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Top Five Ways to Get the Penthouse Look

Berkeley works with an expert team of interior designers to shape its show homes. Here, Jenna Butler from Inko, shares her top five tips to get the penthouse look based on her experience at Berkeley's Royal Arsenal Riverside:

1. Start with the character, demographics and heritage of an area

"When designing a premium home, it's best to draw on the broader character, demographics and heritage of an area as a starting point. For example, when we dressed the Waterfront penthouse at Berkeley's Royal Arsenal Riverside in Woolwich, that meant emphasising its location on the Thames and reflecting those river views back into the home, as well as highlighting the site's rich industrial history. 

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2. Use mood boards to refine details

"Once the broader context has been established, use mood boards to narrow in on details like texture and colours and finally link everything together with carefully selected, high-quality furniture. To elevate a home to a premium standard, the key tools at your disposal are luxe features like marble, velvet and glass which create a sophisticated and light-filled space.

3. Consider the lifestyle

"It has never been more important to consider how our homes can be designed to suit our lifestyle and needs to a tee. Particularly key at the moment is creating spaces that are ideal for working from home, whether that's by transforming a spare bedroom or creating a quiet space within your living area. In Kidbrooke Village's Birch House, we designed a working from home nook that balances open plan living with creating a distinct space to focus. Balance is key here to maintain a homely feel while making the most of every room. Well placed mirrors and furniture that is raised off the floor are both effective ways to create a sense of simplicity, light and space in your home.

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4. Treat a balcony as a separate room

"For those living in apartments, giving your balcony a bit of love is a great opportunity to boost your sense of wellbeing and elevate the feel of your home. Treat it as a separate room by kitting your balcony out with planters and weather-proof furniture to create a tranquil space to relax and take in the view.

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5. Watch out for emerging style trends

"In 2021, sophisticated 70s glamour is the trend to watch for anyone eyeing up a makeover of their home, with earthy burnt oranges and dark greens proving particularly popular. While rattan has been all the rage this year, we expect to see the trend continue to be re-imagined through bolder pieces and experimental shapes."

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Royal Arsenal Riverside has a cosmopolitan and vibrant nature. Its forthcoming Creative District - equal in size to London's South Bank and just as ambitious - will see new theatres and artists' studios established on the site, showcasing a variety of arts and entertainment. The on-site Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) station will add to the list of enviable transport links in the area - including the DLR, National Rail and on-site Thames Clipper pier - and allow residents to reach central London in 20 minutes and Canary Wharf in just eight.

Only 3 Premium Apartments remain with individually designed interiors starting from £950,000*.

Royal Arsenal Riverside's sales and marketing suite is open from 10am to 6pm. It is at No. 2 Duke of Wellington Avenue, Woolwich, London, SE18 6FR - there, interested buyers can talk to a member of the Berkeley team, view the Navigator Wharf show apartment and see the wider development.

For more information visit Royal Arsenal Riverside or contact the sales team on 020 8108 7155.

*Correct at the time of publishing.