Here we present you a past-hued Marylebone pied-à-terre for a Los Angeles couple crafted by Maddux Creative you might fall in love with.
Having a homeowner willing to take risks and follow the designer’s idea is not something common but when this merges with one the pied-à-terre project, the London-base design firm by Maddux Creative it becomes even more rare and unique. This project includes a couple from Los Angeles with two 20-something daughters, that were aiming for a chic canvas to display their growing collection of contemporary art. They found it in a 1920s building in the Parisian London’s Marylebone neighborhood. It is a charming two-bedroom apartment replete with period details, such as original moldings and parquet flooring.
The architect Scott Maddux worked on the original features of the house and has provided a timelessness and full of personality style to the apartment. The architect started his journey three decades ago when he was relocated to London, which this expressed with a lot of expertise on this project.
Both the floors, which they sanded down for a bare-looking finish and the Haussmannian-style moldings feel very Parisian. All over the place, the designer played with the idea of making the people wonder what is new and what is original to the house structure which the homeowner adventurous vibes helped as they were very receptive to the more artistic and even crazier ideas of bringing London and Paris together in one place.
In fact, the designer presented creative solutions abounding home away from home. The clients were slowly building their art collection and during this project, they weren’t really sure how much time the walls would be kept blank so the team decided to embrace it and turn it into something interesting.
On this project, the designer has collaborated with the firms’ co-founder, Joanna Le Gleud, a textile designer turned decorator. For instance, in the main room, where the sitting and dining areas are included, was used a subtle combination of paint shades to layer shapes over the existing wall paneling scheme inspired by the artist Ben Nicholson and his way of layering the colors. It’s not something that intuitive but after a closer loom can be spotted a gradual transition around the room which might be risky but as it is not obvious, the homeowners won’t be bored of it that easily.
Maddux and Le Gleud tried a different color technique in the adjoining library, which can be closed off from the main living space with sliding glass doors. In this distinct sitting room, were used 3 different shades of green highlighting the original moldings. The room has good solar exposure in which this technique looks like shadows rather than paint turning this original feature into something modern and actual.
If this is not enough, the house count with a small galley kitchen and two bedrooms, there are two suite baths and a powder room overflowed with drama. For the powder room, the co-founders conceived a unique sketch-like mural that extends onto the vanity itself. In addition, in each one of the suite baths, are displaced an intricate mosaic floor Jean Cocteau murals-inspired.
There is a mosaic on the front step of the building and beautiful stained glass in the staircase and to keep it in the same register the team was aiming to pull those colors and details into the interior as a nod to the ’20s. The designer explained his intentions on this project and the flow through the ambients was one of the big concerts as the floor pattern sort of dances around the objects in the room creating a playful environment that both designers and clients agreed on.
We can say that with this project, the perfect harmony, and marriage between the old and new Parisian London home can be achieved and this partnership between the homeowners and designers was the perfect match for the occasion.