Design Inspiration: The Apartment at The Connaught in London designed by David Collins
Monday 28th March, 2016
by Louise Keane
Hidden at the top of The Connaught Hotel in Mayfair in London is a secret gem—a home away from home—which is simply called ‘The Apartment’. The space was designed by David Collins Studio, and boasts vaulted ceilings, bespoke, handcrafted furniture such as the dining table which seats eight, and a marble fireplace with inlaid brass detailing. The soothing colour palette uses a base of neutral tones and then layers the lavenders and blues often seen in the famed Irish interior designer & architect’s designs, enlivened with brass and gold. Step through the statement blue doors into a world designed for comfort and beauty . . . —Louise
Images via The Connaught Hotel
Louise Keane Interiors Editor, Edinburgh
Louise Keane grew up beside the sea in Dublin, inspiring a life-long love of the coast. She studied French and History of Art & Architecture in Trinity College in Dublin before moving to London to work first in publishing and then in Marketing & PR. After a move to Edinburgh, she decided to heed a creative urge which had been tugging at her sleeve for a number of years, and she retrained as an interior designer. While studying interior design, Louise discovered a love of pen and ink with watercolour illustration, which she now does alongside her interior design work. Louise runs her interior design company, Amalfi White Living, which offers her clients a fresh, elegant style, mixing vintage and modern pieces for a luxurious yet relaxed look. She dreams of renovating a white house by the sea.