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Creme de la creme: The best interior design projects of 2022

We asked Portaire’s community members what their best project of the year was. You won’t believe your eyes.

Interiors by Maria Roquette
Creme de la creme: The best interior design projects of 2022
Clara Carlino de Paz
November 10, 2022

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We’re so proud to host a community of creatives who push the boundaries of interior design. To indulge ourselves, and showcase their amazing designs, we asked them to send us their favourite projects of the year. Are you ready to meet them?

Maria Roquette

Maria is an interior designer and architect based in Lisbon. Her expertise is in private homes, restaurants, offices and retail spaces. Her favourite home this year was near Lisbon yet distant enough to be in the farmland. With the clear objective of creating and environment integrated with nature, Maria set out to create a serene, warm and poetic space. To do so, she used simple materials such as wood or concrete, and custom made every single piece of furniture and lightning. In one word, peaceful.

Daniele Mancinetti

Dan is an interior designer and founder of König Design Studio. Originally from Rome and a Londoner since 2020, his studio focuses on residential projects. He has two projects that stood out this year. The first was German influencer AndrewFoxx’s home.

The second is a lawyer’s home in Clapham North. The design was based around the clients’ extensive book collection. Our favourite section might be the living room, which is airy, light and fabulous.

Rachel Usher Interior Design

Rachel Usher Interior Design is a multi-award winning luxury interior design studio specialising in providing their clients with outstanding spaces. Their favourite project of the year was a home office. The key requirements within this luxury residential brief were to create a space for focused and inspirational thoughts. Their design team understood and identified with these needs, acknowledging the numerous benefits to carving out a space within the home for remote working.

Embracing the emotional values required, the studio team consciously curated an environment which would promote a sense of calmness throughout, providing copious amounts of functional storage to encourage focused thoughts.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights, founded in Chesterfield in 1987 as a modest family business, has evolved to become the UK's largest maker of bespoke ornamental light fittings.

Their first favourite project was at Sopwell House, comprising of 128 rooms and suites, two restaurants, a conservatory bar, a cocktail lounge, and a spa with a pool and gym. Northern Lights was given the task of creating unique lighting with a modern look that was both welcome and healing. The delicate palette has a bright, new vibe with a lighting system meant to keep the rooms warm on a winter's night, complemented with warm brasses and rich alabaster.

A private nightclub, multi-sensory saloon, meditation and wellness area, a film room and private music studio, a helipad, and a private party deck set the tone for this galaxy yacht and second favourite project of the year. Northern Lights’ brief was to create a lightning design for the gods, which ultimately included: a Brass & quartz chandelier, brass column wall lights, brass & alabaster wall sconces, brass & alabaster framework installation, quartz smoked crystal & alabaster bedside lamps and Iveston table lamps.

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