The Clients bought the cottage some years ago in a very pretty coastal village (part of the Suffolk Heritage Coast)
We worked closely with a locally appointed Architectural Practice, to develop the interior layout. The re-design included a new kitchen and utility (by Plain English) a master bedroom and bathroom on the first floor, and thoughtful remodelling of the internal spaces.
Unsurprisingly much of the budget was absorbed within the build. We worked with the clients to choose finishes that belied any cost cutting, felt timeless and were sustainable where possible.
Despite it being a holiday home, we wanted to create a ready lived in classical English Interior, which would only benefit from the clients adding their own pieces over time.
I worked closely with the clients and a specialised restoration team, to pare back and preserve much of the early character of this beautiful 16th Century red brick house, in the heart of Eton.
All the furniture was either bought in Auction or custom made using traditional methods. The 18th century Suzani, used to frame the Ottoman in the drawing room was the starting point for the scheme here; finished with a greek key border and on elegant arched mahogany legs.
The use of a light teal heritage paint on the walls in the Drawing and Morning room allowed the carefully curated selection of gilt framed portraits to sing out.
The result is an unfussy light filled house which the family enjoy for both entertaining and family time alike.
Acton House, London
I wanted to create a family home with soul. The house is early Edwardian and double fronted with good size rooms and high ceilings.
To enhance the existing architectural character whilst retaining warmth and charm I pared back unnecessary detail by opening rooms where possible. I then introduced a simple elegant style with a good balance of texture and colour.
Notting Hill House, London
The clients lived in their Stucco fronted Georgian home for a number of years, but struggled to use the open plan living room other than as a convenient dumping ground for children’s paraphernalia and coats.
They wanted a more elevated, grown-up space with a stronger identity.
We opened up the existing aperture between the living room and entrance and installed a crittal partition to create a light-filled, more structured division.
The antique mirror in the entrance reflects the panels of the crittal doors. This opens up and brings a sense of symmetry to the rooms.
Edward Bulmer's Cerullian Blue gave depth to the walls. Antiques, lighting and artwork combined with rich textures lent a ready lived in feel to the space.
Holland Park House, London
The Brief was initially to breathe life into the ante-room between the living room and kitchen - this evolved to re-designing the Ground Floor, creating a more sensitive connection and flow.
Brook Green House, London
I worked closely on this project with the owner. We wanted to enhance the already renovated home and its design bringing harmony to existing spaces. In the dining area, the Vanderhurd rug softened the poured white concrete floor and centred the palette. The Danish drinks cabinet added a grown up touch.