The client’s only brief was to make it a home whilst making good use of their collection of water colours. It is always a luxury interior designers dream to be able to design without boundaries and this was certainly the project.
It was an authentically classic design that’s stood the test of time and we still enjoy the look and feel of this project today.
The entrance of this property needed to be looked at carefully as acoustically it was a little cold, with tiled floors and an abundance of wood. So, we used a beautiful Zoffany wallpaper to help soften the sound and we introduced unusual lamps to give some interest to the space. This managed to achieve a feeling of both luxury and humour. In the living area, we designed a hand painted cabinet that was later featured in House and Gardens magazine… it was beautifully proportioned and was ideal for either a drinks cabinet or be used to hide the TV, but with the popularity of a cinema room this has become rooted in the past.
The Colefax sofas are still used for country properties as their timeless appeal hasn’t dated and their comfort is still renowned within the industry.
The silk from James Hare was used along side O&L and designers guild fabrics, making up incredibly well for the hand finished pelmets and roman blinds that were sitting against the venetian blinds, which was innovative back in 2000.