During the 1930s, Charters was renowned for being “avant garde” and was visited by numerous luminaries including Winston Churchill and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. In 1944, Country Life called Charters “One of the last great country houses to be built in Britain” and the “Blueprint for future country-house living…”.
The Grade II listed Mansion in Sunningdale has been painstakingly restored to its former art deco grandeur, retaining and restoring much of the original architecture and features. Included within the redevelopment was the construction of two new apartment blocks and underground spa as well as the refurbishment of the original Mansion. AJI was appointed to design the interior of a large 2 bedroom apartment in the Mansion House.
The brief was to create a scheme that hinted at the Art Deco origins of the building, but that was not too “over-the-top”. A neutral palette with sea blue accents was chosen, complemented by a selection of beautiful furniture from the Alexander James Furniture Collection, which takes its inspiration from the glamorous 1930s era. Luxurious fabrics, geometric designs and artwork featuring stars of Hollywood’s golden age complete the look.