Interior Design Studio, Keir Townsend provides a full scope of services from concept design and branding through to design implementation.
Though relatively new as an interior design partnership, Irina Townsend and Alastair Keir have already amassed a prestigious portfolio of residential and commercial work including the highlyacclaimed Novikov Restaurant and Bar in London’s Mayfair. Their projects are at the forefront of high end interiors providing a handpicked selection of exclusive furniture, flooring and lighting that has been sourced from all over the world. Most of the pieces are bespoke and many are made to Keir Townsend’s own designs. The international team comes from different cultural and creative backgrounds but what unites them is the drive to deliver aesthetic and inspiring spaces that bring joy into people’s lives.
Walls were knocked out to create one space for the kitchen/dining/ sitting room and make movement around the apartment as easy and comfortable as possible. Surfaces in a palette of neutral, light tones in a variety of materials and textures create a visual perception of space polished plaster is a favourite as this material reflects light. ‘A common misconception is that the fewer pieces of furniture and features you have in a space – the bigger it looks’, says Irina Townsend ‘In fact the more zones and features you have the more it creates a perception of different spaces within one room. It is all about the right proportions of furniture, the right fabrics and the right lighting.’ In this room every cm of space has been cleverly utilized so that it doesn’t appear cluttered. Splashes of colour have been introduced through the use of soft furnishings.
The bespoke kitchen cabinetry was designed by Keir Townsend and made to order by their joinery specialists… Splash backs are in antiqued bronze mirror glass with safety backing and polished edges. Dining table and chairs and chandelier are all bespoke and were commissioned by Keir Townsend. The floor is tiled in textured ceramic tiles designed to look and feel like wood, providing a continuous practical flooring material that runs from the kitchen to the seating zone into the corridor and the bathroom.
Ensuite bathroom Irina Townsend chose LED lighting to dramatically illuminate the basin in this small bathroom which measures only 1600mm x 1400mm. The basin itself is made from recycled glass and lit from beneath with warm LEDs to create a stunning effect. The taps are in crystal and the cabinets are all bespokeWall tiles are glass backed with silver and antique gold leaf. Emperador ceramic tiles were chosen for the walls and mosaic tiles in the shower. Floor tiles are ceramic, textured wood effect.
Monochrome colours and a variety of textures and finishes have again been used to create a feeling of space in this relatively small but luxurious bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Every inch of space has been cleverly utilised to create maximum storage. Leather floor tiles add to the feeling of luxury.Keir Townsend