MPL Interiors completed a full aesthetic overhaul of Ridgepoint Homes’ headquarters – a splendid period manor house in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. MPL was asked to source and supply a number of new design facets, including paint, wallpaper, floor coverings, lighting, office furniture and soft furnishings. Careful to let the original details shine, the design team chose a palette of heritage colours, drawing influences from the famous Farrow & Ball portfolio of paints.
A series of 2D plans and mood boards were used to plan the new look for public-facing
areas and private offices. Bespoke office furniture
installed includes a stunning yet practical reception desk and micro shelves (also known as picture ledges) matched to the exact veneer of the office desks. Small but very special details include custom-designed fireplace hearths and a one-off arrangement of floor tiles laid in the reception area.
MPL installed a number of contemporary chandeliers and sculptural pendants throughout the workplace, which draw the eye and create a real focal point.
Also adding interest is a number of artworks for the dramatic stairway.
Wallpaper has also been used on the walls. Throughout are classic patterns in muted shades, with the exception of the director’s office. Here MPL was asked to take inspiration from the marble fireplace, which has inspired the use of marble-effect wallpaper – a rich emerald green in the alcoves and a muted cream version on the chimney breast. When coupled with the velvet occasional sofas, plush carpet and contemporary chandelier, the overall look is very decadent in an Art Deco way.