Our clients required a complete reconfiguration of this 18C farmhouse to bring it up to date. The existing layout of the house did not reflect the needs of the clients and lacked in wow factor. C+S were brought in alongside the clients’ existing building team to project manage new interior and lighting schemes and introduce fixtures and furnishings to reflect the clients’ unique flamboyant sense of style.
Originally the clients had wanted to add two bedrooms and a bathroom in the loft area, which would have left the house with a very awkward configuration of small rooms and three staircases from the first to the second floor. C+S advised against this approach and produced an alternative Master Suite design with large dressing area and quirky loft shower room. Working alongside excellent cabinet makers, bespoke furniture solutions were produced which included a curved vanity unit, a low lit headboard and a luxurious dressing room, all of which embrace and enhance the shapes created by the eaves of the building.
A huge feature copper bath by William Holland was placed in the roof slope of the bedroom with a curved shelf and tap wall for placing bottles, or a glass of champagne! Continuing the curves created in the shower area; the flooring in the main bedroom winds its way through to the dressing room. The wallcoverings were carefully selected to combine with a unique stone headboard, chosen by the client: one a textured hessian in ivory and the other an opulent capiz shell which glistens under the lit shelves.
Rako lighting control was used within key areas throughout the house, to simplify control and create scene setting throughout the day. Lighting was added to cabinetry and designed to up light a feature stone composite bath in the House Bathroom and the walls were finished in Emperador Marble to create a hotel chic vibe.
A brightly designed cinema room on the first floor allows the children to watch movies or play video games. A bespoke sofa turns into a giant bed for sleepovers. And a fantasy wallpaper by Cole and Son creates a richly coloured backdrop in a fun chill out zone for all members of the family.