Chelsea AV Sophistication

Combining comprehensive high-quality AV with elegant interior design

The Brief

We were thrilled to work again with Mark Smith, one of London's leading interior designers. Our brief was to combine high quality and comprehensive AV with Mark's understated elegant touch.

The Specification

The client was keen to ensure that both audio and video capabilities of the Living Room were of a superior standard. With this in mind, we selected to wall mount a Panasonic 47" 3D TV and install a high performance 5.1 surround sound system. Additionally, this system provides an excellent 2 channel setup for a more focused audio experience.

To ensure that the AV is accessible throughout the whole apartment, we placed TV points in all rooms. We also installed a multi-room audio solution, including quality on-wall speakers in several rooms, which can deliver music from services such as Rhapsody and internet radio, as well as play music stored on an iPhone, iPod or network drive.

A Lutron automated lighting and blinds solution is also in place, controlled by 11 keypads, in an elegant metal finish. These beautiful keypads are located strategically throughout the rooms and each keypad button can be programmed to a different scene, allowing for full personalisation of the system.

Window and door sensors and an IP camera provide comprehensive security for the property.

All aspects of the AV system, including the underfloor heating in the Kitchen and Bathrooms, can be controlled via a Control4 system with full control available via any iOS or Android device and dedicated Control4 remotes, which have been provided for the Living Room and Master Bedroom.

The system is supported by a robust networking solution which provides a fast internet service and strong Wi-Fi coverage throughout, as well as two hard-wired network points in the Living Room and Bedrooms.

The Result

We are delighted with the stunning results. The Living Room setup is particularly impressive and showcases how AV can integrate with interior design. Clients really can enjoy the best of both worlds.

Photographs courtesy of Neil Blake


  • Lutron SeeTouch Keypads
  • Control4 HC-250 Home Controller
  • Artcoustic Three-way Precision Loudspeaker
  • Artcoustic Speaker Bar for Panasonic TV
  • Artcoustic Two-way Slim Line Loudspeaker
  • Artcoustic Passive Wall Mount Subwoofer
  • Artcoustic PA-260 Amplifier
  • Monitor Audio On Wall Loudspeaker
  • Panasonic 47" Diagonal LCD TV
  • Heatmiser Intelligent wifi Thermostat
  • Apple TV
  • Axis IP Camera
  • Arcam Blu-ray Player
  • SONOS Connect

Approx. Budget: £100,000

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