Luxury design is automatically related to Katharine Pooley She is a truly inspiring personality and one of the most desirable interior designers in London. Katharine Pooley creates sumptuous, inspiring interior designs for the most discerning clients.
Today we will show you a wonderful residential interior architectural design development completed by Katharine Pooley introducing “The Clarence at St James House, London”.
It’s proximity to royalty makes St. James’s House truly unique. One of the most important addresses in London, it overlooks St. James’s Palace, is a stone’s throw to Buckingham Palace, and with direct views of the main entrance to Pall Mall. It is a landmark Grade II listed building and Katharine Pooley and her team of designers and interior architects were called on to create an interior befitting the impeccable architecture while staying true to its faultless heritage. The final design has a quintessentially English feel updated to reflect the requirements of the international global elite.
Appointed to create an interior befitting the impeccable architecture of The Clarence at St James House while staying true to its faultless heritage, Katharine Pooley and her team of designers and interior architects worked over a five year period to effect a transformation of the Grand II listing building into an elegant residence in London.
The work undertaken by Katharine Pooley and her design team entailed an incredibly intricate and laborious process as so much of the fabric of the building was of national importance. Throughout the property, there are listed details and architectural features in need of protection, restoration and incorporation into the overall interior design scheme. Katharine worked extensively with the architects & contractors to ensure the narrative was consistent.
The use of exquisite marble, bespoke furnishings, hand-painted wallpapers and fine joinery have been used to complement the restored existing listed features such as fireplaces, moldings, staircases and wall paneling resulting in an immaculate and groundbreaking finished interior.
Katharine has created old European style glamorous master bathrooms with Bianco Lasa slab marble book matched and sourced in Italy, which is clad on the walls while nickel and beveled mirror Deco fittings complete the space. The bath itself is clad in the highest grade Thassos marble, which creates a beautiful mirror effect to the veining akin to a piece of art.
Katharine pays particular attention to the use of color palates. In the master suite, grown-up femininity is achieved through the combination of Rose Gold and a blush dusky pink, which are the perfect tones for a soft, warm, inviting and unmistakably glamorous bedroom. Silk hand painted wallpaper on the walls introduces ivory accents carried through on the bed linen and Carrera Marble insets to the listed fireplace.