Ovington Street Interior | Angel O'Donnell | Interior Design Chelsea

Ovington Street Interior | Angel O'Donnell | Interior Design Chelsea

Ovington Street Interior | Angel O'Donnell | Interior Design Chelsea

Ovington Street Interior | Angel O'Donnell | Interior Design Chelsea

Chelsea

A home-from-home, with a British twist

Interiors inspired by London’s colourful boutique hotels

Our client, who lives mostly overseas but whose children attend boarding school in the UK, tasked us with creating a quintessentially British pied-à-terre.

First, we set about defining what ‘quintessentially British’ means to us. We concluded that it’s about craftsmanship and the assemblage of unique and creative pieces.

Once we settled on this definition, we worked on producing a series of lively and vivacious interiors, filled with expressive prints, rich hues and beautiful detailing.

Ovington Street | Pattered Bedroom | Angel O'Donnell

Ovington Street | Pattered Bedroom | Angel O’Donnell

Life’s rich pattern

For maximum impact, we upholstered this Rococo-inspired Savoir Bed in a sumptuous, embroidered cotton satin fabric that depicts bountiful flora and fauna.

Ovington Street | Chelsea Interiors | Angel O'Donnell

Ovington Street | Chelsea Interiors | Angel O’Donnell

Ovington Street | Bedroom Art | Angel O'Donnell

Ovington Street | Bedroom Art | Angel O’Donnell

Master stroke

The large figurative painting is by British artist Jack Penny. His explosive brushwork plays beautifully with the other dynamic shapes and textures in the room.

Ovington Street | Patterned Bedroom | Angel O'Donnell

Ovington Street | Patterned Bedroom | Angel O’Donnell

Eastern promise

We wanted to create something magical for a 12-year-old girl in love with Japanese culture.

So, we upholstered her bed in a hand-painted fabric, depicting Mount Fuji, cherry blossom and dainty maiko.

Then, for an extra touch of whimsy, we added a pale pink cuckoo clock, origami bird-shaped light, and wallpaper with hand-drawn mountains, clouds and temples.

Ovington Street | Bedroom | Angel O'Donnell

Ovington Street | Bedroom | Angel O’Donnell

Ovington Street | Kids Bedroom | Angel O'Donnell

Ovington Street | Kids Bedroom | Angel O’Donnell

Ovington Street | Kids Bedroom | Angel O'Donnell

Ovington Street | Kids Bedroom | Angel O’Donnell

Over the moon

Constellations, distant planets, spaceships – these were the preoccupations of our 10-year-old client.

We treated him to a planetary mobile, cloud mural wallpaper, and circular wall lights – aptly named ‘Luna’ – which, when turned on, cast cosmic shadows on the wall.

Ovington Street | Interior | Angel O'Donnell

Ovington Street | Interior | Angel O’Donnell

Ovington Street | Interior | Angel O'Donnell

Ovington Street | Interior | Angel O’Donnell

A delicate balance

We took care to harmonise densely textured fabrics and bright pops of colour with warm neutrals and smooth finishes. That way, the house would ebb and flow with pattern and calm.

Ovington Street | Interior | Angel O'Donnell

Ovington Street | Interior | Angel O’Donnell

Ovington Street | Interior | Angel O'Donnell

Ovington Street | Interior | Angel O’Donnell

Bells and whistles

Brush fringes were added to cushions, leather-trim pelmets to curtains and stud detailing to bespoke furniture – all with a view to creating a series of surprise-and-delight moments for our client.

Ovington Street | Cushion Detail | Angel O'Donnell

Ovington Street | Cushion Detail | Angel O’Donnell

Ovington Street | Framed Picture | Angel O'Donnell

Ovington Street | Framed Picture | Angel O’Donnell

Ovington Street | Beaded Seam | Angel O'Donnell

Ovington Street | Beaded Seam | Angel O’Donnell

“Clients always ask me to put them in touch with various trades. Anyone I recommend becomes an extension of me and the service I provide. So trust is paramount. I knew Angel O’Donnell would do a great job – and they did.”

Will Watson Head of London The Buying Solution
Ovington Street | Wall of Framed Pictures | Angel O'Donnell

Ovington Street | Wall of Framed Pictures | Angel O’Donnell

Down to a fine art

We lavished each room with an exciting mix of media, including oils, prints, hand drawings, ceramics and wooden wall sculptures.

Ovington Street | Kitchen Diner | Angel O'Donnell

Ovington Street | Kitchen Diner | Angel O’Donnell

Ovington Street | Plates Hanging on the Wall | Angel O'Donnell

Ovington Street | Plates Hanging on the Wall | Angel O’Donnell

Hope springs eternal

We couldn’t resist this original Damien Hirst. It’s one of eight in a series called The Virtues – and it adds a blazing punch of springtime energy to a quiet corner of the kitchen.

Ovington Street | Blossom Art | Angel O'Donnell

Ovington Street | Blossom Art | Angel O’Donnell

Nature calls

In a scheme that venerates British creativity, even the guest cloakroom has been transformed into an enchanted forest, bursting with vegetation.

Ovington Street | Chelsea Interiors | Bathroom | Angel O'Donnell

Ovington Street | Chelsea Interiors | Bathroom | Angel O’Donnell

Ovington Street | Chelsea Interiors | Footstool | Angel O'Donnell

Chelsea

Completion 2021
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Press
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