Project Name: Charlotte Terrace

Location: Esher, Surrey

Date Completed: December 2017

Interior Designer: Rachel Hall

Developer/Architect: Royalton

The design brief for Concept Interiors was to restore a neglected empty rental property for the property owner. The designers were to refurbish and dress this four-storey town house, turning it into a fully furnished stylish executive home. Built in 2011 the property is one of 27 unique homes within a private gated development, designed by Royalton to echo an 18th century London square, but situated in a bustling town in leafy Surrey.

Concept Interiors started this project by restoring the black wooden floors and balustrades, replacing all damaged skirting boards, doors, carpets, re-polishing the stone floors and painting and fully restoring the property. The designers used a light textured linen effect wallpaper in the entrance hall, stairs and landing to add warmth to this hard area to soften and link the spaces, and also wallpapered key areas like the master bedroom, kitchen, guest bedroom and cloakroom.

In the master bedroom, Concept Interiors wanted to create a contemporary relaxing retreat with a mixture of soft textures and tones. The designers softened the walls with upholstered panels in different textures and tones to complement the oversized bed and polished metal armchairs. Unlike the lounge Concept Interiors made this space feel contemporary and current like something to be expected in the best hotels, whilst trying to make it that little bit more homely and luxurious. They also made a conscious decision not to clutter this space creating an understated elegance.

The designer’s favourite space is the master bedroom as they feel it offers a feeling of calm and tranquillity. They love the simplicity of this scheme with its mixtures of textures and tones and the lack of clutter or fuss. The key aspect of this project was to create a luxurious, executive home offering flexible accommodation and an aspirational international lifestyle. Concept Interiors wanted the house to flow effortlessly from one room into the next and be a place that you would not want to leave.