Form and Function

An extensive refurbishment of this London mews house called for something special. This music loving client wanted a very traditional feel to the home, yet also liked the lifestyle benefits that modern electronic technology could bring. How could we satisfy these two requirements, seemingly very much at odds with each other?

Close collaboration with the client and architects De Rosee and Sa provided the answer. We have designed a system that’s strong on performance but cleverly concealed and sensitive to the interior aesthetic. This three bed property is now fully fitted with high quality music and Sky TV to multiple rooms, from basement to roof terrace, delivered through discreetly hidden and stylish speakers.

The showpiece living room space is a case in point, with a Samsung screen and 5.1 surround sound system integrated very much into the fabric of the room, rather than distracting from it - typified by the bookshelf style B&W speakers in matching wood finish at the rear of the room.

Tablet control of the various systems in the house, using the Control4 app, removes the need for multiple touchscreens on the wall that would distract from the period vibe.

We’re especially proud of our lighting control solution for the property. Period style Forbes + Lomax plates allows the client tactile, easy to understand control of lighting scenes in different rooms and offer an outstanding, seamless fit with the home’s design scheme.

Our client has also fallen in love with his basement media room. In this 60’s themed space, he can chill out and play pool with friends, or when the mood takes, kick back and enjoy movies and gaming in a 7.2 home cinema, complete with fixed screen, projector and booming, immersive sound. It’s the ultimate, self-indulgent man space!

This is a project that shows just what can be achieved if you understand technology, your client and property aesthetics. The result is a wonderful marriage of both form and function.

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