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. 

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Knobs and Knockers (Pt. 2)

In the second part of our Knobs and Knockers blog, we look at the furnishing for your front door, including your door knob design. Double entendres aside, there’s a huge array of designs out there, from fun to functional knockers, letter plates, letterboxes, door bells and escutcheons. So, where do you start?

door handle design
image courtesy of Joseph Giles

Whether you have a period property, a contemporary home, conversion or a development, what you put on your front door is your calling card. Door design is a fun way to showcase luxury interior design and is the first impression for guests. Although some homeowners will want items that are purely practical, others will crave a design that expresses their personality, interest or hobby.

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