London-based interior design practice Maisha Design is renowned for its timelessly elegant and luxurious design solutions for both residential and commercial projects. Founded by Almas Shamsee, the designer spent nearly ten years in London working as an economist before pursuing her passion for interior design. The firm prides itself in providing clients with beautiful yet functional interiors which fits their own individual needs and every product is tailored-made and finished with bespoke pieces. Almas shares one of her favourite projects with The LuxPad…
Project name: Highgate Townhouse
Floor Area: 2100sqft
Project time taken: 10 months
Completion of Project: Oct 2015
The client specifically asked for a light muted colour scheme that was elegant and timeless but comfortable at the same time.
What was the creation / planning process?
The client had strong views and was very involved in the design process. We selected a number key items such as the art work and rug together and then planned the scheme around these. As with all our projects we started with the space planning and concept board. Once this was approved we prepared the rendered plans and elevations for each room we designed. Alongside these we prepared sample boards showing the furniture selections and fabric samples. Once everything was approved orders are placed.
How did the project go?
Once the garden design was implemented as all materials had to be brought through the house due to access restrictions, work could begin on the interior of the 3 storey 1960’s townhouse.
What was your favourite room or part of the project and why?
My favourite part has to be the beautiful open dining room that blends seamlessly with the garden when the large sliding doors are open. Stunning blue and cream fabrics are complemented by subtle gold finishes, creating a graceful and chic interior that perfectly complements the beautifully landscaped garden.The dining table was purchased by the client from Harrods and features a stunning crystal ball detail at the base of the table legs. The dining area credenza was specified by Maisha Design and made by the joinery workshop we work with to make our bespoke kitchens and is made of a similar wood to the dining table. The chandelier was specified by Maisha Design and is from Heathfield lighting and features the same subtle blue and beige shades of the room. The refurnished kitchen was designed to match the new, glamorous dining area. We utilised the existing carcasses and selected a dark grey matt lacquer with an undertone of blue. To add a touch of discreet sophisticated style we had them made with an inlay of chrome. A simple beige quartz worktop and greyed oak floor finished off the new kitchen design.
Were there any issues or problems you encountered during the project?
There were no problem or issues at all it was a seamless project and the client was so happy with the final result they have since given Maisha Design two more projects to design.