The ultra-contemporary new collection of apartments and townhouses at Almacantar’s boutique development, Lyons Place, in Maida Vale is attracting interest from homebuyers and investors alike. The five townhouses, 22 apartments and two duplex penthouses have been designed with modern living in mind and with style bursting from every angle.
Lyons Place is the work of renowned architect and long-term local resident Sir Terry Farrell. His striking exterior, complete with petrol pump art installation and quirky blue tiling, flows through to the interior of the homes thanks to the multi award-winning interiors team at Alexander James Interiors. The team’s brief was simple: carefully consider every element of the design in order to deliver homes packed with personality.
“A development as exciting as Lyons Place provides a superb opportunity to showcase how well bold colours, artisan pieces and layers of texture can work together to create a vision for contemporary living. From the inverted layout of the townhouses, with the kitchen and living spaces at the top, to the flowing space in the apartments, we knew instantly that Lyons Place was going to deliver something special.”
Ben Axton, Show Home Sales Director, Alexander James Interiors
For the show apartment, the Alexander James team used colour and texture to add some real roar to Lyon’s Place. The main reception room exudes warmth, with soft whites and blush pinks evoking a sense of relaxation and calm, while playful splashes of mauve and crimson add depth and interest.
This bold expression of colour continues throughout the apartment. In the main bedroom, for example, the serenity of the wall coverings is complemented by the warmth of rich bronze tones.
Texture is also a major theme, with different rooms showcasing beautiful combinations of materials to ignite the senses. Artisan weaves and sculpted wood provide plenty of textural interest throughout, with natural materials complementing the flow of light into the homes and the elegant landscaped courtyard around which they are set. The kitchen and dining area, meanwhile, feature the cool smoothness of a marble table, offset by plush velvet chairs.
“The ability to play with texture so artfully in the Lyons Place show apartment was exciting. We’ve used layering of differing fabrics and materials to add interest in every room, making each space unique while also telling a story as you move through the apartment.”
Laura Leadbetter, Senior Interior Designer, Alexander James Interiors
The Alexander James team also dressed one of the five three-storey townhouses at Lyons Place, highlighting the incredible potential that the spacious homes hold. The timber and natural stone elements of the townhouses’ exterior have been drawn into the interior, while the gentle olive that flows through the hallways and dining room is reminiscent of the leafy pathways of Maida Vale.
As with the apartments, the townhouses are bursting with character. The living spaces, in particular, feature exciting touches such as handmade tubular lamps, statement coffee tables and multicoloured wall coverings by Pop Art movement innovator Roy Lichtenstein. Vintage items pair with contemporary lighting to create a bold statement of stylish living.
The lower floor bedrooms play with light and dark, earthy tones and metallic warmth to deliver a cosy, indulgent effect that feels both welcoming and restful. Aged glass plays beautifully with the natural light with which the homes are flooded, while ornate sateen fabrics and rich velvet deliver a richly luxurious experience.
Window treatments throughout the townhouse pair light, watery linens and voile curtains with warm metals, binding together these elements and enhancing the overall flow of colour and texture throughout the space.
In texture terms, boucle woods contrast with shortcut velvets, while the rich timber is complemented by the in-depth, layered marble offering warm tones. Fabrics, meanwhile, range from soft mohair, silk jacquards and softly woven carpets to wool fringing and faux leather with crisp piping.
The homes at Lyons Place ooze personality, elegance and sophistication. They have been designed and dressed to bring light, space and tranquillity into every room, delighting the senses at every turn.
For more information on the interior design visit Alexander James Interiors at www.aji.co.uk or call 020 7887 7604.
For more information on Lyons Place, please contact Dawid Dziegielewski, Sales Manager/Sales Analyst on 07384810437 and [email protected]