Breathing new life into a period property is not without its challenges but the potential rewards are great. This restoration remains true to the house’s history but, with their individual and innovative choice of furnishings, the current custodians have firmly set their stamp upon this unique home.
The easiest way to update a period home is to decorate in a contemporary colour palette: muted autumnal shades of silvery green, blue and brown evoke a feeling of faded grandeur, a subtle nod to the building’s heritage. Rustic materials, such as jute, recycled elm and stonewashed cotton, provide a relaxed look for this living room - a complete contrast to the formal framework. Architectural aspects have been carefully considered, with fluted legs on stools and carved friezes on console tables echoing the intricate decorative details on the cornice.