Interior Design Project - Period Dower House Refurbishment

The Brief: We were invited to help our clients create their dream home, in a charming and unusual period dower house; the first phase being bedrooms, landings and halls. They wanted to create something really special, combining antique, contemporary and mid-century furniture with interesting art and sculptures in an inspiring, colourful yet unpretentious way.

Work Completed: An important part of the brief was to make the house light and cheerful. We installed a contemporary lighting scheme, brightening dark halls and landings, and using a wireless system as far as possible to minimise disruption to the fabric of this stone building. We sourced antique chandeliers and lanterns along with vintage 1960s lamps and wall art, including pieces by Curtis Jere. We designed and built fitted wardrobes, cupboards and drawers, and a comfortable window seat in the master bedroom overlooking the delightful gardens. We sourced a mix of contemporary furniture, including the Matthew Hilton bed, upholstered in peacock blue velvet. The chest of drawers is vintage 50s Italian. In the halls and landings we mixed baroque and rococo antique furniture with old mirrors, modern art and sculpture. White walls contrast with rich colours; Liberty Art fabrics, geometric prints and richly embroidered linens and crewelwork. These colours and patterns continue throughout the house, each room having its own identity, yet sitting comfortably together.