Manor House, Oxfordshire
Anne Haimes were asked to bring this stunning period property, which was designed by a student of the famous Architect Edwin Lutyens, into the 21st century. It was very important in the design that whilst giving the home a modern and elegant feel, the original architecture and features were honoured. The double height main entrance and reception room creates a stunning first impression. The room boasts a large south facing window which floods the space with natural daylight. We complemented this light and sunny space with bright and bold colours for both the furniture and fabrics, with statement pieces such as the bespoke orange velvet sofas and buttoned Italian leather footstall taking pride of place.
The ‘snug’ is the room where the Client wanted to retire to in the evening to enjoy the luxury and comfort of the space. This is reflected by the elegant black pleated paper backed wallpaper and the stylish furniture upholstered in sumptuous silk velvets piped and buttoned in leather.
At the back of the kitchen the Client wanted to make the most of the orangery area for dining and entertaining. The furniture and accessories for this area were cleverly chosen to reflect the barrelled ceiling, from the curved backs of the bold red dining chairs to the organic shape of the mirror.
Upstairs, a beautifully hand upholstered deep banquette seat was positioned on the gallery space for extra seating to enjoy the view of the double height reception room.
The bedrooms follow a feminine colour palette, with the furniture and furnishings complementing the warmth of the natural oak. An intricate and delicate chandelier was chosen to echo the forms and shapes of the garden and woodland which the bedroom overlooks.
Within the bathrooms clever space planning was adopted to take advantage of the complicated area under the eaves. Polished plaster contrasts with the marble floor creating a masculine feel to the space, whilst the copper bath makes a stunning statement.