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.”