Royal Wharf, London, 2015
High end Apartment Interior Design Project
During her time at the architectural and consulting practice Woods Bagot, Ana was involved in RIBA stages 4 & 5 for this London-based project conceptualised back in 2015.
Her role involved using the Adobe software ‘Photoshop’ to generate visuals of the proposed interior design, and to aid the team in conceiving the joinery elements (namely the storage units found in the kitchen and elsewhere).
Ana also advised on the colour scheme for this high-end apartment; the intent was to contrast vibrant colours with those of a more subdued palette in order to accentuate the former, thus conferring an energised and modern feel to the surroundings. The benefit of this approach is demonstrated, for example, by the storage shelves above the tiled splashback in the kitchen; the darker joinery is clearly outlined and brought to the fore by the almost crimson-red backdrop (this effect can be rendered even more vivid by turning on the LED lights installed within the joinery).
This particular design was drawn-up with a young family in mind. The layout of the apartment is another aspect of this concept that reflects this focus on family as special consideration has been paid towards ensuring sufficient space for unencumbered movement in the kitchen and for the existence of a dining area (safer than having several units with sharp edges and conducive to social family meals), as well as in front of the TV (itself surrounded by a chic unit made to store everything from video games, to books, to trinkets, etc).
Large glass panes located throughout the apartment (notably in the bedroom) allow for natural light to flow through and bring the internal contrasting hues to life whilst simultaneously preventing outside noise from invading this personal space.
Finally, the furniture and accessories visible in the photos that can be seen here were personally chosen by Ana to add the final touches to this look. The holistic approach of having an interior designer involved in the various yet integrated facets of a project like this are evident in the way the layout, paraphernalia and contrasting colours all work together synergistically.
Note: Ana’s work also extended to ensuring that this particular project met ‘DDA Compliance’ requirements which oblige a contractor to take reasonable steps to provide access for disabled people.