London and Stockholm-based architecture and interiors practice established in 2010 by Alexandra Nord and Helen Westlake, Millier has a reputation for delivering timeless, sophisticated residential and commercial spaces both in the UK and around the world – from grand townhouses to high-profile country estates. ‘Whether we are working on a listed, heritage home or a new build scheme, we are passionately focused on combining interior detailing and materiality with architectural form from the earliest sketches, to deliver beautifully considered, contextual spaces,’ says Helen.
This is a milestone year for Millier which is not only celebrating its tenth anniversary but also unveiling a number of landmark projects. These include a groundbreaking re-imagination of an iconic John Nash crescent in Marylebone, the Grade I-listed Regent’s Crescent, into beautiful spaces for contemporary living that still honour the historic significance of the building; and the complete interior architecture scheme for the residences and communal areas of The Bryanston, Hyde Park. The latter is a striking new address opposite Marble Arch where developers Almacantar took the decision to build fewer, larger apartments. ‘Every interior detail at The Bryanston has been chosen to reflect the unique character of its location; materials are in two complementary palettes, one reflecting the natural forms and textures of Hyde Park, the other the blues, greys and glittering lights of London,’ says Alexandra who, together with Helen, leads the Millier team.
Our architects and designers bring a wealth of experience to every project and respond with sensitivity and creativity to each scheme’s location and history
Whatever the project, designs are rooted in context and place, often involving collaborations with artists and artisans on bespoke elements. For instance, at The Bryanston the pair commissioned surface finish specialists Seamless to create a show- stopping, cast liquid bronze lattice table inspired by the paths and dappled sunlight of Hyde Park while within an apartment at Regent’s Crescent, the Regency-era Royal Astronomical and Horticultural Societies are subtly referenced through the hallway’s gilded specialist ceiling finish and custom-made sideboard featuring hand painted botanicals in relief.
Millier has significant experience in heritage buildings, having also worked on the conversion of 17th-century Islay House, one of Scotland’s grandest country houses, into a boutique hotel. Other past projects include the interior dressing of a Georgian home in St John’s Wood and the redesign of an imposing country estate with sumptuous interiors for multi-generational family living.
Tailoring projects to changing client demands is crucial, and, in response to Covid-19, the practice has expanded its already extensive offering to include a virtual interior design service. ‘We are hugely proud of the work Millier has achieved since 2010 and of the team we have built around us,’ concludes Alexandra. ‘Our architects and designers bring a wealth of experience to every project and respond with sensitivity and creativity to each scheme’s location and history. We also deliver on what we promise; this has always been and continues to be the key to our business success.’
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