Indulgent London pied-à-terre

Interior designer Mark Smith invites us into his Kensington mansion flat and shares the journey of its makeover.

Having worked for the likes of William Yeoward and Terence Conran, featured since 2015 as one of House & Garden UK’s Top 100 Leading Interior Designers and appeared among the pages of various glossy magazines, Mark Smith of Smith Creative Design has earned his stripes as one of the UK’s most respected designers. He’s well known for his ability to skilfully cross reference various architectural periods and to manipulate light and texture to create genuine comfort in his client’s interiors.

His own London pad, a red brick Kensington mansion flat with fantastic proportions and original architectural details, telegraphs a mix of warmth and luxury and contains his characteristic mix of styles which hang together with a newfound, personalised identity. By converting the three-bedroom flat into a one-bedroom flat, Mark has thrown the rule book out, achieving the luxury of space he was after and has used some savvy tricks along the way to maintain an air of calm in his home.

WORDS: Mila Crewe-Brown
CAPTIONS: Mark Smith
PRODUCTION: J-P de la Chaumette
INTERIORS: Mark Smith of Smith Creative

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