We were commissioned to completely redesign our clients lounge. It had not been altered since just after they moved in over 18 years ago and needed a complete rethink. The room is large in size, being over 7m x 5m in floorspace and the clients wanted to reduce the vastness of the space. The design was based upon a sociable seating area with focal points to the fireplace and outside. We supersized everything within the design purposefully to fill the space and work with the proportions.
The only existing element is the large open fireplace. To the right hand side of the fireplace was a strange little angled space which was neither functional nor adding to the aesthetic of the room. We decided to plaster this space in level with the edge of the fireplace and create an large opening to form a decorative log store next to the fire. This squared off the space and made a really stylish feature for the country property.
We designed and built the beautiful floor to ceiling bookcase which incorporates the double opening into the kitchen. This created a much needed storage space, shortened off the proportions of the room and created another welcoming feature to the space.
The sofas are custom made and upholstered in a taupe velvet with bespoke scatters in an array of sumptuous and tactile fabrics from our studio.
The rug is from the new Louis Portiere collection from Romo and is in 100% hand tufted wool. We chose a largescale rug, nearly 3m x 4m, as the space needed oversized pieces.
The occasional table and wall lights finished in aged gilt are from Vaughan London with shades from Tradescant and Son.
The piece de resistance was the bespoke deep buttoned ottoman designed by Amy and made by our expert craftsmen. This huge yet exquisite piece doubles as an ottoman and coffee table due to the carefully selected surface construction. The ottoman was finished with antique studs for an aged look.