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Set In Stone

If you have ever visited Venice, it’s the spectacular Gothic architecture, the intricate stonework and floor-to-ceiling windows of the grand palazzi, that draws you in. Breathtakingly beautiful, but perhaps too over the top for the typical home. Here, co-founder and creative director Sue Jones has gathered inspiration from the city’s piani nobili to create a pared-back look that still makes a statement – one that is designed for the everyday. Sue has taken Venetian grandeur and made it liveable. Colour is important, but in a very restrained way. Just a splash here and there is all it takes to offset the neutral palette. Certain subtleties can also be acknowledged: tall lamps that echo gondola poles and cushion covers that nod to the marble from the famed I Gesuiti church. It’s a new take on minimalism; it’s focused and uncluttered but warm and comfortable.

Sitting Room

Set In Stone - Sitting Room

Sue showcased different woods in the sitting room, such as recycled pine, elm, oak and beech, to introduce texture without impacting the palette chosen especially for the look. Not everything had to match – it was more important to get the colour and texture right, hence different side tables feature. Multiple accessories decorate the space, but they aren’t all grouped, allowing your eye to spend time on each one.

Dining Room

Set In Stone - Dining Room

This bold and gold dining area is generous in size but still manages to feel intimate. The floors and stone-effect walls are very simple – the drama comes from the height of the room. The gilded accents, along with covers on the chairs, helps to create a smart aesthetic.


Set In Stone - Bedroom

For the bedroom, Sue went for a monochrome palette peppered with red. She wanted to stick to her colour scheme, so featured a few solid and antique glass pieces rather than bringing in different tones. Everything in the room was chosen to take advantage of the space. There are several areas for relaxation and surfaces for resting books, glassware and other items.

Set In Stone - Bedroom

Set In Stone - Bedroom