The brief from the client was to create a practical, family friendly space that was easy to maintain whilst still being beautiful and a great space to entertain in. I styled the space with vintage and antique pieces to create a contrast with the brand new shaker kitchen, showing that a traditional English kitchen can be styled in multiple ways to create different moods . Warm wood tones along with unglazed ceramics and antique earthenware juxtapose against the sparkling veined quartz counter top. Keeping the colour palette restrained, I upped the interest with texture and form.
In the master ensuite I wanted to create an oasis of luxury in this busy family home. Pairing warm metallics of brass and bronze with a gorgeous teal tile and warm wood tones, the wet room feels dramatic and glamorous without being over the top. I really wanted to recreate the energy felt by the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku (aka forest bathing). Surrounding yourself within a green space mimicking the forest, and glimmers of reflected light off the glazed surfaces hints to light shining through a tree canopy. This room is designed to immediately lower your blood pressure and help you relax.
In the downstairs cloakroom, despite being small, I wanted to emphasise the drama. So painted the ceiling and walls a gorgeous inky blue and used alternating matt and gloss chevron tiles on the wall to play with their varied reflectivity. The black accessories pick up the black tones from the patterned floor tile.
In the guest bathroom tucked under the eaves, I wanted to create a traditional yet contemporary space for visitors with ample storage space and classic energy. Simple off white tiles paired with a sky blue accent tiled wall helps tie in this bright space along with a storage vanity. A wood tile on the floor works with the underfloor heating and adds a warm element.
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Antique rustic oak chopping board
With one side more worn than the other, you can be as rough or smooth as you wish with this piece. It is made out of one solid piece of wood with a gorgeous finish and patina.
Approx 42cm (including handle) by 21.5cm by 3cm
Hand Carved Stone Chakla Chapati Board
Stunning heavy beight stone capatti board. Approx 27cm diameter, 31cm at the longest point (including handle). Standing on 3 integral stone legs approx 5cm high, this is a great decorative piece for any home.
Medium Hand carved stone bowl
Gorgeous hand carved stone bowl. You can see each mark made to craft this beautiful object. Approx 22cm at the widest point, 17.5cm at the base, 9cm high. Gorgeous weight to it. Lovely as a fruit bowl.
Beautiful hand carved stone bowl measuring approx 18cm wide (at the rim) and 10cm at the base, 7cm high. Marvellous weight.
Antique solid wood chopping board
A beautiful hardwood chopping board in a comfortable size with a handle Measuring 40.5cmx 21.5cm x 3.5cm
Ribbed chopping board
Ribbed chopping board, perfect for cutting bread on and adding beautiful texture to a kitchen. Measuring 58cm x 18cm x 2.5cm
Antique stone chapati mould
Two available, sold seperately. Between 17.5-18cm diameter. 2.5-3.5cm high. Hand carved, stone chapati moulds. Make the best plant stands, trivets or styling accessories.
Our client review
"Peter worked with us on our double height renovation and loft conversion, designing the living space, two ensuites, master bedroom and our daughters animal themed bedroom. We had an initial consultation and that was followed up with weekly follow ups, done via calls and also a visit halfway through the build and near the end. Peter has delivered an interior design plan that has given two novices with no taste a house to be truly proud of. Throughout the process while our renovation was being completed, Peter was always available to answer questions, and no request was too big. He covered every detail and despite us being tricky clients who didn't know what we wanted and when we did changed our minds, Peter was patient understanding and full of brilliant ideas and suggestions which we would not have been brave or creative enough to think of ourselves. Where we lucked out was that Peter was approachable and provided us with different options and budgets which were all detailed in an easy spreadsheet. This allowed us to pick and choose items and decor that he knew would work together. He was also able to secure multiple discounts which was hugely helpful. We loved working with him and would recommend him highly. Our home looks fantastic thanks to him and is proof you don't have to always be in the same city to get a brilliant interior design plan." - LJ Client