Having explored the industrial style home cinema and entertainment spaces (shared last December) and grand formal reception and entrance hall (shared in February) we continue our tour of this unique Cotswold residence with the third in our series with Interior Designer, Rene Dekker, presenting a more contemporary view of the snug, dining and kitchen areas.
These carefully placed rooms - with direct links to the gardens and pool, via expansive sliding doors – are the heart and hub of the home. Large form windows perfectly frame the unbeatable views of the rolling Cotswold hills – and outdoor interest and tone are matched in equal measure internally, with pattern and colour use in abundance.
While the front of the house is traditional in design, the rooms at the rear of the property are more contemporary in style. A bright and colourful flamingo feature wall in the snug sets the tone for the entire space – and is accompanied by a bespoke velvet and linen banquette in teal, and handmade vellum and lacquered joinery unit. Colour pops of citron, sky, apple and candyfloss punctuate throughout - from velvet cushions to the eclectic selection of dining chairs.
René and team created a clever two-panel sliding screen separating the snug from the informal dining area, providing privacy, without disrupting the flow – and suspended above the dining table hangs a playful ‘bubble’ and rose gold tube feature light by @GiopatoCoombes - pride of place yet maintaining views through to the gardens and beyond.
With a minimal palette of Confusion marble, chevron walnut units and rose gold detailing, the bespoke kitchen – as beautiful as it is functional – plays a quieter, supporting role to its vibrant, neighbouring rooms.