The restoration of The Saloon at Buscot Park gave me the opportunity to repair and revitalise a magnificent eighteenth century room. The room contains a series of Edward Burne-Jones, who also designed the paneling in which the paintings are framed. What you now see is a restored and recoloured room : to set off the gilfing on the paneling I used a particularly chartreuse-green tone and had a green silk damask specially woven for the walls. The picture lights were copied from one that had been previously installed but each of the new ones conceals the latest lighting technology to illuminate these magnificent paintings that tell the story of Briar Rose.
One of my earliest bathrooms from the 1990’s, which incorporates mosaic, Jerusalem stone, walnut travertine and polished plaster, has become a sort of benchmark for this kind of Roman-inspired bathing space that has since proven to be very popular.
This master bedroom is bespoke in every single aspect from the hand-embroidered heaboard, mirrored bedposts, the kid leather paneled walls and the television ottoman box.
This London den is really an entertainment room and is an illustration of how far you can go with the James Bond-style gadget filled space. A backlit, floor to ceiling, three-dimensional metal installation depicting sea creatuers by Anthony Critchlow characterizes one wall.
This design for a library in Kuwait is very much in the spirit of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Syrian and Ottoman houses. Every rich, intricate and sumptuous effect that I love is in play and comes together to create the perfect bespoke home.
This is a genuine hybrid design because there is that effortless mix of so many references, from the Roman style mosaic to the Ottoman style carved marble fireplace, with an example of local plasterwork above the doorway.
Alidad is an award winning interior designer, world renowned for his opulent yet supremely comfortable interiors.
Alidad decided to establish his eponymous studio whilst working at Sotheby’s where he was the youngest departmental director for Islamic works of art and textiles. Whilst there, he realised that his interest lay more in styling the space than the actual objects within.
Alidad’s design style is inspired by an idyllic childhood spent in the ancient, rich and mysterious land of Persia. His deep appreciation for history means that he can completely immerse himself in any true design aesthetic from Baroque to Neo-Classicism, Chinoiserie to Art-Deco.
Alidad sets himself apart through his ability to create completely bespoke environments through a combination of highly skilled craftsmanship and a deep knowledge and respect of history and tradition. Invariably his rooms combine a mix of antique, vintage and modern designs, with colour, pattern, texture and scale combined.
He has been widely acclaimed for creating rooms which are extraordinarily richly textured and eclectically furnished. The colours of which evoke the faded beauty of 17th and 18th century textiles and interiors. His inimitable eye allows him to create rooms from scratch which look as though they have come together over decades.
The painstaking attention to detail coupled with the highly skilled artisanship that is key to everything that Alidad designs and produces has resulted in many prestigious projects such as the architectural restoration of Buscot Park, part of the National Trust, as well as numerous homes for private individuals all over the world, including Beirut, Vienna, London and Paris.