Brand Snapshot | Kitesgrove’s Pont Street apartment
Kitesgrove was established in 2013 and is headed up today by Creative Director Sophie Elborne and Managing Director Sophie Coller. Located in Chelsea, the design studio creates intelligently designed spaces which celebrate longevity over short-lived wow factor.
Kitesgrove’s Interior Design and Project Management team undertook a complete renovation of a penthouse apartment at the top of a landmark property on Pont Street. With over 4,300 square foot of living and entertaining space the home boasts two roof terraces with incredible views as well as a series of quietly luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms.
The owner is an avid collector who briefed Kitesgrove to create a home that brings together his two passions: design and art. Having lived in the apartment with his family for several years he was keen for the refurbishment to reflect his aesthetic vision, embracing bespoke craftsmanship and customised pieces, to form a home that is in itself a work of art.
Many of the apartment’s features were especially made for the project, from floor and wall coverings to furniture and art. Kitesgrove’s interior design team collaborated with renowned designers Faye Toogood, Sebastian Cox, Bethan Gray and Patrick Schols as well as a number of emerging artists, such as Olivia Aspinall, Marcus James, Annette Nix and Paulo Arraiano. The unexpected mix of furniture and art gives the space a sense of intrigue and discovery.
Fabrics and trimmings were carefully sourced from a myriad of brands, all known for their uncompromising quality, including Holland & Sherry, Abbott & Boyd, Vanderhurd and Turnell & Gigon to name just a few. Furniture was upholstered in a combination of fabrics and trimmings to add contrast and texture.
The property has a wonderful feeling of space and light, with a playful interaction between exterior and interior throughout. The stunning glazing work showcases the vistas across Knightsbridge and the ceiling heights (reaching 5m in some areas) celebrate the original listed beams, all of which were painstakingly restored. The interplay of materials and bold juxtaposition of pattern and colour, make this a truly unique apartment, filled with character, comfort and a sense of home.
The Pont Street apartment is currently on the market, for any enquiries please contact Sophie Coller.