Leung Interiors has an exciting autumn commission to restore the interiors of two apartments in a beautiful mansion house in leafy Didsbury. The magnificant building dates back to the turn of the century, still retaining much of its beauty on the exterior it was converted into 6 well proportioned apartments some years ago.
The present owners feel that the building should be brought back to it’s former glory but also the schemes should be suitable for modern day living. Traditional furniture pieces will be mixed with modern colour pallets enhancing the original characteristics but never detracting from the period.
Use of crystal over-sized chandeliers to showcase the 3 metre high ceilings will be warmed with original burr-walnut Queen Anne furniture of the period. Walls and ceilings will be painted in ivories and neutrals with paint from Farrow and Balls ‘period’ range which has been developed together with the National Trust.
Floors will be a deep and rich American walnut with kitchens in ivory panels complemented with walnut work surfaces and high spec appliances. To bring a more contemporary feel to the smaller apartment we looked to the Amy Butler range of wallpapers, worth a look www.amybutlerdesign.com Some strong bold colours and powder blues and pale yellows enhance the crystal to perfection.
I will post some photos of the restoration as it develops .. I hope you enjoyed this months blog .. bye for now Choi x
Summer has barely touched us this year and yet already thoughts turn to the Autumn/ Winter season, before we know it Christmas cards will be in all the high street stores!
Now, interiors are being ‘warmed up’, the nights begin to draw in and we start to think of long nights where we cosy up indoors, leaving the dark and cold outside.
Blue is a colour which has lost favour over the last few years, I remember (sadly…) in the 1980’s being one of the first to have a blue interior in my living room and like everything else, its making a comeback. Blue is huge this season but instead of the cooler shades of the 80’s, we have soft blues warmed up by the use of gold alongside it. Add interest by using rich textures and patterns, you can also update a very neutral decor by adding some soft blue cushions and accessories, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to keep up with the current trends. Blue is very versatile and looks great mixed with subtle greens, gold tones and warm woody browns, or shake it up and mix with orange for a pop of colour in an otherwise neutral setting.
Well here I am in sunny New York, supposedly visiting my sister and niece but have found myself working every day since I got here. This place is so full of colour, interesting characters, delicious scents (and some not quite so…), multicultural flavours and its noisy… but I love it. You cannot fail to be inspired wherever you go and whatever you see.
Last Thursday I met up with Katie, a Brooklyn based designer who is the force behind Grow House Grow, a business specialising in hand made wallpapers and fabrics. She is the sweetest girl who is passionate about her work, her place is an eclectic mix of fabulous items, colour and pattern, her home itself is an inspiration. She showed me her new designs and I left with a wide selection of samples and I really hope I’ll use her products on future projects. Katie is also putting me in touch with other New York based designers so hopefully I can bring some exclusive fabrics and wallpapers back to the UK in the near future.
Here are some examples of her work, I’m sure you’ll love them as much as I do.
I will be posting regularly on here and aim to share design inspiration, new trends and photographs, in fact anything that captures my imagination and usually in the most bizarre circumstances! A sketchbook and camera are always in my bag ready to catch some quirky moment or a beautiful old building, a particular colour which I love, an intriguing landscape or people – in fact looking at recent pictures of myself lead me to think of interesting textures such as distressed leather and wrinkled silk …..
I’ve worked with a fabulous team who have made this website possible and worked for some of the nicest people on the planet and thats why I love what I do so much . I hope you enjoy looking through the projects, please feel free to contact me with any questions or ideas, it would be good to have some feedback and interaction.