Project Name: Portlands Project

Location: Cheshire, UK

Date Completed: January 2018

Interior Designers: Cassie Heathcock & Gemma Merrick

Construction Company: John Latham Construction

This extensive 8000 sq. ft. project was commissioned by a young couple with two children, who had been living in the house for the last 10 years and were looking to create a more on-trend and contemporary family home. Elite Design Studio were given a brief with a strong emphasis on creating a space that their children, family, and friends could enjoy for years to come. Alongside being contracted for all the interior design and interior architecture, Elite Design Studio also fully project managed the refurbishment, overseeing the entire process from conception to completion. This included the full design service, space planning, project conception, specification of all loose furniture and bespoke items, tender to trades and contractors, procurement, and full project installation coordinating.

There were three key rooms which needed the most design attention and therefore had the most dramatic transformations. The new open-plan kitchen created the ‘wow’ factor the clients wanted to achieve, with entertaining both family and friends being a priority to this young family. Originally, the kitchen was almost half the size, by knocking through the dividing wall between the original kitchen and the small gym, this opened the space up to create this beautiful open plan kitchen area, creating the perfect environment for both entertaining and relaxing. Whilst working alongside Kitchen Architecture, Elite Design Studio have created a completely bespoke sophisticated kitchen by incorporating a streamline, seamless cabinetry design, complete with timber veneers, beautifully book matched Statuario Neolith worktops and a feature bank of eye level ovens. As a result, the combination and balance of all these materials have showcased this show stopping kitchen to perfection.

Leading off from the kitchen was originally a tired and dated indoor swimming pool which the clients no longer required within their family lifestyle. With a large double-height space, Elite Design Studio retained the stunning beams at the far end of the room and added in a lowered ceiling detail to the front of the room. This created a defined two zone space within this beautiful gym and spa. At the far end, a large gymnasium was created, with a wall clad in bevelled bronzed mirror, adjacent to a beautiful and completely bespoke, commissioned art panel wall. The flooring was a combination of highly durable textured rubber panels and a large run of black oak which leads your eye all the way through the room towards the striking double doors at the opposite end. The lowered ceiling houses an in-house spa area, complete with a completely bespoke steam room, uniquely designed cabinetry and seating space used to tie both spaces together perfectly.

The new master bedroom dressing room was created with both a feminine and masculine design in mind, so that the space flowed effortlessly together through both rooms. A rich chocolate Wenge timber was the backbone of this cabinetry, inlaid with stain-resistant suede upholstered panels, silver bevelled mirror and clear glass doors to display the clients beautiful array of handbags and shoes. The formal living room and dining room is where the real opulence lies within the project. With bronzed applied polished plaster, a rich platinum, gold and blue colour palette and an array of beautifully bespoke soft furnishings, this room has been completely transformed into a beautiful entertaining space.

By creating a soft and neutral colour palette with bold tones throughout the rooms of the property, this has enhanced each space to flow seamlessly and effortlessly. By introducing subtle accent colours, beautifully designed, unique, bespoke cabinetry, carefully selected luxury brands and commissioned pieces, Elite Design Studio have impressively refurbished and transformed this property into a sophisticated, stylish, and beautiful family home of which both themselves and their clients are immensely proud of.