I was approached by the owner of this detached country house to plan, design and project manage the complete interior renovation and extension of her home.
A family of six, practicality and longevity were the priorities, so there was no immediate indication of her style, but we worked with high quality and natural materials throughout to create a home with style and substance.
The biggest challenge was the reconfiguration of the open plan kitchen-living-dining, but I ensured the rest of the house flowed just as well, practically and aesthetically.
Floors were reconsidered, with a new tumbled grey limestone chosen for the majority of the ground floor. The client had initially shown hesitation at a tiled floor, thinking them to be too cold, but ultimately was delighted with the result. We retained much of the existing solid wood floors, although some drama was created in the guest bath with striking encaustic cement tiles.
Inbuilt entryway cabinets were added to maximise on storage in this busy thoroughfare, while solid wood furniture and hand-picked accessories dress the hallways sympathetically.
I played on the classic Morris-style wallpaper often found in country homes with a more exotic design featured in one the bedrooms, complemented by subtle shades of natural linen and berry-stained fabrics, a cosy feminine space ideal for the teenage occupant.
The clients were delighted with their new home. It reflected their need for a practical space, while allowing their individual personalities to show through.
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