Inside the Details of Top Interior Designer Jasmine Lam’s London Home
When it comes to interior design, Jasmine Lam is a visionary leader. As founder and principal designer of the eponymous firm with offices in London, New York & Miami Beach, Jasmine has created a plethora of stunning interiors. However, a recent project is markedly more personal than previous work. And one that radiates design finesse from its exceptional art collection to its beautifully curated collection of furniture. Join us as we step inside the London home of top interior designer Jasmine Lam and explore all the delightful details.
Housed in a Grade II listed building in Marylebone (meaning it is of particular architectural and/or historic interest), the home was built circa 1820 by John White for the Portland Estate estate in the historic City of Westminster. Though originally designed as a terraced townhouse, it was later converted into a multi-family residential building. This 900-square-foot apartment has one bedroom and one and a half bathrooms and boasts elegant eleven-foot-high ceilings.
From the welcoming foyer, one enters the grand living room. This area functions as an open living space, which includes a dining area, homework space, and a sitting area. The bold color palette of the living room takes its inspiration from the deep, rich colors of traditional English houses.
In contrast to the rich pops of color in the living room, in the bedroom, a clean white palette with tan accents cultivates a peaceful and serene feeling.
Home Is Where the Art Is, and Where Female Creativity Shines
Undeniably, art always has an important curatorial function in Jasmine Lam’s design of her home. “I was particularly focused on highlighting women artists and women-owned vendors.” For instance, the artwork above the sofa entitled “Two’s Company, Three’s a Party” is by UK artist Elsbeth Shaw. Shaw’s pixelated and abstracted work references fashion models. Her portraiture work is in the style of Robert Longo and Julian Opie, depicting people in motion.
Next, the large red oil and wax painting above the fireplace is by NY artist Louise Crandell. The visually striking piece is a part of her 2018 Infrared Series.
Finally, accentuating the space between the room’s large windows is a hand-carved wood sculpture by UK artist Nicholas Shurey who is based in Copenhagen.
In addition, photographs above the vintage Paradiset dining sofa are by Karen Knorr. Knorr is an American artist who lives in London. Her series of photographs feature her travels to Rajasthan, India, where she photographed never before shot (at the time) buildings with animals from Indian folklore.
In the bedroom, showcased on a delicate pedestal, is a turned wood vessel by artist Eleanor Lakelin using wood felled in the British Isles.
The “Welcome Mat” at the bedroom desk is a Banksy design. Hand-stiched by Syrian refugee women in the Greek refugee camps, the mat uses the fabric from life vests abandoned on Mediterranean beaches.
Returning to the entry, there is a watercolor ‘deck of cards’ entitled “Royal Flush” by artist Holly Frean of British monarchs from Henry VII to Elizabeth I.
Furniture & Decor With Flair
From the red angled lounge chairs in the living room by Marta Sala Editions to the canopy bed by Kelly Hoppen for Andrew Martin UK, the furniture throughout Jasmine’s home are works of art as well. New pieces pair with vintage and collectible furniture by Poul Kjærholm, Holmquist, Eames, Florence Knoll, and other classic modernists.
The round living room coffee table displays vintage mosaic tiles in Carrara, Nero Marquina, and Gold. Textiles are by Dedar, Pierre Frey, Hermes Textiles, and Blendworth Textiles.
The kitchen roman shade features a famous British Arts & Crafts era print entitled “Nympheus” by GP & J Baker. Carpets by STARK of New York bring art to the floor of each space. While decorative accessories by world-renowned artists Marc Ricourt, Christopher Kurtz & James Rigler from Sarah Myersough Gallery, accent table tops throughout each space.
Finally, the hand-blown etched glass and etched porcelain and glass sconces in the bedroom by UK-based artists Vezzini & Chen bring the art of light to the walls. Additionally, extra lighting features by Normann Copenhagen (bedroom pendant) and Jehs + Laub’s “Crown Minor” pendant for Nemo Lighting (living room) bring the art of light to the ceilings.
Want to know more about Jasmine Lam? Love Happens had the pleasure of speaking with Jasmine about her motivation, career trajectory, and the experience of starting her own design firm. See our exclusive interview for a further peek into the beautiful design world of Jasmine Lam!
Words by Bridget Kitson
All Photos by Marietta Leung | Courtesy of Jasmine Lam Design Studio