A Home Of Texture And Tone
InsideOut|September 2018
A Home Of Texture And Tone

Interior architect Natalia Miyar has created a beautiful urban escape in the heart of London, rich in pattern and contrast, inimitable custom pieces, and inspired craftsmanship

Eleanor Joslin

This apartment is a personal favourite, as I love the result of the unusual textural combinations that we have put together,’ says Natalia Miyar, interior architect and founder of her eponymous London-based design atelier, which she established two years ago.

‘Materials are an important part of our work and they are a big inspiration for me and the homes we design, which we always try to make truly individual and bespoke.

‘I think real luxury is something that is made just for you, something that no one else has, and that is why I like bringing contrasting fabrics, materials and textures together to create one of-a-kind combinations.’

This four-bedroom apartment in Vicarage Gate House, a luxury residential building in the prestigious London borough of Kensington is a beautiful showcase of her work, with many furnishings custom-made and upholstered in tactile, vibrant fabrics and prints from design houses like Rubelli, Dedar, Fortuny, Pierre Frey and Phillip Jeffries.

The tone of the interiors scheme was influenced by the spacious living-dining room which spans the majority length of the apartment and is an unusually large room for a city apartment.

‘This room determined a lot of the design strategy,’ says the Mexico-born designer. ‘Very rarely do you get this much lateral space in London and it was a challenge for us to determine how it should be used, and how best to divide it into different functioning spaces.

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September 2018