Hampstead I, NW3 This 3-bedroomed, 3-bathroomed eaved apartment, for a well-known property developer, illustrates Danielle’s keen interest in atmospheric lighting effects through highlighting the property’s architectural and quirky features. The master bathroom was a particularly tricky space to design, having initially only two straight walls and irregular ceiling heights. The developer wanted a contemporary-classic, neutral scheme, to appeal to the target market for the area, and Danielle’s use of creative lighting brought the apartment into a more imaginative dimension.
Hampstead II, NW3 The total refurbishment and re-decoration of a 3-bedroomed period apartment. Danielle and the new owners worked very closely together to improve a tired, dated and mis-matched property with a fusion of the couple’s contemporary Italian and Scandinavian influences. New bathrooms, flooring and lighting schemes were overhauled, as well as furnishing, decoration and feature pieces, carefully selected in close collaboration with the clients to a harmonious colour palette. The result was a truly stylish, elegant and comfortable home, with continuity and flow.
Notting Hill, W8 Complete re-modelling and development of a 900 sq ft, 1-bed, 1-bath apartment into a 2-bed, 2-bath penthouse. The interior decoration, fixtures and fittings were also modernised and refurbished, with the focus on concealed and atmospheric lighting.
Barn Conversion, Theydon Bois New-build interior room layouts and detail planning of a spacious barn conversion consisting of 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 receptions, kitchen, hall, staircase and study. The objective was to maximise light with clean contemporary styling and a focus on architectural detailing and glass.
Barnes, SW13 This project entailed the complete furnishing, accessorising and styling of a two-bedroom, two-reception penthouse apartment for a stylish female owner in her early 30s. The client supplied a wonderfully open brief, specifying only that she wanted a classic-contemporary, comfortable and calming haven. Limitations were that of a tight time-frame and reasonably modest budget. The colour-schemes and styling were left largely to Danielle to interpret and the project was completed on time and under budget. Upholstery was designed by Danielle and built to specification.
DCL Interior Design was established in Hampstead, north-west London in 2003 by Danielle Lee. The practice offers an experienced and friendly service committed to improve the styling and practical functionality of private residences and small commercial interiors. Danielle originally trained as a pianist before studying interior design post-graduate, and began her career initially working for developers and designers in Mayfair.
Commissions cover a wide variety of styles, scales and budgets – from the complete refurbishment of houses and apartments, to the transformation of individual unloved or challenging rooms into orderly and peaceful sanctuaries.
DCL do not have a particular house style; Danielle appreciates many different forms and styles of design. Her ethic is to create spaces specifically for the occupier’s taste and lifestyle. She believes in spending carefully and wisely, and is committed to providing a considered and thorough approach to each element of her projects, no matter how large or small.