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Inside The Battersea Power Station Development. At Home with Gill Hynes

1. Battersea Power Station Model 675

Inside The Battersea Power Station Development

The Battersea Power Station development is, in reality, the creation of a new town. It spans 42 acres and is one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe. It will have almost the same amount of retail space as Westfield, and one of the largest ever single office spaces in the city of London has recently been let to Apple – half a million square feet within the iconic Battersea Power Station building at the heart of the development.

5 a. Residents games room

The first phase of residential properties (865 flats) are already sold and the founding resdidents are enjoying the focus on the community aspect of the site. There are beautiful communal areas, local cafes, shops and restaurants and a Battersea Power Station app offering a residents club and concierge service. The interiors of the communal areas, including the Residents Games Room above, Breakfast Room below and Residents Lounge have been designed by Linley

1 Breakfast Bar

As a Grade II* listed building all the original features are being retained within the Power Station building from the control dials to the signage. Working closely with English Heritage, internally the windows are being restored and the chimneys have been rebuilt to the original drawings and specification. Architects for the third phase of the project are Sir Norman Foster, the Battersea Roof Gardens Building, and Frank Gehry.

1. Communl area

The layout of each apartment is designed by the developer with flexibility for finishes and final furniture and furnishings sourced and purchased by each new owner chooses in the usual way. Gill Hynes is a founding resident, buying off plan in the first round of residential sales. She secured a two bedroom property with roof terrace and views across London.

2 a view from the roof terrace

A qualified interior designer Gill has been enjoying spending time in the apartment equipping it for rental, with attention to every detail.

3. Shelves under the stairs

One of our favourite features is the design detailing of the shelves in the stairs that lead up to the roof terrace above, linking two perfect spaces to sit and relax, here at the bottom of the stairs and under cover enjoying the view above.

2. Roof terrace

The apartments have been designed to make the most of every inch of space, with enormous storage cupboards lining the hallway. Gill added a neutral console and mirror to reflect the lighting washing down the walls.

Inside Battersea Power Station, thedecorcafe.com

One of the outstanding features of the apartment is the view, with floor to ceiling windows on both side of the open plan kitchen and sitting room. Gill chose a soft contemporary colour scheme with blush pink and grey/blue velvet upholstery, marble and gold leaf details.

1 Kitchen

The day we visited the sofa and the bedrooms were adorned by stunning original cushions made by Sapphire Summers founder Jenny Hawkins pictured below. Based at Wimbledon Art Studios, Jenny is an independent textile designer and member of The DecorCafe network of experts, creating beautiful home and personal accessories, perfect for this space.

1. Jenny of Sapphire Summer

With the storage sorted in the bedroom behind discreet floor to ceiling doors, Gill made the most of the design detailing on the bed with shaped headboard and studs, a neat chair and pretty bedside table and lights.

1 Bedroom & Bathroom

As the apartment will shortly be available to rent Gill has worked to a tight budget choosing her sources carefully to find quality pieces and good prices from companies such as Made.com and Swoon. She has generously shared her sourcebook below.

Gills Sourcebook

1. Stairs Image:
Acapulco Chair: Cox & Cox
Nest of Tables: Swoon
Sheepskins: Soak & Sleep

2. Hallway Image:
Console Table: HJ Cooper
Round Mirror: Heals
Spiky Ornaments: West Elm

3. Kitchen, Dining & Living Image:
Kitchen Pendants: Heals
Bar Stools: Hay (available from Holloways of Ludlow)
Chairs & Floor Lamps: Made.com
Dining Table: Pash

4. Living Room Sofa Image:
Sofa: Sofa Workshop
Cushions: Sapphire Summers

5. Bedroom Image:
Bed: Feather & Black
Side Tables & Chair: Made.com
Lamps: Ikea

With thanks to Mark Hutton, Director of Battersea Power Station Estates and Doni Ramalho, Lounge General Manager, for their warm welcome and sharing their knowledge.

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  1. Thank you Gill and The Decor Cafe for giving us such a privileged insight into the Battersea Power Station development. I was utterly blown away by the whole thing and Gill has done such a fantastic job with designing her stunning apartment.

    Comment by Susannah Acland — February 20, 2018 @ 10:39

  2. Felt incredibly fortunate to have a private tour of Gill’s stylish apartment as well as get such a detailed insight into this remarkable development and the plans for the next phases. Gill thank you again for your hospitality in having us (and for the best homemade macarons ever!) and the team at Battersea Power Station for sharing so much fascinating information with us. A really fantastic morning.

    Comment by Emma — February 20, 2018 @ 12:13

  3. So sorry to have missed it. Such an iconic building. Lucky you Gill.

    Comment by Lisa Norris — February 21, 2018 @ 11:18

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