We have been working on some lovely projects this Spring and Summer, including been asked back to update the Entrance lobby and Sitting Room in The Tudor House project. Both these parts of the house are new additions; the Entrance Lobby most recently, and the Sitting Room in the 90’s. The brief was to work with some key elements which our Client did not want to change; the family loved the exposed brick fireplace; the sofas were relatively new; the rug and coffee table worked in the space. We described the approach as a ‘light touch’, and we focused on two key areas – the overall feel of the room, and storage / display.
Although the room is South-west facing, it received very little light. It would have been easy to try and fight this, but as the room is used in the evenings, particularly in the winter, we embraced the lack of light. Instead we created a warm, inviting background, using Fired Earth Burnt Verdigris, which gives a gorgeous feel to the room especially in the evening light. We then added our trade-mark natural textured fabrics – velvet, linen, wools. A Moon & Sons tartan on the reverse of the armchairs – one re-upholstered, another made to match. A beautiful hand printed linen for the curtains; Lindsay Alker Studio Battle of Great Wood. For the cushions this was trimmed with a Mark Alexander tassel fringe.
We addressed the storage, and proportions of the room, but adding a William Yeoward, slightly larger than usual, side table. And a bespoke brass and oak bookcase cum bar, which is not only useful, but also brings the whole scheme together.
Finally we finished with some stunning pieces of original art, which we sourced for our Client – with pieces by David Morris, Sally Marie Gardner and Emma Whitelock.