Inside a Dramatic Luxury Interior by Celia Sawyer
When it comes to creating a luxury interior Celia Sawyer Interior Architecture & Design is one of London’s top firms to know! And this stunning reception area designed by founder & CEO Celia Sawyer perfectly exemplifies the firm’s ground-breaking talent for turning dreams into practical day-to-day reality.
Celia Sawyer Interior Architecture & Design
Founded over 20 years ago, Celia Sawyer provides both private and commercial clients with bespoke luxury interior designs. The firm follows a clear mission “to interpret our partners’ ideas, ambitions, and requirements with flair, passion, innovation, and excitement, executing and delivering projects with diligent attention to detail and timely professional execution”.
A Dramatic Luxury Interior
When asked to design this space the client requested “a very dramatic statement main reception area, with a slightly masculine feel, but with softened areas so that it didn’t look too hard and austere”. So in order to accomplish this look, Celia used lots of gold accessories and textures to soften things up. The end result – a striking luxury interior!
In the entrance into the main reception, mirror framed lightboxes show off the client’s crystal. Further to contrast the dark reception walls and floors, mirror strips create a screen-like area around the piano which reflects the outside. In addition, mirror stips add interest to the back wall of the room.
Lighting played a key role in creating drama in the space. The room’s intensity and blackness called for eye-catching focal point lighting. “Lighting was so important that it really needed to ooze luxury and glamour. The chandeliers and wall lights were our “star” pieces, works of art in themselves,” explained Celia.
And in order to even further magnify the drama of the lighting, Celia chose to mirror the ceiling above the piano “so that the chandelier would reflect into it creating pools of drama and light.”
“SHAHIN” BY STEPHEN CAWSTON
A now defining element of the space, the intriguing golden skeleton statue was not a sure thing from the start. The client wanted to see how this masterpiece called “Shahin” by Stephen Cawston would sit in the space before purchasing. So, the artist agreed to loan the statue for the project photoshoot. Composed of real skeletons of a gentleman, horse, and bird of prey covered in 24K-gold, it was a perfect fit! And “the client couldn’t agree more,” noted Celia.
The endless details and glamour of this luxury interior by Celia Sawyer is truly a masterpiece! Enjoy!
Words by Anna Bimba