Georgina Cave founded London based interior design practice Cave Interiors in 2002. With a varied portfolio of typically houses and apartments in elegant neighbourhoods such as Primrose Hill and Belgravia they have also worked across family homes in the Home Counties and South of France. Their repertoire demonstrates a range of styles from ultra-modern to traditional; opulent to minimalist; always expressing their client’s needs, lifestyle and personality. They share their West Hampstead House project with The LuxPad below…
Project Name: West Hampstead House
Project Time Taken: 6 months
Completion of Project: June 2014
To create a glamorous yet comfortable family home whilst providing the right backdrop for their wonderful photographic collection. The use of rich and often dark colour, along with texture & pattern was crucial.
Creation / planning process
No planning permission was required. We took two months to get the designs agreed and a further four months to get the work complete, and crucially all was on schedule.
Our work included its complete renovation and redecoration as well as fully furnishing it throughout.
Our clients’ love of deep colors and luxurious materials can be seen throughout the house. From the elegant Living & Dining Rooms, the plush yet comfortable Cinema Room, the vibrancy of the Teenage Bedroom to the glamor of the Master Suite. We sourced and specified key pieces such as aged mirrored walling, textural wallpapers & fabrics, light fittings and soft furnishings, as well as designing key joinery items such as the large Living Room unit, the Dressing Room, alongside several items of furniture which were designed and made to suit each space.
How it went
It was great fun as the clients were fully engaged and despite living in the house for the majority of the work, they enjoyed the design process and in particular seeing the house transformed to a home that reflected their personal style and most importantly fulfilled their living needs. There were no hurdles we couldn’t overcome and the results speak for themselves.
Favorite room / part of the project and why?
The project as a whole was great fun but if I had to choose one space it would be the Cinema Room for its drama. With its black walls, bespoke wallpaper, dark grey shag pile carpet and the fabulously comfortable sofa made to measure, it’s perfect for viewing in comfort and in style.
Any issues / problems you had to overcome during the project?
The hardest single issue we had on this project was how we were going to fix the wall lights in the hallway given the fixing points were very small and very high. A light bulb moment solved that and as always the end result was worth the effort.
However, the biggest challenge overall was to get our interior design to sit comfortably within the constraints of the existing structure, but I think we pulled it off.