At the very least, interior design should maximize comfort and functionality. But fantastic design creates spaces that are not only practical, they are compelling and personal; Ultimately, it’s a crucial part of making your home feel like a home.
It has become clear over the past year in particular, that good interior design has the power to enhance and enhance your lifestyle, a belief Berkeley has embraced in their beautiful new show home. at The Mansions, its collection of classic apartments just minutes from Wimbledon Village.
Superbly located in Copse Hill, minutes from numerous cafes, shops and sporting facilities – including the famous All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club – these homes offer buyers the opportunity to enjoy an enviable lifestyle close to a chic London village access to the city and central London.
Emma Nelson, head of design at Berkeley, comments: “In recent months there has been a real spotlight on the design of the house. 2020 has been a difficult year for many and due to social restrictions everyone has been spending a lot of time at home. We focused on how our homes work – or not! – and what we can do to make improvements.
“Our designers have been strongly influenced by this landscape. Bringing in the exterior to create a serene space, with the use of soothing green / natural palettes and foliage, has been a very prominent feature. Multiple light levels have also been a key trend – to create ambiance. Probably the most important for everyday life, multifunctional spaces have taken on new importance – people want flexibility and the ability to design and use rooms and spaces as needed at any time, for example the ability to converting a bedroom into a home office for much of the day.
At The Mansions, Berkeley appointed and worked closely with interior designers Lucarna to create a show home that is both stylish and serene, while providing practical living spaces that meet everyday needs.
Melissa Sacharov, interior designer at Lucarna, explains: “With The Mansions showhome, we wanted to recognize the location of the development and its surroundings, as this plays a crucial role in what makes us feel at home. Wimbledon is a beautiful pocket of London that has that charming village feel that inspired us to capture the essence of both city luxury and the quiet of country life – for many people home means having this balance.
The three-bedroom apartment includes 1,424 square feet of carefully designed living space.
Melissa continues: “The open plan living room, kitchen and dining room form the heart of the apartment and were inspired by a sophisticated country house. The careful placement of key furniture allowed for a clear delineation so that each elegant space could function; relax, eat and cook, but most of all, it remains a social space where you can relax and have fun. ”
“We’ve kept a fresh, sophisticated, neutral color palette punctuated with green-toned accent colors in the form of statement chairs; this perfectly complements the bronze and Berkeley wood finishes in the kitchen. Bringing in the outdoors, the space is dotted with foliage and the natural light flooding the folding doors creates a feeling of space – the balcony beyond overlooks the treetops and is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee .
In contrast, the rooms benefit from a richer color palette, encapsulating the vibrancy of the city. Melissa comments: “In the design of all the rooms we wanted to capture a permanent sense of space. In the master bedroom, we mirrored the green tones of the living room, but made a statement with the oversized headboard and complemented with shades of taupe, cream, gray, and gold. The third bedroom in this home offers flexibility and can easily be transformed into an office or other living space, depending on your personal preferences and how you want your home to serve you best.
The five classically inspired 19th century houses that make up The Mansions are set in a beautiful, picturesque parkland and are arranged around a beautifully landscaped garden square with a central fountain. Residents also have access to hotel-style amenities, including concierge service, a resident gym, and a private cinema.
Quirky and charming, Wimbledon Village has long been one of London’s most popular hotspots. Along its pretty streets is an eclectic mix of artisan shops, independent boutiques, cafes, restaurants and bars amidst stunning period buildings.
Wimbledon is synonymous with outdoor living and the beautiful open spaces of Wimbledon Common, a short walk away, are perfect for leisurely strolling, jogging or cycling. The town has many sporting facilities, including horse riding, cricket and football, and is also home to the Royal Wimbledon Golf Club.
From Wimbledon station, trains to London Waterloo by national train take just 17 minutes and with the District Line underground services reach London Victoria in around 30 minutes. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are both around 40 minutes away by car, via the A3 network and nearby motorways.
The houses at The Mansions are available to move into now, prices start at £ 999,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. For more information on The Mansions or to make an appointment to see the new showhome, contact Berkeley on 020 8003 6139 or visit www.the-mansions.co.uk