Hoo boy, what a year that’s passed. Yadda, yadda – we’ve heard it all before, and I have nothing new to add to the barrage of information thrown at you from all depths of the internet. Instead, what I can offer is some comfort in this timely dwelling designed for those of us in need of peace and quiet in the wake of 2020.
I’m the type of person who finds inner peace in a tidy home and, devoid of clutter, this Marylebone Apartment has helped me reach enlightenment. Masters of modifying and transforming old buildings to modern needs, the team at Jonathan Tuckey Design have created a system of joinery that in their words “referenced a regency style… However, the aim was to achieve this as a modern interpretation with a subtly as not to be pastiche”.
Helping to conceptualise the joinery pieces that create this structure-within-a-structure are two works by Italian renaissance painter Stefano Di Giovanni. This influence can be seen in the compositions playful use of arches, niches and walls cutouts.
Much like in all of their work, circulation plays a pivotal role here. Gold detail picture rails are recessed in the joinery as it follows their cascading curves to link views sequentially through the apartment.
The palette is soft and harmonious. Sage and cream joinery sit ensconced in mostly white walls. Dark wood with navy panels creates a point of difference in the study. While churchlike this material choice never feels heavy thanks to the abundance of natural light filtering throughout.
By using the existing structure to their advantage,
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