Greenwich Peninsula: the concept

  • Colour and texture was incredibly important when specifying for the #EDapartment. For example, the ‘Gaston’ lounge chairs from Poliform were upholstered in a high-grade dark brown leather and finished with black gloss arms, to match the lacquer on the Chinese-style desk from Orchid. All offset by the terracotta tones of the Golran rug

    Colour and texture was incredibly important when specifying for the #EDapartment. For example, the ‘Gaston’ lounge chairs from Poliform were upholstered in a high-grade dark brown leather and finished with black gloss arms, to match the lacquer on the Chinese-style desk from Orchid. All offset by the terracotta tones of the Golran rug

Greenwich Peninsula: the concept

The pilot project of the ELLE Decoration Style Consultancy, was the complete re-design, re-fit and furnish of the Knight Dragon penthouse marketing suite to convey our interpretation of life in an apartment in the forthcoming Upper Riverside district of the Greenwich Peninsula, the largest single regeneration project London has ever seen.

The Upper Riverside apartments in Greenwich Peninsula are housed in a family of five glass and stone towers with roof gardens cascading down towards the Thames. Designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill, each tower is cut like a prism so that every apartment has a riverside view. But, although you could buy one off plan today, you wouldn’t be able to move in until mid 2018. So, in order to create our vision of the Upper Riverside apartments, we decided that they should be based around the following key ideas, things that are at the very heart of the ELLE Decoration ethos of “How to live beautifully”…

  • A sense of warmth. A lived in feel. Comfort
  • A mix of old and new; vintage to modern; high street to high-end
  • Some pattern. Wallpaper. Colour. Lots of texture!
  • Art and books rather than ornaments
  • Statement lighting. Sculptural side tables and stools. NO buddhas!
  • Something from Ikea
  • Wood from oak to walnut. Stone. Marble
  • Black lacquer. Shine. Gloss. A touch of the Orient
  • A little bit of rattan. Baskets. Wicker
  • Brass and chrome
  • Velvet, cotton, linen and wool
  • Mirrors and mirroring to play with space

#EDapartment (greenwichpeninsula.co.uk).