BIID member Gregory Phillips Architects has won the Interior Design category in this year??s Sunday Times 2012 British Homes Awards for its stunning Bishops Close project. The company received the award on Wednesday 19th September during a special Gala dinner held at the Grosvenor Marriott Hotel in London in front of 400 assembled guests.
Bishops Close is a new-build, 900sqm detached home in Berkshire, set within a breath-taking 12 acre site adjacent to the River Thames. Gregory Phillips Architects created a holistic response to its client??s brief that included all aspects of the interior, exterior and landscape design. The project included a stunning private entrance courtyard, outdoor swimming pool, out buildings and tennis court as well as complete interior design.
?Too often with modern houses, the interiors are stark, lacking a genuine sense of luxury and warmth,?? Gregory Phillips says. ?Within many hi-end interiors, designers resort to excessive decoration and glitz. The aim of this project was to create a contemporary, luxurious house using subtle, modern techniques and traditional materials. This design provides a unique combination, evoking comfort and indulgence blended with simplicity and sophistication. We are honoured to win this prestigious Award.??
The interior at Bishops Close features superior fittings, colour and finishes throughout and integrates sophisticated electronic technology discreetly to answer the specific design brief. All spaces within the home afford spectacular immediate, intermediate or far-reaching views to outside.
The Bishops Close project also achieved top prize in the Bespoke Luxury Living category of the Sunday Times 2012 British Homes Awards, with Gregory Phillips Architects also acclaimed as Architect of the Year. Two other BIID members, April Russell Designs and Staffan Tollgard Design Group also reached the final of the Interior Design category with both projects commended by the judges.
The Sunday Times British Homes Awards invited entries from home builders, developers, housing associations, architects and interior designers within eleven hotly contested categories.