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Belgravia Interior Designer Conjures “Faded Grandeur” in Luxury Mustique BVI Home

Updated: Dec 13, 2018

(Originally published on OpenPR:

Belgravia interior designer, Michael Reeves Design, was commissioned to design the interior of the Sunrise House, a luxury home on the island paradise of Mustique BVI. The design direction would come to be summarised as “faded grandeur”, a fitting term for the extravagant yet understated style of the home.

While on a Christmas vacation on the exotic island of Mustique BVI, a couple fell in love with it and made the bold move to purchase a modern single-storey property with the plans of adding an extra storey.

Unfortunately, this would not be possible as the structure couldn’t support the additional weight. The solution? Tear down the home and start again from scratch. So, construction began and Michael Reeves Design was brought in to the design its stunning interior.

Once the 3-year build process for the coral stone home had been completed, work on the elegant interior began and it would become a spectacle.

You enter the home through what is known as The Great Room and it is filled with luxurious material and upholstered furniture designed and built by Michael Reeves Design. Stepping out of the French doors to the rear will expose a breath-taking view of the ocean and a “floating” pool that melts into it like they were one body of water.

This is starkly contrasted by the Games Room, which has a pared-down minimalist design language, featuring a predominantly white colour palette. It features contemporary linen covered seating and grey toned blond wood floors creating the perfect room to relax in.

The bedrooms are again predominantly white with centred beds that allow their residents to be exposed to as much of the incredible sea views as possible. Furnishings are minimal within these rooms to create a simple, uncluttered, functional and soft space for sleeping.

Finally, there is a cinema room with an electronically controlled screen that is positioned on the ceiling and dominated by colourfully striped jute linen upholstery. To ensure maximum comfort while watching movies, seating comes in form of mattresses with matching rectangular cubed ottomans and velvet scatter pillows.

Michael opened his first London shop/showroom in 1994 after living and working in New York for 4 years and made the transition from fashion designer to interior designer. In 1998 he won the coveted Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year Award, which led to interior design commissions for projects in London, New York, Connecticut, France and Mustique BVI.

Michael Reeves Design

30 Pimlico Road



020 7730 3009

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