Angel O’Donnell took inspiration from a rare London view to create two apartments for a luxury development in St John’s Wood
The enviable views at One St John’s Wood, a new luxury development by Regal Homes, provided
subtle design cues for the interiors of two apartments: a nature-inspired penthouse and a more architecturally inspired three-bedroom apartment. Both schemes mix vintage finds with design classics – resulting in quietly confident interiors.
The Three Bedroom Apartment
Situated on the tenth floor of the building, the interiors of this apartment have been designed to soothe the senses – balancing plushly padded furniture with sharply delineated forms. The varied sculptural elements in each room subtly nod to the riot of architectural genres found in the neighbouring Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Details range from a Marenco sofa and delicately pivoting floor lamp in the living room, to a handmade counterball pendant light and bar stools with elegant tapering legs in the kitchen.
Off-white and dusty pale green walls provide the backdrop to a series of richly pigmented colours: deep burgundy, juniper green, golden honey and scorched clay. Hues that can be found in large acrylic artwork, custom-made leather bedside tables and velvet headboards.
Details include a bespoke ash table base that has been scorched to enhance its wavy, longitudinal grain and a vintage chest of drawers that has been matched with contemporary ziggurat-shaped table lamps by Kelly Wearstler.
To reflect St John’s Wood’s verdant leafiness, the second apartment – a penthouse – features natural hues in abstract art, floral motifs in wallpaper and organic shapes in furniture.
There are also visually arresting moments, like the Vladimir Kagan armchairs in the living room and the rippling form of a bronze coffee table base. Then there’s the use of colour and texture in the bedrooms: a wool bouclé headboard; a pistachio green velvet chair; cushions of teal, nutmeg and mint; and a wallpaper depicting long-stemmed flowers and grasses.
Artwork also pays homage to nature with obsidian green abstracts by Margreth Hirschmiller Reinhard and the overlaid photographic images of Singapore’s Garden City by Laurent Dequick. These pieces add bursts of natural shapes and colours, which complement the wool, cotton, linen, leather, velvet, wood and brass elements elsewhere in the scheme.
This multiplicity of materials can also be found on two of the terraces – with cast concrete, charcoal hued stone, FSC Grade A teak and all-weather rope.
Richard Angel, co-founder and CEO of Angel O’Donnell, says, “One St. John’s Wood is a seriously unique development with uninterrupted views across the world-famous Lord’s Cricket Ground. History, iconic architecture and nerve-shredding cricket action is literally on your doorstep – and all set within the leafy loveliness of St John’s Wood. Conscious of how landmark these residences are, we left no stone unturned, lavishing these remarkable apartments with sculptural lighting, handcrafted furniture, opulent textures and eye-catching art. The result is two luxurious homes that more than live up to their gorgeous surroundings.”
Awards for Angel O’Donnell
Angel O’Donnell won Best Residential Interior and Best Mixed-Use Interior, Europe, at the International Property Awards 2022, their designs inside The OWO Residences have been shortlisted for two categories in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2023.