Last week our team were able to travel to London to fit out the first urban development for Audley Villages. While we wait patiently for the professional photography, we’re sharing some design details and a sneak peek of this ‘sanctuary in the city’!
The brief for this project was to create a unique hospitality interior for the Audley Club at the heart of the village, housing the restaurant, library, bar bistro, cinema and health club. Inspiration for the design concept, from the colour palette to the artwork, has come from the surrounding area and London life to create a luxurious urban retreat for both Audley property owners and visitors.
The reception combines classic and contemporary perfectly to form a welcoming and vibrant entrance, setting the tone for the rest of the scheme. The custom curved sofa upholstered in mustard velvet is teamed with retro inspired cushions, positioned infront of beautiful, bronze laser cut screens. The bespoke screens are installed throughout the ground floor to create defined areas whilst allowing light to filter through and create vistas through the building. Tub chairs upholstered in geometric prints are reminiscent of the famous London Underground fabric designed by Enid Marx, echoing the close proximity of the ‘Clapham South’ northern line tube station.
The bar bistro is inspired by 1970’s pop culture, featuring timber décor panelling and bar stools upholstered in oxblood leather with black studding. Sleek and subtle embossing on the bar stools showcases the name of the bar bistro, a nod to the address of the Nightingale Place development.
In the spa, a cascade of unique, individually worked metal leaves adorn the wall. The artwork was specially commissioned by sculptor, Ollie Holman who joined the team on site to install the leaves.
It’s been very rewarding for the Bernard Interiors team to see this building come to life after working on the designs for over two years. A particular highlight was having a conversation with two owners in the library, of course at a 2m distance wearing masks, who were enthusiastic about the end result and excited to start their new chapter at Nightingale Place.