Conversion of an old stone barnJane Lanyon2022-05-30T18:09:34+01:00
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.
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.
The footstool was custom made using a stunning Lewis & Wood velvet.
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).
All the bedrooms have a lovely outlook with large, glass sliding doors into the garden. Each bedroom also has its own bathroom.
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…..