The townhouse at Green Street sits steeped in the history of Mayfair, whose grand squares and elegant streets have long been home to London’s most influential figures.
Yet today’s Mayfair is the very opposite of old-fashioned. Green Street is a stone’s throw from some of London’s most exciting restaurants, department stores and art galleries, attracting people from around the world to experience the best this modern, thriving city has to offer.
Set in a row of imposing red brick mansions, the townhouse at Green Street stands out from the crowd with an entrance crowned with eye-catching brickwork motifs. Behind the front door lie five story-book floors full of hidden rooms, winding stairs and stolen views over the rooftops of London, a creative quirkiness fitting for a street that has been home to artists, writers and designers – even the Beatles lived next door for a time.
But this is not a house stuck in the past. When invited to turn a striking but empty space into a welcoming family home, Anna Daccache, design director of Atelier ADA wanted its interiors to mirror the city she loves, capturing both its history and its focus on the future.
“I carefully blended classic and modern styles, drawing on the building’s past, but thinking always of creating a modern family home,” said Anna.
Against a palate of sophisticated greys that highlight a treasure trove of architectural features, Anna introduced bold injections of colour to add life and energy, and transform an elegant space into a sophisticated family home.
The spacious and light-drenched drawing room features a sophisticated mix of the traditional and the modern. Its blue L-shaped sofa,accessorized with Rubelli cushions, keeps happy company with a Louis IV-style chair, which in turn complements the room’s beautiful original fittings. Accessories in gold, silver and white add light and drama to the room, while layered lighting transforms the space to suit the hour, day, month, or mood.
The simple elegance and clean lines of the Master bedroom create a welcome feeling of calm and reflection for busy city dwellers. The traditional buttoned headboard harks back to traditional craft skills, and is contrasted by luxurious midnight velvet, lifted by accents of champagne and mellow gold. Modern side tables and sculptural tablelamps add a unique touch to this calm and restful space.
Under a striking glass roof, the dining room is an elegant entertaining space, ready for fine food, wine and company. The wooden table echoes the traditional herringbone parquet of the floors, accompanied by contrasting chairs upholstered in champagne silk. Venetian mirrors and ceramics give a nod to tastes of the past, brought up to date for life in 21st century city.
A bright working space, featuring eclectic furniture and lighting that prompts a person to both smile and think. The industrial lighting and desk bring the room out of its past, providing a space for ideas and inspiration to strike.
Photos: Aga Engelien Studio