Published on : Monday, September 2, 2019
“Lighting was very important and it really needed to ooze luxury and glamour, the chandeliers and wall lights were to be our “star” pieces… works of art in themselves. I also mirrored the ceiling above the piano area so that the chandelier would reflect into it creating pools of light and drama.” – Celia Sawyer.
Celia Sawyer is so much more than an interior designer: Entrepreneur, TV personality, style icon, property developer, dealer, and businesswoman. Winner of the Inspirational Woman of the Year 2013 Award and named in the Top 100 Most Influential British Entrepreneurs and Top 250 Most Powerful Women Leaders. Her passion and dedication are completely transcendent and visible in every design aesthetic, creating spirited environments and inspirational projects like this bold contemporary luxurious interior.
Set in the amazing view of Dubai’s landscapes, this apartment interior design is a for a high caliber VIP. With extraordinaire use of black and golds, completely corresponding to the demands of what to expect from the characteristics opulent interior design aesthetic of Dubai.
The client’s brief was to create a very dramatic statement in the main reception area, with a slightly masculine feel, but with softened areas so that it didn’t look too hard and austere. Celia used a lot of gold accessories, and textures to soften things up, and with the entrance into the main reception, created lightboxes to show off the client’s crystals.As the reception walls and floors were to be very dark, Celia used plenty of mirrors, created the screening around the piano area, to reflect the outside, and also strips of the mirror on the back wall of the room for interest.
Strength. Vivid. Emotional. The qualities are visible in this project but also in Celia herself. Noticeable in every little detailed of the composition on the project, more than her taste we are able to get a taste of her own inspiring personality. This is obviously true, by the choice of bold lighting pieces. From the same family of the Empire Chandelier, literally the spotlight of the living room is the smaller version of the impressive chandelier, the Empire Wall. Same exuberance, but in a smaller dose.