Kent Country House

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. 

Continue reading Kent Country House

Chelsea – A Design History

Chelsea is seen by many as the jewel in the crown of south-west London. With its wall-to-wall gastro pubs, world-class restaurants, boutique shops and even its own reality TV series, Chelsea has become a London playground for the wealthy and sometimes famous. 

But there’s more to the area than just the iconic King’s Road, galleries, celebrity spotting and expensive cars. And it’s easy to see why top, luxury interior designers particularly are drawn to this creative part of the capital.

It’s hard to believe that Chelsea was once just a tiny Saxon village, located very much on the outskirts of London. The area didn’t change much until the 16th and 17th centuries when it started to become a fashionable place to live for the wealthy, in part due to its diversity of architecture

Continue reading Chelsea – A Design History