Circa, in conjunction with sister company Marmorea, have recently undertaken the installation of wood flooring, fire surrounds, furniture, lighting and artwork in five Belgravia apartments.
All the flooring is from our exclusive range produced in the Netherlands and, for this project, we chose Pale Grey, Black Forest and also some herringbone.
Three of the apartments have been fitted with original Louis XVI fire surrounds, and two with Louis XV surrounds in either marble or, as pictured above, French limestone.
In the large living room of one of the flats, an 18 arm sputnik style, brass sputnik chandelier by Stilnovo, Italy, hangs alongside a beautiful and unusual lead crystal Murano prism chandelier; the contrast creating an individual and appealing aspect.
The entrance to the penthouse flat is home to yet another style of lighting – this time an elegant French, bronze cast lantern with a decorative balustrade and a four tree light within – which adds a finishing touch to the already superb combination of tiles, brick wall and glass.
Also in the penthouse is the shot of a vintage, Los Angeles optician sign by renowned photographer, Jack English. Very much in keeping with the New York industrial style, it is a perfect complement for both the decor and the Louis XVI limestone surround it hangs above.
Watch out for another blog featuring more mid-century furniture, lighting, and artwork throughout these prestigious apartments.
It’s all been happening at Circa and Marmorea recently, with two Circa pieces featured in this months edition of ‘Livingetc’ and an interview in ‘Homes & Antiques’.
When you are passionate about a subject it is wonderful to have the opportunity to discuss it, so our interview about mid-century modern lighting with ‘Homes & Antiques’ magazine was a pleasure as well as welcome exposure for our three showrooms.
Our featured pieces in ‘Livingetc’ were on loan to the magazine as part of two stylish, dressed room shots.
The life size bronze cast whippet, and the palm tree lamp by Maison Jansen are two very different but equally pleasing pieces, and it is great to see how harmoniously they integrate into the themes of both rooms.
You can find the whippet on our products page but the lamp has now been sold.
Lights and lamps are a huge part of an overall design scheme, and well chosen lighting not only illuminates but gives life and ambience to a space.
In this five story Victorian town house, the first light we see is the chandelier in the hallway. Crafted from Murano glass, it is made up of mottled tubular glass pieces on two tiers and is a great choice for high ceilinged entrances such as this.
Lighting, as well as being beautiful, must be functional and these two elements are brought together seamlessly in the Scandinavian cascading pendant lamp hanging from the top floor staircase.
Made up of three blown smoked glass spheres in ascending sizes, it displays the combination of simplicity and sophistication that goes to create an elegant and timeless piece.
In the living room, taking pride of place on an Italian brass console table – also supplied by Circa – is a Charles Maison pomegranate lamp. The pomegranate lamp is part of an iconic range of 50’s nature-inspired designs and really complements the clean lines and contemporary edge of the console table.
The Hungarian point bespoke flooring and Victorian marble corbel fireplace in the living room were supplied by Circa’s sister company, Marmorea.
We are thrilled to announce the opening of Marmorea Kensington – our sister company’s new showroom – displaying beautiful wood flooring, elegant chimneypieces and featuring select and newly aquired pieces from the Circa catalogue.
The showroom is arranged in the manner of a salon gallery to demonstrate how furnishings, lighting and art may work in different settings, and to exhibit how effective a combination of different styles can be.
Antique mirrors and chandeliers sit alongside 50’s furniture and quirky Italian lighting, with artwork by Julian Brooker and photography by renowned film photoghrapher Jack English; both of whom will accept commissions.
In all our showrooms we are dedicated to giving unbeatable customer service and it is our pleasure to be on hand to offer help and advice, so why don’t you pop in and say hello. We would love to see you.