A country house in a stunning riverside setting overlooking undulating countryside. This characterful, historic property was significantly reconfigured to give expansive living areas, with a spacious principal suite and bedrooms over three floors. The feel was light and airy with comfort and the family’s country lifestyle in mind.

The Brief

The family wanted to make full use of all the spaces in the house so each was designed with daily use in mind and to accommodate children and muddy dogs in a relaxed setting.

A stunning light coloured herringbone floor is shown on which sits a small square coffee table with rounded corners which sits in front of two beautiful grey armchairs with dark wooden frames. On the table is several pots including a cermaic flowerpot with white flowers. The stone coloured walls feature 2 small original artworks of landscape scenes and to the right are light brown coloured curtains around a window which sends in a strong natural light.
Design Principles

The light and view to the river were first and foremost with all areas reflecting the natural setting with light timber finishes creating an informal feel and welcoming spaces.

A landscape show looking out over the open plan living and dining room. Muted greys, beiges and browns create a beautiful contemporary looks with a large 10 seat oak dining table with sofa and TV space behind. The room is crossed by a large oak roof beam and in the background wide reaching countryside views can be seen through the bifold doors.
Reception Spaces

The main living room has a relaxed feel with natural textures and warm, enveloping tones in the furniture and furnishings. Fun elements such as the pair of sheepskin chairs kept the interior light and comfortable.

A grey carpet houses two beautifully luxururious sheepskin armchairs, between which sits a small table. To the left and the right is a pot plant and a large metal floor lamp with white pleated lampshade. The lower portions of the walls are wood panelled in a stone colour with the walls a slightly brighter colour. On the walls hangs an original watercolour of bamboo while a a white and brown dog stands proudly to attention in front of the scene.

The Cloakroom was designed with a combination of generous storage for coats and boots leading to a refined space with fluted walnut vanity and contemporary pendants.

A portrair image shows a beautiful herringbone floor laid in a light hallway with bespoke joinery to create several large light grey cupboards. In the background can be seen the cloakroom and to the right a large green plant in a ceramic pot and white coloured radiator.
A beautiful dark wood panelled vanity unit sits as the centre of the cloaroom. A single basin is sunk into a marble countertop and begind is a full length mirror with two white hanging ceiling lights. The reflection shows the luxurious grey wood panelling of the wider room.
The Bedrooms

The principal suite was reconfigured to create inviting dressing and bathroom spaces. A bespoke headboard with upholstery within a walnut frame was designed to give comfort and paired down elegance within this expansive room.

A close up image of a quilted beige headboard with a hardwood surround. To the left is a hardwood bedside table with a small plant and a large muted copper coloured beside lamp with a stone coloured lampshade.
A luxurious hardwood dressing table is positioned to the left of the picture besides which sits an antique wooden chair to the right and a large black rimmed mirror behind. On the dressing tableis a large ceramic lampshades and plant. Behind are two antique landscape prints and the drape of a large set of stone coloured curtains.

The principal bathroom has a large walk in shower with a bespoke central glass screen, keeping the feeling of space and light intact. The vanity finish is a bespoke black walnut and this was designed with plenty of storage.

A his and hers floating vanity unit with hardwood panelling and a marbel top sits in front of a putty coloured wall with two vertical mirrors and wall lights. ON the counter surface are 2 white towels and a small green houseplant.
The master bathroom is shown. To the left is a huge walk-in shower with built in alcove and to the right a huge white freestanding bath with wooden tray. A polished concrete floor runs to the back of the room where you can see a small wooden stool, heated towel rail, window with countryside views and a large putty coloured wall. Several small ferns are also present in the corners of the room.

The dressing room was designed and made as a comforting refuge with warm tones and textures in the wallpaper panelling and an l-shape window seat with a gathered cafe blind and wall light for darker mornings.

A luxurious dressing room made of custom cabinets in earth colours is seperated with a brown coloured seating area where dusty pink and cream white scatter cushions are positioned. Behind is a small window, half covered with netting which looks out onto the countryside.

Guest rooms were kept fun and lighthearted with a mix of pattern and textures. The children’s rooms had bespoke joinery throughout to make the most of vaulted ceilings on the attic floor.

One half of a luxurious double bed in the guest bedroom shows a grey fabric headboard, a floral pattern footstool alongside a dark wood bedside table which has a slender beside lamp with floral lampshade. Behind the walls are painted in a deep olive green.
A contemporary grey and pine bedside table with black office lamp sits to the right of a large double bed with white sheets creating a luxurious boys bedroom. Behind are grey wood panelled walls and a large roof letting natural light in.
The Bathrooms

These were kept light and airy with beautiful hand made encaustic tiles to the floors and contemporary, fun herringbones with soft blues and warm stone tones to these family friendly spaces.

Taken from the entrance is a large and luxurious children's bathroom with floating toilet, walk in shower, heated towel rail and white floating vanity unit. Floor to ceiling brick tiles in a light grey surround the room while the floor is decorated with repeating floral daisy pattern bathroom tiles.