A 5 bed Arts & Crafts home given our modern twist with contemporary craft and bespoke elements. This impressive family home, in the beautiful countryside setting of Farnham, has its own orchard, rose walk and tree house. It was love at first sight and we wanted to maintain the strong heritage of the architecture, whilst bringing it up to date with our new take. We asked ourselves, if William Morris were alive today, who might he work with and what patterns might he create, to bring this home to life.
We created a bespoke colourway of our floral, handprinted, wallpaper (designed in collaboration with Custhom) and our hand knotted rug for FloorStory. Giving a through-line on the ground floor – our personal take on the nature inspired prints of William Morris. Much of the original oak panelling, doors and pillars is left lovingly exposed, with the rest of the home given a neutral base to let the artworks and antique pieces shine.
A bespoke brass and oak dining table, commissioned by us from british design brand, Novocastrian, with contemporary chairs by Ercol, becomes the centrepiece of the home. The Liberty of London upholstery on the banquet seating giving another nod to the cultural heritage of the property. The lighting in the hallway, and throughout in brass and black metal, has a leaf motif that is entirely appropriate for the Arts & Crafts movement, yet adds a modern wit. The craftsmanship in the lighting of Pinch, seen in the sitting room and music room, creates a strong story of craft to be handed down through generations, without ever being taken too seriously.
Bespoke encaustic tiles sit beautifully with the original deep green glazed tiles of the fireplace in the music room and follow through into the family and master bathroom. Leading up to an attic space that is part playroom, part movie room – a space for all the family to relax.