Linda Boronkay brings bold design to North London rentals at The Sessile

Layered interiors dare to make a statement

Linda Boronkay, former Soho House design director, has created the interiors for The Sessile, a development of rental flats in north London. This is the first rental project for Boronkay, who was behind schemes such as Soho House Hong Kong and Soho Farmhouse before setting up Linda Boronkay Design Studio in 2020.

The Sessile, from rental operator Way of Life, is in Tottenham Hale and offers 310 studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units ranging from 473 sq ft to 1,269 sq ft. Available furnished or unfurnished, apartments start at £2,135 per month and are aimed at people opting for mid to higher-end rentals as they side-step mortgages.

‘In my opinion, rental schemes allow for more statement pieces and bolder decisions, as people are looking for a ready-made home, while when you’re buying, you’re prepared to invest more to put your own stamp on the design,’ Boronkay says. ‘From a design perspective the envelope had to be simple, but the individual objects could have more impact. Art is also a great tool to enhance any space.’

Boronkay, who was born in Budapest, had stints at Tom Dixon, Martin Brudnizki and Tara Bernerd before joining Soho House in 2016.

The Sessile’s hotel-style amenities include a gym, yoga studio, vinyl room, private dining area with kitchen and rooftop Orangery. Boronkay designed many of the spaces here to be multi-functional, using techniques like drapery to allow residents to change the function or ambiance of a room.

‘As we have more expensive real estate and more confined spaces, a room has to work harder to enable for multiple usage,’ she adds. ‘It’s easily doable but needs consideration, and functions need to be simple so people can work them out instinctively.’

The rooftop Orangery at The Sessile. Courtesy of Way of Life
The Sessile’s private dining room. Courtesy of Way of Life
The Sessile’s Vinyl Room. Courtesy of Way of Life
Gym facilities at The Sessile. Courtesy of Way of Life
The Sessile’s Yoga Studio. The Sessile’s Vinyl Room. Courtesy of Way of Life

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