Conceived as the ultimate bachelor pad we strived for a masculine, sexy apartment that would be used for entertaining and seducing. Due to the vast amount of natural light, we opted to paint the walls black.
After an 8 year working relationship, this was the only time the client had told me 'no'. I suggested that he allow me to paint the walls while he was overseas and on his return, if he hated it I would offer to repaint at my cost. Needless to say, he adored it!
This penthouse was truly a blank canvas. The apartment was originally constructed with very low grade finishes, so we weren't tied to anything. Literally everything left via a skip bin. We relocated services, walls, wet areas and transformed it into a fabulous 1 bedroom apartment.
Our client was a dream client . . . in fact I liked him and the apartment so much I ended up marrying him!
Photography Simon Whitbread