Bright Chelsea Square Home NZ-Inspired
Free, easy, glamorous and family-orientated is how interior designer and architect Alison Henry sums up her style, and because she is originally from New Zealand, she says she always opts for “open, informal, chic and light”. The extensive renovation of her own Chelsea Square home in London is, of course, no exception, the Gulf News reports.
With work spanning two decades, and projects ranging from luxury hotels in Hong Kong and Singapore, to superyachts, interiors and product design, Henry’s design philosophy served her well when it came to reconfiguring and extending her own home.
The ambitious project on her home took two years. Her aim was to create a layout that allowed a much greater sense of space – a reminder of her New Zealand roots. “English houses tend to have lots of little rooms,” she says. “I wanted to create a largely open space.”
“I never forget the power of home and what it feels like to be yourself in your own space. That has always influenced my work, and I think it’s something that we can all feel here, too …”
Henry’s clients include Jemima Khan and Bernie Ecclestone.
Original article by Sarah Stewart, Gulf News, June 15, 2014.
Photo by Brent Darby.