Famous British interior designer and TV personality Celia Sawyer has made her name creating and designing stylish homes for the ultra-wealthy. Recently, she was given the task to convert a privately owned Airbus A340 into “a stylish residence in the sky” by a royal from the Middle East. Although, Celia has designed interiors for private aircrafts before but this was her largest private aircraft to date. Having previously worked with the client, she was asked to transform the interior of the jet to be used by him and his family with spacious, private areas and all the options to entertain business guests while traveling around the world. The brief was simple: it should have the “wow factor.”
Taking opulence to the next level, Celia Sawyerv designed the interior of the aircraft in her signature style. The salon and lounge areas feature a series of individual, gold-plated sections that run along the curvature of the aircraft, giving depth to the inside of aircraft. To balance those design elements, Celia equipped the interior with linear furniture pieces wrapped in hand-stitched Tuscan leather, superlative silks, and a touch of velvet. There are two crystal chandeliers with 24-karat-gold accents and the bar is illuminated from beneath. In the master suite, hand-stitched leather headboard is accompanied by bespoke bedside crystal fixtures. They were specially designed and made to prevent any swing during flight. The main bathroom features a Swarovski-crystal-and-glass washbasin, while the master bath has midnight-blue marble and an integrated mirror-faced television. Celia didn’t disclose the name of her client or how much did he spend to transform his private jet into a flying palace.