The project was in two parts, initially to furnish a newly constructed Farm house located in farmland around a busy and well established local farm and restaurant. The Restaurant formed the second stage of the works, with renovation to the existing spaces and expansion into a large conservatory area with additional seating and bar areas.
The Farmhouse would require flooring and window dressings of the highest quality, with our client keen to have bespoke solutions made to measure in order to enjoy something completely unique. The main areas would include a large Lounge, Staircases and Bedrooms and each would require a high quality of materials and finish to the smallest detail.
At around the same period the adjacent and highly renowned Farm Restaurant had outgrown its existing footprint and work commenced to to undertake the complete re-design and refitting of the public areas at the same time as the furnishing of the large, new conservatory which would double the available seating. In order to complete the work with the minimum of downtime and disruption to this busy business, all details of the planning and design would need to be completed in advance and the installation undertaken outside of normal operating hours and as speedily as possible.
Furnishings were provided for the Farmhouse using quality manufacturers such as Bronte Carpets, Blendworth and Fibre Naturelle embroidered fabrics. In the Lounge, a bespoke carpet was designed and supplied with a contrast “Vine” motif border – cut to plan so that the border ran neatly to and end at either side of the fireplace hearth. Intricate Smocked headings were used for the embroidered drapes to give an antique luxury finish to the beautiful fabrics, in combination with bright brass poles and holdback arms. The brass hardware was continued through the staircase with the use of decorative stair-rods to retain the Wilton carpeting.
In the Restaurant an interior scheme was designed which echoed the “green” aesthetic of the Farm and the use of home grown vegetables and home reared meats. The tired carpets were removed and replaced with commercial floor-coverings which gave the appearance of being field grass whilst being able to withstand the foot fall and be easily cleaned. The curtains and Pine curtain poles were replaced with easy to operate Roman Blinds in lighter weight fabrics. Fun photography on printed canvasses and quirky coat hooks/hardware continued the theme of linking the restaurant with the farm that surrounds it and in the new Conservatory a bespoke canopy was designed and manufactured using ceiling panels which continued the green theme whilst adding pattern and providing shading for diners from the strong sunlight. Solid Oak furniture of a Farmhouse style were used throughout and Stylehome were consulted and assisted in the decision making process with regards to new table ware and upholstery colours.
Mr & Mrs O (Seaton, 2013)