Yet more Astounding Interiors
Hospitality specialists Astounding Interiors continue to live up to their name, with an unrivalled portfolio of impressive interior design projects, including those for restaurants, hotels, commercial bars and luxury homes, creating outstanding concepts where creativity is key.
The company experts provide state of the art designs, with a supply and fit out service throughout the hospitality sector, including hotels, pubs, nightclubs, cocktail bars and restaurants. They are renowned for achieving visually stunning, highly functional and cost effective design solutions.
A team of highly trained, qualified commercial interior designers, interior architects and digital designers, the team at Astounding Interiors have originated from retail fashion backgrounds, international design practices, hospitality brands and Google.
The practice offers clients a personal service that goes above and beyond expectations, by working to the highest standards of trust, integrity and commitment.
Examples of luxury home bar projects carried out by Astounding Interiors include a scheme at a private residence in Platt Hill Wood, Sevenoaks.
The design includes a backlit Marblo solid surface as the main source of lighting for behind the bar and bar top work surface, LED plays a big part around the seating and on the insert ceiling. Overall a luxury 5 star hotel feel was required and achieved within 16 weeks.
A variety of textures were used in this design – a principle that added a feeling of luxury through the stimulation of the senses. A heavily purple and gold colour palette was chosen because of its association with being luxurious, regal and classy.
The combination of the white marble-effect surfaces on the bar, against the plush padded surfaces on the recessed ceilings and booths inspire the mind, helping to create this ostentatious interior.
In another project carried out for a residence in Hartley, Longfield, the original design of the bar and entertainment area used a 1920’s inspired theme.
Astounding Interiors’ proposal was to give this space a completely new contemporary look and feel, using a modern, high-end bar as a focal point for the room and accompanying statement furniture pieces.
The design prioritised maximising the entertainment space available within the room.
A further particularly outstanding commercial bar project carried out by Astounding Interiors was for TOWIE, an establishment called Bar Blanco.
The brief was to design and build Essex’s latest celebrity bar that would double up as a coffee shop and bistro in the daytime.
This was achieved in just 10 weeks, from the initial design to finishing the build. Timely completion was accomplished through careful and experienced planning, working closely with suppliers to ensure prompt delivery and managing the contractors so that everyone onsite fulfilled their tasks on schedule.
A big concern from the local authority was the noise bleed from the speakers and base bins to the flats above, this challenge was overcome by soundproofing the venue’s walls and ceilings.
Astounding Interiors also used clever design techniques to soak up the vocal sound and bass. These included thick padded seating and acoustic glass in the shop front window. This was a major success, with the decibel readings now showing hardly any noise bleed outside the venue.
The project achieved good feedback from the general public and was a big hit with the TOWIE followers on screen and off, reaching 30,000 followers on Twitter.
The Arcadia Lounge bar and Club in Bexleyheath now has a new feel providing an out of this world experience appealing to all the senses.
Astounding Interiors changed the whole footprint of the premises and used a variety of construction techniques to open up the basement, removing all the pillars and walls that were being used to hold up the floor above in a project that was completed in just six weeks.
The bar is very organic, with natural elements showcased throughout the very large three-floor venue. The design is very quirky with a touch of fun and grandeur, which was part of the client’s brief.
The ground floor has a vintage feel, whilst still creating a relaxed lounge-type experience.
The design includes vintage style accessories and furniture with an ‘old school’ look, combined with a modern twist in porcelain tiling. The interior features concrete look floors and stainless bar fronts, mixed with mirror finish ceramic tiles. Exotic animal prints subtly add to the overall effect throughout the venue, including on bar tops and the exquisite WCS.
Astounding Interiors’ Steve Ward has also designed a breathtaking range of bespoke furniture for his projects and holds accounts with Europe’s best designer furniture manufacturers for private homes, fit-out contracts or commercial premises, these are also available to purchase online.
Steve is an accomplished professional interior designer who has undertaken commissions for seasoned restaurateurs, celebrities, VIPs, the social elite and those who appreciate cutting-edge design.
Products include accessories, bar stools, bespoke and banquette seating, coffee and side tables, dining and side chairs, dining tables, poseur tables, lighting, sofas, lounge chairs and wine chillers.
The full range can be viewed at: www.stevewardstyling.com
GNS Solid Surfaces Ltd
GNS Solid Surfaces Ltd is an established company providing quality solid surface worktops to both the commercial and retail sectors. All work undertaken by GNS is covered under the individual product warranties, including market leading products such as Corian for which the company are proud members of the Dupont Quality Network, one of a limited number of members in the UK.
GNS Solid Surfaces Ltd has been in operation since November 2010, and has a highly experienced team of staff who have been in this industry for over 20 years. Based in Southfleet, Kent, GNS are ideally located to provide a quality service to anywhere within Southern England.
During this period GNS has worked successfully with many companies from high-end retail kitchen showrooms to individual projects for the likes of Bluewater Shopping Centre, Virgin Active, Gatwick Airport, The I360 Brighton, Wisley Golf Club, Royal Holloway University London and both Chelsea & Westminster and Hitchingbrooke Hospitals. Additional projects have included Stylotel London and Bupa Dental Labs, as well as schemes for house builders for both new builds and refurbishments.
Glenn Moore, GNS Solid Surfaces, said:
“We have worked with Astounding Interiors on several interesting projects from a high-end bespoke kitchen project, bar tops in both home and wine bar to a brand new indoor tennis centre. Each project has been completely different in design but we have worked together successfully to provide an excellent quality finished product to the end client and within the required timeframe.
“We are proud to be associated with companies such as Astounding Interiors and hope to have the opportunity to work with them on many projects to come in the future. They work closely with their client on design and with us a fabricator, to achieve a first class product for the end user and their attention to detail and the diverse nature of their projects make it pleasure to be involved with them.”
“At GNS Solid Surfaces Ltd, we pride ourselves in providing an excellent quality of service from receipt of the original enquiry all the way through to completion of the project with installation on site. All our staff are highly skilled and motivated to provide the quality that we demand and is expected by our customer base.
“We have built our company based on our quality of service and it is our aim to develop and expand this over the years to come, building new relationships with potential new clients.”