Remember we told you a few weeks ago that Juliettes Interiors had been selected for an award in the prestigious International Property Awards? Well, we won the highest-scoring 5 Star interior design award in our category. We are thrilled to be the proud owners of a 5 Star, Best Interior Design, Private Residence Award for our tranquil villa in Provence, France. To say we are delighted would be an understatement. Our design team are so happy that their talent and skills have been recognised on an international stage.
Best Interior Design, Private Residence, France
The Property Awards recognise excellence in design, creativity and standards of service. The 5 Star Interior Design Award for a private residence is the highest national award available. As the highest-scoring 5 Star winner in its European category, the project will automatically be put forward to the International Awards to be judged against the 5 Star winners in other regions of the world. The Juliettes design team are hopeful that their project will shine through and be identified as the World’s Best later in the year.
5 Star Interior Design Excellence
For anyone who didn’t catch our original post, here’s a quick re-cap on a project of humble beginnings that grew into one of the most exciting ventures we have undertaken.
Our client had bought a lovely but somewhat faded villa in France, intending to use it as an occasional bolt hole. Having a firm idea of what he was looking for, he planned to manage the refurbishment himself, before running into a host of problems trying to pull everything together. He later admitted that he felt he was drowning in the project management of a villa that had been bought to provide a respite from the hurly burly of everyday life.
From Bedside Table to Interior Design
A whistle-stop visit to our showroom simply to source a couple of bedside tables proved to be a turning point for the whole project. Talking through ideas with Design Director Micaela Rossi, he realised that, as well as sourcing the items he was looking for, we could provide a complete interior design service and take on full responsibility for procurement, product design, space planning, installation and project management. In fact, Juliettes Interiors ended up specifying and sourcing new bathrooms as well as all interior furniture, outdoor and pool furniture, fabrics, finishes, lighting, bed linens, curtains and accessories. Not bad for something that started as an order for bedside tables.
From Interior Design to Full Project Management
The brief was straightforward: to transform a tired, dated property into a light, airy and friendly home using the finest luxury furniture and incorporating the colours of Provence. The client wanted a well-thought-out 21st century home, sympathetic with its glorious surroundings and to the needs of everyone spending time in it. Above all, it was to be comfortable, relaxing and sociable with a focus on quality. This was to be a sanctuary but still a place to share with family and friends.
A 5 Star Home
The finished villa really makes the most of the expansive, open plan living area, creating open spaces for socialising, dining and entertaining, along with cosy nooks and more intimate spaces, plus a TV snug and library corner. The 4 bedrooms are all luxurious, supremely comfortable and, above all, restful. The pool house is perfect for visiting guests with its 2 cool and airy bedrooms, stunning contemporary bathrooms and a fresh, open plan living and kitchen area. Set in extensive, spectacularly landscaped gardens, the villa is the sanctuary of peace and harmony that our client craved, an oasis of tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle. Originally intended as a quiet retreat for the briefest of visits, he instantly fell in love with this gorgeous home and admits that he now spends most of his time there.
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Looking Forward to December
We enjoyed every minute of the design and refurbishment and are happy to have taken such a pivotal role in the whole project – and even happier that the Property Awards judges have recognised the quality of our work and level of service. Roll on the international awards and fingers crossed…