Creating a comfortable, individual and stylish home in a new-build always presents certain challenges and these were evident in an international client’s newly purchased penthouse in Luxembourg. The shell required full interior architectural detailing to give balance and character and to reflect the client’s tastes and personality. As with all his overseas projects, Mark sourced all materials locally and used local trades and craftsmen. Limestone and untreated pine with oak borders formed the floor finishes to the reception rooms. The only structural item manufactured in the UK was the large coving moulding. Mark instructed his team of UK craftsmen to create the furnishings for the apartment, which were then shipped and installed over a two-week period. A simple colour palette included warm red and neutral tones. The large windows were softened using a combination of curtains and roman blinds made in herringbone wool and linens.
Mark relished the challenge of mixing the old with the new and enjoyed working with the owner’s important art collection, which included works by Ferneley, Miro, Peploe and Cadell in addition to several European Old Masters. The result is a striking and elegant apartment.