The drawing room runs across the front of this house. The birdseye maple panelling was inspired by Jean Michel Frank and made by Zelouf & Bell. The bronze branch mirror contrasts with the grid panels. The room is divided into an intimate seating area near the fireplace and a table and chairs at the other. The room benefits from the evening sun so we used fabrics and finishes with metallic detail to reflect the low light.
When our clients bought this house it had last been decorated in the 1940s. We updated the colour scheme of grey and pink and added secondary colours inspired by the artworks. The wallpaper was made by David Skinner. The aim was to keep the room classical in tone but include contemporary elements. We restored the original wall lights.
The drawing room in this new build house has a large scale fireplace on one wall, opposite windows to an internal courtyard. A rooflight floods the wall with natural light. The room is entered by a pivot door from the entrance hall and glass screens separate it from the adjoining dining room. Instead of a large coffee table we used a collection of smaller tables that can be moved easily next to the seating.
The colour scheme for this drawing room is connected to the rest of the house to create cohesion between spaces that open to one another. The walls are pale mauve-pink and the simple linen curtains are linen to contrast with glamorous materials in the furnishings. The cocktail cabinet is burr walnut with an applied bronze pheasant and was made by Zelouf & Bell. We used a mix of contemporary, antique and vintage to give the room layers of interest.
The inspiration for this room was blue and white, combined with a tan colour. There are layers of blue and white prints on the upholstery. We designed the rug with branch motif and an angled mirror over the fireplace. A pendant is by Venetia Studium and fills the space where a chandelier would traditionally hang. It is a large room so we wanted to make it feel full and rich with texture.
The client wanted this room to be formal but relaxed in atmosphere. We combined antiques with new furniture and contrasting materials such as silk wall-covering with linen curtains. The colour palette came from the Donegal carpet in an Arts & Crafts style. The sofas were custom made in two different linen fabrics.