Project Description

Living room in a modern stone barn conversion


Our clients, a young family who had recently purchased this Cotswold stone barn conversion, asked us to transform it to an elegant but comfortable family home.  It was mainly to be used for weekends and holidays.  Whilst it was had plenty of natural light, the room layout upstairs needed reconfiguring and the whole house lacked personality and character.

We created a master bedroom suite by combining the two rooms which had the prettiest views and added a walk-in closet.

Blue and grey bedroom in Cotswold modern stone barn conversion
Oak dining table and Hans Wegner chairs in dining areas of Cotswold modern barn conversion
Living area in modern Cotswold tone barn conversion. Grey and blue colours
Autumn colours in a Cotswold bedroom
Black & white in Cotswold kitchen of a modern barn conversion
Home cinema room in Farrow & Ball downpipe; dark and cosy room for winter evening TV
Double height hall in stone barn conversion. Large artwork and multi pendant light

Downstairs, a small, internal room was made into a dusky, cosy home cinema.  The beautiful light effects were created by MS Lighting Design.

The 6m high entrance hall has a beautiful, porcelain multiple pendant by Santa & Cole and was painted to dramatic effect using Farrow & Ball ‘downpipe’ paint.

Lastly, an outbuilding was converted into a games room, which we designed with an industrial touch using reclaimed, waxed scaffold boards and painted scaffold brackets.

The project was begun and completed during the 2020 Covid lockdown; which just shows that the impossible really isn’t!

Games room industrial decoration. Darts, pool.
Cotswold kitchen & living area using mix of old and new.


JH Designs came up with great ideas, listening carefully to what our requirements were, but also pointing us in directions we might not have considered. We’re delighted with the end result.

Just as important as the design input, they were very efficient at managing the significant amount of logistics that comes with a job like this: both in terms of coordinating deliveries around the builders, and making a lot of the small decisions with the builders on our part.

All in all, a great experience and highly recommended.