Have you ever walked past the gorgeous stucco fronted houses around London and wished you could just ring the doorbell and ask to have a quick snoop inside? I certainly have! So when I was approached by Anna Daccache to feature this Regent’s Park property on the blog, I jumped at the chance. Anna runs atelierada.com, a home-staging business, where she gets the chance to furnish and style the most incredible homes in the most prestigious postcodes in London (only slightly envious!)
Set right opposite Regent’s Park on a gorgeous London street with black iron railings and traditional lamp posts, this five bedroom house measures in at more than 3700 sq ft. – three reception rooms, a master bedroom with a dressing room and en-suite bathroom, three more bathrooms and ‘vaults’ (naturally!), which are currently being used as wine cellars, as well as access to exclusive resident-only private gardens.
Once a contract is signed, Anna has to have the property staged in 3 to 5 days, so she had quite the job on her hands to make this huge property look homely and attractive in such a short time. Considering the potential tenant, location and era of the property, she decided to go with classic pieces of furniture and sophisticated accessories, but styled with modern art and rugs.
Viewing a large property can be quite daunting, the many rooms can be overwhelming and this is where staging comes in, it gives life to an empty house and inspires the future occupants with ideas on how to best use and furnish the various rooms.
Anna also has her own warehouse of high-end furniture and accessories, from modern to classic, that she picks and chooses pieces from for each of her projects. But she also has a network of suppliers and artists she collaborates with – I love how she also takes the opportunity work closely with artists and makers to showcase their work in her projects, including the artist who created the modern pop art in this property.
Another project of Anna’s is this stunning detached house in St. John’s Wood, north London. Anna says “The external facade has Gothic features, like pointed arches etc., and is not that polished. This is also the case inside, so I responded to that with the staging.”
With thanks to Anna for allowing me access to finally have a peek inside some of London's grand homes!
A bit more about Atelier ADA
Atelier ADA is an architectural and an interior design and home staging firm run by an Anna, a trained Architect.
They specialise in the private residential sector – an interior and architectural design studio that offers personalised design and management solutions; tailored to client’s particular needs.
All Regent’s Park photography by tashsouth.com