Celia Sawyer is so much more than an interior designer: Entrepreneur, TV personality, style icon, property developer, dealer, and businesswoman. Winner of the Inspirational Woman of the Year 2013 Award and named in the Top 100 Most Influential British Entrepreneurs and Top 250 Most Powerful Women Leaders.
Celia’s innate passion and commitment are wholly transcendent and visible in every design aesthetic, creating spirited environments and inspirational projects like this bold contemporary luxurious interior.
In her search for inspiration she found COVET HOUSE and all the brands under its name like BOCA DO LOBO, DELIGHTFULL, BRABBU, KOKET, MAISON VALENTINA, CIRCU, LUXXU, ESSENTIAL HOME, RUG’SOCIETY, PULLCAST and FOOGO. She found that the luxury furniture, upholstery, accessories and lighting from these brands were some of the perfect inspirations for a bold, strong and empowered project.
Set in the amazing view of Dubai’s landscapes, this apartment interior design is a for a high caliber VIP. With extraordinaire use of black and golds, completely corresponding to the demands of what to expect from the characteristics opulent interior design aesthetic of Dubai.
Pops of gold add a sense of opulence in this home while bold lighting is certainly at the heart of this striking abode.
“Lighting was very important and it really needed to ooze luxury and glamour, the chandeliers and wall lights were to be our “star” pieces… works of art in themselves. I also mirrored the ceiling above the piano area so that the chandelier would reflect into it creating pools of light and drama.” – Celia Sawyer
The client’s brief was to create a very dramatic statement in the main reception area, with a slightly masculine feel, but with softened areas so that it didn’t look too hard and austere. Celia used a lot of gold accessories, and textures to soften things up, and with the entrance into the main reception, created lightboxes to show off the client’s crystal.
As the reception walls and floors were to be very dark, Celia used plenty of mirrors, created the screening around the piano area, to reflect the outside, and also strips of the mirror on the back wall of the room for interest.
A mix of textures and materials add to the rich aesthetic of this modern apartment with upholstered items, an array of glass and mirrors, metallic finishes and more. The end results is the epitome of refined luxury and elegant living.
More about Celia:
Celia started her own small project 25 years ago and she went on to design residential properties in London, now in its 20th year designing luxury residential homes, super yachts, aviation, commercial properties and projects in the leisure industry worldwide. A member of the Society of British and International Interior Design she became an authority worldwide in the interior design community.
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