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A driving force in the design world, award-winning Kensington-based studio Elicyon is renowned for its exquisite interior design projects, from ultra-luxury developments to complex heritage homes. Combining the rigours of architectural training with an abundance of flair, founder and director Charu Gandhi has been creating highly personalised and thoughtful spaces since 2014, taking each client on a journey of discovery throughout the design process.


The passion and craftsmanship poured into each new project can be seen in Elicyon’s work in some of London’s finest apartments and listed townhouses, as well as country homes, and large-scale developments in New York, Miami and the Middle East. Together with creative director Cecilia Halling, Charu leads a team of expert designers, architects and project managers who dive into the heart of each brief and execute their client’s vision with the utmost expertise, undeterred by complexity or scale – from creative concept through to completion. The studio’s vision is inspired by the narrative behind each property and those who occupy it, believing that, above all, a design must be authentic to the client and how they want to live.

Artwork Credit: Lee Johnson “Midnight at the Sculptor’s Studio”, available through M.A.H Gallery

Interiors typically reflect extraordinary detail and a dedication to material, minutiae and modernity

One such project is Elicyon’s in-progress lake house, cantilevered over the water’s edge of Windermere. Once completed in 2023, it will be a weekend retreat and hunting lodge for long-standing clients, a family of five. It is a contemporary build with a series of pitched roofs and exposed ceiling rafters, an impressive boot room with a dog shower, and a large-scale games room in the basement for entertaining guests. Its main draw, however, are the breathtaking lake views which lead the eye to the rolling hills beyond.


Elsewhere, the studio has also recently completed a four-bedroom Marylebone home overlooking Regent’s Park in London. Designed for a young international family, the apartment’s aesthetic is elegant and sculptural, combining British influences with European accents. The colourful tonality and cosy curved furniture result in a relaxed environment and offer scope to entertain all ages.


‘As designers, I believe our role is to improve our clients’ lives, quite simply by realising their dream homes that facilitate their varied lifestyles,’ says Charu of the thinking behind the commission. ‘With a brief to include ample seating that would be appropriate to both entertain business associates in a formal setting, and friends and family in a casual manner, in this project we mixed hard materials – such as an Elan Atelier white ‘Gesso’ side table and a Holly Hunt titanium marble coffee table – with soft playful textures like bouclé ball cushions in the office. This allowed each space to have its own distinctive character and feel, while remaining practical and unified.’

Interiors typically reflect extraordinary detail and a dedication to material, minutiae, and modernity. A network of trusted artisans contributes joinery, furniture and lighting made especially for the proportions of the space.

As Charu concludes, ‘We treat each client’s aspirations as our own, weaving them into the fabric of their homes.’

Elicyon First Floor, Avon House, Avonmore Road, Kensington Village, London W14 8TS +44 (0)20 3772 0011

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