Set inside stunning landscaped gardens, this Nineteen Thirties nation home within the south east of England, the situation of most of the world’s finest properties, was reworked by inside design studio Kitesgrove from a effectively cherished however dated property right into a resplendent household dwelling.
Endeavor a full renovation that took simply over two years together with Covid delays, Kitesgrove oversaw a two-wing extension in addition to a full refurbishment. The result’s a rural retreat that cleverly merges conventional options with modern design.
‘The purchasers wished to make sure the home very a lot remained a household dwelling for prolonged household and all generations to take pleasure in,’ says Katie Lion, inside designer at Kitesgrove. ‘It wanted to really feel elegant, welcoming, snug and maintain nostalgic points and key heirloom furnishings and paintings.’
Kitchen concepts included portray the cupboards a reasonably chalky pink, Desert Rose by Paint & Paper Library. ‘We wished to create a mushy palette that transitioned from different areas of the house,’ says Katie. ‘The paint was deliberately chosen for its grey tone high quality, which successfully evolves within the altering mild.’
Portland Stone flooring was put in for a extra rustic nation really feel. ‘The delicate tumbled and flecked high quality of the stone in a herringbone format offers delicate curiosity and sample with the muted palette.’
Because the household enjoys cooking and entertaining, a butcher’s block island was made with wheels so it could possibly be moved round for further performance and flexibility throughout the room.
Juxtaposed with the mushy pendant lighting and cloth blinds, the authentic vintage eating desk and chairs add solidity and a way of historical past to the center of the house.
‘We wished to create a softness within the house for an off-the-cuff household eating/breakfast room. The linen shade permits for a delicate mild glow and sits effortlessly with the almond and pink tones of the room,’ says Katie.
The household room overlooks the backyard with huge double doorways that make a transition between inside and outdoors. Lounge concepts concerned utilizing pure colours and natural varieties to reinforce the sensation of being immersed within the outside.
The rug was chosen as the place to begin of the scheme. It has blues and inexperienced that join effectively with the backyard. ‘It’s the focal sample and texture within the room and feels very plush underfoot,’ says Katie. The eau de nil cupboards draw upon the colours within the rug.
‘The goal was to create a chilled and extra casual household house for all of the household generations to take pleasure in. We subsequently allowed for loads of storage for video games and toys, and deep snug seating for enjoyable.’
The drinks trolley was sourced so as to add a classic piece in a extra playful room. ‘We wished the house to really feel layered with new and older items to offer a way of items being collected over time.’
Because the central room in the home, the goal was for this house to be wealthy and deep in tone to swimsuit a proper eating room and make it distinctive in opposition to the extra muted schemes elsewhere.
The attractive vintage tapestry that grew to become the point of interest of the house was sourced in Paris. ‘I had at all times envisaged placing a tapestry on this house so wished to attract on the inky and inexperienced tones inside this,’ says Katie.
Eating room concepts included enveloping the partitions and woodwork in a deep blue, to create an immersive and atmospheric house.
The desk and chairs incorporate pure supplies, as seen with the combination of wooden, cane and leather-based, whereas making certain practicality.
Main off the formal eating room, the colour palette for the research was fastidiously chosen. ‘We wished an equally wealthy and earthy tone, which may also be seen within the tapestry,’ says Katie. ‘It was vital to pick the appropriate shade of brown so it didn’t dampen the pure mild. The brown creates a stunning cocooned feeling to pay attention or chill out.’
Mid century influenced hero items are among the many dwelling workplace concepts. ‘The consumer’s choice was for a mixture of basic and trendy items so we have been at all times acutely aware of discovering a stability between new and older items to sit down harmoniously collectively,’ says Katie. ‘The woven wooden collar on the desk (the Sebastian Cox Bayleaf desk) brings texture and type alongside the sleeker upholstered chair with leather-based armrests.’
The blind cloth was chosen for its ochre shade and stripe to offset the brown. It brings a contact of sample to the room and acts as a focus for the window overlooking the backyard.
The armchair within the research is upholstered in a muted dusty pink velvet, which was chosen to introduce a conventional contact to the room and trace on the pink and burgundy tones with the interlinked reception room.
Pressed botanicals are a part of the consumer’s present artwork assortment and pull collectively the brown, pink and ochre scheme.
The glass extensions have a essential bed room in every. This hall upstairs results in one of many bedrooms. The extensions have glazing on three sides and timber beams, with the concept being to herald daylight and views over the backyard and past.
The desk doubles up an occasional work space and dressing desk. The consumer wished a peaceable place to put in writing letters overlooking the backyard.
This visitor bed room wanted to really feel calming and impartial whereas persevering with the theme of pure tones and textures. The transient was additionally to make sure the room may simply evolve for the altering wants of the household. Wardrobes have been in-built and bespoke to the consumer’s storage format requirement.
Kids’s bed room
The colours of the youngsters’s bed room have been chosen for continuity with different areas of the house so the rooms comply with naturally from one to the opposite. ‘We wished the youngsters’s attic rooms to really feel like cozy hideaways with playful particulars to offer every room its personal identification. The transient was to make sure the youngsters may develop with these schemes,’ says Katie.
The headboard cloth was the place to begin for the scheme. ‘The playful stripe sample has a stunning painterly high quality to it with numerous colours to attract upon and layers throughout the scheme.’ Mid century bedside chests add a heat oak tone in opposition to the deep wall shade (Oval Room Blue by Farrow & Ball) and sit effectively alongside the brown tones within the headboard cloth.
Bed room concepts embody reusing the consumer’s present paintings, cartoon illustrations on postcards, and bringing it again to life with daring new frames, an economical resolution when incorporating paintings throughout the design. ‘They add a stunning whimsical contact,’ says Katie.
Kids’s bed room
A smoky inexperienced blue shade, Inexperienced Smoke by Farrow & Ball, envelops the room. ‘These attic rooms really feel cocooning so we wished to focus on the delicate mustard tone within the headboard with pops of mustard within the cushions and blinds and punctuate these for added depth in opposition to the all inexperienced room,’ says Katie.
Predominant bed room
‘Delicate pinks and neutrals have been chosen to create elegant and calming bedrooms that target smaller particulars of texture, type and touches of deep tones corresponding to burgundy and Indigo to punctuate sure items,’ says Katie. ‘This calming scheme additionally permits the backyard to be much more highlighted. Every essential bed room has the identical colours however totally different furnishings and furnishing to offer them a particular character of their very own.’
The inspiration for the pink and burgundy tones was the consumer’s stunning maple tree, which could be seen from each essential bedrooms.
The sunshine streams in and creates a beautiful pink hue by the sheer curtains that shifts over the day. ‘As a part of the timber body to the extension, we ensured that the curtain observe was integrated inside this for a seamless design that allowed the curtain to totally enclose the room for full protection and an enveloped expertise,’ says Katie.
‘The chair was positioned right here for a quiet studying nook. We wished to decide on one thing basic however with a sculptural silhouette. The chair is upholstered in impartial linen. We selected the deeper claret tones on the cushion and throw to sit down in opposition to the maple tree within the backdrop.’
The point of interest linen headboard introduces pure texture and tones with the impartial scheme. Burgundy cushions hyperlink with the maple tree exterior the room whereas the indigo throw offers a further punch of deep shade for a of entirety.
Inside design/ Kitesgrove
Images/ Mark Bolton