February 8, 2023
Peek Inside a Historic Notting Hill Dwelling Outfitted in Refined, Serene Decor

As soon as upon a time, there was a home that had seen higher days. Again in the midst of the nineteenth century, it had been constructed as a non-public residence in Notting Hill, one in every of London’s prettiest neighborhoods. By the Nineteen Twenties, it had come down on the planet, reconstituted right into a “women’ residential membership” (learn: boarding home for girls), after which, after the Second World Warfare, it had grow to be a lodge. The lodge was finally divided into flats, one occupied by a younger magician promoting for a ravishing assistant. At the moment, a distinct sort of sorcery—aesthetic, architectural, familial—has introduced it to home life once more, a life ringing with classes taken on an upright piano within the eating room, board video games in the lounge, and 4 vigorous kids dashing out and in of the backyard.

Within the drawing room, two Pierre Augustin Rose sofas in a Pierre Frey mohair and two classic Otto Schulz chairs in a Loro Piana cloth encircle a honed-stone cocktail desk from Stahl + Band. Nineteen Fifties Italian tripod flooring lamp; floor-to-ceiling lamp by Dimorestudio; circa 1880 Indian rug.

© Ed Ruscha. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian. Ernesto Burgos. Otis Jones/ Nino Mier Gallery. © 2023 Property of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Pierre Augustin Rose Couch

Dimore Studio Abatjour Ground Lamp

Sian Zeng Clematis Mural Wallpaper

Matthias Vriens 22-Karat-Gold-Glazed Shroom Lamp for Atelier MVM

Sixpenny Zenia Console Desk

Mario Bellini Camaleonda Couch for B&B Italia

“Till this undertaking, I by no means thought I’d be so invested in bunk beds,” says Los Angeles–primarily based inside decorator Olivia Williams. The mother and father of the kids are Chantal Spanicciati, a former designer herself who now works as a therapist selling psychological well-being, and her husband, Mario Spanicciati, a software program entrepreneur. They’d met Williams again in California, however the designer’s schedule couldn’t accommodate them as purchasers. Nonetheless, neither Williams nor the Spanicciatis forgot the moment camaraderie. 

“I liked her simplicity and aesthetic,” says Chantal, whereas Williams remembers the couple’s “calm and mild demeanor,” including that “on this enterprise, what’s vital is to work with folks you want.” A home in Montana for the rising household got here into Williams’s arms, after which, when the Spanicciatis ready to relocate to London, they knew exactly whom to name. Even when it meant having to conduct many duties at lengthy distance, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The couple had solely visited the home a couple of times earlier than the lockdowns started, and didn’t set foot inside till all the pieces was full.