Is there anything more opulent or chic than a mansion? The stuff of dreams, these esteemed estates are coveted by design lovers and interior designers alike. An exceptional space for interior designers to let their creativity run wild, the cavernous spaces need to be filled with the optimum amount of furniture, art and design flair to make them pop and not look empty, something Celine Estates knows only too well. An expert in mansion design, director Noor Charchafchi, took on this recent project and has shared the finished design with us. If you have a soft spot for Surrey mansions, then take a look at the beautiful design of Windfall House…
A newly built mansion, Windfall House is set in magnificent grounds at a distinguished Surrey address. Designed with a unique specification in keeping with exquisite elegance and design throughout, the sumptuous interiors really set the tone for the standard of living the owners of this property experience. A key aspect of the brief was to create an opulent living and guest area filled with artwork that had been in the family for generations.
This area needed to be an informal family room for relaxed nights in but also smart enough to transform into an entertaining space for guests. Celine Estates created a focal point at one end of the room using dark coco brown marble sourced from Verona. These slabs have been used to create a striking TV unit which enhances the grandeur of the space with the subtle neutral palette with pops of cobalt blue creating a more relaxed feel. A challenge the studio encountered was making the space feel cosy enough for a TV space due to the large size of the space. With the use of accent chairs, they managed to separate the large space into two distinct areas which could still be joined as one to cater for more people.
Another key space to the downstairs of the mansion is the garden room which overlooks the beautifully landscaped grounds outside. Designed to link the inside spaces with the outside, a delicate Lizzo floral wallcovering has been used to organically infuse the garden’s beauty into the room. A natural progression from outdoors in has also been achieved through artificial wild flower arrangements and the organic feel has been carried through to the curved sofa and round coffee table.
To re-introduce a sense of formality to the main living room, the owners requested Celine Estates curate a selection of Iraqi artwork from Jordan, Dubai and Iraq to blend with the family’s existing collection. Rather than following the neutral palette in the rest of the room this gallery of artwork is in striking bold colours with mismatched frames to infuse the setting with drama and intrigue.
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