Wednesday, June 29, 2011

CHRISTOPHER PRAIN ~ DESIGN IN LONDON

When Mark Hughes, a cosmetic dentist, decided to purchase a three bedroom flat in a converted Victorian primary school in Battersea, he called on London interior designer Christopher Prain.  Prain had decorated Hughes' previous home in the same building and both of his dental offices.

Because Hughes loves black, so much of the flat was monochromatic, with touches of navy, gray, mahogany and taupe.  Unique to the home is the chandelier/mobile above the dining room table, the staircase and its gray glass balustrade, and the black stained and polished hardwood floors.

The dining table is an Eero, the dining chairs are Cappellini, and the sofa is by Mary Fox Linton. The cabinetry is silver birch.

Because there is so much modern furniture in the home, Prain covered the chairs in a stripe and added two mirrors.  ENJOY!

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11 comments :

Debby said...

Those floors look like mirrors they are so shiny! xo

quintessence said...

Don't you just love British House & Garden?! I haven't seen this month's but if this is an example of what's in store then I'm running out to get it today. What a fabulous apartment!!

eclecticrevisited said...

oh yes! my kind of home...love all the black accents, the modern furnishings, and the touches of gray and lavender...simply gorgeous...
maureen

Angela Parmer Duke said...

love the black! so great! thanks for the shout out!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

I prefer lighter spaces but I'm in love with the dining table. That's a really fun one!

I hope you have a beautiful day, my friend!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

The enchanted home said...

Love the drama and elegance of using black in design...this is beautiful and bold.

under spanish moss said...

A dramatic statement. Beautifully designed space.

kathi said...

Hi T
Thank you for the compliment..........! I feel that I'm beginning a whole new chapter of my life...............I've realized only lately that there is nothing a person can't do..........you just have to start!
Thanks again......
Kathi

AB HOME Interiors said...

I love some of the pieces the designer put in the flat! That red office chair is great.

xo,
amanda

Punctuation Mark said...

amazing place!!!

Fabiana said...

I am now following "Belles and Bows" too. This apartment is fabulous! NYC Housewife alert!!..someone is BLONDE now! I just blogged about it! Hope you enjoy!

ciao

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