Christopher Dezille Honky Design Ltd

Duplex Penthouse Trafalgar Square

One of Trafalgar Square’s most recognisable landmarks, The Canadian Pacific building was constructed as the London Headquarters of the eponymous North American railway, hotel and steamship company.

Built to an exactingly high standard and faced with Portland Stone, the building and its clock tower have been ever present for generations of visitors to London’s most famous square.

Honky’s approach to the interior design was to offer the luxury and sophisticated living at one of the capitals most exclusive residential addresses.

Hand-picked stones lined the bathrooms while hand woven carpets covered bedroom floors. Dark stained oak joinery elements & detailing ran throughout the whole space with concealing warm white lighting details. Dark bronzes and tonally contrasting fabrics maintained the sophistication and elegance of the buildings heritage while visually brightening the scheme.

A bespoke slatted timber partition was installed in the entrance area. Acting as a separation between entrance and formal living areas, it maintained transparency without using translucent materials. Small gaps in-between vertical profiles filtered natural light and provided visible reference of the living area and exterior view as one enters the apartment from the elevator. Flashes of artificial light were also utilised to filter through the tops of the profiles across the ceiling and floor on both sides.

Other bespoke elements included full height upholstered wall panelling around the spiral staircase and upholstered panelling to the master bedroom walls. All hand crafted on site with specified fabrics to tone in with wallpapers and the stained oak.

The overall design created a sense of tranquil sophistication, seamlessly leading through to the uninterrupted views past Nelson’s Column across London’s premier square to the National Gallery and the historic St. Martin in the Fields.