I’ve had quite a break over Christmas and New Year but back now and kicking the year off with a project from one of my favourite designers… Mixing pattern, textures and materials are the key to Studio McGee’s designs, for example juxtaposing a leather sofa next to a linen sofa. A dark almost black buttoned […]
Another fabulous project from Studio Mcgee, contemporary meets traditional… What’s not to love about this space, a mix of contemporary pieces and traditional give it a modern look with a heritage nod. Textures are big with Studio McGee and if you look closely at the coffee table in image 5 you will see it has […]
Crib Creative If we want to make a personal good impression we will want to dress our best, this can also be said of the first impression one receives as they step inside our home… When someone visits our home for the first time, it gives them an impression of the person we are, it […]
Described as “Cape Cod meets West Indies”, another fabulous project by one of my favourite design companies. The exterior architecture of this new build leans towards Hamptons, however Black Band Design have also injected a tropical feel inspired by quote, the “vibrant waters of the Caribbean”. When planning a new build by oneself with no interior designer […]
1. Image via Mercer Interior The word, ‘boho’ may conjure up a riotous mix of colours and patterns, muddle these together in a messy but creative way and throw in some greenery and you may have the boho of the past. However, today boho can be far more chic, in fact…..’boho chic’. ‘Boho’ stems from the word […]
“Casual and sophisticated, modern and timeless, serene but colourful” is how the designer describes this relaxed, South Carolina home. The designers, Guest House Studio, have used varying shades of blue for this project, with paint, soft furnishing and artwork. Blue is ‘cool’ on the colour charts but can evoke a moody or calming affect when you […]
Peek inside a gorgeous cottage of blue and white with the addition of a few surprising colours. Designed by award winning interior designers and home builders, Cottage Company of Harbor Springs, this sweet home has the perfect balance of style for coast or country. Specialising in creating “beautiful, classic cottages where generations of families can […]
Breeze Giannasio is an interior designer to the stars and I literally have stars in my eyes when I see the transformations she makes to these Hollywood homes. I’ve been in love with the distinctive style of designer, Breeze Giannasio since I viewed a video of her transformation of Mila Kunis parents condo on Houzz. Breeze takes […]
A Grade II Listed House in Esher
Image via Forbes Rix Design
Recently I have been drafting a post on sun rooms and conservatories and came across this beautiful space while researching images. Not content with ‘waiting’ to share this new post I decided to dedicate today’s post to exploring a little more of this Grade II listed, home.
Esher is a leafy suburb of Surrey not far actually from where my fathers side of the family live in the UK. A listed building means that the building has significant architectural importance that relate to its age and architecture, this means you can’t simply add on or change things without council approval. Adding new windows may mean they are new but it is highly likely with a listed building that they have to be identical to the ones you’re replacing. This lovely Grade II listed house has clearly been renovated, but definitely in keeping with its traditional architecture. Natalie Forbes and Louisa Rix are the brain child behind their small interior design company, Forbes Rix Design.”Timeless design mixing classic with contemporary, old with new” is their hallmark style which is apparent in this beautiful home.
The conservatory which was the first image I spotted, is situated at the back of the house and leads to the garden. Forbes Rix have opened up the kitchen area to this conservatory so that it flows from kitchen to dining. Although built as a conservatory it is the perfect space for casual dining. The doors can be opened up in summer to allow a breeze and it would be the perfect place for long summer lunches with friends. I am really captivated by this space and the way it has been decorated. The pretty chandelier adds a touch of elegance. The surrounding indoor plants, keep that conservatory look so you feel like you are truly dining in a space with a difference.
I have included a few other photos of this gorgeous home. I am sure you will love the farmhouse feel that this design duo have incorporated into this project.
I hope you enjoyed these images and they have inspired you in some way. I will continue to work on my sun room post and share it with you next week. Meanwhile these images have given me light bulb ideas (but that is another story).