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INTERIOR INSPIRATION IN WANDSWORTH

Clever use of art, lighting and a contemporary colour palette combine to create the striking interiors of this Wandsworth penthouse in The Filaments developement

Show homes often look stale, contemporary yet soulless, but at the top of one of Wandsworth’s newest towers you’ll find a show home you would love to live in. The penthouse at Mount Anvil’s development The Filaments has been designed by Wimbledon-based Suna Interior Design. The brief was to create an upmarket design with personality, high-end finishes, bespoke touches and original artworks. To design a city pad with personality.

As you look around the penthouse it certainly has a modern, metropolitan feel. The art is obvious but not obtrusive (unless you have a thing against men with moustaches — see the study, right). Art aficionados may spot a leather Paulistano chair and a Map Dress artwork by Jennifer Collier in the living room, while in the study a captivating image of Russian Tsar Nicholas II (wallpaper) overlooks a vintage metal desk and a Vitra Eames Dar chair – creating a unique work environment.
The use of colour throughout the apartment is a work of art in itself. Silver, grey and copper hues shimmer alongside a monochrome palate, with splashes of vibrant shades such as turquoise, orange, emerald green and navy. ‘We then took this design to the next level by adding tones of leather to enrich the palette,’ says Rebecca Tucker, interior designer, co-owner and co-director of Suna Interior Design.

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Living Room 1 – The Filaments Penthouse Collection – Suna Interior Design

The location of The Filaments development was previously an old lighting factory, hence the name ‘The Filaments’, and lighting has continued to play a feature in the design. Large windows let natural light flood into the apartment, and the clever positioning of lights and lamps flatter the rooms they light up.
‘This spacious apartment lends itself to the dynamic colour palette,’ says Rebecca. ‘The ability to create a visual impact within the apartment is one of the aspects that has facilitated such an outstanding design. For example the large print wallpaper murals are eye catching and enact maximum impact.’

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The Dining Room and Kitchen – The Filaments Penthouse Collection – Suna Interior Design


One of the most eye-catching elements of the penthouse is the bespoke double-sided fireplace that warms both the living and dining areas. It also creates a smart divide in the spaces while still linking them together and maintaining the flow between rooms. The Kersaint Cobb engineered black walnut flooring, complete with underfloor heating operated via wall mounted thermostats, also connects the kitchen, living areas and hallways.       

It’s a high-tec show home, that’s for sure. ‘Comfort cooling’ is available in the three bedrooms as well as the lounge/dining area. The bespoke kitchen, designed by Suna Interior Design, has black Siemens built-in appliances and features such as a Quooker [boiling water tap], marble-effect quartz worktops, a black wood-grain effect open dresser unit and concealed under-cabinet lighting, creating a striking combination. ‘The interior design is quite moody and masculine with rich tones of gloss black kitchen cabinetry, walnut flooring and a marble splash-back in the elegant kitchen,’ explains Rebecca.

In the living area, Skandi wallpaper complements the eclectic combination of warm copper tones. The warmth of the room is captured further by the use of luxe, velvet scatter cushions by House of Hackney on the bespoke sofa, the vivacious orange of the ornate mirror on the opposite wall and the stylish fireplace.

‘The furniture and accessories were sourced from a variety of locations,’ reveals Rebecca. ‘We also had some of the furniture, for example the corner sofa in the living room and the headboards in the bedrooms, bespoke made.’ In the bedrooms, there’s ample storage to keep the space clear from clutter. ‘Each bedroom has a distinctive look within the overall design, maximising the architectural features. In one bedroom the bed sits between two floor-to-ceiling windows, flanked by tripod table lights and featuring a bespoke punch-button, tall headboard,’ she says. ‘The colour palette in this room is light and airy. In another bedroom a moodier tone is set with a darker palette, a long, low wide headboard in a black and white hounds-tooth fabric and walnut and black bedside tables.’

‘I love the richness of the end result, punctuated with random colour splashes so that it feels less show home and more like an actual city home occupied by a discerning and trendy resident,’ she says. ‘My favourite elements of the design are the specification in the bathrooms, kitchen and the fireplace wall design, as well as the wallpaper mural in the study. It was an amazing apartment to work in, with spacious, beautiful views and full height glazing ’

This three-bedroom penthouse in Beacon Tower Duplex costs £1,275,000, thefilaments.co.uk; sunainteriordesign.com

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