Project Description


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.

Master bedroom in blues and greys with natural wood beams. grey carpet and walls. Wood furniture and untie textiles on the bench
A cosy snug with fireplace and corner sofa
modern kitchen with round tulip table and black Hans Wegner chairs
Cushions on sofa in blue, grey and black with table lamp & ikat shade on side table
large artwork in galleried hall. Tall table lamps in console table under 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!

Modern kitchen in a barn conversions with sofa, footstool and chaise. Round dining table in white, black dining chairs


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.