Worcestershire-based studio ‘Bayswater Interiors’ were chosen to work with a professional couple with a young family to bring their period property up-to-date, whilst still retaining the architectural features which drew them to purchase their home in the first place.
The first rooms to be tackled in this project were the tired hallway and the formal Drawing Room, which was to be both a room for entertaining as well as a place to relax as a family at the weekend. The layout was designed around the fireplace with seating placement intended to encourage conversation, and a television was concealed in the mirror to stop it dominating the room when not in use.
Existing features such as intricate coving, a window seat and the fire surround were kept, and the floors were refinished to a warm, rich tone. Against this traditional backdrop more contemporary furniture and fabrics were introduced to create the look that the clients had requested, including a large Madison coffee table from Tom Faulkner and bespoke upholstery in a mix of fabrics, all anchored with a large rug. The clients did not want to have an open fire in this room and preferred the look of a log burner, but without the trouble of having to start a fire or clean up afterwards, hence a Salisbury gas stove was the ideal solution.
In the hallway limestone flooring replaced the badly laid ceramic which a previous owner had installed, and we designed a large cabinet to house the children’s bags and shoes, ensuring that the entrance would remain clutter free and welcoming to visitors. Lighting added the final layer with large scale lamps and ceiling light taking centre stage.
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