This Eco-Pleasant Condo is a Peaceable Refuge within the Coronary heart of London – Inside Design – Inside Design

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Sofa, coffee table, side table and accent chair by Tom Lawrence-Levy of Natural Asthetik. The TV Console is custom made. Large reddish artwork is by Lorenzo Brinati, from Cadogan Contemporary. The smaller piece is by Richard Zinon, also from Cadogan Contemporary.

For Tom Lawrence-Levy, founder of Natural Asthetik, this project located in the British capital was a challenge for many reasons. First, the designer had to learn more about feng shui principles. His client, a young married couple of Asian descent, felt strongly about reflecting feng shui rules throughout their home. Second, another part of the brief consisted in creating a living space of eco-friendly pieces free of any carcinogens. When Lawrence-Levy realized he couldn’t find furniture assembled and made using 100% non-toxic adhesives and sustainable materials, he decided to design them himself, fashioning many pieces as functional storage as well. “This way, we were able to create a space that was easy to keep clear of clutter and maintain the calmness,” he says. 

In this apartment inspired by a mix of Japanese and Scandinavian influences (described as Japandi style), the serene environment was achieved using a restrained, soft and natural color and material palette with wood, stone and natural fibers. “We incorporated organic shaped pieces and many curves to express the importance of keeping the energy of the rooms flowing,” Lawrence-Levy says. “This home is a moment of peace in the middle of the city.”

Fluted wood console by Tom Lawrence-Levy of Natural Asthetik. The artwork is a commissioned piece by Lana Matsuyama, using original calligraphy by Josephine's father, Zhihao Chen, who is also an artist.
Fluted wood console by Tom Lawrence-Levy of Natural Asthetik. The artwork is a commissioned piece by Lana Matsuyama, using original calligraphy by Josephine’s father, Zhihao Chen, who is also an artist.
Table and Dining chairs by Tom Lawrence-Levy of Natural Asthetik; light pendants by Le Klint, Available via NaturalAsthetik.com; artwork by TYCJAN KNUT from Cadogan Contemporary.
Table and Dining chairs by Tom Lawrence-Levy of Natural Asthetik; light pendants by Le Klint; artwork by TYCJAN KNUT from Cadogan Contemporary.
Sofa, coffee table, side table and accent chair by Tom Lawrence-Levy of Natural Asthetik. The TV Console is custom made. Large reddish artwork is by Lorenzo Brinati, from Cadogan Contemporary. The smaller piece is by Richard Zinon, also from Cadogan Contemporary.
In the master bedroom, the accent chair and side table are by Tom Lawrence-Levy of Natural Asthetik; artwork by TYCJAN KNUT from Cadogan Contemporary.
In the master bedroom, the accent chair and side table are by Tom Lawrence-Levy of Natural Asthetik; artwork by TYCJAN KNUT from Cadogan Contemporary.
Bed and nightstands by Tom Lawrence-Levy of Natural Asthetik.
Bed and nightstands by Tom Lawrence-Levy of Natural Asthetik.
Pull out bed by Tom Lawrence-Levy of Natural Asthetik; artwork by Zhihao Chen.
Pull out bed by Tom Lawrence-Levy of Natural Asthetik; artwork by Zhihao Chen.
Desk and chair by Tom Lawrence-Levy of Natural Asthetik; console and shelves are custom.
Desk and chair by Tom Lawrence-Levy of Natural Asthetik; console and shelves are custom.
Artwork in the hallway is by Lana Matsuyama.
Artwork in the hallway is by Lana Matsuyama.

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