Tala Fustok fills Hyde Park apartment with vintage furniture

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Tala Fustok fills Hyde Park apartment with vintage furniture

Tala Fustok Studio transformed the interior of a west London flat into a “calm haven” containing carefully selected artworks and furniture influenced by its owner’s travels.

The Palace Gate apartment is located on the fourth floor of a Victorian mansion block next to Hyde Park in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Tala Fustok designed The Palace Gate apartment in London

Local interior designer Tala Fustok set out to transform the four-bedroom property into a relaxing pied-a-terre that houses a collection of contemporary artwork.

“I wanted to create a peaceful retreat to balance the hustle and bustle of the city and the owner’s lifestyle,” Fustok told Dezeen.

“Our client is an avid traveler who frequents North Africa and abundant European cities,” she added. “We wanted to ensure that this was reflected in the design, as a kind of escape and to bring a dose or reminder of those institutions to their home in London.”

Integrated storage in apartment by Tala Fustok
Integrated storage hides steel beams in the living room

The interior has a palette of soft colors meant to evoke a sunset, with textures of stone and earthy materials adding to the nomadic and natural feel.

The interior of 252 square meters was reorganized through several structural interventions that opened up the living and dining area, as well as the combination of two bedrooms to form a large master bedroom and dressing area.

Apartment hallway with rocking chair and vase on a plinth
In the entrance hall stands a woven chair and a vase from East London’s MAH Gallery

In the main living space, steel beams are hidden in a room divider with curved surfaces and open shelves that allow light and views throughout, while providing space to display artwork.

Deep colors and textures, including plastered walls and velvet upholstery, add richness and variety to the scheme, making the most of the light that floods into the southwest-facing spaces.

Kitchen of The Palace Gate apartment
Wooden cabinets contrast with brass details in the kitchen

A monochromatic color scheme forms a simple backdrop for the artwork, vintage furniture and bespoke elements created to enhance the home’s tranquil atmosphere.

Fustok’s studio was involved in selecting the unique furniture and art for the home to elevate the spaces and create consistency throughout the different rooms.

A stripped entry hall – with a Venetian mirror, a woven chair and a vase from East London’s MAH Gallery – leads through to the dining room where a mirror from The Antique Mirror Company hangs above a painted brick fireplace.

An Italian travertine table from the 1970s combines with a curved sofa to create a space for informal dining. On top of the table is a centerpiece from London’s Vessel Gallery and underneath sits a shaggy rug by designer Tim Page.

Bedroom with pink bed in The Palace Gate by Tala Fustok
A large pink-velvet bed is the centerpiece of the bedroom

Fustok added double-arched doors to connect the dining room to the adjacent kitchen, where wood cabinets contrast with brass details, including the hood.

The living room has a travertine fireplace along with a mirror and rug to match those used in the dining room. Bespoke furniture made from bleached plywood, brass and wood add to the space’s relaxed, rustic character.

Pink bathroom
The same pink colors carry over to the bathroom

In the master bedroom, a 1960s-style bed upholstered in dusty pink velvet provides a bold focal point.

The tapestry above the bed is from London gallery Schmid McDonagh, while a custom mirror by French artist Christophe Gaignon is placed above the stone fireplace.

A dressing area adjacent to the master bedroom is arranged around a custom-made storage island wrapped in leather and plywood, which is lit from above by a pendant lamp from British design studio Pinch.

Dressing room in The Palace Gate by Tala Fustok with stained mirrors
The dressing room is arranged around a custom storage island

The Moroccan-informed en suite bathroom has a custom travertine sink and zellige tiles in the shower. The design of this space embraces the nomadic inspirations seen throughout the residence.

Tala Fustok studied at the Architectural Association before setting up her studio in West London.

Her previous projects include a Manhattan loft with a laid-back vibe and an office for game developer Ninja Theory in Cambridge, which has a crimson bar and an all-blue cinema room.

The styling is by Sania Pell and photography by Michael Sinclair.

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