Caroline from SHH just sent me one of their recently completed projects and I must say, AMAZING! So not only is this place a perfect balance of melding to styles together but it’s an office space for a shipping company as well. By now you know I have a special place in my heart for those amazing herringbone floors. Wood, black and white for me are the perfect canvas for an amazing space, Can I work there please? More after the jump.
SHH has completed an office interiors project, set within a 5-storey early Georgian terrace in the West End of London, for an international shipping company. The new offices are spacious and dramatic, with cool, contemporary furniture and interventions creating a strong contrast with the building’s classic fabric, which was renovated as part of the scheme. Major new design features include a bespoke chandelier hanging right through the three storey stair void; new bespoke furniture designed by SHH and beautiful American black walnut herringbone timber flooring, installed to restore some of the long-lost richness and quality suggested by the original building envelope.
The new herringbone timber floor runs from the double doors to the reception desk to a new lift to the rear of the reception area, where the dark material palette continues into the lift car itself, black marble from the reception desk reappearing on the floor and American black walnut cladding the walls.
The staircase and balustrade are original but both have been refurbished. The stairs were cleaned, repainted in white and a luxurious deep pile carpet in dark chocolate grey added as a stair runner, edged in leather binding. Existing brass stair rods were reinstalled and the wrought iron balustrade and mahogany hand-rail re-polished.