The architecture is a blend of past and present, with a wooden cantilevered staircase replaced with black basalt stone, of which the rest of the home and six floors articulate around, creating a cohesive and free-flowing space. We’ve played with texture and the way in which different finishes reflect or absorb light, creating a blend of shades of grey, the darker working with and complementing the lighter. The Client’s personal style is contemporary, but edgy, so we introduced a touch of metal into the design in the form of trim, inlay and detailing. The antithesis to Art Deco, there are no curves in this design – all the lines are square and straight. Apart from the doorknobs, there is no ironmongery and no decorative details – the joinery is neat and unobtrusive, highlighting historical details instead of hiding them. Moments of colour have been introduced through playful and contemporary artwork.