Private Residence, Monte Carlo
Morpheus were presented with the rarest of opportunities to completely redesign an historic detached villa in the heart of Monte Carlo. The existing property was built over 110 years ago in the Belle Epoque style of the late nineteenth century and has been placed under protective order by H.S.H. Prince Albert.
The challenge for Morpheus was to make the most of the new spaces generated by the creation of two additional floors, opening those areas to maximise light and accentuate visual access to the panoramic views without compromising the period architectural style. This posed a problem more difficult than it sounds. A century ago, houses in warmer climates were designed to keep out sunlight and the oppressive heat of summer. Tall, narrow windows, shutters and dark interiors were the order of the day.
It was not until the 1920s that people began to appreciate the health giving benefits of sunlight, and, with the introduction of
air conditioning and a paler colour palette for interiors, architects and designers, for the first time, sought to merge interiors with the outside environment. Morpheus has conceived plans in which the main focus of each floor is centred on the south facing windows and the sea views beyond. A pale and muted colour palette throughout draws the eye to the stronger colours of the exterior views, throwing into sharp relief the vivid blue of sea and sky.
A light, yet sophisticated touch is used for furnishings in a contemporary idiom – clean, modern lines with the highest quality in terms of material, craftsmanship and finish. For instance, polished metal shapes form room dividers without losing the sense of space, and, together with customised crystal chandeliers in cutting edge designs, they playfully reflect light from outside, animating and illuminating interior spaces.
Morpheus London have recently completed their second show apartment for Land Securities at ‘Nova SW1’. The penthouse is located on the 12th floor and offers uncompromised views of Buckingham Palace, the West End and the busy streets of Belgravia as well as a 360 view of the city from the private terrace.
Morpheus London are excited to announce the completion of the Duplex Penthouse interior design scheme at the iconic Oceanic House in St James, London. The building has proved a challenging yet inspiring canvas to create the ideal aspirational central London living space for the luxury residential market of today.
Morpheus London was given the rare opportunity to work on one of London’s most Iconic landmarks, Centre Point Residences. Appointed by Almacantar, Morpheus designed a new show apartment within the recently completed development drawing inspiration from the building’s architecture and history, while keeping in mind the vibrant and creative area it resides in.
Morpheus have recently completed The Lodge, a luxury ski chalet within the Six Senses Residences in Courchevel 1850. Designed to be the epitome of luxury Alpine living it is set across three floors with five ensuite bedrooms, a living area, dining area and fully fitted bespoke kitchen.
Morpheus London have recently completed a show apartment at ‘Nova SW1’ by Land Securities. Situated on the 11th floor of the modernist building in the heart of Victoria, central London, the four bedroom penthouse offers uncompromised views of Buckingham Palace, the West End and the busy streets of Belgravia below.
Morpheus have recently completed the interior design of a three bedroom apartment within Riverwalk – one of London’s finest riverfront residences. The building is a unique architectural masterpiece of smooth curves and glass fronted balconies overlooking the River Thames.
Morpheus is delighted to announce their recent collaboration with Hodgdon Yachts. Founded in 1816, Hodgdon are America’s oldest boat builder and have an enviable reputation producing some of the world’s highest quality custom vessels, specializing in limousine tenders for superyachts.
Morpheus is extremely proud to have been appointed to work on the design of decorative furnishings for Six Senses Residences Courchevel. This world class development at the very heart of the exclusive resort of Courchevel 1850 and is home to 53 apartments and penthouses.
This unique lateral penthouse property extending to 3,500 sqft overlooking Lord’s Cricket Ground has the luxury of two vast external spaces; one full length terrace to the front of the building and a winter garden and balcony to the rear, both with enviable views.
Chapman House is a contemporary, six storey townhouse located in the heart of Chelsea. The design of this home has been inspired by the legendary work of Colin Chapman – founder of Lotus Cars – and as a result demonstrates exquisitely engineered finishing and detailing throughout.
This project illustrates a show apartment concept and sales strategy created for a prestigious development in Singapore, located in the prime Orchard Road district. The project brief was to create a harmonious interior design and branding concept that would work alongside the originality and ambition of the development as a whole, enabling it to be effectively marketed to a global audience.
The brief for this project was to design and development manage the refurbishment and furnishing of a lateral apartment in order to attract a premium rental client. This particular project demonstrates how we are able to operate on an exceptionally short time frame and a tight, commercially led budget.