Lonsdale Road, London
Located on Lonsdale Road in the heart of Notting Hill, just a short walk from Westbourne Grove and Portobello Road, this former restaurant has been transformed in to a luxurious, fully furnished London home. Nulty Bespoke worked with developer and designer, Fenton Whelan, to design a tailor-made contemporary chandelier, which would create a dramatic statement feature, while adding warmth to the reception room. Inspired by natural forms, a spiral of light from 24 petal-shaped shades now gently cascades through the three-storey stairwell. The shades are attached to fine cables, which in turn are fixed to a polished nickel double-frame circular structure at the top of the house. Gold leaf has been hand-applied, to each shade. Attention to detail, through a process of drawing, CGI and prototypes, has ensured that the light both reflects off and passes through the shades, creating a soft, radiant effect within the stairwell.
Trevor Morgan, Managing Director, Nulty Bespoke explains: ‘We wanted a warm, golden quality, similar to candlelight – this has been achieved through careful design of the form and by the use of gold leaf and miniature 2800K LED lamps, each of which supply 180 lumens of ambient light.’ The floating, sculptural quality of the chandelier adds visual interest, complementing the muted backdrop of polished plaster walls, wrought iron balustrade and oak handrail, adding warmth and a welcoming feel to the hall.