WhatHouse? Awards 2015 winners – Newcourt Residential, Best Interior Design
Posted 30 November 2015 by Keith Osborne
In a closely fought Best Interior Design category, it was boutique developer Newcourt Residential who won the day by taking Gold at the WhatHouse? Awards 2015 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 20 November.
It was the show home at the company’s Mayfield Road development in Weybridge, Surrey which wowed the judges, with a host of specially sourced furniture and accessories decorating the substantial six-bedroom property in a sought-after residential road, backing on to the River Wey.
The interiors team were presented with the Award by David Walliams, the actor, comedian, author and charity fundraiser, who was hosting the prestigious event. An audience of over 1,700 people made it a record-breaking event, the best-attended in its 34-year history.
Reacting to the award, Lisa-Marie Mosca, lead interior designer at Newcourt Residential, says: “We are thrilled our work at Alderbrook House has been recognised by the judges at What House? This is a really prestigious accolade and is credit to the hard work and dedicated time we have spent growing our interior design offering. These efforts include recruiting two new members to our team to accommodate our plans to expand.
“At Newcourt Residential we feel it is very important for each home to have an individual identity. We ensure this is the case by searching the globe for unique pieces, such as the hand-blown chandelier from Paris and the dining table from Texas.
“We ensured Alderbrook House’s identity was heavily influenced by nature to emphasise the property’s beautiful riverside location. As such, the internal space was created with the external surroundings in mind– the river, the lush greenery, the mature trees – all of these were used as inspiration and are picked up in the fabrics, colour palettes, shapes and patterns throughout the upholstery, furniture and lighting.”
The WhatHouse? Awards judges said of the company’s achievement:
“By a whisker, gold had to go to Newcourt Residential for Alderbook House, located in a quiet road close to the town centre with a garden that runs down the River Wey and a private mooring on to a peaceful section of the river.
The theme of the house is reminiscent of a New York apartment, with clever layering of wallpaper, mirrors and lights, but this is combined with the softness of an English country house in a superb location close to London with river views, fully exploited and capitalised throughout in the interior design.
The company employs a very talented in-house designer who sourced all the furniture from various trips around the world: for example, the hand-blown chandelier, which stretches to more than 7m, came from Paris; the furniture, including the bathroom cabinets and the 11m curved sofa were specially made in Portugal; and the dining room table came from Texas. However, and very surprisingly, the cost was less than 1% of the sales price. For this reason, Newcourt should give their designer a ‘real’ gold star.