Shalini Mirsa Ltd are so very honoured and excited to be announced as the winner of the very prestigious House and Garden 2018 Project of the year. We won this for our work on the beautiful home in Chelsea, London. We owe a massive thank you to House and Garden for selecting us from a very accomplished and prestigious peer group. A huge bow of gratitude to our clients, who give us the opportunity to let our creativity shine.
House & Garden 2018 Project of the Year: A London house with an exquisite art collection designed by Shalini Misra
Last night House & Garden celebrated the launch of the new list of our Top 100 Interior Designers and announced the winners of our inaugural design awards. This London house was the first Shalini Misra project to be featured in House & Garden (in the November 2017 issue), was awarded the prize for Project of the Year, and what a project it is. This Victorian house in London was almost doubled in size to make room for its owners’ dramatic collection of contemporary art, with architect and designer Shalini Misra creating detailed yet large-scale spaces that allow the art to shine
On the lower ground floor, a more informal dining area has a table by Eero Saarinen, with a photograph from Marina Abramović’s Kitchen series on the wall. CTO Lighting’s ‘Array Opal’ pendant is a close match to the one over the table.
A Victorian house built in the Italianate style in a smart conservation area of London is an unlikely setting for provocative contemporary art. Yet architect and interior designer Shalini Misra has created a dramatic space every bit as bold as the owners’ collection of art. Just inside the front door, visitors are greeted by a sculpture called Almech (2011), by the Polish artist Pawel Althamer. Its bone-white face is revealed as bandages mummifying the female form are peeled away. This could be seen as a metaphor for the house itself – its Victorian past stripped to face the future. Step further inside and it becomes obvious that this is not a house for a timid designer.
To see more images and the full project brief please visit our Chelsea Home project in the portfolio.