Boasting exposed beams and a minstrels’ gallery, this light-filled living room is a perfect blend of rustic charm and modern touches.
Originally a country cottage, the house has been revamped both inside and out for relaxed living, but without skimping on style. To achieve this interior, René and his award-winning team have used a soft palette of natural creams, punctuated with touches of cobalt blue in the accessories.
On one side of the room is a wall of glass doors leading up to the sun-filled summer room, and then onto the perfectly landscaped, tiered garden. Opposite, is a stunning focal point – the central fireplace.
With access to both this room as well its adjoining dining area, the chimney breast has been given a contemporary treatment by using slim bricks of cream, pale grey and amber stone. Warm in winter and cool in summer, this is the perfect choice, giving the space a sense of country roots, will keeping one foot firmly in the realms of contemporary design.