sofam, dozens of fabric samples were sent to New York where she was living at that time. I love the final result – the color really adds character and depth to the space.
The mid-century vibe continues in the home office nook; the vibrant combination of orange and blue adds hue to the scheme.
Can we please disucss this nightstand? LOVE! In fact, the bedroom space as a whole is one of my favorites from this apartment. That dreamy bathroom below is not far behind, though! Which rooms and elements are inspiring you from this retro apartment tour?
// Photography by Kitesgrove, used with permission.