‘Award winning international designer Alidad has had over thirty years’ experience in interior architecture and design. His extraordinary projects have led him to be included year on year in Architectural Digest’s AD100, Elle Décor’s A-List, House and Garden’s Top 100 Interior Designers and Country
This London cloakroom feels like a properly appointed room in which you would happily spend time. The walls are clad in a painted world-map canvas featuring Britain as it was depicted in the seventeenth-century - to this I have added almost imperceptible red dots, pinpointing favourite places of the client.
It took a great deal of time to assign the surface marbles, glass,brass and mirror to the domed ceilings, walls and archways, and until the last moment I was juggling the various tones and colours in order to create an effect that was by turns both very rich and very soft.
The octagonal-shaped white glass ceiling with star pattern is defined with black and gilt edging.
A detailed view in the space shows the intricacy of pattern and design, and the way the combinations of glass, marble and brass work together.
You can be more wildly adventurous in the design of certain areas of the home, such as hallways or cloakrooms, because you pass through the spaces rather than live within them. In this cloakroom of striped marble and gold mosaic, I wanted the client to be transported into a different era.
The room is furnished with with antique mirrors, a verre eglomise console, antique lamps and sconces to achieve a welcoming, if surprising atmostphere.