This newly built apartment is part of the Barratt LondonRidgeway Views development in Mill Hill, NW7, near Finchley, in the London Borough of Barnet. The new buyer acquired this luxury two bedroom two bathroom flat with typical new build standard interior décor – all clinically white. So the new owner briefed an interior design and home staging company to design the interior decorating to add much needed colour and texture, while retaining its luxury feel throughout.
The interior designers were looking for specialist painters and decorators to translate their interior design ideas into several feature walls in the living room, bedrooms and hallway using wallpaper, paint and wood. Creating these feature walls required skill and experience working with combined materials, therefore the interior designer was looking for a London interior decorator with attention to detail, so Phantom – North London Painters and Decorators – feature wall specialists – were called in.
Scope of work.
Before carrying out the work to exceptionally high standard, our interior decorator studied the interior designer’s drawings and specifications to plan how to turn the interior design ideas into an enviable work of art.
Once we had our decorating plan we commenced painting all wood mouldings in the chosen colours to match the painted walls in each of the rooms, using an acrylic eggshell to give a little sheen. In the living room the walls were painted Dulux Earl Blue throughout and the wall mouldings installed centrally but creating two wall panels of equal size where we installed lining paper followed by the Sakkarra Labyrinth Cream by Holden Wallcoverings.
In the Master Bedroom, the feature wall was painted in Dulux Sapphire Salute and the remaining walls in Dulux Earl Blue. We then created a 4 wall panel design with wood wall mouldings previously painted in same wall colour.
The Dulux Frosted Steel colour theme continued into the hallway where we created three feature walls. Each of the feature walls were painted in Dulux Earl Blue with matching Reed light hardwood moulding. The Frosted Steel made nice reappearances between each of the feature wall paint panels and upon entrance to the apartment.
While this project was diverse and vibrant, it had its stimulating challenges including:
The wall panel design we created in the Master bedroom using wood wall moulding was the first time for our decorator had installed mouldings. Successfully too!
We had to co-ordinate works around the electrician who had carried out some electrical works, including relocation and additional power sockets, pendants and switches.
The geometrical wallpaper pattern was a little confusing to align each time we installed one length. But experience, confidence and patience each contributed to the success of this feature wall project.
Without informing us, the owner decided to bring in a team of joiners to assemble and install a large flat-pack wardrobe while we were installing the wall panels in the same room!
With nearly 30-years residential interior decorating experience we had successfully overcame all feature wall challenges.
Using qualified painters and decorators, with extensive experience does really make a difference to your project.
The feature wall paint panels oozes colour and warmth on entering the apartment through the hallway, with the right dose of Dulux Frosted Steel to break each wall panel, particularly around the external corners, turning a rather bland white hallway into colourful living space.
The Dulux Earl Blue in the open dining area near the white kitchen shows clean sharp lines to not only demonstrate professionalism and skill but bold contrasting colour.
The geometrical wallpaper panel contrasts remarkably well, not just in terms of colour and pattern but texture too, as well as creating zones in a large living area.
The headboard feature wallpaper in the guest bedroom reflects under the abundance of natural light giving some sparkle and texture to a room that was just white.
The master bedroom feature wall makes a bold statement using paint and wood, contrasting between matt and sheen, highlighting, albeit rather subtle, the wood moulding.
And important of all, a happy new owner living in a more homely and ambient apartment with jaw-dropping views.