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House Tour : Luxe Contemporary European apartment design by Olga Ashby with 5-star hotel vibe

Internationally-renowned interior designer Olga Ashby turns this 1,300 sq ft apartment into a deluxe suite worthy of its globe-trotting homeowners and their two children.

The story behind the design of this home began in the bar of a luxury hotel.

“The client took me to one of their favourite hotels for a drink to show me what they expected to see in the apartment,” says Olga Ashby, an established interior designer to the well-heeled in London, “It was clear from the beginning that the look they wanted was for a really sophisticated and classy setting with a 5-star hotel vibe. Now that really helped the design team to hone in on what the home should look like.”

Home: Apartment with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in London
Size: 1,300 sq ft
Who lives here: A family of 4
 Olga Ashby

This 1,300 sq ft apartment next to the affluent residential district of St. John’s Wood was finished just before the global pandemic and the client was lucky to move in ahead of the first lockdown. Fresh from its completion, Olga takes Home & Decor on an exclusive look of the new home.

  • Every luxury hotel has a cosy and posh entrance, and that was one the things Olga ensured the home would have.
    “The Hallway and powder room were extremely important as they provide this “sense of arrival” you have when checking in to a 5-star hotel.” she explains. For the entrance foyer, she created a stylish introduction to the rest of the home with a simple setting and designer lighting. This look would be carried into the dining room with the use of the same lighting fixtures and wall colour.
    Credit: Vico Jansons