Apr 19, 2017

A detached house in Adel

Tucked away down a leafy private road, is this lovely Victorian cottage. Cottage belies its size, as additions have been made over the last Century, and so now it is a substantial family home. It belongs to a very busy, growing family, and it needed a bit of TLC to suit their lifestyle and contemporary tastes. Nothing superfluous; functional, simple, hardwearing – but also warm, cosseting and inviting.

The sitting room before


The sitting room before, with Cottage style chimney

And after. We changed the chimney, and installed a wood burning inset stove. New flooring was laid, and although we kept the curtains & blinds, we changed the sofas to a contemporary but comfortable shape, in grey wool. Walls are painted in Farrow & Ball Cornforth White.


Contemporary sitting room with grey wool sofa

The master bedroom before

The master bedroom, before


The master bedroom, before


And after. The walls were painted ‘Fuji’ by The Paint & Paper Library, and we designed bespoke cabinetry to make the space as functional as possible. The over-size chest of drawers is painted in ‘Manor House Grey’ by Farrow & Ball, and the blinds are in a Romo fabric. Accessories by The White Company and Neptune.


Contemporary bedroom with The White Company Chiltern Thin Metal Round Mirror

And the snug, before

The snug, before


And after. Painting the window frame made a huge difference to the feel of the room. Again, bespoke cabinetry was fitted to make the space really functional, and a bespoke solid oak desk. The lights are Task by Original BTC, and the walls are painted Slate II and IV by The Paint & Paper Company.


Contemporary study with bepsoke cabinetry and solid oak desk

You can see more of this house, and its updates on our Portfolio pages.


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