Get inside Philip Vergeylen’s Classical British Estate

 Philip Vergeylen interior design of St. John’s Wood house

Philip Vergeylen, who was born and raised in Belgium, began as an accomplished career in marketing in the financial-services sector which took him to far-flung spots across the globe. Philip eventually settled in London, met Paolo, and started to help him with some interior design projects. Not long after, Philip’s passion and natural instinct for design began, he joins Paolo Moschino furnishings company. Nicolas Haslam Ltd was purchased in 1995 by Moschino, and led Philip into a thriving interior design firm.

With the help from Paolo Moschino for Nicolas Haslam, Philip decorated a 25,000-square-foot Georgian-style mansion. This place was spread to over three floors and was built in the middle of the tony London enclave of St. John’s Wood.

In this mansion, there certainly was a broad canvas to work with, and Philip is well known for his former projects, to mix different eras on his work. Whether designing for himself or for clients, he brings a contemporary twist to traditional environments. With his encyclopedic knowledge of history’s iconic rooms and a puckish sense of humor, he loves nothing more than parsing a grand residence into a series of interlocking, ever-evolving narratives that careen through centuries and cultures.

Having some help from Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam, which has a deep expertise in custom work as well as its own sumptuous line of furniture and objects, Vergeylen is able to freely mix antiques with modernist

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The library, cozy yet vibrant, references the famed rue Cambon jewel-box apartment of Coco Chanel, kept intact all these years and arrayed with her bold brass objets and some of the Coromandel screens she collected.

The house was finished a year ago, before then, among the first rooms completed was the husband’s study, based on a blue Paris dining room created by Stéphane Boudin, the Maison Jansen designer who in the 1960s helped Jacqueline Kennedy redo the White House.

Source: Elle Decor

Images: Ricardo Labougle

Here are some suggestions that mix antiques with modernist furniture:

Lord wall lamp

Jean sofa

Twisted dining table  

Kiev bed

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