This month, we are thrilled to have revealed the House of Walpole – The Home of British Luxury Craftsmanship.
House of Walpole is a unique collaboration between leading luxury brands Northacre, Walpole, the official sector body for UK luxury, and Oliver Burns, the high-end interior design studio. The space, designed entirely by Walpole member Oliver Burns, showcases and highlights British Luxury within the iconic heritage restoration project.
Steeped in history, No.1 Palace Street, The St. Regis Residences, is one of London’s most coveted addresses, adjacent to His Majesty’s official London residence and boasting unique views of Buckingham Palace and its private gardens. Taking inspiration from the gardens, Oliver Burns created a unique design concept for the House entitled ‘A Celebration of the Palace Gardens’.
House of Walpole unites so many incredible British brands under one roof, and Northacre is pleased to announce the Meet the Makers campaign to celebrate their talents.
Some of the makers include Cole & Son, which has been creating original and exceptional wallcoverings since 1875 and has designed a bespoke wallpaper inspired by the palace gardens for the Powder Room. Helen Amy Murray, a globally renowned artist and designer, who has conceived a 3-metre-tall Master Bedroom headboard inspired by the iconic Victoria and Albert Plane trees which sit in the Palace gardens. Aiveen Daly, a leading London-based textile artist, has created a Mulberry Leaf Bench, Dragonfly Headboard and embroidered dining chairs. While artworks are being provided by international powerhouse in contemporary and modern art, Maddox Gallery.
“Our advisors collaborated with the House of Walpole team to curate artworks that both complement the exquisite interiors and reflect the historic location of the property overlooking Buckingham Palace Gardens. A group of nature inspired artworks by world renowned artists in an equally unique setting, they integrate within the space seamlessly and welcome visitors into a new definition of luxury living. Art and luxury have no definable function, but they have a definite feeling – uplifting, transcendent, optimistic and awe inspiring which can be felt as you move around the space,” Maeve Doyle, Artistic Director Maddox Gallery, says.
“We are incredibly proud to be working with fellow Walpole members to bring to life this incredible apartment in celebration of British Luxury Design & Craftsmanship. Oliver Burns has brought this apartment to life and created an incredible turnkey home. The design pays homage to the striking architectural features throughout, whilst masterfully bringing the outside in through the story of the palace gardens. It has been wonderful to see each piece of the design come to life and witness the incredible skill and talent of so many skilful British makers,” Amy Wardell, Head of Brand, Northacre, says.