Westminster:  The new Chambers Staircase at the Reform Club Photographer: Michael Caldwell

Westminster:  The new Chambers Staircase at the Reform Club
Photographer: Michael Caldwell

When members of the famous Club finally head for the twenty new bedrooms we built, they rise up this completely new staircase, designed to be 'stylistically invisible'. Experience has taught that such an approach depends less on being modest and deferential to the original design, and more on developing the same levels of confidence and emotional energy as the original architect. In this case, that was Charles Barry, best known for designing the Houses of Parliment. The hand-blocked wallpaper, 'Jasmine Dot', was designed in 1830.

 

Other projects completed in 2006:
Westminster: The Morning Room at the Oxford and Cambridge Club
Westminster: Members' accommodation, twenty new bedrooms at the Reform Club   
Mayfair: Quinquennial Survey of St. George's Hanover Square