Project Description

Our brief was to design the interior of an old Cotswold stone barn, previously a cow shed in the middle of a field!  Although small, it now has three comfortable bedrooms, a large open-plan sitting room with kitchen and family dining area alongside and a pretty courtyard garden.

The vaulted ceilings in the kitchen gave us lots of scope for layers of lighting; we added pendants, wall lights and spot lights for more general light.

Large rattan pendants give soft light for dining and evenings and suit a contemporary conversion of an old building.

Green smoke bookcase to display books, ornaments and pictures

The bookcase is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Green Smoke and used as a decorative backdrop and feature in the main sitting area.  We styled it with lots a accessories as well as books.

There is plenty of room to relax around the fireplace and TV even though this is a through room between the kitchen/dining area and the bedrooms.

sitting room with fireplace, footstool and bookcase. Central rug grounds the sofas and footstool.

The footstool was custom made using a stunning Lewis & Wood velvet.

Contemporary wood dining table & wishbone dining chairs

We mixed contemporary furniture like this oak and steel dining table with wishbone chairs, together with some old pieces such as the large mirror (which reflects the pretty courtyard garden).

Fireside rattan back wing chair with reclaimed wood side table.

All the bedrooms have a lovely outlook with large, glass sliding doors into the garden.  Each bedroom also has its own bathroom.

King size bed with fabric headboard, large contemporary Berber style rug. All against stone wall with glass sliding doors to garden.
Gustavian style wood chest of drawers in bedroom.
Twin bedroom in neutral and earth colours.

This old barn now has a new life as a pretty rural retreat.  There is also a large Dutch barn alongside  so watch this space…..

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