Home Decor Ideas share with you a Luxury and sexy tour of a Westminster Villa Designed. Cunietti, who was born in New York and raised in Canada, had a big residential project in Ireland, and she enlisted the Glasgow-born Carden to help. The collaboration went so well that the two designers decided to join forces permanently, creating the firm CARDEN CUNIETTI in 1996.
“Working solo can be quite lonely, without someone to bounce ideas off of. The route from my apartment to Eleanora’s passes a busy corner in Notting Hill with a vacant space sandwiched between two pubs. With the naivete of youth, we decided to open a shop there.” – Carden Cunietti says.
“The clients like to entertain a lot, so the foyer isn’t just a foyer, it’s another party space,” Carden Cunietti says. “Everything is quite shiny, and when you’re in the room, you get a good bit of reflection.” The walls are polished plaster.
The wood of the unusually high baseboard contrasts with the white plaster above. The travertine-and-brass fireplace surround was designed by Carden Cunietti and made by RYAN AND SMITH. Two blue MINOTTI ARMCHAIRS are new; the clean-lined sofas came from the couple’s last house, and the glass bottles on the coffee table are by VENINI.
“I really wanted to do a red lacquer ceiling, and the husband wasn’t sure,” says Carden Cunietti. “I said, ‘Trust me. When you see the red painting below the red ceiling you’re going to love it.’ And he did.”
“It’s quite a long room with a lot of hard surfaces,” Carden Cunietti says of the wife’s retreat. “And we wanted to soundproof it a bit.” The designer accomplished that by upholstering the tops of the walls in light blue linen (the bottoms are blue-dyed wood veneer).
“Our brief was to make a space that was comfortable to study in but also a bit glamorous,” says Carden Cunietti of the elder daughter’s room. The sliding mirror on the desk (part of a wall of custom built-ins) “works well for makeup and hair but also hides the more practical things stored on the shelves.”
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