Kelly Behun Reimagines London Department Store into Dreamy Contemporary Apartment

The Whiteley, once the home of London’s first department store, has undergone a remarkable transformation into a 1.1-million-square-foot residential and hospitality destination.

Just recently, The Whiteley unveiled its first completed residence – a stunning three-bedroom apartment, curated by renowned New York City-based designer, Kelly Behun.

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Behun’s design philosophy beautifully blends old-world charm with contemporary vibrancy, drawing inspiration from both the building’s rich history and its surroundings. The colour
palette, featuring rich golds, verdant greens, dusky roses, and lavenders, takes cues from Hyde Park’s proximity, creating a warm, modern environment.

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The apartment’s design philosophy emphasizes tactile and inviting atmospheres, with natural fabrics and organic shapes, creating a harmonious living space. Notable pieces include an offset sunburst pattern rug by fashion designer, Mary Katrantzou, and hands-culpted torchiere style sconces by artist, Chris Wolston, that enhance the tall ceiling heights.

SOURCE Design Milk, 9th January 2024

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16th January 2024